Have you imagined to use 3D scanning on smartphones, tablets, and other platforms that are used on a daily basis? I do. And now it’s the time.
New Orleans-based company Scandy has been working towards this since they started their affordable 3D scan-to-print services early last year. They’ve been teaming up with pmdtechnologies (pmd), the worldwide leader in 3D time-of-flight (ToF) sensors, to unveil Scandy Pro for Android built with Scandy Core. With only a consumer mobile phone and attached 3D sensor, Scandy Pro rivals professional scanning equipment that costs tens of thousands of dollars.
Precise, affordable, portable, and fast, Scandy Pro empowers users to create detailed 3D scans from an Android device in real time using the pmd pico flexx ToF sensor. Scandy Pro captures features as small as 0.3 millimeters with a .25 meter bounding box and 36 millimeters with a bounding box of 3 meters in size. Users can also use Scandy Pro’s on-device editing for quick cropping, resizing, and more.
“As a maker, the potential for creating dimensionally accurate models on a sub-millimeter scale from a system that costs less than $500 is something I’ve been dreaming about for years. I’m really proud we are able to provide this solution finally,” said Cole Wiley, Scandy co-founder and CTO.
Those of you who are Android users and are interested in the new Scandy Pro platform can sign up to become a beta tester. In addition, app developers can work directly with Scandy to learn about how to implement the Scandy Core SDK into their future applications. All in all, the Scandy Pro app will enable Android users to easily create and modify 3D meshes that are optimized for 3D printing or CAD work, essentially helping to usher in the new era of more affordable and accessible 3D scanning technology for all.