3D scanner edits and redesigns too

Written by: Caroline Hayes | Published:
A toolhead from ZMorph, scans, edits and redesigns objects.

At this year's CeBit, ZMorph will present what it believes is the most technologically advanced 3D toolhead to ZMorph's 3D personal fabricator. As well as replicate real objects, the 3D scanner can edit and redesign scanned objects.

The 3D printer has removable and interchangeable toolheads which allows the user to print
in a range of materials. The process of getting the dimensions
of the object and moving them to the software is simple, fully automated and takes only seven minutes.

Users can replicate and edit the properties of the object, for example, change the size and the required material. As well as accurate 3D print quality, it also supports the user in the proper preparation of the model.
The Voxelizer software identifies parts of the object, which may be susceptible to destruction after printing and automatically recommends strengthening the sensitive areas of design. Special algorithms mean that filters can be applied to modify the smoothness, thickness and thickness which is important in strengthening, or speeding up of the printing process.

The 3D Scanner is an external extension that can be connected to the company's personal fabricator. It fits onto any desk in any home or office, says the company. A small rotary table allows it to quickly scan the object at any angle.

The scanner can be used to refine prototype models, or for architects and engineers to print mock-ups and for doctors to prepare for medical operations. Copying 3D objects in their real size, enables, among others, the acquisition of spare parts for vehicles, hand carved digitisation prototypes for further processing CAD design and duplicating valuable museum objects.

The 3D Scanner will be available for sale in June 2015.

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