3D Printing News Briefs: March 28, 2017


In this Tuesday edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re covering everything from 3D printers, printing materials, 3D scanning software, and virtual reality to business partnerships and future. View the entire article via our website.

3D Scanning to Print Just Got Easier With This Skanect Upgrade

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Occipital has been our go-to scanning hardware and software company for a while, so we’re super excited to share that they’ve just released an upgrade to their scanning software Skanect that not only means higher-resolution scanning, but also easier click-to-print options.

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STAR Ops VR Game Demos Structure’s New 3D Positional Tracking Feature

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Just this week, Occipital released SDK 0.4 The start-up’s original announcement highlighted the new ability for the Structure to seamlessly scan items without losing site of them in the process. Today, Occipital has expanded those capabilities even further. By Michael Molitch-Hou. for its powerful Structure Sensor, giving the 3D scanner the ability to track objects like never before.

3D Scanning With the Structure Sensor

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It is made by Occipital, which licensed the technology to 3D Systems as the iSense. Skanect: Skanect is a PC and Mac scanning software (by Occipital). It creates amazing head scans but each scan needs to process in the cloud which can take about 10 minutes.

Scanning Stories: Making 3D Selfies with Itseez3D for iPad

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In addition to the iPad camera, Itseez3D also requires an external camera: either the Structure Sensor (which we’ve written about before , in concert with Skanect, also from Occipital) or the Intel RealSense camera.

Get your 3D Selfies from Pixel Academy

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The scanning process will be done using Skanect , a 3D scanning software made by our partners Occipital.

Our Newest 3D Tool: Scaling Your Models for 3D Printing

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Today Shapeways is growing our suite of 3D tools by launching the ability to scale your model to different sizes during the upload process. To demonstrate this, we scanned and printed one of our team members Dan using Skanect , a 3D scanning software made by our partners Occipital.

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Occipital Structure Sensor. The Occipital Structures Sensor has for main advantage to benefit from a mobile-optimized capture between distance 40 cms and 3,5 m, to be infrared and has a portable structure very easy to transport.

Scanning Stories: 4 Steps to a Perfectly Printable 3D Selfie

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Today, we’ll start by taking you through the process of exporting your Skanect scans as OBJ files. When you scan with a hand scanner (like the Structure Sensor from Occipital that we use), you sometimes end up with a file that is not as sharp, complete, or accurate as you would like.

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We can summarize the 3-step scan-to-print process like this: Pick a person or thing to scan. Occipital Structure Sensor w/ bracket for iPad. Occipital Structure Sensor w/ Bracket for iPad. The Occipital team designed it to work smoothlyin real-time with the Structure Sensor.