Sony’s New Xperia XZ1: 3D Scanning in the Palm of Your Hand

00003D Scanning in the Palm of Your Hand When we think of 3D technologies, we typically think of the larger 3D laser scanners and arms that can deliver highly accurate point cloud data. But over just the past few years, the advancement of 3D Scanning now allows for 3D Scanning in the palm of your hand. Introducing Sony’s new Xperia XZ1. The new first of its kind smartphone with built in 3D Scanning technology. Sony isn’t typically the first company when you think of smartphones but …

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Matterport’s Pro2 3D Scanner: Connecting 3D Scanning Services & VR

0000Matterport’s Pro2 3D Scanner: Connecting 3D Scanning Services & VR Founded in 2011, Matterport has become an immersive media tech company that build 3D VR for industries like real estate, entertainment and much more. They released their Matterport Pro2 this past summer. This particular scanner offers effortless, high-resolution reality capture, with 4K photography. You can shoot, edit, and share complete 3D walkthroughs that you can distribute across the web, print, and virtual …

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McLaren Develops New Body Shield Using 3D Scanning & Printing Technologies

0000McLaren Body Shield: Innovation With 3D Scanning & Printing When you think of McLaren, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Luxury sports cars? Design and innovation? Formula 1 racing? But what about personal healthcare and safety? McLaren Applied Technologies, part of McLaren Group have used 3D Scanning and printing to develop a high strength body shield made with the same materials from the Formula 1 car called Project Invincible. Using high end automotive materials, McLaren …

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When was the first 3D scan?

0000 When was the first 3D scan? One might argue that 3D Scanning has been going on for thousands of years. Ancient Egyptians fashioned surveying instruments out of wood, rope and plumb bobs to lay out strait lines across large distances. They used water levels and a-frames to build structures with incredible precision such as the pyramids. One might also argue that, if we are not alone in the universe and there is intelligent life out there, they would have developed 3D Scanning in …

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3D Scanning Nature: Creating a Library of 20,000 Vertebrate Animals

00003D Scanning for a Better Understanding of the Natural World There has been a collaborative effort in the scientific community to undertake the challenge of 3D Scanning more than 20,000 animals, inside and out. This project could technically be said to have started over 20 years ago by Adam Summers attempt to scan every fish in the ocean. Efforts to contribute and complete the project have been increasing with the constant growth and use of 3D Scanning technologies combined with the finite …

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