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3 Unexpected Ways to Use Full Body 3D Scanners

When our founders first started building full body 3D scanners, it was certainly with 3D portraiture in mind. But thanks to the hundreds of emails and phone conversations with passionate members of the 3D printing community at large, we’ve discovered several unconventional use cases for the Twindom platform that we are excited to explore and develop further. Find a roundup of our top three unconventional full body 3D scanning use cases below. Another medical application of full body 3D scanning technologies is to gather wellness metrics and measure bodily changes over time. For individuals who are experiencing rapid fat loss…

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3 Unexpected Ways to Use a Full-Body 3D Scanner

When our founders first started building full body 3D scanners, it was certainly with 3D portraiture in mind. But thanks to the hundreds of emails and phone conversations with passionate members of the 3D printing community at large, we’ve discovered several unconventional use cases for the Twindom platform that we are excited to explore and develop further. Find a roundup of our top three unconventional full body 3D scanning use cases below. Another medical application of full body 3D scanning technologies is to gather wellness metrics and measure bodily changes over time. For individuals who are experiencing rapid fat loss…

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4 Factors that influence 3D figurine quality: 4) 3D printing and post processing

Naturally, everyone wants figurines with the best possible quality. There is a common misconception in the industry that the quality is solely determined by the 3D scanning system. This section looks to dispel this myth and explain all factors that contribute to the final quality of a 3D print. The 4 factors that contribute to quality are: The subject The 3D scanning system The digital touchup 3D printing and post-processing 3D printing and post processing It does not matter how perfect the 3D model is if the 3D printer cannot replicate that level of detail. If you compare the quality…

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4 Factors that influence 3D figurine quality: 3) The Digital Touch-up

Naturally, everyone wants figurines with the best possible quality. There is a common misconception in the industry that the quality is solely determined by the 3D scanning system. This section looks to dispel this myth and explain all factors that contribute to the final quality of a 3D print. The 4 factors that contribute to quality are: The subject The 3D scanning system The digital touchup 3D printing and post-processing The digital touch-up No 3D scanner is capable of producing high quality print ready 3D models without some manual intervention by a 3D artist. This process is called the “digital…

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4 Factors that influence 3D figurine quality: 2) The 3D Scanning System

Naturally, everyone wants figurines with the best possible quality. There is a common misconception in the industry that the quality is solely determined by the 3D scanning system. This section looks to dispel this myth and explain all factors that contribute to the final quality of a 3D print. The 4 factors that contribute to quality are: The subject The 3D scanning system The digital touchup 3D printing and post-processing The 3D scanning system The second factor that dictates the quality of a 3D print is the scanning system. There are five factors that influence the 3D scanning system quality:…

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4 Factors that influence 3D figurine quality: 1) The subject

Naturally, everyone wants figurines with the best possible quality. There is a common misconception in the industry that the quality is solely determined by the 3D scanning system. Here we look to dispel this myth and explain all factors that contribute to the final quality of a 3D print. The 4 factors that contribute to quality are: The subject The 3D scanning system The digital touchup 3D printing and post-processing 1) The subject Every scanning system has its strengths and weaknesses and if you try and 3D photograph a subject that plays to the system’s weaknesses, the resulting data will not…

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Full-color 3D Printers Comparison for 3D Printing People

Full-color 3D printer options for 3D printing figurines There are 3 full color 3D printers that can be used for 3D portraits, though one is significantly better than the other two and is thus essentially the only one used in the industry today. The three printers are: the Projet 660, Mcor Iris, and 3D Pandoras (pictured left to right): EDIT: In addition to these 3 printers, Mcor has released a consumer version of their technology called the Mcor Arke. It is still not very well suited for 3D printing people due to geometry limitations. 3D Systems has also announced a consumer version…

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3D Systems Projet 660: Common Printing Problems

Projet 660 – Common Printing Problems The Projet 660 is inconsistent and quality is far from guaranteed. There are few common print problems, some of which have a chance of being remedied in post-processing, but most of the time it is necessary to reprint models to correct for the problems. Unfortunately there are no tools to predict when problems will occur and only a very seasoned 3D printer operator will be able to predict when an error might occur and know how to correct the issue. Common issues include:

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3D Systems Projet 660: Everything you need to know about operating the printer

  Operating the 3D Systems Projet 660 The Projet 660 requires a dedicated 120V/20A circuit. It is also advisable to operate the printer in low humidity environments and to keep the temperature in the room stable through the printing process to increase print consistency. The printer is advertised as safe for office use but, the maintenance of the printer and the post-processing of the models can be messy, so unless you are only running a few 3D prints a month, it is best to operate the printer in a warehouse type setting. It is also sometimes difficult to come by…

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Could 3D Printing Save History?

One of the most exciting applications of 3D printing today for those museum lovers and history aficionados out there is the notion of scanning and printing historical and cultural objects. Since 3D scanning and photogrammetry has been democratized by companies like Autodesk with their free 123D Catch software, pretty much anyone can digitize the physical world. And it’s probably only going to get easier. With a newfangled push towards the digitization and 3D printing of museum objects, one can only imagine the level of personal investment with physical history that could result after physically handling something like an accurate 3D…

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