With the development of 3D printers, now there is rush to develop user friendly software and hardware which can enable us to make 3D models for printing. In this context, the latest innovation brought by Matteform is a 3D scanner called “Photon”. Photon is very user friendly and easily affordable.
To use Photon 3D scanner, you don’t need to be an engineer. Anyone can simply unfold the it, plug it, place a 3D object on the platform and press “GO” button to start scanning. The application program for using the scanner is available in Mac and PC. Photon 3D scanner uses high definition camera and dual laser lines to scan the object. However, the scanner can only handle small objects of the size 190 x 190 x 250 mm (7.5-inch diameter x 9.75-inch height). This new scanner just costs $440 and can be bought here.