Recent development in 3D scanning technologies have made a wide variety of application a possibility. 3D scanners can capture data on the shape and texture of real world object and transform it into useable 3D CAD model. Our structured light 3D scanners generate quality high density mesh results which are then used for rapid prototyping, computer-aided engineering (CAE) analysis, reverse engineering, or inspection to 3D CAD data. The scanner works by using a high resolution camera and lens pair to analyze the deformed projection pattern on an object.
Per customer request, we 3D scanned a custom hand crafted character sculpture and separate standing base. We efficiently scanned the sculpture and base using a turntable allowing for quicker and more accurate data. The scanned data was then sent to the computer for alignment or registration into a common reference system and merged into a complete STL model. Next, we optimized the mesh results for 3D printing and printed the model using our FDM printer.
Using PADT’s structured light scanner and FDM printer we were able to capture and produce a detailed model which brought the character to life.
Once the object was scanned we sent him to the 3D Printer. Here you can see him being made:
And this is a shot of him taking his post build bath, to remove the support material from the print:
And the final part, looking good:
The customer can use the scanned model to create different sized versions of their sculpture.