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Portable Handheld Scanners

Portable handheld 3D scanners can be a great investment as a first scanner due to their great all-around utility. The chief advantage of a handheld scanner is the ability to bring it to the object to be scanned. This can be extremely beneficial in circumstances where the object is in an inconvenient location or is fixed and unable to be moved. Many handheld scanners use target stickers applied to the part itself (or its immediate surroundings) to maintain its position while scanning.
Some popular portable handheld scanners available on the market for purchase are:
hand holding Creaform scanner

Creaform Go Scan 3D

The Creaform Go Scan 3D boasts simple, quick and accurate scanning. Newer models have full color capability. Its has a self-positioning scanning system and can be used by anyone regardless of previous scanning experience.
Creaform Handyscan

Creaform Handyscan

It is fast, light weight, super-portable and very very accurate. What more could you ask for in a handheld scanner? The Creaform Handyscan 700 is the most versatile handheld scanner you can buy. It utilizes multiple laser lines for blinding speed and detail capture. It also is highly tolerant to different surfaces, eliminating the need to apply spray or other treatment to the part being scanned. 

artec eva scanner

Artec Eva

The Artec Eva is a very versatile scanner and can capture scans of almost any kind of object, regardless of surface characteristics. It captures high resolution textures using its color camera, and is good at scanning non-rigid subjects such as a human body.
Artec Leo 3D Scanner

Artec Leo

The first 3D scanner to offer onboard automatic processing, Artec Leo is able to provide the most intuitive workflow, making 3D scanning as easy as taking a video. As you scan your object, see the 3D replica being built in real time on Leo’s touch panel screen. Rotate the 3D model, check if you have captured all areas, and fill in any parts you may have missed.