Accelerate - July 2013
Go!SCAN Meets Go!MODEL; Portable 3D Printer; 3-D in Zero G
Go!SCAN Meets Go!MODEL
Last year, Creaform (creaform3d.com) introduced its 1.1-kg Go!SCAN hand-held scanner. This year, the company teamed up with 3D Systems (3DSystems.com) to offer an enhanced version—with a digital eye for 3D printing.
The two have integrated the Go!SCAN with a new Go!MODEL 3D package, enabling users to capture physical objects and directly model renderings and designs for 3D printing. The reverse engineering tool is powered by 3D Systems’ Rapidform platform and offers mesh editing capabilities with automatic NURBS surfacing utility. Resolution is pegged at 0.500 mm (0.020 in.) with accuracy of 0.1 mm (0.004 in.)
The scanner includes Creaform’s 3D VXelements software, so the resolution can be altered either before or after the scan. The software also can recreate a meshing from the raw data previously acquired.