Recently the New York Times – one of the most widely read newspapers in America – published an article about the company Artec and its handheld 3D scanners. Artec Group’s founder and chairman, Artem Yukhin, tells the correspondent about the achievements of the company, about what is now possible thanks to the Artec scanners, and even shares the company’s plans for the future. Read the original version of the article here, or click the link to The New York Times site.
A company called Artec Group makes three-dimensional imaging systems that are getting increasingly small and cheap. While industrial systems can run $50,000 or more and fill most of a room, their new model is hand held and runs $15,000. Over time, the company thinks it can get the price to $1,000 or less.
“The current customers are doctors making orthopedic equipment, architects modeling houses, and industrial companies like automakers,” says Artem Yukhin, Artec Group’s founder and chairman. “For sure, we can bring down the price and broaden the market.”
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