Version 1.2 Released

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. wall_thickness

Conrad Electronic starts selling FabliTec 3D Scanner

fablitec_cdboxThe 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.


Version 1.0 Released

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.

German c’t magazine tests FabliTec 3D scanner

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.