Discussion in '3D Printing' started by dlaery, Apr 5, 2021.
ok, i got a 3d printer, and curious about affordable scanner,
is there such a thing?
Define affordable. Only ones worth buying start at about 10 grand.
well thats what I thought, but I thought maybe it had gotten cheaper.
There are certianly cheaper ones but you'll get tolerances of over 2mm and up.
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.
Just curious, what do you want to scan?
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.
Printing is for sure a great way to prototype new products. Scanner... yeah I'd like one too but da money....
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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