SHINING 3D releases EinScan Pro 2X & 2X Plus multi-functional handheld 3D scanners

Nov.13, 2018 - SHINING 3D has released its next generation of multi-functional handheld 3D scanners, the new EinScan Pro 2X & 2X Plus. In combination with a fresh new software, ExScan Pro, design tool Solid Edge SHINING 3D Edition, the company is demonstrating its seamless process solutions: '3D scan ' Design & Simulation ' Additive Manufacturing'. More

SHINING 3D launches new Wireless FreeScan X5+ and X7+ handheld 3D scanners

Sep.10, 2018 - SHINING 3D has announced the introduction of its new Wireless FreeScan X5+ and X7+ metrology 3D scanners at IMTS 2018 exhibition. More

Shining 3D, EXO-L want to scan your ankle & 3D print you custom ankle braces

Aug.31, 2018 - Shining 3D, a leading provider of 3D digitizing and 3D printing technology in China, has teamed up with EXO-L, a Dutch manufacturer of ankle support products, to deliver customized ankle protection braces worldwide. More

Shining 3D Einscan-Pro 3D Scanner assists brainwaves research

Jul.23, 2018 - Shining 3D EinScan-Pro 3D scanner were recently used by China's Prod-lab to build a tailor-made helmet for research in brainwaves. More

MIT's VoxelMorph machine learning algorithm compares 3D scans up to 1,000 times faster

Jun.19, 2018 - Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge have created a machine-learning algorithm called "VoxelMorph' that they say makes the process of medical image registration more than 1,000 times faster. More

MARS Bio-Imaging color 3D scanner could revolutionize x-ray technology and help detect diseases

Apr.9, 2018 - A new 3D scanner in development from New Zealand company MARS Bio-Imaging has the potential to change the way diseases are diagnosed. Developed in a joint project with the University of Canterbury, the device can capture high-resolution color images, with a much lower dose of radiation than similar systems. More

Easter experiments: 'Yorkie' chocolate bar has similar porosity to 3D printed metal

Mar.30, 2018 - Curious what's inside your Easter chocolate? Scientists at the UK's University of Manchester have used X-Ray Computer Tomography to scan a chocolate Easter bunny, an Easter egg, a Toblerone, a Crème Egg, a Kit Kat, Maltesers, Ferrero Rocher, and a Double Decker bar. More

3D scanning discoveries: mummy remains, Edinburgh Castle well, new Bronze Age site

Mar.27, 2018 - 3D scanning technologies are revealing all sorts of things this week: from shocking ancient Egyptian mummy discoveries, to the inside of a 700-year-old well in Scotland, to a newly uncovered Bronze Age site on Ramsey Island in Wales. More

New Artec Ray 3D scanner lets you digitize large-scale objects with the touch of a button

Mar.22, 2018 - 3D scanning specialist Artec 3D has announced its latest product: the Artec Ray, a 'no-targets-required' 3D laser scanner fit for a range of applications including reverse engineering, product design, digital preservation of historic sites, and more. More

3D scanning and printing are helping scientists identify new hermit crab species

Mar.16, 2018 - Taxonomists are using 3D microCT (Micro computed tomography) 3D scanners to capture and publish 3D models of hermit crabs. These models, which can also be 3D printed, are helping taxonomists share information and recognize when they discover a new species. More

World's largest 3D scan of a lava tube could give insight into colonizing Mars

Mar.15, 2018 - A team in Spain has used state-of-the-art 3D mapping technologies to create an expansive and highly detailed 3D scan of a lava tube. According to the European Space Agency (ESA), it is the largest 3D scan of a lava tube in existence. More

3D scanning used for visual effects in Blade Runner 2049

Mar.1, 2018 - Blade Runner 2049, the sequel to Ridley Scott's heralded Blade Runner (1982), is nominated for Best Visual Effects at the upcoming Academy Awards. And rightfully so: from the film's stunning colors to the dystopian architectural landscape, the film is a cinematic marvel. More

Artist Rosalie Yu 3D scanned her yummy desserts for 2 years as part of VR, 3D printing installation

Feb.22, 2018 - In her project 'Ritual of Habits,' artist Rosalie Yu explores her relationship with sugar by digitally capturing all the sweets and desserts she has eaten, transforming them into a virtual reality experience and a 3D printed installation. More

Is it 3D printable? Fraunhofer IGD's amazing 3D scanning system provides real-time insights

Feb.16, 2018 - Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD have developed a new industry 4.0 3D scanner and view planning system that autonomously scans objects while determining their 3D printability in real time. More

3D scanning gets Stanford students up close & personal with animal bones

Feb.8, 2018 - With the help of 3D scanning technology, Stanford University Libraries have turned almost 100 animal bones and bone fragments into digital 3D models. The 3D models can be used by zoologists and natural historians for teaching and research. More

Polyga releases new line of compact handheld 3D scanners - the HDI Compact 3D

Jan.17, 2018 - Polyga has released its latest range of 3D scanning solutions. The HDI Compact 3D comes in 3 different sizes, and is designed to be a convenient device for consumers, with professional performance. The field of view can be adjusted, and the scanner offers 25 microns accuracy with the most advanced model. More

Untika Japan uses 3D body scanner to help optimize safety & comfort of clothing items

Jan.11, 2018 - Untika Garments Technology, a Japanese medical research company, has made use of SMARTTECH's 3D body scanning system. The team used the scan3Dmed to measure subjects' calves, in order to improve a client's compression sock product, and they were impressed with the results. More

SHINING 3D releases EinScan Discovery Pack & EinScan HD Prime Pack 3D Scanning accessories at CES

Jan.9, 2018 - Chinese 3D scanner manufacturer SHINING 3D has just unveiled two new devices at this year's Consumer Electronics Show: the EinScan Discovery Pack and the EinScan HD Prime Pack' two new powerful accesories accessories to pair with the EinScan-SE/SP desktop 3D scanner and EinScan-Pro+ handheld 3D scanner respectively. More

Major BRICS innovation award for software developed to analyze 3D scans of urban infrastructure

Dec.19, 2017 - A team of researchers from Russia, India and China have worked together to develop software that can analyze 3D scanning data in order to provide useful information about urban infrastructure. The project was recently awarded a major innovation award by a BRICS consortium. More

New Brooks running shoes to be built from custom biometric 3D scans using HP's FitStation technology

Nov.30, 2017 - Brooks Running Company has announced it's teaming up with HP and Superfeet to launch a new line of customized runners: the "most personalized running footwear" ever. Leveraging HP's FitStation technology and Brooks Run Signature, the footwear company will introduce the first performance shoe created from individual biomechanics. More

Nintendo Wii-inspired $10 Microchip turns 2D ultrasound machines into 3D imaging devices

Nov.3, 2017 - Researchers from Duke University and Stanford University have used a $10 microchip to make a simple 3D ultrasound imaging device that produces scans similar in quality to CT or MRI scans. The 3D printed device works like a Nintendo Wii controller, by working out its orientation at a given point. More

SHINING 3D now offering PointShape Inspector software with metrology 3D scanners

Oct.27, 2017 - SHINING 3D, one of China's leading 3D printing companies, has announced a partnership with South Korean software and engineering firm PointShape to offer a streamlined and well-rounded 3D scanning process with inspection, modification, reverse engineering, and measurement features. More

SHINING 3D and Geomagic launch promotion for EinScan 3D scanners and reverse engineering software

Oct.24, 2017 - Chinese 3D scanning and printing company SHINING 3D is partnering with Geomagic, the engineering software branch of 3D Systems, to offer a 'full reverse engineering solution.' The collaboration will pair SHINING 3D's EinScan handheld scanner products with Geomagic's reverse engineering software. More

SHINING 3D pairs EinScan 3D scanners with Verisurf software to offer 'complete' reverse engineering solution

Oct.24, 2017 - Chinese 3D printing and scanning expert SHINING 3D has announced a new partnership with California-based metrology software developer Verisurf. Together, the companies will offer consumers a complete reverse engineering solution. More

DISTRO: Researchers create digital 3D objects from incomplete 3D scanning data

Oct.20, 2017 - Researchers from Germany's Saarland University and Max Planck Institute for Informatics have joined Intel to improve digital 3D object creation using incomplete 3D scanning data. 'VConv-DAE' is a convolutional volumetric auto encoder that learns volumetric representation from noisy data. More

iPad 3D scanner helps Washington University scientists measure swollen legs of elephantiasis patients

Oct.17, 2017 - In collaboration with workers in Sri Lanka, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis have used an iPad-mounted infrared 3D scanner to measure limb enlargement and disfigurement in elephantiasis patients. The technique could replace older and impractical methods. More

3D body scanning specialist Twindom launches 2 new products: TwinProtect & HD Retouching

Oct.12, 2017 - 3D body scanning specialist Twindom has launched two new products: TwinProtect,'a specially formulated coating that makes 3D printed portraits UV- and water-resistant, and HD Retouching, a premium 3D portrait process for by texturizing hair, enhancing face details, and increasing clothing realism. More

Canada's peel 3d introduces 'professional-grade' 3D scanner for under $6K

Oct.9, 2017 - Canadian company peel 3d is preparing to launch a budget professional-grade 3D scanner. The entry-level scanner features automatic shape recognition and 'robust' software. It costs $5,900. More

Amazon buys 3D body scanning startup Body Labs for estimated $50-70M

Oct.5, 2017 - International online shopping giant Amazon has acquired New York City startup Body Labs, a specialist in 3D body scanning. The deal may have cost between $50 million and $70 million. More

The Dutch Navy is 3D scanning its entire fleet

Sep.29, 2017 - The Dutch Navy has embarked on a new mission of the virtual variety: 3D scanning its entire fleet. The ambitious undertaking has arisen at the behest of Marinebedrijf Koninklijke Marine, the Dutch contractor in charge of maintaining the Royal Netherlands Navy vessels, which is working with Luxembourg 3D scanning company Artec 3D. More

Sony's new Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact phones come with 3D scanning technology

Aug.31, 2017 - Sony has demonstrated its latest smartphones at a trade fair in Berlin, and 3D scanning is one of the new features they are bundled with. The 3D Creator app allows users to capture 3D images with the device's camera, and they are processed entirely on-board, ready to be shared or sent for 3D printing. More

Formwerk3D helps 3D scan rare bust of Ancient Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten

Aug.30, 2017 - In collaboration with local 3D printing service Formwerk3D, Hannover's Museum August Kestner recently undertook a project to digitally 3D scan and capture the ancient bust of pharaoh Akhenaten. The 3D model can now be viewed from anywhere in the world. More

Universities set out to 3D scan 20,000 vertebrates for MorphoSource digital database

Aug.25, 2017 - A collaborative initiative called openVertebrate is bringing together experts from various universities to 3D scan and digitally capture all vertebrates. The ambitious project, which will officially launch on September 1, is supported by a $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation. More

Matterport: $5m investment for company whose AI 3D scanning tech helps realtors scan entire houses

Aug.22, 2017 - Matterport, a California-based immersive media tech company known for its real-world 3D model generation technology, has secured a $5 million investment from Ericsson Ventures. The recent funding will help it grow and advance its innovative artificial intelligence (AI) computer vision technology. More

3D scanning & printing preserves infamous papier-mache heads from 1962 Alcatraz escape

Aug.8, 2017 - The FBI and the National Parks Service have used 3D scanning to digitally preserve the infamous dummy heads used by a trio of inmates to escape Alcatraz prison in 1962. The inmates, who left the heads in their beds as decoys, were never found. More

Shining 3D launches software update for EinScan 3D scanners

Aug.8, 2017 - Chinese 3D printing company Shining 3D has just released version 2.5 of its EinScan Software for 3D scanners, including the EinScan Pro and EinScan Pro+. More

British Museum adds 3D scan of Rosetta Stone to Sketchfab digital collection

Aug.3, 2017 - One of the most important and iconic language artifacts in the world is now viewable in three dimensions. Thanks to the efforts of a team of digital technicians from the British Museum in London, the famous Rosetta Stone was recently 3D scanned and uploaded as a 3D model for all to see. More

Shining 3D to launch AutoScan-DS-EX dental 3D scanner in September 2017

Jul.31, 2017 - Shining 3D, one of China's leading 3D printing companies, is preparing to launch its latest product. Geared towards the dentistry market, the new AutoScan-DS-EX 3D dental scanner will be launched on September 1, 2017. More

