the perfect 3d scanner

the scanner that sells itself

So many 3D scanners are available to us nowadays, in so many styles. You have the tripod-mounted point laser scanners, iphone scanners, projector-based scanners, line-laser scanners, point-and-shoot camera scanners for photogrammetry, touch probe scanners, and the list goes on. Each method has at least one down side that you have to tolerate. Every scanner has limitations and faults. that is why a 3D scanning services company needs more than one type of scanner, because there is no one-size-fits-all scanner…..yet. But what if there was a scanner that had all of the upsides and none of the downsides, no tradeoffs to make? What would this scanner look like? How big is it? How is it used? Here we explore some of these questions. 

Ultimate portability

Forget about those big and bulky pelican cases you keep your other scanners in. This scanner is small enough to be worn as a necklace or bracelet. It even makes Spock’s trichorder (the gold standard of ergonomics) look big an bulky. 

negligible cost

In the world of 3D scanning services, you get what you pay for. High end 3D scanners are produced in very low volume and are necessarily very expensive. If you encounter a company offering 3D scanning services for unrealistically low prices, it is possible that the scanners they are using are not high end, and may not give reliable results. But the scanner of the future is affordable with just a day’s wages. 

absolute accuracy

Let’s face it, even the best scanner you can buy today is not 100% accurate. There is always a little bit of error in the results, some better than others. But with the scanner of the future, there is no longer the need to even ask what your accuracy requirement is, because the scanner is always dead nuts accurate in any situation. 

atomic-scale resolution

One must be realistic about what resolution is possible when using 3D scanning technology to solve problems. Each scanner has a limit that can’t be exceeded. But our super scanner?  Dial this baby up all the way and you can scan the molecules on a grain of salt. Of course this would require a steady hand and some practice. But the days of pixelated scans are over. 

range in light years

Such a scanner can be used at any distance, and scan a part of any size. Would you like a 3D-printed moon for your decor? Using today’s 3D scanning services, such an endeavor would set you back a pretty penny. Quite a bit in fact; the travel alone would really balloon the cost. But with our scanner of the future, just point the scanner at the moon and squeeze the trigger. 


On top of all these benefits, you don’t even have to plug it in. It charges with an Apple phone charger, just don’t forget your charger. But if you do, you can buy one at the nearest gas station for $14.99. 

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