The 3D Printing Industry Awards are both nominated and voted on by our readers. The winners of each category will be announced on May 20th at our awards event, this year taking place in London, UK. Tickets are available here.
In the 3D scanning category, Shining3D, HP, FARO and Artec 3D made the shortlist. Other 3D scanning companies nominated include Creaform, Occipital, Scan in a Box, 3Shape and GOM.
Through integration of 3D scanning hardware and software managing the scan algorithms and calibration, 3D scanners can be used as a 3D printing input source. 3D scanner options include the use of light based scanning with structured light or laser triangulation. Alternatively, photogrammetry may be used to create a 3D model.
This is the shortlist for the 3D scanning companies and 3D scanners nominated by our readers.
The 3D Printing Industry Awards 2017 3D Scanning Company of the Year
Shining3D’s EinScan Pro is a multi-functional, handheld, structured light 3D scanner that provides both portability and accuracy. The 3D scanner features 4 scanning modes, and an add-on Industrial Pack enables automatic scanning by matching the EinScan-Pro with a fully-automatic turntable.
Shining3D say the EinScan pro can be used for objects ranging in size from 0.03mm (.001in) up to 4 meters (13ft). Shining3D also offer several offer 3D scanners including the EinScan-S, FreeScan and OptimScan.
HP 3D SCAN (FKA David Vision Systems)
David Vision Systems GmbH were acquired by HP in 2016. Using structured light 3D scanning technology, the HP 3D Scanner can create a digitalized 360° 3D model with up to 0.05 mm resolution and a mesh density of 2.3 million vertices per scan.
The HP 3D Structured Light Scanner Pro S3 has a scan size of 60-500 mm, a resolution of up to .05% of scan size (up to .05 mm) depending on settings, and processing speed, a single scan may be completed in between 2 – 10 seconds.
FARO are the developers of a range of coordinate measuring machines and 3D imaging devices. The company has over 35 years of experience and more than 30,000 installations worldwide. FARO 3D technology is used for a range of solutions from Product Design to Forensics.
FARO 3D scanners allow users to to 3D capture, reverse engineer and 3D model. 3D Scanning devices include the FARO Design ScanArm which uses Blue line laser to capture highly-detailed and noise-free scan data, the Cobalt Array Imager, FARO Freestyle3D Objects and the FARO FocusS Laser Scanner.
Artec 3D are the manufacturers of several 3D scanning solutions. These include the blue light based Artec Spider – Up to 0.1 mm 3D resolution and up to 0.05 mm 3D accuracy – and the Artec Eva white-light 3D scanner for fast, accurate scanning.
Earlier this year, the Artec LEO was announced. The Artec LEO offers onboard automatic processing and can scan at 80 frames per second, the 3D scanner uses VCSEL light technology.
You can read profiles of the best enterprise 3D printer of the year, the best personal 3D printer manufacturer, and the enterprise additive manufacturing OEM of the year nominations for our 3D Printing Industry Awards.
Our readers are also voting for the best 3D printing software of the year.
Plus, take a look at some of the best 3D printing startups, most popular 3D scanning tools and the best 3D design software, as voted for by the most informed people in the 3D printing industry, our readers.