Archimedes' principle helps researchers create water 3D scanning technique that beats laser scanning

Jul.26, 2017 - A team of computer scientists and engineers from around the world has used Archimedes' ancient principle of water displacement to develop a new 3D scanning technique. The method can reconstruct hidden parts of an object that 3D laser scanners cannot capture. More

New mobile app Qlone turns your smartphone or tablet into a high-resolution 3D scanner

Jul.20, 2017 - A new app will enable the high-resolution 3D scanning of objects using your smartphone or tablet. Qlone will be available for iOS and later for Android, and it makes use of an Augmented Reality mat to create a 3D image from 2 photos of an object, taken from different angles. A variety of editing tools and sharing options are integrated in the app. More

Duane Hanson's 'Supermarket Lady' sculpture gets the 3D scanning treatment in Aachem

Jul.15, 2017 - In 1971, American artist Duane Hanson stunned the art world with his sculpture, the Supermarket Lady. Now, thanks to an effort by computer scientist Leif Kobbelt and the Ludwig Forum for International Art in Aachen, Germany, it has been 3D scanned and will soon be 3D printed. More

Hoberman-inspired 3D Copypod is the adjustable 3D scanning booth you've been waiting for

Jul.14, 2017 - The People's Industrial Design Office, a branch of the Beijing-based People's Architecture Office, has designed and created something called the 3D Copypod. Inspired by the Hoberman Sphere, the 3D Copypod is essentially a retractable structure that can be expanded into a 3D scanning booth. More

3D scans reveal similar growth patterns between plants and human brains

Jul.7, 2017 - 3D scanning has helped a team of researchers from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies uncover some interesting things about how plants grow. Specifically, the technology enabled them to discover that plants grow in a very similar manner to human brain cells. More

MIT Media Lab researchers use $150 Microsoft Kinect to 3D scan 5-ft-long T. rex skull

Jul.6, 2017 - The Camera Culture group from MIT's Media Lab has been able to successfully capture a high-res 3D scan of a 5-ft-long T. rex skull using a Microsoft Kinect. The MIT group came on board for the project after a team of forensic dentists was unable to capture a digital scan of the skull with its own scanners. More

3D scanning helps preserve one of world's oldest ships in New Zealand

Jul.4, 2017 - 3D Scans, an initiative that is seeking to preserve New Zealand's history through digital modeling, has undertaken a big project: using 3D scanning technology, the team is digitally preserving what could very well be the oldest merchant ship still in existence, the Edwin Fox. More

New Scandy Pro app for Google Tango lets users 3D scan objects with ease

Jun.28, 2017 - Scandy, a mobile 3D scanning company based in New Orleans, has released a new app for Google's AR/VR Tango platform which enables users to 3D scan objects. Called Scandy Pro, the app makes it possible to 3D scan objects in full color and create 'usable meshes' of them. More

3D scanning helps scientists recreate 2,000-year-old exploded head of Mount Vesuvius victim

Jun.22, 2017 - Scientists in Italy have used photogrammetry 3D scanning techniques to put together the exploded head of a man who died in the Mount Vesuvius eruption that wiped out Pompeii and surrounding areas in the year 79 AD. They say the 50-year-old victim may have been wealthy and educated. More

Disney files patent for 'anti-scanning' material that could kill off 3D printed Star Wars toys

Jun.12, 2017 - Entertainment giant Disney has filed a patent for an 'anti-scanning' material that would prevent the unauthorized 3D scanning and 3D printing of copyrighted Disney figurines. The company is apparently trying to stem the flow of homemade 3D printed toys that can be downloaded online. More

London researchers ask 6,000 volunteers to strike a pose in massive facial 3D scanning project

Jun.12, 2017 - Researchers from Imperial College London and London's Royal Free Hospital are 3D scanning the faces of 6,000 volunteers in an effort to create templates for reconstructive surgery. They say the collected data could help plastic surgeons create more realistic-looking faces for patients. More

3D scanning could help rock-stacking robots build habitats on Mars

Jun.6, 2017 - Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a robotic system that uses 3D scanning to intelligently stack and balance irregularly shaped objects. The robot could someday be used to build habitats on Mars. More

3D scanning experts Thor 3D and Dream T&S enter international partnership

May.31, 2017 - A partnership has been announced between Russian company Thor 3D and Korean company Dream T&S. Both are experts in the field of 3D scanning, and the partnership will see a further streamlining and simplification of the 3D scanning process. Industrial product inspection will be a particular focus. More

Riddell's Precision Fit football helmets could prevent concussions with 3D scanning

May.29, 2017 - Riddell, a football equipment manufacturer based in Illinois, is developing a line of customized football helmets with the help of 3D scanning. The personalized headgear, part of Riddell's Precision Fit line, will reportedly help to prevent football injuries related to poorly fitting helmets. More

Become a sculptor with Chizzle, a 3D scanner & smart sculpting surface now on Indiegogo

May.10, 2017 - Israeli startup Formme has just launched its latest product, 'Chizzle,' on Indiegogo. Chizzle is a 3D scanner / smart sculpting surface that guides and helps users sculpt specific objects with their hands. More

Fraunhofer IOF researchers develop game-changing infrared 3D scanner

May.2, 2017 - Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF have developed an infrared 3D scanner with a combined precision rate that's powerful like nothing seen before. With a resolution of one million pixels and real-time data processing, this infrared 3D scanner is officially a game-changer. More

3D scanning allows Dundee's D'Arcy Thompson Museum to share virtual zoological collection online

Mar.30, 2017 - The D'Arcy Thompson Museum at Scotland's University of Dundee has created a library of 3D models documenting its zoological collection. CT scanners and handheld structured light scanners were used to turn the originals into digital files, and the collection been accessed from more than 25 countries. More

Lightform combines 3D scanning & augmented reality in new projection mapping technology

Mar.28, 2017 - Until now, augmented reality startup Lightform was keeping quiet about their innovation: a computer and 3D scanning device that, when connected to any video projector, can quickly scan complex scenes and transform any object into a projection screen. Now, the company has emerged from stealth mode with news of $2.6 million in seed funding. More

Artec releases Artec Leo, first ever handheld 3D scanner with onboard rendering

Mar.8, 2017 - The Artec Leo has become the first 3D scanner on the market to boast onboard rendering of 3D images. This is possible due to its AI and an incredibly powerful onboard NVIDIA computer. Artec 3D hopes that it will make 3D scanning as easy as digital video recording. More

Twindom launches improved Twinstant Mobile Full Body 3D Scanner

Feb.24, 2017 - 3D scanner company Twindom has launched an updated version of its 3D body scanner, the Twinstant Mobile. Perks of the upgrade include increased portability and faster setup time: the new Twinstant Mobile takes one person 20 minutes to set up, an improvement on the previous 45-minute setup time. More

Robotics company ABB acquires Spanish 3D scanning innovator NUB3D

Feb.22, 2017 - ABB announced today that it is acquiring the Spanish 3D technology startup NUB3D. The two companies have collaborated in the past, with ABB's robotics and cloud computing solutions complemented by NUB3D's range of 3D scanning devices made for quality control and inspection. More

AR startup Magic Leap acquires Dacuda's 3D scanning division

Feb.21, 2017 - Augmented reality startup Magic Leap has acquired the 3D scanning division of Dacuda, a Zurich-based software company. The announcement comes a week after rumors of the acquisition first broke. More

333D secures exclusive rights for doob's 3D scanning tech in Australia and NZ

Feb.21, 2017 - Australian 3D printing company 333D announced this morning that it has secured the exclusive rights to market doob Group AG's 360-degree photogrammetry technology in Australia and New Zealand. 333D will use doob Group's 3D scanning technology to create 3D printed miniature figurines. More

Apple reportedly acquires Israeli facial 3D scanning software company RealFace

Feb.20, 2017 - Apple has reportedly bought Israeli company RealFace for around $2 million. Founded in 2014, Tel Aviv-based RealFace is known for developing facial recognition technology. The acquisition has triggered more rumors that Apple will be integrating biometric features into upcoming iPhone models. More

3D scanning and modeling help restore Queen Elizabeth II's wedding cake

Feb.17, 2017 - Engineers from the University of Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) have teamed up with the British Sugarcraft Guild (BSG) to recreate a full-sized replica of Queen Elizabeth II's wedding cake, all with the help of 3D scanning and modeling technologies. More

Creator of Artec 3D scanners is calling it quits and selling his stake in the company

Feb.1, 2017 - Andrei Klimov, a principal investor in 3D scanning company Artec and creator of products such as the Artec Spider, has announced that he will be selling his 29.5 percent stake in the company. The scientist and entrepreneur will now focus on other investments and projects. More

3D scanning helps UK researchers uncover secret 'priest hole' in Gunpowder Plot house

Jan.31, 2017 - Researchers from the University of Nottingham have used 3D scanning technology to uncover a secret room hidden inside a building used by conspirators in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. The hiding hole was used by Catholic priests escaping persecution in the 17th century. More

Transparent 0.3 mm film functions as 3D scanner by processing light and shadow

Jan.27, 2017 - Scientists at the Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU) in Austria have developed a 0.3-millimeter-thin transparent plastic film that functions as a 3D scanner. The device could be used with devices like smartphones and tablets. More

Scandy turns new Asus ZenFone AR into 3D Scanner in just six hours

Jan.13, 2017 - Using its Scandy Pro app and the Scandy Core SDK, 3D scanning pioneer Scandy was able to turn a brand-new Asus ZenFone AR into a 3D scanner in just six hours. Scandy sees the Scandy Core as a huge opportunity for developers on Android, iOS, and Linux platforms. More

Shining 3D launches acclaimed EinScan-Pro+ handheld 3D scanner & Einstart-C desktop 3D printer

Jan.7, 2017 - Shining 3D, the leading 3D digitizing and 3D printing company based in China, has just debuted the much anticipated EinScan-Pro+ handheld 3D scanner and the Einstart-C desktop 3D printer at this year's CES. More

CES 2017: Fuel3D unveils fast 360-degree 3D scanner & high-resolution desktop 3D scanner

Jan.5, 2017 - Fuel3D, the UK/US based 3D capture and imaging innovator, has just unveiled two new 3D scanners at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), January 5-8 in Las Vegas. More

HP's new Sprout Pro G2 3D scanning computer geared towards 3D printing, VR

Jan.4, 2017 - HP has unveiled the Sprout Pro G2 at CES 2017. The maker-friendly computer, an upgrade on the original Sprout from 2014, is equipped with a 3D scanning module, projector, cameras, and Touch Mat with stylus. More

Wolfprint 3D raises $500K from investors for 3D scanning pods

Dec.28, 2016 - Estonian 3D scanning startup Wolfprint 3D, the maker of the Luna 3D scanning pod, has just announced that it has successfully raised $500,000 through a successful Seedinvest crowdfunding campaign. More

Ponta Scan 3D scanning software promises professional results even from budget $100 3D scanners

Dec.9, 2016 - In the world of 3D scanning, most of the low-cost options produce less-than-desirable results. A new Kickstarter campaign for Ponta Scan gets you high resolution results without breaking the bank. More

3D scans and 3D models unearth secrets of Egyptian mummies at new British-Australian exhibit

Dec.8, 2016 - Six Egyptian mummies have been virtually unwrapped using cutting-edge 3D scanning and 3D modelling software at a joint British-Australian exhibition. Never examined in such close detail before, the ancient mummies date back as early as 900 BCE. More

New 01 measuring device doubles up as inch-perfect 3D curve scanner

Dec.8, 2016 - 01, an ultra-compact dimensioning instrument from Canadian startup InstruMMents Inc, can now be used as a precise 3D curve scanner. Users simply roll the pen-shaped device over 3D objects to accurately record the exact shape and size of said object. More

SHINING 3D unveils new and updated EinScan 2.0 3D scanner

Dec.1, 2016 - SHINING 3D, the leading consumer-class 3D digitizing and printing system in China, has unveiled an exciting new update taking place on December 5th. Meet EinScan 2.0, the newest software version of the EinScan Series 3D Scanner. More

New 3D scanning method allows parents to see their unborn children as 3D models in VR

Nov.22, 2016 - A clinic in Brazil is demonstrating how a new 3D scanning method that combines ultrasound imaging and MRI technology can create detailed 3D models of fetuses. The 3D models, which can be printed or viewed in VR, allow for parents and doctors alike to better visualize the unborn child. More

