Recommendations On A 3D Scanner?

General discussion topics
User avatar
jdlev
Posts: 17
Joined: Fri Aug 07, 2015 5:04 pm

Recommendations On A 3D Scanner?

Post by jdlev » Sat Sep 26, 2015 2:09 am

Hi Guys,

Loving my new M2, and have enjoyed printing a lot of things from stuff I've found online. I've come across a lot of instances though where it'd be nice to put something on a platform and have it render a 3D image file for me that I could easily reprint on my M2. I know zilch about 3D scanners, so I have no idea what the key features I should look for are or what would integrate well with the M2? I'd like to keep the cost around $500, but for the right 3D scanner, I'm prepared to spend more if the improvements in accuracy/speed/etc are justified.

So what do you guys recommend? TIA!

jsc
Posts: 1864
Joined: Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:00 am

Re: Recommendations On A 3D Scanner?

Post by jsc » Sat Sep 26, 2015 2:46 am


wmgeorge
Posts: 194
Joined: Thu Jun 18, 2015 1:09 am

Re: Recommendations On A 3D Scanner?

Post by wmgeorge » Sat Sep 26, 2015 12:57 pm

In a nutshell, unfortunately there is no, good, cheap fast way to get a 3D copy ready for your printer. The Autodesk 123 Catch program may be of some use. http://www.123dapp.com/catch

Sooner or later your going to want to do your own design and need to learn a 3D program. I started out with TinkerCAD, then to 123D and settled on Fusion 360. Part of my problem was I already knew 2D Cad as AutoCAD. These programs are CAD but don't exactly follow what I learned on. Another program I use is FreeCAD. Good luck.
Retired Master Electrician, Commercial HVAC/R,CNC Router, MakerGear M2...and more.

jsc
Posts: 1864
Joined: Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:00 am

Re: Recommendations On A 3D Scanner?

Post by jsc » Sat Sep 26, 2015 5:13 pm

Autodesk Memento is a quite nice alternative to 123D Catch.

dklassen
Posts: 147
Joined: Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:46 am
Location: Spring Hill, TN
Contact:

Re: Recommendations On A 3D Scanner?

Post by dklassen » Sat Sep 26, 2015 9:12 pm

In terms of scanners there's noting in the $500 range that's worth a hoot other than just for messing around. To get any serious scans you'll need something like the David SLS-2 at $2900. If you want to get in for less you can by their software and source the hardware yourself. I was all in at $2100 and that included a new laptop to run it all.

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1949&start=20#p12860

jsc
Posts: 1864
Joined: Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:00 am

Re: Recommendations On A 3D Scanner?

Post by jsc » Mon Sep 28, 2015 5:42 am

Just saw this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GNG_yF_u3c, $1200. Results seem pretty good, and the youtuber likes it better than the SLS-1 at least.

dklassen
Posts: 147
Joined: Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:46 am
Location: Spring Hill, TN
Contact:

Re: Recommendations On A 3D Scanner?

Post by dklassen » Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:33 pm

Cheaper yes but it can't hold a candle to the SLS-2. It's a totally automatic solution that's pretty much fixed in it's basic capabilities. Still better than some of the others like the Matter and Form, Makerbot, etc. Structured light usually is.

jsc
Posts: 1864
Joined: Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:00 am

Re: Recommendations On A 3D Scanner?

Post by jsc » Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:39 am


Toyotany
Posts: 21
Joined: Wed Dec 24, 2014 11:07 pm

Re: Recommendations On A 3D Scanner?

Post by Toyotany » Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:04 pm

I am in on the Kickstarter for that scanner.

Bratag
Posts: 438
Joined: Wed Jan 14, 2015 5:33 am

Re: Recommendations On A 3D Scanner?

Post by Bratag » Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:59 pm

Meh - no android app. Anything that releases only apple apps first I ignore completely. Androids market share is far higher than iOS, I will never understand the obsession with releasing iOS only before the Android client is ready.

Post Reply