Do you want to get a 3D scan of yourself? We will do live scanning at the Evobis Startup Night next Tuesday in the TonHalle München. Furthermore, we bring a 3D printer so that you can print your 3D model immediately at our booth.
Since Version 1.3, we’ve added multi-language support to the FabliTec 3D Scanner. Next to English, the user interface is now available in German, French, and Russian. More languages are about to follow, but we need your help: If you are interested in translating the FabliTec 3D Scanner to your mother tongue, please contact us!
We have just released version 1.2 of the FabliTec 3D Scanner. The update brings several new functions, including the ability to save and load raw 3D data for later processing (scan to file / reconstruct from file). The wall thickness becomes a parameter and can be adjusted between 0.5mm to 5mm depending on the capabilities of the selected 3D printer. Furthermore, we improved the installer and license checking to ease software installation under Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
The FabliTec 3D Scanner is being sold by a growing international network of resellers providing local customer support. Our newest partner is Conrad Electronic, Germany’s leading distributor for electronic parts. Conrad is now offering a CD box version of the FabliTec 3D Scanner and promotes it within their “3D scanning and printing” campaign. Next to Germany, our resellers are located in the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Russia, and Taiwan. If you are interested in joining our reseller program, contact us to get an attractive offer.
We are happy to announce the release of Version 1.0 of the FabliTec 3D Scanner with several new features and many small improvements: In particular, it is now possible to change the resolution of the 3D model to obtain even sharper and more detailed 3D scans. A new post-processing option can make the 3D model automatically hollow, which reduces the printing costs on average by a factor of three! While printing a solid model (at a scale of 1:10) costs at Shapways around 30-50 Euros, the hollow models cost only 10-15 Euros in production. We added a vertical camera mode, that increases the field of view and allows you to scan a person from the head to the hips. The new live view allows you to see the motion of the camera while the 3D model is computed. With many small changes, we aim at improving the user experience, such as automatic hints on positioning (for example, to indicate when the person is sitting at the wrong distance) and an improved user interface.
We recently demonstrated our 3D scanner to the photographers of the Blende 11 studio in Munich. Given the perfect lighting and funny accessories in the photo studio, we obtained a number of really nice 3D models. In their blog, Mica posted some pictures of the session and the resulting printed 3D models.
The current issue of the German c’t magazine provides a test on 3D scanning software and includes an in-depth review of the FabliTec 3D scanner. Next to the our software, the article also covers the Kinect Fusion Explorer, ReconstructMe, Artec Studio, KScan3D, Skanect, and Scenect. The article concludes that from all tested software, the FabliTec 3D scanner is the easiest to use, but is only suited for person scanning. Well, this is exactly what we are aiming for! Nevertheless, they managed to also scan an electric screwdriver using a turntable and got pretty nice results.