MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner

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Above: MakerBot® Digitizer™ Desktop 3D Scanner. Photograph by Spencer Higgins

MakerBot® has unveiled it’s latest product in the realm of home 3D Printing and scanning: The MakerBot® Digitizer™ Desktop 3D Scanner.

From mid-October for approximately $1,500 dollars (plus shipping) you will be able to buy a desktop 3D scanner for your home, office or studio.

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Above: Stanford Bunny — Digitized! By MakerBot on Thingiverse

Using a camera and two lasers, the MakerBot® Digitizer™ can scan and ‘digitize’ physical objects up to 20cm in diameter and 20cm tall that weigh up to 3kg.

The scanner picks up detail as small as 0.5mm and produces a three dimensional computer model with an accuracy of within 2mm of the size of the original object.

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Above: Thrift Store Ancient Relic — Digitized! By MakerBot on Thingiverse

It takes approximately 12 minutes to create a digital design file of the scanned object, which can then be uploaded to MakerBot® Thingiverse for others to download – the objects range from bananas, to jewellery and event significant historical artefacts – or edited ready to be 3D printed.

Together with the MakerBot® Replicator™ 2, the The MakerBot® Digitizer™ Desktop 3D Scanner lets you take, adapt and create objects for your environment.

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Above: MakerBot® Digitizer™ Desktop 3D Scanner. Photograph by Spencer Higgins

As the latest exhibition, The Future is Here at the Design Museum in London would agree, we are in the grip of a New Industrial Revolution.

Watch Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot® introduction the Digitizer™ below:

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