While it may no seem like it, 3D scanning has been around since the 1970’s and it has changed a lot from its inception. Using laser triangulation, 3D scanning devices capture a digital model of real-world objects. While 3D scanners used to be far more common for industrial usage, recent developments have widened the pool, allowing for low cost scanners to enter the market.
One can imagine, 3D scanners and 3D printing go hand in hand. That’s why we’ve created a handy guide to scanning technology right here, rating them by price, speed, precision and software capabilities.