Introducing Leica's new $16k BLK360 3D scanner, controlled via iPad

Nov.17, 2016 - German company Leica Geosystems has unveiled the BLK360, an extremely compact entry-level 3D scanner for spherical imaging. The handheld scanner, developed in collaboration with 3D software specialist Autodesk, will retail for $16,000. More

‘Digital Life’ project seeks to preserve endangered animals as 3D scanned models

Nov.16, 2016 - Staff at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst have started Digital Life, a new project aiming to catalog digital 3D models of every living species on Earth. The experts believe that 3D scanning offers a way to guarantee the preservation of endangered species threatened by extinction. More

WiFi and 3D scanning hack can trace your fingers and reveal your online passwords

Nov.15, 2016 - A new hack, dubbed WindTalker, uses a malicious WiFi hotspot and complex signal based 3D scanning to hack your phone and use the shadows of your fingers to find out your passwords. Fortunately, there is an easy fix. More

New 3D scanning app lets you digitize your home and convert scans to CAD

Nov.11, 2016 - Occipital, the startup that in 2013 launched the Structure Sensor, a portable 3D scanner iPad add-on, has now released Canvas, an iOS app that makes 3D scanning and measuring spaces easier than ever. The new app is geared towards interior designers, home remodellers, contractors, and designers. More

3D scanners tested at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam to make security checks more efficient

Nov.8, 2016 - The Dutch airport hub of Schiphol in Amsterdam is now testing two new luggage 3D scanning systems that will allow customers to keep electronics in their luggage, a change that could make security checks far more efficient. More

New 3D scanning pods from Wolfprint 3D could make 3D scanning for VR more accessible

Nov.1, 2016 - 3D scanning startup Wolfprint 3D is hoping to bring 3D scanning and customized virtual reality avatars to the masses with its innovative new 3D scanning booths. The company's goal is to have the new egg-shaped scanning devices installed in malls all over the world and used like photo booths. More

Smithsonian Museum to unveil 3D scan of the iconic Space Shuttle Discovery

Oct.29, 2016 - The Smithsonian Digital Team has undertaken their largest project yet: the 3D scanning of the iconic Space Shuttle Discovery. Soon, people all over the world will be able to virtually explore the spacecraft in detail, and even 3D print miniature models of it. More

3D scanning sheds light on mysteries of ancient Chinese 'Terracotta Army'

Oct.19, 2016 - Researchers at China's Northwest University are using 3D scanners to digitally preserve the skulls and bones of women found at burial pits around the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, Qin Shi Huang. The necropolis is the site of the 'Terracotta Army,' a collection of thousands of military statues. More

VR3D uses 3D scanning to digitally preserve beautiful Đình Tiền Lệ monument in Vietnam

Oct.19, 2016 - Vietnamese 3D scanning service VR3D has 3D scanned a Dinh Tien Le monument in Vietnam, creating a completely interactive and very high quality digital model suitable for virtual tours, preservation projects and education. More

VRC Shun'X full-body 3D scanning turns you into a 3D model in 4 seconds, for only $10

Oct.6, 2016 - Japanese startup VRC has introduced the Shun'X, a full-body 3D scanner that can scan a person in just four seconds. The scanner uses eight Nikon DSLRs and eight ASUS Xtion Pro Live depth cameras to capture its subject. More

Huge 3D scanning project lets you walk around a large Pompeii house before the volcano

Oct.5, 2016 - A group of researchers from Lund University in Sweden has used 3D scanning technology to reconstruct a house from the ancient Roman town of Pompeii. The generated 3D model shows what the house would have looked like before it was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. More

$500 Occipital VR Dev Kit turns iPhone into a room-scale tracked VR headset

Sep.29, 2016 - Apple has been left behind in the Virtual Reality war, but now Occipital has developed a new VR Dev Kit that can turn it into a major player. Occipital has launched a $500 kit that provides room-scale motion-tracking to iOS and Android phones. More

Fuel3D's 3D scanning mirror helps create perfectly fitted 3D printed eyewear

Sep.26, 2016 - Fuel3D's recently introduced 3D scanning mirror, developed in conjunction with eyewear tech company Sfered, will be used in eyewear stores to help customers order customized glasses with a perfect shape and fit. The scanner collects facial data in just 0.1 seconds. More

Yuniku: the world's first vision-centric 3D eyewear system by Materialise and HOYA

Sep.23, 2016 - Materialise and HOYA Vision Care have developed what is being hailed as the world's first vision-centric 3D-tailored eyewear system. The new system, called Yuniku, combines 3D scanning, parametric design automation, and 3D printing to offer clients a more optimized and personalized eyewear platform. More

Fuel3D to bring facial 3D scanning tech to virtual eyewear try-on systems through FittingBox deal

Sep.16, 2016 - Leading 3D scanning innovator Fuel3D has begun collaborating with try-on eyewear systems provider FittingBox to bring facial 3D scanning technology and augmented reality to the eyewear selection process. More

Thor3D launches new Drake handheld 3D scanner for objects of any size

Sep.14, 2016 - Russian 3D imaging specialists Thor3D have just launched their Drake 3D scanner, a wireless hand-held device that delivers unprecedented 3D scanning flexibility and can be adapted to scan objects of any size. More

Koenigsegg adopts Creaform 3D scanning tech to streamline quality control for hypercars

Sep.13, 2016 - Swedish hypercar manufacturer Koenigsegg has teamed up with 3D scanning company Creaform to streamline its quality control process on the production floor using 3D scanning and metrology. More

FARO's new Freestyle3D Objects handheld 3D scanner provides 'fast, color, and detailed scan data'

Sep.12, 2016 - 3D scanning giant FARO has introduced Freestyle3D Objects, a handheld, color laser scanner for public safety forensics and product design markets. The 3D scanner is currently only available through the FARO Early Adopter program. More

How 3D digital technology powered Brazil’s fencing team at the 2016 Rio Olympics

Sep.12, 2016 - Brazil's National Institute of Technology (INT), under the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications (MCTIC), developed a 3D digital technology to help improve the performance of the Brazilian fencing team at the 2016 Rio Olympics. More

Could gold and 3D scanning spell the end of old-school X-rays?

Sep.9, 2016 - A new technique by researchers in Ireland could spell the end of X-rays and give us a better insight into bone damage, before it even happens More

Botscan captures high-resolution 3D scans in 0.1 seconds using 70 DSLR cameras

Sep.6, 2016 - Berlin-based Botspot has been using its 3D scanning technology called Botscan to capture high-resolution 3D scans in just 0.1 seconds using a set-up of 70 DSLR cameras. More

500-year-old Mary Rose shipwreck skulls exhibited online for the first time through 3D scanning

Sep.6, 2016 - Researchers have 3D scanned a series of skulls from the wreckage of the Mary Rose, which went down in battle in 1545. Could it show how 3D printing can change modern archaeology? More

Scandy & pmdtechnologies to launch affordable 3D scanning app for Android phones

Aug.23, 2016 - Scandy, a leader in mobile 3D-scan-to-3D-print technology, has joined forces with pmdtechnologies (pmd), a leader in 3D time-of-flight (ToF) sensors, to unveil Scandy Pro for Android. The app enables smartphone users to achieve professional-quality scans with just their phone and a sensor. More

MIT researchers redefine 3D scanning with $10 LiDAR sensors that are 1000 times faster than existing systems

Aug.15, 2016 - MIT researchers are bringing silicon photonics to 3D scanning technology by developing LiDAR chips that are just 300mm in size and 1,000 times faster than existing LiDAR scanners, while costing just $10 to produce. More

Tutorial on open-source Ciclop 3D scanner makes building your own easier than ever

Aug.13, 2016 - The open-source 3D scanner market has been developing affordable solutions for entry level devices for years now. A recent Instructables tutorial gives you the tools to make one in no time at all. More

New Zealand Defence Force uses 3D scanner to measure its troops

Aug.3, 2016 - The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF)'is using a 300,000 NZD (214,000 USD) 3D scanner to measure troops. The Human Solutions Vitus XXL 3D scanner has been in operation for around 18 months, and can take a person's full measurements in just 10 seconds. More

Royal Academy of Arts offers visitors an ultra high-res 3D digital sculpture in four seconds

Jul.28, 2016 - The reproduction of the human face has been attempted in the art world for millennia. The Veronica 3D scanner currently on display at the Royal Academy of arts hopes to capture as perfect of a reproduction that's possible of their guests. More

S Korea retail giant Lotte implements 2-second 3D foot scanning system for customized shoes

Jul.22, 2016 - Lotte Department Store, a major Korean retailer, will today implement a new 3D foot scanner at its flagship store in Myeongdong, giving shoppers quick and accurate measurements for custom shoe orders. The 3D scanner, made by Volumental, will be introduced to other locations from July 29. More

UCI uses portable 3D scanner to scan Tour de France participants' bikes for hidden motors

Jul.22, 2016 - The Union Cycliste Internationale is conducting nearly 4,000 bike scans during the Tour de France, in an attempt to prevent technological doping and locate miniscule motors, batteries and magnets that could enhance performance. More

Washington professor is creating 3D printable models of all 25,000 fish species in the world

Jul.20, 2016 - Professor Adam Summers from the University of Washington is building database of 3D printable digital models of all 25,000 fish species in the world, to help biologists everywhere study fish from all angles. More

ERT scanning allows scientists to uncover Holocaust Escape Tunnel hand-dug by Jews to escape Nazis

Jul.5, 2016 - A team of researchers have used innovative ERT scanning technologies to uncover and map out the legendary tunnel in the Ponar forest in Lithuania which was dug by Jewish prisoners to escape the Nazis in 1944. The scanning technology has allowed the researchers to map out the tunnel without disturbing the historical region. More

HP acquires 3D scanning companies David Vision Systems and David 3D Solutions

Jul.5, 2016 - HP has just revealed that they have acquired 3D scanning specialists David Vision Systems and David 3D Solutions, with the express purpose of strengthening their ability to provide an end-to-end 3D ecosystem, involving everything from 3D scanning to imaging and 3D printing. More

Matter and Form building 2nd gen 3D scanner with $858K grants from Canadian government

Jun.20, 2016 - Toronto based startup Matter and Form Inc. has just received over $800k in funding from FedDev Ontario. The government funding, along with money from two private investors will help the company, which specializes in 3D scanning technologies, to develop its second generation 3D scanner. More

Project Tango 3D scanning tech brings new AR possibilities to Lenovo's Phab 2 Pro smartphone

Jun.13, 2016 - Tech giant Lenovo has unveiled its Phab 2 Pro smartphone, the first consumer smartphone to feature Google's Project Tango 3D scanning technology. The phone uses special software and a set of sensors to map its surroundings in 3D, enabling next-generation augmented reality experiences. More

SMARTTECH unveils 'scan3Dmed' system for 3D scanning human body

Jun.8, 2016 - SMARTTECH has unveiled its 'scan3Dmed' medical 3D scanner, capable of obtaining scans in 0.7 seconds, at the ITM Poland exhibition in Poznan. The 3D scanner, optimized for scanning the human body, could be used by researchers, doctors, security and police departments, and animators. More

Experts in Spain produce 3D scans of 4 mummies to reveal new insights into their lives

Jun.8, 2016 - Archaeologists and doctors in Spain have used 3D scanning technology to examine the remains of four ancient mummies belonging to the National Archaeological Museum in Madrid. The experts hope to use the 3D scans to determine how the mummified individuals lived and died. More

Snapchat secretly acquires 3D face-scanning app Seene, 3D selfies coming soon

Jun.7, 2016 - 3D Scanning, VR and augmented technology is fast becoming the next big thing in the tech world. Fast growing Social Media app Snapchat hopes their recent acquisition of Sceene will keep them competitive in an increasingly crowded realm. More

Can you copyright a 3D scan? New Whitepaper explains why creativity is key

Jun.3, 2016 - A whitepaper written by Michael Weinberg explains the difference between representational 3D scans and expressive 3D scans, and why only the latter, creative type is eligible for copyright protection. More

Fuel3D secures €1.7M EU Horizon 2020 funding for 3D scanning eyewear solution

May.25, 2016 - Fuel3D, a 3D capture and imaging company based in Oxford, UK, has been awarded €1.7 million in funding from the SME instrument branch of the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program. The funds will be used to support Fuel3D's face-scanning system for customized eyewear. More

