Manufacturer of the consumer-grade 3D printer series daVinci, XYZprinting, has just announced an affordable handheld 3D scanner based on Intel’s RealSense 3D camera.
The built-in RealSense camera uses advanced depth sensing technology to produce full-colour and highly accurate images, which can then be easily edited and enhanced using XYZ’s Software. Being fully integrated with the company’s 3D printers, users can print and share their scanned objects.
Priced at $ 299 the new handheld 3D scanner is targeted at a broader market and supposed to make 3D technology accessible for users with little or no experience in creating 3D images.
“Making 3D printing technology affordable and approachable has been XYZprinting’s biggest goal. Through our collaboration with Intel, the XYZ Handheld Scanner will, once again, break down the barriers for users that don’t know how to create 3D models, and unlock countless possibilities to replicate a wide variety of objects using 3D printing technology“, said Simon Shen, CEO of XYZprinting.
The XYZprinting 3D scanner will be available in spring 2016 at the majority of the company’s retailers.
- Scan volume: max. 2 x 2 x 2 m, min. 0.1 x 0.1 x 0.1 m
- Accuracy: 1 mm
- Operating range: min. 0.3 m, max. 1.5 m
- Depth image size: 640 x 480
- Colour image size: 1080 p
- Free software: XYZscan
- Output format: STL, OBJ PLY
- Supports Windows 8.1 (32-bit or 64-bit)