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Step into the amazing world of 3D scanning, with a range of helpful articles on different 3D scanning devices and technologies. Explore countless applications and benefits of this revolutionary technology in numerous fields, and turn yourself into a 3D scanning guru with the many useful tips and tricks you will find here. 

From custom prosthetics to perfectly fitted clothes, 3D printed figurines to realistic game avatars, 3D body scanners are becoming a key instrument for gaining valuable insight into the human body. In this article, we’ll cover the different types of body 3D scanners, the main challenges of capturing the human body, and look at how they are being used in medical, sports, clothing, and entertainment industries.

After reviewing the top 3D scanner lists available on the Internet, we noticed that most don’t include information about the key parameters of the objects you need to scan. Important categories such as object size and the application(s) you’ll be using the scanner for are not covered. This review aims to fill this gap and help you find the best 3D solution for your project.

Can you scan a room? What are the processes involved, and why would you do it? We’ve got answers to all these questions and more.

Starting out in the world of 3D scanning can be intimidating, but everything becomes clear once you take a moment to understand the technology behind it. From your own eyes (the original scanner!) to the latest 3D scanner on the market, here’s how it all works!

When it comes to 3D printing, software is often just as important as hardware. Here’s a look at which 3D scanners work best for 3D printing, and how you can get started.

Key industries and applications

3D scanning is now more popular than ever, and businesses all over the world are embracing this versatile technology to boost productivity, eliminate unnecessary costs, and create new and exciting products and services.

How to 3d scan an object

When using a structured-light 3D scanner, there are certain rules and factors every professional should know. In this article, we’ll show you how to prepare an object and environment before you start scanning, different techniques, and some tricks to get the best possible 3D scan of your object.

How to choose a 3D scanner

Looking for a professional 3D scanner for an upcoming project or an existing task? We know how hard it can be to find the solution best suited to your project. In this article, we share different things to consider, how to compare scanners, core specifications to look at (and what they actually mean), and more of what you need to choose a 3D scanner.