Airbnb partners with Matterport to launch 3D virtual tour pilot project

May.1, 2016 - Airbnb has reportedly partnered with immersive media company Matterport to launch a new pilot project called Sonoma Select. The pilot project will have the added feature of experiencing 3D virtual tours of the selected properties. More

3D scan library SnapTank 3D scans a xenomorph in 3 different methods to celebrate 'Alien Day'

Apr.26, 2016 - To celebrate 'Alien Day', 3D scan library SnapTank has 3D scanned a 'xenomorph' model in three different ways: 'beginner' smartphone photogrammetry, 'amateur' Olympus E-M10 photogrammetry, and 'professional' home studio photogrammetry. The resulting 3D scans have been posted online for comparison. More

3D scanning brings nightmare universe to life in SXSW short film Night Stalker

Apr.23, 2016 - SXSW Official Selection 'Night Stalker' is a short horror/love film created by New Media Ltd. that uses 3D scanning technology to bring a bizarre, nightmarish universe to life. More

This $15 3D scanner consists of a tub of milk and a smartphone

Apr.23, 2016 - Instructables user yenfre has developed a low-cost (~$15) 3D scanner that can be assembled with a smartphone, two containers, and milk. The unusual contraption received the runner-up prize at Penn State's 2016 HackPSU hackathon. More

The Texel Portal 3D scanning booth can start 3D printing within minutes

Apr.22, 2016 - With the popularity of 3D printed selfies made by scanning booths growing, Russian startup Texel Portal recently pioneered a new very efficient 3D scanning booth that can start 3D printing within just two minutes. More

French startup Iconem uses photogrammetry, drones, and 3D modeling to help to restore Palmyra monuments

Apr.21, 2016 - The ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, whose monuments and archaeological ruins were destroyed in large part by ISIS, is now being reconstructed thanks to efforts involving 3D scanning and 3D modeling technologies. More

3D scan of 26-million-year-old fossil reveals ancient origins of dolphin communication

Apr.16, 2016 - Using 3D scanning technology on a 26-million-year-old ear fossil, scientists from Monash University and Museum Victoria have proven that even the earliest known ancestors to the modern-day dolphin were capable of echolocation using high-frequency sounds. More

Scandy raises $1M, announces complete 3D scan, edit and 3D print app

Apr.15, 2016 - The New Orleans-based 3D scan-to-3D print innovators Scandy have just announced that they have successfully raised $1 million in a seed round led by Callais Capital, and that they are using the funds to develop a 3D scanning app that completely relies on Google's Project Tango imaging platform. More

3D scanning full-length mirror from Naked Labs takes fitness tracking to next level

Apr.15, 2016 - Naked Labs, a Silicon Valley health and wellness startup, today launched the world's first consumer-level 3D scanning fitness tracker, the Naked 3D Fitness Tracker. The high-tech body monitoring system consists of a full-length 3D scanning mirror, a scale/turntable hybrid, and the Naked mobile app. More

SHINING 3D names Afinia 3D as U.S. distributor of EinScan-Pro 3D scanner

Apr.8, 2016 - Chinese 3D scanner manufacturer SHINING 3D has named Minnesota-based Afinia 3D as the official U.S. distributor of its newly released EinScan-Pro Handheld 3D scanner. Through the distribution deal, SHINING 3D hopes to make its advanced 3D scanning technology more accessible to the growing 3D education market. More

Threeding and Artec 3D to scan and digitize more than 55 endangered birds for 3D printing

Mar.30, 2016 - 3D printing marketplace and 3D scanner manufacturer Artec 3D are collaborating to 3D scan and digitize more than 55 species of endangered birds, which will be made available for 3D printing to promote education, scientific knowledge, and the preservation of these rare creatures. More

Now you can explore the grave of King Richard III with this interactive 3D model

Mar.24, 2016 - The burial site of King Richard III, discovered by a team of archaeologists from the University of Leicester, can now be explored by the public through the recently unveiled interactive 3D model. The 3D model was made using photogrammetry techniques. More

Body Labs increases 3D body modeling power with acquisition of U.S. patents and licenses

Mar.21, 2016 - Body Labs, provider of 3D human models for clothing, technology, gaming, and other applications, has today secured the exclusive rights to two 3D scanning patents issued to Brown University, as well as licenses to new technologies from Max-Planck-Innovation GmbH. More

Face2Face: Amazing 3D modeling captures and reenacts facial movements in real time

Mar.21, 2016 - A team of university researchers have developed a new video technology that is capable of transferring one person's facial expressions and movements onto another person's face in real time, using only a commodity webcam as a sort of 3D facial scanner. More

3D scan yourself into your favorite game with Dacuda's new smartphone SDK release

Mar.21, 2016 - Swiss 3D imaging specialists Dacuda has just released a new SDK for smartphones that transforms your phone into a high resolution 3D scanning tool that generates avatars for use in games and on social media. More

Drone used to capture 3D scan of giant Jesus statue in Peru

Mar.20, 2016 - Photographer Jeff Cremer has used a DJI Phantom 3 Pro camera drone to take around 110 photos of a giant statue of Jesus near his home in Lima, Peru, which he then used to create a digital 3D rendering and 3D printed model of the statue. More

3D scanning is made easy with this DIY 3D printed 3D scanner

Mar.20, 2016 - Alex of SuperMakeSomething has just shared his designs for a DIY 3D printed 3D scanner, that consists of nothing more than some 3D printed components, off-the-shelf electronics and free code. More

3D scanner maker FARO launches BIM Scan Localizer and 'Early Adopter' Program

Mar.17, 2016 - FARO Technologies Inc., a 3D scanning and measurement specialist, has announced the launch of the FARO Early Adopter (EA) Program, through which customers can gain early access to new FARO products. The first product released within the program will be the FARO BIM Scan Localizer. More

3Digify Kickstarter turns your home camera into a high-resolution 3D Scanner

Mar.15, 2016 - German startup 3Digify is Kickstarting their 6-years in the making subscription based 3D scan algorithms to anyone with a digital camera and projector. More

HPE unveils 3D scanning Avatar Platform for fashion, fitness and gaming industries

Mar.14, 2016 - Hewlett Packard Enterprise has unveiled a full-body 3D scanning booth that can create accurate 3D models of people within minutes. With the Avatar Platform, HPE is presenting unique business model prototype for fashion, gaming and even healthcare. More

Hasbro files patent application for iPhone 3D scanner that turns toys into 3D printable avatars

Mar.11, 2016 - Hasbro has just filed a patent application for a 3D scanning toy that uses iPhones to scan toys and turn them into gaming avatars and 3D printable files. More

3D Robotics, Autodesk, Sony join forces on a 3D scanning drone that can map the world in 3D

Mar.11, 2016 - Drone manufacturer 3D Robotics is using Autodesk FORGE and Sony's UMC-R10C camera to develop a UAV-to-cloud system with which construction, telecom, survey, mapping, energy and infrastructure workers will be able to 3D scan terrain and create detailed 3D models. More

Covert 3D scanning operation of Nefertiti's Bust likely a hoax

Mar.8, 2016 - Many of our readers will remember a story we covered just weeks ago about two artists who covertly 3D scanned the famous Bust of Nefertiti at the Neues Museum in Berlin and released the 3D models online. Well, as it turns out, the whole secret 3D scanning mission may have been a hoax! More

Skull found after Battle of Culloden 3D scanned and recreated as a 3D digital model

Mar.4, 2016 - The National Trust for Scotland (NTS) and The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh have 3D scanned a section of skull discovered centuries ago in Culloden, near Inverness, Scotland. Experts believe the skull to be that of a slain fighter participating in the 1746 Battle of Culloden. More

Chaos Group VRscans technology creates accurate 3D printable fabrics, leathers, woods etc.

Feb.29, 2016 - VRscans, a newly unveiled scanning technology from Chaos Group, can be used to create digital replicas of physical material with sub-mm precision. Material samples can be sent to Chaos Group, which will scan the material and transform it into a digital format for 3D rendering. More

New Leica Absolute handheld 3D scanner LAS-20-8 features laser intensity auto-adjusts and haptic feedback

Feb.25, 2016 - Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, parent company of Leica Geosystems, today announced the release of the new Leica Absolute Scanner LAS-20-8, a portable 3D laser scanner designed for large volume inspection applications. The scanner will work in tandem with the Leica Absolute Tracker AT960. More

Players of IBM-sponsored 'Sword Art Online' VRMMO can 3D scan faces into game

Feb.23, 2016 - IBM Japan has announced that it will be making a virtual reality MMO game of Sword Art Online, a popular light novel and anime television series. Sword Art Online: The Beginning will utilize 3D scanning technology to turn players' faces into in-game avatars. More

Sketchfab & TimeSlice unveil interactive 4D models using GoPro Array technology

Feb.18, 2016 - 3D model and content platform Sketchfab recently teamed up with TimeSlice Films to create and host an interactive 4D model, which was just yesterday released to the public via Sketchfab's blog and their Facebook page. More

Researchers can use 3D scanning to personalize in-game virtual avatars in just four minutes

Feb.14, 2016 - The team of researchers at the University of Southern California have developed the technology to 3D scan a person's face and body to turn them into a personalized digital avatar, and are making the technology accessible to anyone. More

CowTech to launch Kickstarter for $99 'CowTech Ciclop' 3D laser scanner

Feb.11, 2016 - Montana tech startup CowTech is planning to launch a Kickstarter campaign for its 'CowTech Ciclop', an open source 3D laser scanner. The scanner, made from 3D printed parts, will retail for $99. More

U.S. Army to 3D scan 41-foot Coast Guard utility boat as part of ongoing quality control practices

Feb.8, 2016 - The Weapons Development and Integration (WDI) Directorate Metrology Team, one of six U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command (AMRDEC) centers, has been using 3D scanning systems to recreate high quality 3D models of aircraft and other objects. More

Student designs 'Curatio' 3D hand scanner equipped with 32x Raspberry Pi cameras

Feb.8, 2016 - A student from Netherlands' Delft University of Technology has designed a 3D scanner which uses 32 Raspberry Pi cameras to make accurate 3D scans of a human hand. Pieter Smakman, creator of the 'Curatio', believes his contraption to be the first dedicated 3D hand scanner of its kind. More

Framelapp's facial 3D scanning helps create perfectly fitted 3D printed eyewear

Feb.7, 2016 - Whether shopping for sunglasses or prescription eyewear, finding the perfect frames to fit your face can be a tricky task. German 3D printed eyewear company Framelapp has developed a new 3D scanning technology that is able to design the perfect customized frames to fit your face. More

Build your own Arduino-powered desktop 3D scanner for just $50

Jan.28, 2016 - Instructables user Whitney Potter has posted a guide for building a budget 3D scanner. The device uses an Arduino-controlled stepper motor to rotate an object and trigger the IR sensor of a Nikon DSLR at specific intervals. More

Updated Fuel3D software offers improved Z-axis precision & cloud processing of 3D scans

Jan.21, 2016 - Fuel3D, a leading 3D scanning brand, has launched an updated version of its Fuel3D Studio software. Fuel3D Studio 2.1 features improved Z-axis precision and the ability to process 3D scan data in the cloud. More

3D scanner smartphone accessory, NutriRay3D, counts calories by scanning your food

Jan.21, 2016 - A crowdfunding campaign has been launched for the NutriRay3D, a smartphone accessory that can accurately track your diet and provide nutritional information through 3D scanning technologies. More

3D foot scanning tech propels Caroline Walerud of Volumental into Forbes' 30 Under 30 List

Jan.20, 2016 - Sizing for clothing, shoes and eyewear has been left to a lot of guesswork for ages. Forbes 30 Under 30 list-maker Caroline Walerud and her company Volumental modernize the approach with innovative 3D Scanning technology. More

HP's new Sprout Pro PC makes 3D scanning easy for classrooms and enterprises

Jan.19, 2016 - HP released their consumer version of the Sprout Computer in 2014. As a tool that incorporates, 3D scanning, projection, touch and VR technology, it is now expanding into the education/enterprise world with the Sprout Pro. More

RVC researchers use 3D scanning to digitally recreate prehistoric relative of giraffe 'Sivatherium Giganteum'

Jan.14, 2016 - Researchers from the University of London's Royal Veterinary College have used 3D scanning technology to create a 3D model of the million-year-old Sivatherium giganteum, an extinct relative of the giraffe. More

Cops used 3D scanning to recreate the shooting of 12-year-old boy Tamir Rice for court case evidence

