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3D Scanner for 3D Printer – What to Consider and Which to Buy

3D printing creates a physical object from a 3D model. 3D scanning creates a 3D model from a physical object. They are the yin to the other's yang. Read on to find the best 3D scanner for your 3D printer so you can close the loop and recreate objects all day long.

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3D Scanner Buyer's Guide
25 Best 3D Scanners of Winter 2018-19

Check out our 3D scanner buyer's guide to the 25 best 3D scanners (DIY, handheld, desktop, and tripod mountable) in winter 2018-19, plus an introduction to 3D scanning technologies.

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The Best DIY 3D Scanners (You Can Build or Buy)

Did you know that you can make your own 3D scans without any special or expensive equipment? Did you know that making your own 3D scanner can actually be a very fun DIY project? Here are a number of ways you can build your own DIY 3D scanner.

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The Kinect as a 3D Scanner – An Easy Beginner’s Tutorial

3D scanning technology has been around for a while, but upgrading your Kinect to have one at home? Yes, it's true! You can now have a Kinect 3D scanner without breaking the bank.

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2019 Einscan Pro 2X 3D Scanner – Review the Specs

Shining 3D has released the Einscan Pro 2X 3D scanner and ExScan Pro software, ushering in the next-generation of seamless 3D scanning solutions. Let's review the specs.

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EinScan-SE Review – Best Value 3D Scanner in 2019

The EinScan-SE from Shining 3D is our winter 2018/19 pick for "Best Value 3D Scanner". Check out our review to find out why it offers excellent value for money.

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3D Scanner and Printer – All You Need to Know in 2019

Interested in the process of reproducing real objects through 3D scanning and 3D printing? In this article, we take a look at both technologies, paying special attention to how they differ and how they can work together.

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Autodesk 123D Catch Review
Autodesk 123D Catch Review

Autodesk's 123D Catch is an App for iOS, Android and Windows PC operating systems that can generate high-resolution 3D models using a series of photographs of an item

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Kodak and Twindom Unveil Full Body 3D Scanner at CES 2018

At CES 2018, Eastman Kodak Company and its brand licensee Twindom revealed the KODAK Full Body 3D Scanner. The mobile 3D scanner produces high resolutions scans that can be 3D printed in full color. 

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3D Forensics Capture Shoe Prints Instantly in Three Dimensions

Researchers are developing 3D Forensics technology to capture high-resolution 3D images of shoeprints in snow and soil.

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Students 3D Print Diorama of Ancient Chinese History

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Ain’t No Mountain High Enough for Mcor 3D Printers

Scaling new heights with 3D printing, Mcor Technologies show off a full-color replica of Kebnekaise, the highest mountain in Sweden.

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Stunning 3D Printed Cathedral of St James in Transparent Resin

Croatian company Vectrino used 3D printing to create a replica of the Šibenik Cathedral of St James, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a new exhibition.

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How 3D Scanning Can Optimize Food Packaging

Swiss specialists Bachmann Forming use Artec 3D scanners to digitize handcrafted chocolate bunnies, so they can create custom food packaging.

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Sony and Sculpteo Team Up on Smartphone 3D Printing Service

Sculpteo and Sony announce a new partnership to 3D print objects and faces scanned with 3D Creator on the Sony Xperia XZ1 smartphone.