Affordable, Handheld 3D Scanner Lets Consumers Make the World Their Muse
OXFORD, United Kingdom — (BUSINESS WIRE) — January 5, 2015 — Fuel3D, a developer of 3D scanning solutions, today announced the launch of SCANIFY, a handheld, point-and-shoot 3D scanner built to enable consumers and professionals to 3D scan objects in high-resolution shape and color in under a second. Consumers no longer need to depend on cookie-cutter models in order to join the 3D revolution – with SCANIFY, the world is their muse.
SCANIFY is designed for a range of 3D applications, such as 3D printing and personalization, as well as on-screen applications like 3D art and animation. Without the ability to transform real-world objects into high-quality 3D models quickly and cost effectively, consumers cannot fully realize the potential of 3D printing. SCANIFY puts the power of 3D creation directly into consumers’ hands.
“When we set out to create SCANIFY, our goal was to democratize the 3D movement for consumers and, in particular, to allow for the personalization of their creations,” said Stuart Mead, CEO, Fuel3D. “SCANIFY allows consumers to transform highly-complex subjects – such as the human face – into high-detail, full-color 3D scans as quickly as they could take a photo using a digital camera.”
Since generating worldwide attention through a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2013, Fuel3D has secured millions in private investment and signed retail and distribution partners across the world in preparation for the launch of SCANIFY. Based on technology developed at Oxford University, SCANIFY breaks down the cost and technical barriers that have limited consumer adoption of 3D scanning and printing.
SCANIFY is groundbreaking in three key ways:
- Speed: SCANIFY is the world’s first 3D scanner to combine pre-calibrated stereo cameras with photometric imaging to capture a 3D image in a tenth of a second. This rapid speed of capture gives SCANIFY a unique ability to scan subjects that may move during capture.
- Ease of Use: SCANIFY mimics the intuitive point-and-shoot technology of digital cameras while delivering fast, high-resolution shape and color capture for a range of 3D modeling applications.
- Affordability: Able to capture color detail down to 350 microns (0.35mm), and priced at $1,490.00 (excluding tax), SCANIFY is less than one tenth the cost of professional handheld 3D scanning systems that capture a similar level of detail.
SCANIFY comes with Fuel3D Studio software, which allows scans to be manipulated and exported to popular file formats for 3D printing and on-screen applications. This allows consumers to capture everyday objects as accurate, 3D models (with color) for printing, animation and other applications.
SCANIFY is currently available to U.S. consumers for preorder via the Fuel3D online store, with shipment expected to begin in the first quarter of 2015 and general retail availability expected in the second quarter of 2015.
For more information, or to place your order, please visit: http://fuel-3d.com/usa/shop/
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Fuel3D is a developer of advanced 3D scanning systems and solutions. Originally developed for the medical imaging sector, the Fuel3D technology has been adapted for the broader 3D market, with the goal of bringing the benefits of point-and-shoot 3D imaging to consumers, professionals and businesses. Since raising more than $300,000 and generating worldwide attention through its successful Kickstarter campaign in 2013, the company has gone from strength to strength, raising millions in private investment and signing retail and distribution partners across the world.
Based on technology developed by Professor Ron Daniel, Lecturer in Engineering Science at Oxford University, Fuel3D is today led by Stuart Mead, CEO, a veteran of several successful global technology ventures, and supported by an expert team of hardware and software engineers and scientists. For more information, visit www.fuel-3D.com
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