Jan.14, 2016 - 3D scanning technologies are increasingly being used by U.S. law enforcement to virtually reconstruct crime scenes in order to help jurors visualize and understand what occurred. More

3D mapping of entire buildings in real time with mobile tablet

Jan.14, 2016 - Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich have been developing a software, in cooperation with Google's Project Tango, that will allow people to easily generate 3D maps of entire buildings from a mobile tablet. More

New BBC documentary examines discovery of world's largest dinosaur, with help of 3D scanning

Jan.13, 2016 - BBC1 will be airing "Attenborough and the Giant Dinosaur" on January 24th, which follows in detail the discovery, examination, and 3D digital technologies that helped to uncover the world's largest known dinosaur. More

Beastcam super high-speed 3D scanner invented to create 3D models of live sharks

Jan.13, 2016 - With the goal of creating accurate 3D models of live sharks, geckos and other fast-moving animals, biologists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst used off-the-shelf-materials to put together the accurately-named Beastcam 3D scanner: a portable, high-speed, multi-armed and multi-camera-equipped 3D scanning device. More

Lenovo is making the first 3D-scanning consumer smarphone with Google's Project Tango

Jan.8, 2016 - The upcoming Google Project Tango smartphone with 3D scanning capabilities, will be manufactured by PC giant Lenovo, according to a joint announcement at CES 2016. The 6.5 inch device, which will be able to track motion, measure rooms in 3D, and overlay virtual 3D objects in augmented reality scenarios, is expected to be priced at under $500. More

Shining 3D launches EinScan-Pro handheld 3D scanner and EinStart-L multi-color 3D printer at CES 2016

Jan.7, 2016 - Chinese manufacturer Shining 3D has unveiled the EinScan-Pro Multi-Functional Handheld 3D scanner, which offers four different 3D scanning modes for a variety of high-quality 3D scanning purposes. The company also unveiled the EinStart-L desktop 3D printer with multi-color capability. More

3D scanning: the future of bespoke suit tailoring?

Jan.7, 2016 - Hong Kong based tailor Gay Giano has developed a 3D scanning system that scans the client's body to compile a set of detailed and accurate measurements for custom tailoring. More

Razer's RealSense-powered Stargazer webcam is perfect for gaming, streaming and 3D scanning

Jan.6, 2016 - Gaming hardware and software specialist Razer today unveiled its Stargazer desktop webcam. The device, which can be used for accurate 3D scanning, captures video at an unprecedented 60 frames per second. More

Lenovo’s $899 modular ThinkPad X1 tablet can become a laptop, projector, and 3D scanner

Jan.4, 2016 - While the CES won't kick off until Wednesday, Lenovo already showcased an exciting portable 3D scanning solution at the preshow. Called the ThinkPad X1, this is the first tablet to feature the Intel RealSense camera 3D scanner, which comes as a separate module. More

New algorithm could turn your smartphone camera into a 3D scanner

Dec.23, 2015 - While existing 3D scanning technology is highly accurate, it relies on hardware so expensive that it is still years away from being interesting for private users. A new algorithm by researchers from Brown University could change that, as captures scans using off-the-shelf cameras and even smartphones. More

Scansite3D reveals 3D scanning role in 12 year restoration of Tullio Lombardo's Adam

Dec.22, 2015 - Scansite3D today revealed its 3D scanning role in the lengthy restoration of Tullio Lombardo's Adam, a year after the sculpture was put back on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. More

Cappasity gathers $650K for development of affordable 3D scanners

Dec.21, 2015 - A lot is happening over at 3D tool developer Cappasity, who have just completed a $650K seed round. Aside from top level 3D scanning solutions and a full body 3D scanner, they are also releasing Easy 3D Scan software, which will already work on existing machines featuring Intel RealSense 3D cameras. More

Virginia archeologist 3D scans century-old peanut and world's oldest ham

Dec.15, 2015 - Arechologist Bernard Means has used 3D scanning technology to scan and preserve two of Virginia's oldest historical artifacts: a peanut dating back to 1890, and the world's oldest cured ham, both of which are proudly on display at the Isle of Wight County Museum. More

The Best 3D Scanners of 2015

Dec.9, 2015 - This week, we've rounded up the best 3D scanners available in 2015 ranging from cheap and reliable handheld 3D scanners to industrial-grade 3D imaging devices. More

Smithsonian is 3D scanning iconic Apollo 11 to develop digital tour and 3D printable files

Dec.9, 2015 - Though the command module of the Apollo 11 that brought the first astronauts to the moon in 1969 has been in a Washington museum for decades, they are now bringing it to the next generation through a high quality digital tour and a 3D printable replica. More

Fuel3D makes SCANIFY 3D scanner portable and flexible with SCANIFY Mobile Package and Press-and-Scan

Dec.8, 2015 - Fuel3D, the company behind the SCANIFY range of 3D scanning equipment, has developed two new products which can each be used to improve the functionality of the SCANIFY 3D scanner. More

3D scanned people star in music video for N. Lannon’s ‘Another Love’

Dec.1, 2015 - Californian songwriter and musical artist Nyles Lannon has released a music video for his song Another Love, which was made by Michael Langan and Najeeb Tarazi of BOND productions using 3D scanning technologies. More

MIT develops 3D scanners cheaper and 1,000x better than current technology

Dec.1, 2015 - MIT Media Lab has revealed a new technique, known as Polarized 3D, that can increase the resolution of standard, commercial 3D scanners by a factor of 1,000. The researchers used a Microsoft Kinect 3D scanner, polarization filters, and an algorithm that exploits the polarization of light. More

Kinect now easy 3D printing tool with release of 3D Scan app for Windows 8.1 and 10

Dec.1, 2015 - While we've already seen a couple of interesting DIY builds to turn the Kinect into a 3D scanning tool, Microsoft has finally made it official with the 3D Scan app. Now available for free in the Microsoft store, it allows you to make impressive and 3D printable scans relatively easily. More

New FARO Focus3D X 30 3D Scanner ideal for complex, short-range 3D scans

Nov.25, 2015 - FARO has just launched their latest 3D laser scanner, the ultra-portable Focus3D X 30, which offers a 30-meter scanning range for the accurate and high-speed 3D scanning of complex, short-range projects. More

3DMakery opens up Africa's first 3D scanning booth with an exciting launch

Nov.24, 2015 - 3DMakery opens up Africa's first 3D scanning booth using Artec Group's Shapify technology to much fanfare. An important technological step for the region. Regional celebrities like Juliet Ibrahim and Bryan Okwara, along with a host of others, were present at their 3D Shapify unveiling at the Ikeja City Mall. More

Occipital acquires Lynx to make portable 3D scanning even more precise

Nov.20, 2015 - Occipital, the 3D scanner developer known for the excellent Structure Sensor, has just acquired 3D mapping experts Lynx Laboratories and has announced that they will be incorporating their algorithms into the Structure Sensor to reduce mapping errors. More

CultLab3D’s 3D scanning conveyor belt allows high-speed digitization of historic artifacts

Nov.19, 2015 - Researchers at Fraunhofer IGD have developed CultLab3D: a streamlined, 6-meter-long 3D scanning system for the quick and easy digitization of 3D objects. The project aims to facilitate the mass digitization, annotation and storage of historical artifacts in museums and other places of preservation. More

South Korean researchers develop user-friendly, handheld 3D scanner and $18 scanner tool for smartphone

Nov.5, 2015 - Though 3D scanning for 3D printing purposes is still far too expensive, South Korean research institute ETRI has announced a low cost user friendly handheld scanner and an even cheaper smartphone attachment scanner that quickly generates 3D printable files. More

VR3D launches Vietnam's first virtual museum with 3D scans of ancient relics

Oct.30, 2015 - Using custom 3D scanning hardware, Quang Tri Nguyen has created high quality 3D scans of ancient Vietnamese sculptures, and published them in an interactive Virtual 3D Museum where users can freely move, explore, and interact with objects as though they were there in person. More

La Bayadère ballet featuring 5 foot tall elephant made with 3D scanning

Oct.30, 2015 - With the help of modern making technology, the upcoming Russian production of La Bayadère ballet in the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow will feature a 150 cm tall elephant statue made with 3D scanning technology. More

FARO's new Freestyle3D X Handheld 3D laser scanner is best used for forensic scene capture

Oct.24, 2015 - FARO Technologies will feature its latest Freestyle3D X Handheld 3D Laser Scanner at the IACP 2015 expo this weekend in Chicago, Illinois. The handheld 3D scanner, which operates with a scanning accuracy of 1mm at a 1m range, has been designed for use in Architecture, Law Enforcement, and other industries. More

3D printed selfies now easier than ever with Fuboss full body 3D scanning system

Oct.23, 2015 - A Spanish developer has unveiled a body 3D scanning system called FUBOSS: The Full Body 3D Scan System. Fuboss consists of a set of equipment designed to integrate with 3D scanners to make full body scanning an easier, quicker process than ever before. More

Eora 3D Scanner turns smartphone into a 3D scanner, now available on Kickstarter for $229

Oct.20, 2015 - Developed by Australian entrepreneurs Rahul Koduri, Richard Boers and Asfand Khan, the Eora 3D is the first affordable very high quality handheld scanning device, and costs just $229 on Kickstarter. More

3D scanning booth opens on German AIDA Cruises' AIDAbella offering 3D printed selfies

Oct.18, 2015 - AIDA Cruises has signed a deal with Berlin-based Twinkind to install 3D scanning booth for 3D printed selfies on board of the AIDAbella, where passenders can scan themselves and have a selfie waiting for them at home. More

Orbbec's Persee computer camera, perfect for 3D printable scanning, hits indiegogo

Oct.2, 2015 - Orbbec has just launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo (that is already doing well) for their remarkable Persee, a combination of a high-def 3D camera and an ARM computer, which is perfect for building 3D apps and making 3D printable scans. What’s more, it is expected to retail for less than $300. More

Smart3D to launch Kickstarter for portable 3D scanner Pixelio next month

Sep.29, 2015 - In the spirit of the future and innovation that October 21st, 2015 has come to represent, UK based company Smart3D, Ltd. are launching a kickstarter on that day to fund their new portable 3D scanner, Pixelio. More

ReconstructMe 3D real-time scanning system now available for free

Sep.15, 2015 - ReconstructMe’s intuitive 3D scanning system allows you to create 3D scans of everything from your face to an entire room, and is now available entirely for free. More

30,000 year-old Venus figurine 3D scanned and printed for art exhibit in Belgium

Sep.11, 2015 - In yet another groundbreaking collaboration between the worlds of 3D printing and high art, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium has paired up with The Louvre, Fuel3D and Trideus to 3D scan and print a replica of the Venus de Galgenberg, one of the world’s oldest figurines. More

Dutch company Scanologics releases new mobile 3D scanner: the ScanLounge v2.1

Sep.8, 2015 - Scanologics has announced the launch of their new ScanLounge: the ScanLounge v2.1. Unlike the original model, the ScanLounge v2.1 is entirely mobile, facilitating its use for events such as conferences, exhibitions etc. More

MobileFusion: Microsoft project turns any smartphone into a 3D scanner

Aug.24, 2015 - Peter Ondruska - a student in the Mobile Robotics Group at the University of Oxford - along with Pushmeet Kohli and Shahram Izadi of Microsoft Research have developed a new system for making real-time scans of 3D surfaces using the existing tech within our smartphones - without any hardware modifications. More

In-Q-Tel invests in Fuel3D to develop 3D scanning technology for U.S. Government

May.6, 2015 - Fuel3D today announced a strategic investment and technology development agreement with In-Q-Tel (IQT), the not-for-profit investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the missions... More

Revolutionary Motion Contrast 3D scanner MC3D could be better than Kinect

May.3, 2015 - Oliver Cossairt’s camera, which he’s named Motion Contrast 3D Laser Scanner (MC3D), uses a similar process of single-point scanning like the original Kinect models, however it only scans portions of a scene that have changed... More

Artec 3D launches Space Spider, high-resolution handheld 3D scanner

Apr.29, 2015 - Artec 3D, a developer and manufacturer of professional 3D hardware and software, has just announced the launch of their latest professional-grade 3D scanner, the Space Spider. More

xxArray prepares to take their high-resolution 90+ camera digital scanner studio on a tour

