The 3D printing industry is helping to grow the market for 3D scanners, especially with the introduction of a number of low cost scanners. Are these scanners an alternative to more professional versions for your application?
Leslie Langnau, Managing Editor
How will the introduction of low cost 3D scanners affect your design process? For more than 40 years, 3D scanners were traditionally high-priced tools targeted at measurement/metrology, quality inspection, and reverse engineering applications. While often viewed as on the high side, the price of these units reflects the accuracy, robustness, and capabilities of these devices.