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3D scanning: a review of the best scanners (part 1)

Market the products of 3D scanning offers users a wide range of equipment and programs of different levels and cost. To choose the right model, we recommend you to use our list of the most popular selling scanners. In this article we consider three-dimensional scanners (mostly stationary model), which are users and makers of the most-trusted.

Number 1: the fixed scanner Shining 3D EinScan SE/SP

This device can operate in two scanning techniques: EinScan-SE and EinScan-SP. Model is perfect for both beginners and professionals. With it the user will easily be able to create a CAD model for printing. With its help you can also obtain very detailed and accurate scan large objects. The unit is equipped with auto scan mode and fixed scanning. Technical parameters:

  • Minimum volume: 30 x 30 x 30 mm.
  • Max. capacity: 700 x 700 x 700 m (SE) / 1200 x 1200 x 1200 mm (SP).
  • Camera resolution: 1.3 MP.
  • The format of the export files: ASC, STL, PLY, OBJ.
  • Market price: 1199$ (SE) / 2299$ (SP).

No. 2: stationary scanner IIID Scan Prime Sense

Practical, comfortable, intuitive and easy to use device. After finishing the scanning process, the user can edit the scanned images and combine them to create 3D models of high quality. The kit includes a built-in projector infrastructure. The frame rate is 30-60 frames per second. Technical parameters:

  • Resolution: 640 × 480.
  • Focal length: 3-6 mm.
  • Focusing range: 0.5 m — 3.0 m
  • Market price: 1441$.

No. 3: stationary scanner Next Engine HD 3D Scan

A great combination of portability and superior quality scanning. The invention relates to devices of the highest class. The electro-opticheskaya laser array. It is quite suitable to professionals. Technical parameters:

  • Max resolution: 0.1 mm.
  • Market price: 2995$.

No. 4: hand-held scanner Shining 3D EinScan Pro/Pro +

Multifunctional machine which can scan objects of any size. Can be used as a portable or stationary scanner. Operates in quick mode and in HD mode scanning. Works on the use of “white light” that provides high-speed and precision scanning. Technical parameters:

  • Scanning range: 210 × 150 mm (Pro) / 300 × 170 mm (Pro +).
  • The format of the export files: ASC, STL, PLY, OBJ.
  • Market price: 3999$ (Pro) / 5199$ (Pro +).

No. 5: a Turntable for smartphones

A great gadget for your mobile phone that turns it into a three-dimensional scanner. Controllers adjust the volume and the built-in camera you can make a 3D scan of objects. Images can be downloaded in Autodesk REMAKE or other programs, such as, for example, AgisoftPhotoScan. Technical parameters:

  • Cost: free.
  • The format of the export files: all graphic files.

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