Apr.28, 2015 - For a large population of kids (many of which were born in the 1970s and 1980s), seeing themselves as a video game character has always been a sort of fun fantasy - and why not? More

Amazon rumored to have acquired Shoefitr footwear 3D scanning company

Apr.14, 2015 - Now, it appears that Amazon is getting even more friendly with adding various 3D technologies as it was just announced that the company has acquired Shoefitr; a company that was born out of and utilizes 3D technology... More

Teacher builds DIY structured-light 3D scanner using a video projector and webcams

Apr.9, 2015 - Danish teacher Hesam Hamidi has come up with a design for an easy to build 3D scanner that is a perfect addition to any 3D printing hobbyists’ arsenal. His 3D scanner can be easily assembled using conventional items. More

Create an autonomous and voice-controlled 3d scanning rig for 3D printing

Mar.20, 2015 - For Instructables user “ldricnegrier”, this came in the form of a voice-controlled/autonomous 3D scanning rig that allows for a 3D scan capture to work as smooth as possible with the minimum amount of effort needed. More

Sardauscan is a DIY 3d scanner that you can 3D print and build for under $30

Mar.9, 2015 - Sardauscan, developed by Belgium designer Fabio Ferretti, is probably the cheapest 3d scanner you can find online. Ferretti has recently uploaded the schematics for this open source 3D scanner. More

Museum scientists use 3D scanning to discover secrets of rare Stegosaurus

Feb.20, 2015 - In 2013, London’s Natural History Museum managed to purchase a rare Stegosaurus skeleton. Nicknamed Sophie, the Stegosaurus is one of the most well-preserved skeleton known. More

Occipital releases Skanect 1.8 3D scanning software with enhanced coloring

Feb.12, 2015 - In addition to the Structure Sensor, San Francisco based Occipital makes Skanect, a popular 3D scanning software. Occipital has just announced the release of new version of the software: Skanect 1.8. More

Google’s Project Tango will let you scan the world in 3D, coming to smartphones this year

Feb.4, 2015 - Today, it was announced that Google wants their Project Tango 3D mapping technology to trickle out of developers’ hands and into those of consumers later this year... More

BQ launches new Ciclop open source DIY 3D scanner and Horus 3D scanning software

Feb.2, 2015 - More recently, the Spanish company BQ has announced that they are expanding their 3D printing ecosystem with their first DIY 3D scanner, Ciclop as well as their own 3D scanning software, Horus. More

Shining EinScan-S portable 3D scanner to launch on Kickstarter end of this week

Jan.28, 2015 - Developed by Chinese 3D printer and scanner manufacturers SHINING 3D, Shining EinScan-S 3D scanner is shaping up to be a very promising model. It is going to be a very high-quality machine as well as affordable and accessible. More

17-year old quits school to 3D scan and create archive of Vietnamese sculptures

Jan.23, 2015 - Recently, Nguyen Tri Quang, a 17-year old Vietnamese boy from Hanoi, quit school to dedicate all of his time to creating and publishing digital models of Vietnamese sculptures on his website, VR3D. More

SHINING 3D launches new and affordable high-resolution desktop 3D scanner

Jan.13, 2015 - Unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2015) in Las Vegas last week, the EinScan-S desktop 3D scanner from SHINING 3D aims to offer the highest quality 3D scanning technology in an affordable and easy-to-use package. More

3D print and build your own scanner with Atlas 3D laser scanner kit

Jan.9, 2015 - Developed by the Kentucky-based software engineer Uriah Liggett (from Murobo LLC), the Atlas 3D laser scanner kit is basically a DIY assembly kit for a very affordable and yet highly accurate 3D scanner. More

Acer adds Intel RealSense 3D scanning cameras to new lineup of laptops (CES 2015)

Jan.7, 2015 - Revealed this week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2015) in Las Vegas, Acer’s new Aspire V 17 Nitro notebook PC comes with an Intel RealSense camera that goes above and beyond the standard built-in laptop camera. More

Fuel3D Scanify 3D scanner digitizes 3D objects in 1/10th of a second

Jan.7, 2015 - Fuel3D has unveiled an interesting device that could be just as relevant for the 3D printing community: the SCANIFY, a device that could break down some of the barriers currently preventing widespread adoption of 3D printing. More

Artec Spider & SDK Automated Scanning creates 3D models with unprecedented detail and accuracy

Jan.2, 2015 - A group of international researchers and engineers have combined Artec Scanning Software and the Artec Spider, a handheld 3D scanner designed specifically for CAD users, to create a new, high-fedelity 3D scanning technique. More

Latest Apple Patent suggests 3D scanning is coming to iPhones

Dec.9, 2014 - More recently, Apple has patented a unique laser mapping system for the iPhone that allows the consumer smartphone device to accurate map interior environments such as homes, workspaces. More

New graphene-based Terahertz 3D scanner reveals hidden details in ancient works of art

Nov.26, 2014 - A consortium of researchers from five European countries is developing a state-of-the-art 3D scanning system that is bridging the worlds of science and art history like never before. More

Paracosm turns our world into 3D models, securing $3.3M in seed funding

Nov.5, 2014 - University of Florida spin-out Paracosm, a cloud-based software company, has received 3.3M in seed funding from Atlas Venture, iRobot, Osage University Partners, BOLDstart Ventures, New World Angels and Deep Fork Capital. More

Fuel3D handheld 3D scanner secures £4 million in expansion funding

Nov.4, 2014 - Fuel3D, a developer of 3D scanning solutions, today announced that it has closed a funding round totaling £4 million ($6.4 million). This funding builds on the company’s initial £1.6 million (£2.6 million) funding.. More

New HP Sprout PC features 3D scanning and a projector

Oct.29, 2014 - HP today introduced its vision for the future of computing and 3D printing by unveiling its new Blended Reality ecosystem: HP Multi Jet Fusion and a first-of-its-kind Immersive Computing platform 'Sprout'. More

Artec Group teams up with Threeding to 3D scan historical artifacts

Oct.28, 2014 - Artec Group, a developer and manufacturer of professional 3D scanners, and, a 3D printing marketplace and file-sharing website, have announced a cooperation agreement for the 3D scanning of historical artifacts. More

HP to reveal a crazy new Sprout PC with a 3D scanner & projector next week

Oct.22, 2014 - HP is preparing to show off a new Windows PC called the Sprout with a built-in projector and 3D scanner, according to a report from Re/code. Hewlett-Packard announced earlier this month it would split itself into two companies. More

Microsoft teams up with CyArk to bring world heritage sites in most detailed 3D to the web

Oct.8, 2014 - Microsoft has partnered with CyArk, a nonprofit organization to create a brand new website that showcases the world’s most treasured cultural sites. Based on 3D models scanned and built by CyArk... More

Total Moving Face Scanning: A new step in developing accurate 3D scans of facial features

Sep.25, 2014 - At this year’s European Conference on Computer Vision, that was held in Zurich, Switzerland, a team from the University of Washington revealed a very interesting new way of making 3D scans of facial features. More

Intel to include 3D scanning technology in next year’s tablets

Sep.19, 2014 - And at this week’s MakerCon 2014, that is being held in New York, Intel CEO Brain Krzanich revealed to the crowd that 3D scanners working on RealSense will be incorporated in their tablets in 2015. More

Fuel3D and Ultimaker team up in the UK

Sep.2, 2014 - 3D scanner firm, Fuel3D announced today that it has signed a joint distribution deal in the UK with 3D printing company Ultimaker. The company’s 3D scanner will be offered as part of a bundle deal. More

3D scanning firm Matterport raises $16m in Series B to lead 3D expansion

Jul.7, 2014 - 3D scanning firm Matterport has raised an additional $16 million in a Series B financing led by DCM Ventures, with AME Cloud Ventures also joining as a new investor. More

itSeez3D app & Structure Sensor to turn your iPad into ultra-realistic 3D scanner

Jul.2, 2014 - iPad owners can now create 3D objects from real life, thanks to a new app from visual technology developer Itseez. Itseez has launched Itseez3D scanner application, designed to work with Occipital Structure Sensor. More

Free TRNIO app turns your iPhone into a 3D scanner

Jun.28, 2014 - 3D scanning captures the geometry of the 3D world, but most existing 3D scanner are expensive and require a complicated setup. TRNIO is a new app that aims to turn your iPhone into a high-quality 3D scanner. More

3D Systems announces iSense iPad 3D Scanner available for pre-order

Jun.26, 2014 - 3D Systems announced that its iSense 3D Scanner is now available for preorder. 3D Systems unveiled the iSense, a compact device that transforms your iPad into a lightweight camera, at CES this January. More

Full body scanning booths open in Asda, print a 3D Selfie for £60

Jun.25, 2014 - Asda teamed up with Artec Group to bring 3D printing technology to shoppers in the UK with the installation of Artec Shapify Booth, a high speed 3D full body scanner in its Trafford Park store. More

Rendor App aims to turn smartphones into 3D scanners

Jun.14, 2014 - Rendor is a free-to-use application that lets you scan and create usable 3D models of objects using just your phone. Users will be able to download and print to place beneath the object. More

UK Petrie Museum launches 3D online library of ancient Egyptian collection

May.1, 2014 - The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology in London has launched an interactive online 3D object library, allowing visitors to view the artefacts in the same way as curators. More

Fuel 3D wins $1.1 million contract to develop medical imaging system

Apr.9, 2014 - Fuel 3D Technologies Ltd., developer of 3D scanning solutions, today announced it has secured a $1.1 million SBRI Healthcare development contract for the development of a 3D medical imaging system. More

Scientists 3D print a whale graveyard to solve 'Sudden Death at Sea' mystery

Feb.27, 2014 - It is one of the largest fossil site discovered in recent years - a mysterious whale graveyard was found in the Atacama Desert of Northern Chile. More

Start your own 3D scanning business with Artec's Shapify.Pro and Kinect

Feb.19, 2014 - 3D scanner company Artec Group has launched Shapify.Pro – a new iteration of its 3D-selfie technology designed for Microsoft Kinect owners and those who want to make money with it. More

Australian police using 3D scanner to map crime scenes in minutes

Feb.17, 2014 - Police in the Australian state of Queensland has started using a handheld laser scanner to capture data and create a 3D map of a crime scene, including in areas where there is no GPS reception. More

Fuel3D secures $2.6 million initial investment

Feb.13, 2014 - Fuel 3D Technologies Ltd., developer of 3D scanning solutions, today announced it has secured $2.6 million (€1.9m / £1.6m) in early stage financing to further the development of its Fuel3D scanner technology. More

Fuel3D unveils final design of its handheld 3D scanner 

Jan.27, 2014 -  Fuel3D today unveiled the first images of the final design of its handheld colour 3D scanner which they raised over $325,000 in 2013 through a successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.  More 

US police deploy 3D scanner to capture accidents and crime scenes (video)

Jan.24, 2014 -   The Roswell Police Department has recently acquired a Faro 3D scanner which will be utilized in major accidents and crime scenes. More

SoftKinetic powers the hottest 3D technologies at CES 2014 

Jan.9, 2014 -  This week, SoftKinetic, the gesture and object recognition company announced a few strategic partnerships with leading 3D technology companies, who are using SoftKinetic cameras and the company's iisu middleware to design innovative solutions. More 

3D Systems unveils a $499 iSense 3D scanner for iPad 

Jan.8, 2014 -  3D Systems unveils its iSense 3D scanner, a new consumer scanner for iPad with 3D printing optimization on Tuesday. More 

How to upgrade your Asus Xtion into a handheld 3D scanner

Jan.3, 2014 -   At le FabShop in Paris, makers have been using the Asus Xtion or Kinect and software package Skanect for capturing full colour 3D scans. However none of these objects is ergonomic. More

GM uses 3D scanning to dissect the competition 

Dec, 30, 2013 -  General Motors has recently issued an official document explaining how the company is using 3D scanning technologies for competitive benchmarking and for streamlining the design development process. More 

Ben Heck hacks Cubify Sense 3D scanner (video)

Dec.22, 2013 -   Ben Heck attempts to scan a variety of objects with the Cubify Sense 3D scanner to discover how to get the most out of the device and to create the best prints possible. More

Floored raises $5.26M to make interactive 3D models of real estate

Dec.19, 2013 -   New York-based startup Floored announced today its $5.26 million Series A round led by RRE Ventures, with participation by new investor Greycroft Partners. More

