How to choose a favorite 3D scanner

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For the fast-developing 3D printing industry, in addition to the software, hardware, materials, and other aspects that it needs, 3D scanning is another one that is highly related to it. After all, not everyone can master 3D modeling software, and some 3D objects can be greatly reduced by scanning and repairing directly. Therefore, the market for 3D scanners is quite broad, especially portable devices for personal use.


So, how to choose a favorite 3D scanner? The editor summarized in detail, the following issues need to be clarified:

  • What do you want to scan?
  • What is the size of your scanned object?
  • What is your budget?
  • How much accuracy do you need?
  • How fast do you need to scan?
  • How high resolution do you need?
  • What do you want to do after you get the 3D scan data?
  • What is your scanning environment?

A handheld, convenient, and efficient entry-level scanner. Anyone without relevant experience or training can use this scanner. It has simple operation, good portability, low maintenance costs, and provides comprehensive 3D data collection and Simple data processing support in the later stage, simple and friendly software interface, can meet your needs from all aspects.

What do you want to scan?


Anet second-generation full-color scanners can be used in the following fields: automobiles and vehicles; schools; home education; manufacturing; consumer goods; furniture; healthcare; power generation; computer graphics; virtual reality; 3D photo studios; art and buildings and many more.

What is the size of your scanned object?


The second-generation Anet full-color scanner can scan things from 0.2m to 2m. The user holds the device and scans according to the real-time adjustment of the distance and angle between the device and the object. In the scanning process, if the scanning is not completed in some places, 3D Systems software also allows users to see in real-time and rescan. The equipment is flexible in operation, easy to learn, can be carried with you, and can work on the scanning site.

What is your budget?


When choosing a 3D scanner, the cost-effectiveness of the product is our top priority when buying! The Sense second-generation full-color scanner has won the favor of a large number of users at a market price of less than five thousand. Users only need to spend a few thousand to own a 3D scanner of their own. The product is extremely cost-effective and popular. Required!

How much accuracy do you need?


The scanning accuracy of the second-generation Anet full-color scanner is about 1mm, which can meet the demand for ordinary 3D printers. For example, museums can use it to make 3D renderings of well-known artworks for research, while manufacturers use the technology to obtain models and quickly manufacture parts. For enthusiasts, the scanned model can be 3D printed, such as a 3D portrait. For designers, you can even use it to complete your own design projects. 

How fast do you need to scan?


The scanning speed of the second-generation Anet full-color scanner is also extremely fast. When scanning the object to be scanned in a circle, you can basically get a 3D model, and during the scanning process, if some places are not scanned in place, the software still can be seen in real-time and then rescanned to supplement the data.

What do you want to do after you get the 3D scan data?


Anet second-generation full-color scanner can be applied to three-dimensional scanning: the 3D scanner is a high-tech integrating optical, mechanical, electrical, and computer technology. It scans the shape, structure, and color of the object to obtain the space on the surface of the object. coordinate. Its important significance is that it can convert the three-dimensional information of the physical object into data that can be directly processed by the computer. Combined with the 3D printer technology, it can make the data real and bring convenience to scientific research, data analysis, and our lives.


Three-dimensional scanning technology can realize non-contact measurement and has the advantages of fast speed and high accuracy. And its measurement results can be directly interfaced with a variety of software. Use a three-dimensional scanner to scan the board, sample, and model to obtain the three-dimensional scan data. These data can be directly interfaced with CAD and other software. In the CAD system, the data can be adjusted, repaired, and then sent to the processing center or rapid prototyping Manufacturing on equipment can greatly shorten the product manufacturing cycle.

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less than five thousand? so it means Anet is about to selling 3D scanner? But i think it is no cheap and i would like to study how to build 3D models by myself rather than buy it?
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You are really going to start selling a 3d scanner? That's sounds like a good news. In the articles there's a Sense scanner, I hope your scanner would be better that this.. For some reason I can't find it on manufacturer's site anymore. Perhaps they decided to stop selling it.
It would be great to get more info from the scanner you are making.
Will you excuse me if I share a nice resource with 3d scanners reviews: ?
They seems to be new, but I found the info interesting when speaking about choosing a scanner. It would be cool to also read reviews about new Anet 3d scanner I think this makes it easier to find the perfect scanner for one's needs.
I would also like to see some examples of the models that can be made by the scanner.

Anyway, good luck to you!
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