April 9, 2014

Fuel 3D Technologies Ltd., developer of 3D scanning solutions, today announced it has secured a £685,831 ($1.1 million) SBRI Healthcare development contract for the development of a 3D medical imaging system.

SBRI Healthcare is an NHS England initiative, which aims to promote UK economic growth while addressing unmet health needs and enhancing the take up of known best practice. Fuel 3D Technologies will use the contract to develop its Eykona scanner technology for a range of therapy applications and adoption in the NHS and international healthcare markets.

In 2013, Fuel 3D Technologies raised over $325,000 for the development of an affordable, high resolution handheld 3D scanner through its successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. Earlier this year, the company announced a £1.6 million ($2.6 million) investment from syndicate of private investors, led by Chimera Partners.

Born in Oxford University, Fuel 3D is claimed to be the world's first 3D scanner to combine pre-calibrated stereo cameras with photometric imaging to capture and process a 3D model in seconds. An expected retail price of Fuel3D scanner is $1,500.

"Our core technology was originally developed with medical imaging applications in mind, so we are delighted to have secured this contract in order to ensure that, under Fuel3D, the Eykona scanning technology continues to play a role in the healthcare sector," said Stuart Mead, CEO, Fuel 3D Technologies. "This contract runs in parallel with our plans to deliver a consumer-grade 3D scanner, and we are looking forward to shipping the first units to our Kickstarter backers within the next few weeks."

 

Posted in 3D Scanning

Maybe you also like:


   




Leave a comment:

Your Name:

 


Subscribe us to

3ders.org Feeds 3ders.org twitter 3ders.org facebook   

About 3Ders.org

3Ders.org provides the latest news about 3D printing technology and 3D printers. We are now six years old and have around 1.5 million unique visitors per month.

News Archive