Paracosm transforms reality to 3D models, receiving $800k in funding 

Dec.11, 2013 -  3D imaging firm Paracosm, which was launched at the start of the year, develops software using computer-aided design (CAD) to convert depth camperas into 3D mapping systems. More 

Scientists develop new app to turn mobile phones into 3D scanners 

Dec.5, 2013 -  The Computer vision and geometry Lab of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ) developed an app that turns your normal smartphone into a mobile 3D scanner.  More 

Experimental 3D scanner produces high-res 3D images virtually in the dark

Nov.29, 2013 -  MIT researchers have figured out how to obtained ultrasharp images of weakly illuminated objects using single photons.  More 

Cirri turns digital images into professional quality 3D models 

Nov.28, 2013 -  Unlike any other scanning devices in the market today that require additional hardware, Cirri turns multiple digital images into three dimensional models. More 

Robocular: High quality color 3D scanner on Kickstarter, starting at 499$ 

Nov.27, 2013 -  Kenmore, WA based Robocular LLC outed an affordable, consumer-friendly scanner called the Robocular, a high-resolution, full color and texture 3D Scanner. More 

Cadillac Elmiraj concept created in less than a week using 3D scanning 

Nov.26, 2013 -  How did this gorgeous Elmiraj concept go from clay to a digital model, and back to the hands of a craftsman again? Turns out, the Elmiraj was formed by using structured-light 3D scanning. More 

Apple confirms $360 Million acquisition of 3D sensing firm PrimeSense 

Nov.25, 2013 -  Apple has confirmed that it has completed its acquisition of Israeli firm PrimeSense, the maker of motion-tracking chip technology that was used in Microsoft's Kinect game console. More 

Cubik full colour desktop 3D scanner 

Nov.19, 2013 -  The low-cost full colour desktop 3D scanner launched on Kickstarter in February 2013 now has a name: it is called Cubik.  More 

Artec unveiled - online 3D scanning service with Kinect 

Nov.19, 2013 -  3D scanner company Artec Group announces the launch of a new 3D-scanning and printing service that lets you easily scan yourself at home and get a 3D print of your figurine. More 

Matterport taking pre-orders for 3D interior mapping camera 

Nov.17, 2013 -  Silicon Valley startup MatterPort is releasing its 3D camera that allows you to scan, compile, and make cloud-ready a 3D model of your house easily and quickly. More 

Apple reportedly buys Kinect sensor firm PrimeSense for $345 mln 

Nov.17, 2013 -  Apple has bought PrimeSense, the Israeli fabless semiconductor company responsible for the technology in the original Xbox 360 Kinect, for $345 million. More 

Smithsonian launches 3D scanning and printing initiative to open up history 

Nov.13, 2013 -  The Smithsonian Institution is launching a new 3D scanning and printing initiative to make more of its massive collection accessible to schools, researchers and the public worldwide. More 

DIY multiple Raspberry Pi 3D scanner

Nov.12, 2013 -   Instructables user the_anykey has come up with a cool pi 3D scanner, consisting of 36 Raspberry Pies + Pi Cameras and one raspberry and NAS system for control. More

3D Systems launches $399 Sense consumer 3D Scanner 

Nov.8, 2013 -  3D Systems releases today the Sense 3D scanner, the company's first 3D scanner designed for the consumer and optimized for 3D printing. More 

Microsoft new technology turns every smartphone into a 3D scanner 

Oct.31, 2013 -  During Innovation Day 2013 at Microsoft Research Asia on Oct. 30, researchers demonstrated how to create 3D images using a mobile phone.More 

3D scanner maker Creaform acquired by AMETEK for $120 million 

Oct.30, 2013 -  Creaform, Inc. developer and manufacturer of portable 3D scanner, has been acquired for $120 million by AMETEK, Inc. a publicly traded, global manufacturer of electronic instruments. More 

Structure Sensor raises $1M on Kickstarter, with 13 days to go 

Oct.18, 2013 -  Boulder & SF-based Occipital announced today that their Kickstarter campaign for the Structure Sensor has surpassed $1M in pledges from more than 2,700 backers worldwide.  More 

3D scanning turns a metro journey into an abstracted virtual trip 

Sep.30, 2013 -  Metro is Chris Coleman's every day commute on the Denver Light Rail. With a handheld 3D scanning device and a laptop, the artist rode the Denver Light Rail and recorded his experience. More 

Rembrandt prints in 3D: for research on painting process

Sep.25, 2013 -   Scientists at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands have created some lifelike reproduction of paintings by Rembrandt and Vincent van Gogh in full color using 3D printing for research. More

MakerBot shows off Digitizer 3D Scanner, optimized for 3D Printing

Sep.21, 2013 -   MakerBot shows off Digitizer 3D Scanner at Digitizer's official press launch on Friday. "We've taken the time to get the software right and make it easy for people." More

Aussie scientists create first detailed 3D scan of the Tower of Pisa 

Sep.19, 2013 -  A team of Australian researchers have created the most detailed interior 3D map of Italy's iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa by using a breakthrough handheld scanner.  More 

Structure Sensor turns your iPad into a 3D Scanner 

Sep.17, 2013 -  San Francisco-based company focused on computer vision-based applications launches the first-ever 3D sensor for mobile devices on Kickstarter.  More 

Artec 3D scans the original battle field of Borodino 

Sep.14, 2013 -  At the request of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Artec 3D recently scanned a portion of the famous Borodino battlefield where Napoleon was stopped by Russian forces outside of Moscow in 1812. More 

With $2.8M Series A-1 funding, 3-D Scanner Co. Matterport prepares for rollout 

Sep.13, 2013 -  Matterport, Inc., the developer for cloud-based 3D models of interior spaces, announced this week that it has raised a $2.8 million Series A-1 financing with participation from several renowned entrepreneurs. More 

$199 Rubicon 3D scanner on indiegogo 

Sep.8, 2013 -  Robert from Riga, Latvia has just launched his new invention on indiegogo: Rubicon, a simple and cost-effective 3D scanner.More 

DIMBODY 3D desktop scanner

Sep.1, 2013 -   Alessandro Grossi, a creative mechanical engineer based in Italy, designed and developed DIMBODY 3d scanner, a digitalizer tha allows you to make a digital copy of physical objects on your computer. More

MakerBot launches the MakerBot Digitizer 3D Scanner 

Aug.22, 2013 -  MakerBot, desktop 3D printer manufacturer, announced today the availability of the MakerBot Digitizer desktop 3D scanner on its website. More 

MakerBot Digitizer 3D scanner will go on sale next week

Aug.15, 2013 -   Makerbot announced today that the Makerbot Digitizer is going on sale next week. "It is the easiest, fastest way for anyone to create 3D models," says Makerbot. More

Fuel3D 3D Scanner adds unique 3D cover design from Joshua Harker for Kickstarter backers 

Aug.14, 2013 -  Fuel3D announced on Monday it has added Joshua Harker's design of the limited edition Fuel3D product cover for pledgers. More 

3D scanners found three species of dinosaur are just one

Aug.13, 2013 -   What were once believed to be three different types of the genus Psittacosaurus, or "parrot lizard", have now been confirmed to be all members of a single species. More

Handheld 3D scanners engaged in making of Brad Pitt zombie blockbuster "World War Z"

Aug.4, 2013 -   Handheld Artec scanners were used in 'World War Z' to digitize weapons, multiple baggage items for the plane crash scene, as well as actors and their elaborate costumes. More

Fuel3D: Affordable point-and-shoot handheld 3D scanner on Kickstarter 

Jul.31, 2013 -  Fuel3D Inc. today launched Fuel3D, an affordable handheld 3D scanner that captures extremely high resolution mesh and color information of objects on crowd funding platform Kickstarter. More 

Apple looking to buy Israeli firm behind Kinect sensor 

Jul.16, 2013 -  Apple is rumored to be in acquisition talks with Israeli fabless semiconductor company Primesense.  More 

Turn real objects into Minecraft blocks with DekkoScan iOS app

Jul.15, 2013 -   Portemantho of a small San Francisco-based studio Dekko built an app for iOS that lets you scan real-life objects and brings them to Minecraft. More

Skanect for Mac is launched

Jul.10, 2013 -   Occipital Inc. launches 'Skanect' 1.5, 3D scanning software for Mac OS X Mountain Lion. This new version is optimized to run on recent models of Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, Mac Mini, and Mac Pro. More

Swedish museum to let visitors 'unwrap' a real mummy 

Jul.5, 2013 -  A Swedish museum says it plans to digitise its mummy collection in 3D using the latest 3D reality capture techniques to allow visitors to unwrap a real mummy in digital form.  More 

3D scanning in full color using focus stacked photos 

Jun.28, 2013 -  One common method to create a 3D scan of an object is to use Microsoft Kinect to build DIY 3D scanning rigs. But Computer engineer Giancarlo Todone has found a new approach to 3D scanning: using focus stacking.  More 

Artist used Google Glass to 3D scan museum's sculpture for 3D printing 

Jun.25, 2013 -  It is cool to connect Google Glass with art creation. 3D modeler Todd Blatt has recently taken Google Glass to the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore and used it to 3D scan sculptures for 3D printing.  More 

Occipital acquiring 3D-scanning startup ManCTL to make 3D modeling easier 

Jun.23, 2013 -  San Francisco based Occipital is acquiring 3D-scanning startup ManCTL, the company behind Skanect to easily acquire and process images and high-dimensional data from the real world.  More 

First ultra-high resolution 3D digital brain 

Jun.21, 2013 -  Two hundred areas have been documented through Big Brain, corresponding to roughly 70 % of the human brain. This new anatomical tool will work as an atlas for neurosurgery and help researchers better understand brain diseases. More 

On Kickstarter: Set the world's 3D art free through a scanner

Jun.10, 2013 -   Cosmo Wenman wants to capture 3D scans numerous notable sculptures to make 3D printable designs of these cultural heritage of sculptural masterworks available to everyone. More

Artec Spider 3D Scanner targets objects with small details 

Jun.10, 2013 -  Artec announces the official release of Artec Spider. The Artec Spider is a light-weight, easy to use scanner designed for CAD users. More 

New SCENECT version: 3D scanning with Kinect is now even easier 

Jun.8, 2013 -  FARO technologies, has recently annouced SCENECT 5.2, the new version of the free 3D scan app that allows users to create precise 3D models that are even more professional. More 

3D scanners firm wins £1m contracts 

Jun.4, 2013 -  British technology company Image Scan, manufacturer of 3D scanners for airports, railway stations and specialist engineering firms, announces that it has won contracts totalling over £1,000,000 since 1 April 2013.  More 

DIY VirtuRange LIDAR 3D-Scanner

May.25, 2013 -   There are a lot DIY scanners out there, but Bernhard from VirtuMake wanted to build a time-of-flight 3D scanner at home. More

H3Dpro - 3D body scan and 3D figurine printing on Indiegogo 

May.18, 2013 -  Belgium natives Philippe Letellier and Fred Paulus, Founders of H3Dpro, LLC, have launched a campaign on Indiegogo to provide HD, full-body or face 3D scanning services. More 

3D scanning reveals caterpillars turning into butterflies 

May.16, 2013 -  How does a caterpillar turn into a butterfly? Scientists from the University of Manchester have taken 3D images of a caterpillar and watched the whole process using micro-CT scanning technology. More 

The Smithsonian is 3D-scanning the past for future generations 

May.14, 2013 -  What can you do to bring some of the Smithsonian's 137 million objects to life? The Smithsonian decided to use laser arm scanners to preserve its collection.  More 

Could 3D scanner detect mist, ice or humidity? Here are the remarkable results! 

