12-05-2019 12:13 AM
The MakerBot 3D scanner was discontinued. Sucks for me because my school was thinking about getting a scanner and the one by MakerBot seemed pretty good for its price. Right now my school has about $1000-$1200 budget for this scanner? Whats something that is good that we can use for our technology lab? We hope to use these scans to 3D print models, art, and replacement parts.
The Xbox 360 Kinect I heard was good for 3D scanning but I need confirmation.
01-23-2020 12:43 PM
The issues arise in the accuracy you need for your models, especially for replacement parts. If you are going to make technically and engineering accurate parts you will need more than just the scanner. You will need to be able to clean up the scans of very large file sizes and then import to a parametric software like Solidworks to make working CAD/CAM models for STL prints etc... All of that is out of the price range you listed. with $1000-1200 you may look at the OPENSCAN from europe. It is a DIY build it yourself and uses Photogametry instead of Structured light or lasers. If you can increase your budget I would still buy the HP 3dScanPro. The cameras are global shutterless, industrial imaging, and high resolution that work well with the projector they use, which has special lenses for macro parts like you are describing. Otherwise you will be in low end of Einscan which still is out of the price range.
03-23-2020 02:03 PM - edited 03-23-2020 05:19 PM
Ohh, to be honest, I don’t know, and it seems to me that it all depends on what purpose you want to buy a 3D printer for. For example, my friend bought a mini 3D printer for entertainment and spent about 1,500 euros. It seems to me that this is pointless and that this money could be spent on something cooler ... I also really like 3D printing and different 3D models, but I prefer not to spend money on buying a printer because I don’t even know how it works, but ordering 3D models online from companies like imprimeur 3D. It's actually very convenient and more profitable so think about it!