If you had asked 5-year-old me, "What’s the first thing you’d like to print on a 3D printer?" I would spit out a string of gibberish, because my mouth wouldn’t be able to form the words, "dinosaur skeleton," fast enough. Fortunately for everyone, the Smithsonian has...
Earlier today, Toronto's Matterform announced that due to the overwhelming success of their IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign, they will be expanding their company in order to meet the demand for their Photon 3D scanners. With 14 days still remaining, they have already exceeded 425% of their original goal and do not appear to be losing momentum.
Artec plans to unveil a new 3D Scanner called the "Spider" at the Control show in Stuttgart, Germany (May 14-17, 2013). It is named for the large number of cameras (eyes) incorporated into the design.
Canada-based Matterform has launched the Photon 3D Scanner on IndieGoGo. Early backers are getting the unit for C$349. Once those pledges are sold out, the first batch will go for C$399. Comparable offerings have recently funded at more than twice that price.
Massachusetts-based Lantos Technologies has announced clearance from the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to market the Lantos 3D Ear Scanning System. Initially developed in the laboratories of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the system streamlines the process of obtaining ear topology measurements for custom-fit in ear devices.