Imagine being able to create a lifelike 3D representation of any conceivable object quickly and easily. That's the promise behind the new generation of 3D scanners, which feature compact designs and easier set-up. Although the technology behind them isn't new, the 3D scanner has only recently become a viable tool for companies of all types and sizes thanks to increased software capability and system affordability.
Small automotive companies, medical facilities, and arts organizations are now able to enjoy the same access to 3D scanners that was once reserved only for the largest corporations. And thanks to their ever increasing ease-of-use and accuracy, 3D scanners have become a vital addition for a wide variety of applications, including reverse engineering, architectural rendering, digital archiving, prototype machining, package design, and rapid prototyping.
But most 3D scanners available on the market today have greatly limited mobility and portability - requiring that the object be brought to the scanner instead of the other way around.
Now Z Corp. has made the use of scanning technology easier with the introduction of the ZScanner 700, the first self-positioning, real-time surfacing 3D laser scanner. The hand-held ZScanner 700 is easy to use, fast, and can scan any object - even those in the tightest spaces - all at once and in real-time. Unlike other 3D scanners that require extensive post-processing to stitch multiple scans into one, the ZScanner 700 lets you capture the entire object in one continuous scan, with no need to stop the process to reposition the object and recalibrate the scanner.