May 27, 2022

MakerBot Demos a 3D ‘Digitizer’ Scanner Prototype

From The Verge:

MakerBot founder Bre Pettis today announced the Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner prototype it intends to sell alongside its Replicator 3D printers. The scanner uses a combination of cameras and lasers to scan an object and create a digital file that can then be printed using one of MakerBot’s replicators.


The Digitizer is capable of scanning objects up to 8 inches by 8 inches in less than three minutes.

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See Also: “MakerBot unveils its most disruptive tool yet: The Digitizer 3D scanner” (via VentureBeat)

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