2015 Best 3D Scanners Under $10000

2015 Best 3D Scanners Under $10000

Under $1,500 Under $10,000 Under $50,000 Over $50,000
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ModelFocus 3D X1303D Scanner HDBreuckmann d-STATIONeScan3DLM600
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Size (cm)24 x 20 x 1022.4 x 9.1 x 27.738 x 38 x 3521 x 24 x 1279 x 40 x 49
TypeTripod MountedTabletopTabletopTripod MountedStand Mounted
SoftwareAll Standard FormatsSTL, OBJ, VRML, XYZ, PLYBRE, STL, PLY, VRML, ASCSTL, OBJ, ASCII3PI, PIF, XYZ, GPD
Scan Distance or Volume130 meters34.3 x 25.7 x 25.7 cm17 cm600 x 400 x 400 cm60 x 17.5 x 19 cm
View Field300 deg H, 360 deg V90 deg H, 90 deg V360 deg.N/AN/A

2015 BEST 3D SCANNERS UNDER $10000 REVIEWS AND COMPARISON

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There are indeed a lot of things that 3D scanners can do to make both hobbies and professional manufacturing tasks more productive, more worthwhile and even more fun. At this level, though, it is mostly about the professional setting, as these particular models tend to be outside of the price range of most home hobbyists and enthusiasts. What you get with the 3D scanners in this list are more sophisticated lasers and the inclusion of tracking cameras, you get tripod mounted units that can scan more quickly and accurately than a lot of the home solutions and you get bigger scanning ranges, often as big as an automobile.

With this significantly more sophisticated type of technology, the possibilities and applications are endless. The advanced laser technology in these models can not only be used to accurately scan and reproduce, but they can also be used as a guiding eye for robotic technology, since they are capable of triangulating and pinpointing precise points that the human eye can’t zero in on.

With this level of scanners, you can also produce 1:1 scale, as-built drawings and models of bridges, buildings, ancient structures and works of art, documentation and layouts of historical sites, and even sub-surface scanning of underground areas such as mines. Imagine having the ability to go into a mine and sweep a scanner around to find a mother lode of precious ore without having to use a single pick axe or dig even an inch. You can imagine how much trial and error this can eliminate, not to mention time and money.

Advanced 3D scanning is also used in entertainment, helping to create more accurate and believable virtual reality, as well as virtual cinematography for video games and movies, saving countless of millions of dollars in costs for special effects and artwork.

These are just a few of the applications and just a small bit of the potential of the advanced 3D scanner, and we are happy to include our picks for what we believe to be the iReviews 2015 best 3D scanners under $10,000.

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