May.9, 2013 -  Two British architects, Matthew Shaw and William Trossell have been expanding the representational range of the laser scanner over the past few years. More 

Creaform to introduce robot-mounted 3D scanners

May.7, 2013 -   Creaform has launched on Monday a robot-mounted laser 3D scanner for automated inspection on and off the production line. More

Kinect@Home spinoff Volumental aims to be "The Youtube of 3D"

Apr.22, 2013 -   Volumental is aimed to become "The Youtube of 3D" that users can share or embed 3D model in any webpage just like a video clip. More

3D scanning the Sydney Opera House for future generations 

Apr.19, 2013 -  Sydney Opera House is being surveyed inside and out by a team of laser scanning experts from Scotland to create an extraordinarily detailed, 3D model of Australia's most famous building. More 

Creaform Launches handheld Health Care Partner 3D Scanner

Apr.16, 2013 -   Creaform, manufactuer of portable 3D measurement devices, launches their new Health Care Partner (HCP) 3D Scanner, developed specifically for human body scanning. More

Using 3D body scanner to help you find the right bike 

Apr.14, 2013 -  A new bicycle shop called Roll was opened at 2163 N. Clybourn in Chicago last week. Besides a big collection of top bikes and gear, the 4300sqft (399sqm) shop is also equipped with a 3D body scanner.  More 

Artec introduces new hand-held 3D scanner Spider 

Apr.12, 2013 -  Artec3D, a 3D scanning manufacturer and developer of 3D facial recognition technology has announced a new generation hand-held, 3D scanner named Spider - so named because of its many "eyes".  More 

New 3D scanner creates high-resolution 3D images from a kilometer away

Apr.5, 2013 -   The research team, led by Gerald Buller, describes a ToF imaging system that can gather high-resolution, 3-D information about objects that are typically very difficult to image, from up to a kilometer away. More

Affordable Photon 3D Scanner: scan items with one click 

Mar.28, 2013 -  Designed and created by Toronto based Adam Brandejs and Drew Cox, the Photon 3D Scanner is the system that allows anyone to take a physical object. More 

Digiteyezer annoucing AlterEgo, a fully automated "scan-to-print" solution

Mar.27, 2013 -   Using company's AlterEgo, the "scan-to-print" solution, Digiteyezer could, with a single click, scan 1500 visitors and print more than 500 figurines. More

Autodesk announces ReCap: Creating 3D data from photos and scans

Mar.26, 2013 -   Today Autodesk announcd ReCap, a pair of 3D scanning apps that allows users to to create intelligent 3D models from laser scans and captured photos. More

3D scanner helps artist create life-sized racehorse sculpture 

Mar.22, 2013 -  Turner prize-winning artist Mark Wallinger unveiled his new sculpture 'The White Horse' outside the British Council's London headquarters on the Mall.  More 

DIY VirtuZoom Microscope 3D-Scanner for miniature objects

Mar.21, 2013 -  Bernhard Mayrhofer from virtumake just released the VirtuZoom Microscope 3D-Scanner for scanning tiny objects.More 

BodyAvatar: Kinect app lets you create 3D avatars with your body 

Mar.20, 2013 -  The Microsoft Research team Asia has unveiled a new program BodyAvator at the company's TechFest 2013 that would allow users to create 3D Avatars with their bodies and imagination.  More 

Lantos' 3D Ear Scanning System Receives FDA Clearance

Mar.19, 2013 -  Lantos Technologies, Inc. announced that it has received clearance from the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to market the Lantos 3D Ear Scanning System.  More 

Affordable Moedls Mobile 3D scanner goes live on Kickstarter 

Mar.18, 2013 -  Moedls is currently live on Kickstarter for crowdfunding the production of Moedls laser scanners. Fehr has specially designed a rotating platform. More 

3D body scanning offshore workers to boost safety 

Mar.14, 2013 -  UK researchers have launched a project to help revolutionise safety in the North Sea by measuring offshore workers' body size with 3D scanners to inform the future design of safety equipment. More 

Kinect Fusion to help doctors visualize 3D brain scans

Mar.12, 2013 -   At Microsoft's annual TechFest engineers showed an impressive looking demo of building a 3D model of a brain based on a brain scan. More

MakerBot unveils Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner prototype at SXSW 

Mar.8, 2013 -  3D printer manufacturer MakerBot today announced the development of a new MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner prototype at South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive.  More 

Matterport to launch 3D camera, raises $5.6 Million funding 

Mar.7, 2013 -  3D scanning startup Matterport has raised a $5.6 million Series A round to manufacture and sell a first-ever 3D camera. More 

Microsoft shows Off three affordable 3D scanning projects (video) 

Mar.6, 2013 -  At Microsoft's TechFest 2013 this week, the company shows off several different methods to produce 3D scan of a person or an object. More 

3D Scan with VirtuCube and David Laserscanner 3.7

Mar.3, 2013 -  Bernhard at VirtuMake just released his prototype of the VirtuCube, a DIY 3D-scanner consisting of an Acer K11 beamer, a Logitech HD Webcam C615, an Arduino Turntable. More 

Moedls app turns your smartphone into a 3D Scanner 

Feb.25, 2013 -   Mobile 3d Laser Scanner, is an app which runs on a smartphone and can do high level 3D scanning.  More 

Low-cost full colour desktop 3D scanner on Kickstarter 

Feb.13, 2013 -  The CADScan 3D team has developed an easy-to-use, low-cost desktop scanner for professionals and hobbyists using a combination of low-resolution and high-resolution scanning methods. More 

Startup Matterport's low-cost 3D scanner raises nearly $4M

Feb.2, 2013 -   Y Combinator startup Matterport that has invented a new compact scanner has raised $3,908,189 USD, almost 4 million dollars from 39 investors. More

Lynx A: world's first point-and-shoot 3D camera for high quality 3D models

Feb.2, 2013 -  Austin, TX based Lynx Laboratories has created an inexpensive and handheld 3D capture device, Lynx A Camera, which can digitize the shape and motion of what it sees.More 

Floored raises $1 million to develop 3D modeling software for real estate 

Feb.1, 2013 -  New York-based Floored unveils an impressive 3D modeling software that generates 3D models of interior spaces for the commercial real estate market.  More 

First "scan to print" 3D printing shop in France

Jan.16, 2013 -   Last week another 3D printing shop is opened in France near Toulouse. Digiteyezer teamed up with Nailloux Fashion Village and Open Studio and presented an amazing attraction. More

First open source D3D scanner from 3D Creations

Jan.4, 2013 -  3D Creations, a Milwaukee-based reseller of affordable 3D printers and 3D scanners, is currently developing a low-cost open source 3D scanner. More 

PhoneScope 3D: add a high-res 3D scanner to your iPhone

Dec.4, 2012 -   PhoneScope 3D designed by Spatial Vision and Design is a special macro lens add-on for your iPhone's camera. - "Think of it as a magnifying glass for your iPhone." More

3D scan of Newton's Death Mask 

Oct.2, 2012 -  This 3D scan of Newton's Death Mask was created by Microsoft Cambridge using a normal X-box Kinect scanner and some of their experimental software. More 

Track and translate the motion of swimming fish into 3D printed sculpture

Oct.1, 2012 -   A fish swims in a tank, and its motion is scanned by the surrounded cameras and then translated into a 3D printed sculpture. This project is called Float. More

Turn Kinect into portable and wireless depth camera 

Sep.17, 2012 -  Microsoft's Kinect is often be used to make 3D scans. But researchers from the University of Bristol have developed a mobile, wireless depth camera based on the Kinect. More 

Historians discover secret of famous painting using 3D scanners 

Sep.10, 2012 -  The portrait of Anthony van Dyck, a 17th century Flemish artist, is believed for centuries to be by his teacher, Peter Paul Rubens. Thanks to the latest image processing techniques. More 

Help the robots with your Kinect at home 

Aug.30, 2012 -  Kinect@Home, a new project launched by robotics researchers at the CAS Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, asks people in the world to scan things around them and upload the scan to the Kinect@Home database. More 

New Kinect-based 3D scanning software released

Aug.7, 2012 -   3D3 Solutions announces the release of KScan3D at Siggraph 2012 today. KScan3D is a Kinect-based 3D scanning software running on Windows OS allowing users to capture 3D scans with a click of a button. More

3D model of Diplodocus skull revealed eating habit of the giant dinosaur

Jul.31, 2012 -   The eating habits of Diplodocus, one of the longest known dinosaur - about 30 meters in length and weighing around 15 tonnes, have been revealed by scientists using CT scans and biomechanical modelling. More

Mahoro robot performs dangerous lab work with more accuracy and in half the time 

Jul.30, 2012 -  A two-armed robot, called Mahoro, is co-developed by Japan's National Institute of Advanced Science and Technology (AIST) and Yaskawa Electric Corporation, already being used in labs to carry out dangerous lab work that previously had to be done manually by human. More 

Eva 3D Scanner delivers accurate color and structure data without markers 

Jul.5, 2012 -  Artec Group recently released their "next-gen" EVA 3D scanner, a full color scanner that captures subtle changes in object and delivers accurate color and structure data. Artec is similar to a video camera which captures in 3D. More 

Recreating dinosaurs with 3D scanner and 3D printer 

Jul.3, 2012 -  With 3D printing technology, scientists can make endless duplication for their studies. By watching how the bone and joint structures fit together, they could have a more accurate picture of how the animal actually lived and moved. More 

Scientists will produce the first 3D models of the Arctic sea ice

Jun.2, 2012 -   Starting on July 9, scientists led by Peter Wadhams of Cambridge University will work together with 3D scanning experts and engineers to capture the true shape of Arctic sea ice for the first time. More

Makerbot works with the Met capturing and sharing great artworks with the world

Jun.3, 2012 -   The MakerBot team and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York are working together to digitize the Met. This weekend Makerbot team, a group of artists and curators, digital archivists from Met team are studying, scanning, and recreating pieces from the Met's collection of art and artifacts. More

Trimensional to team up with MakerBot on 3D scanning and exporting 

May.24, 2012 -  MakerBot Industries and Trimensional have released Trimensional: MakerBot Edition. What is Trimensional? Trimensional is a 3D scanner for your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad created by Georgia Tech researcher Grant Schindler and released On Jaunary 5, 2011.  More 

Boeing unveils 3D imaging technology to build planes 

May.22, 2012 -  Boeing unveils on Monday its experiement of applying new 3D technology on the 747 line in its Everett plant. There are four laser sersors built in a cart and each laser looks into different direction and angles. More 

Hohenstein Institutes unveil compact portable 3D scanner

Apr.19, 2012 -  Researchers at Germany's Hohenstein Institute have developed a new handheld, portable 3D scanner which allows quick and precise recording of small and medium-sized shapes, objects and body parts. More 

Home 3D Scanning with X box Kinect 

Apr.12, 2012 -  How computers make sense of our environment? How can we detect the movement, position and rotation of a object by using an input device?  More 

Step by step tutorial to fix a 3D scan for 3D printing

Apr.9, 2012 -   Tony Buser at Makerbot made this execellent step-by-step tutorial showing how he uses a variety of programs to fix 3D objects. More

MatterPort's scanner makes 3D capture as digital photography 

Apr.3, 2012 -  Silicon Valley startup MatterPort recently unveiled their new technology at Y-Combinator's Bi-Annual Demo Day, a new compact scanner that allows users to basically point a gun and do instantaneous scan-to-model of their surrounding environment.  More 

Incredibly low-cost line lasers for 3D scanning 

Mar.5, 2012 -  "Do it yourself Gadgets" didn't want to buy the line laser so he just made his own from supplies he can find in his home. He tried two different methods of building line lasers. More 

Build your own Kinect-like 3D camera 

Mar.5, 2012 -  Want to take 3D picture and print it out using your 3D printer? This home-build kinect-like 3D camera is a simple solution. Hackengineer has presented a portable 3D camera that only uses an HVGA projector with an ordinary CMOS camera.  More 

Armada conceptual portable 3D scanner running with iOS

Mar.1, 2012 -   Armada is a conceptual portable 3D scanner that can rapidly capture the physical forms of objects in an editable 3D format and maintains a Z axis resolution of .004 inches up to 5 feet from object. More

orcamOrcaM reconstructs perfect digital copies of any object 

Jan.20, 2012 -  The best partner for a high-precision 3D printer is a 3D scanner which can build high-resolution 3D models of any objects. Here we have one: a digitally-scanning "reconstruction sphere".  More 

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IRENE/3D scanner restores 125-Year-Old recordings 

Jan.3, 2012 -  Restoration specialists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, CA have succeeded in using 3D optical scanning technology to recreate 125 year old recordings. More 

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Holiday project: build a 3D FabScan yourself 

Dec.23, 2011 -  Christmas holiday is coming, finally have time to start your favorite DIY project at home. Why not build you own 3D-scanner - a FabScan. What is that?  More 

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Alley Posts: a beautiful film created using 3D Scanner 

Dec.20, 2011 -  A 3D scanner, an idea and a creative mind forms this short film. More 

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3D scanning technology helps Robot to learn 

Dec.17, 2011 -  Wanna a robot help with your house chore and make dinner for you? It is now possible! European university researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany are developing ARMAR-III. More 

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