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scanner for 3d printing

Discussion in '3D Printing' started by dlaery, Apr 5, 2021.

  1. dlaery

    dlaery Alibre Super User

    ok, i got a 3d printer, and curious about affordable scanner,
    is there such a thing?
     
  2. bigseb

    bigseb Alibre Super User

    Define affordable. Only ones worth buying start at about 10 grand.
     
  3. dlaery

    dlaery Alibre Super User

    well thats what I thought, but I thought maybe it had gotten cheaper.
    Thanks!
     
  4. bigseb

    bigseb Alibre Super User

    There are certianly cheaper ones but you'll get tolerances of over 2mm and up.
     
  5. dlaery

    dlaery Alibre Super User

    yeah thats too much. and then trying to edit the file may be a problem.
    I have worked with some professional scans and they made very high detail, but the files were huge.
     
  6. bigseb

    bigseb Alibre Super User

    Just curious, what do you want to scan?
     
  7. dlaery

    dlaery Alibre Super User

    thats a good question, I get lots requests to draw fishing lures to make production molds from so sometimes they have 1 lure and If I could scan it, then I wouldn't have to try to draw if its a complicated shape. also the size/weight is important, so I'm just dreaming thinking there is an easier way to do this.
    I really think the 3d printer is going to help me a lot, more than the scanner.
     
  8. bigseb

    bigseb Alibre Super User

    Printing is for sure a great way to prototype new products. Scanner... yeah I'd like one too but da money....
     
  9. BlackBird28

    BlackBird28 Member

    I have a David sls3 / hp sls3 scanner... i like it.
    But they’re hard to find. Only used. And you have to learn to calibrate it.
    But for alibre it’s not very useful, because alibre cannot import mesh-data.
    But rhino7 is very nice to convert scanned mesh to surfaces.
     

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