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Fuel3D: A handheld 3D scanner for less than $1000

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The world’s first handheld point-and-shoot, full color 3D scanner available for under $1,000. Fire up your creativity!3D is booming… whether in the worlds of gaming, making, or art, the demand for 3D is ever-increasing. But generating high quality 3D images for use in 3D printing or gaming is typically time-consuming and expensive. A handheld 3D scanner today can cost upwards of $15,000, pricing them well above what most independent game developers, designers and artists can afford.We have developed the Fuel3D handheld scanner, a point-and-shoot 3D imaging system that captures extremely high resolution mesh and color information of objects. Fuel3D is the world’s first 3D scanner to combine pre-calibrated stereo cameras with photometric imaging to capture and process files in seconds. And, most importantly of all, at a Kickstarter price of under $1000 the Fuel3D costs less than one tenth of the price of its nearest industry competitor.The Fuel3D scanner works in much the same way as a normal digital camera – literally point and shoot! But it shouldn’t be confused with the consumer 3D cameras available today.When we say 3D, we mean our system resolves a fully 3D surface consisting of a large number of physical and color measurements. These can then be viewed from any direction, edited, and used as source material for 3D printing or for on-screen manipulation.

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01 Sep
3D Nuts @3DNuts
RT @Fuel_3D: 1 hour left! http://t.co/oLw8tq3HLP #Discounts #LastChances #3Dscanner
15 Aug
fabbing @fabbing
RT @formlabs: We did a print from an @Fuel_3D scan -- came out great! Awesome resolution. Check it out on KS http://t.co/PTN57nn7uJ http://
13 Aug
3D Nuts @3DNuts
Have you backed @Fuel3d's Kickstarter campaign yet? Low cost reliable 3D scanning will bring #3Dprinting 2 the masses http://t.co/IMWjdeCaBk
10 Aug
Deeeep @deeeep
Anyone in Antwerp/Belgium interested in co-owning a Fuel3d? Want access to one, but not spend $1000. http://t.co/bAnyAMyNnq
09 Aug
Formlabs @formlabs
We did a print from an @Fuel_3D scan -- came out great! Awesome resolution. Check it out on KS http://t.co/PTN57nn7uJ http://t.co/ArnWOCYRMP
03 Aug
Maker Faire NC @makerfaireNC
WOW !!!! Hasn't even been up a day yet ! http://t.co/whuc5qck8a
01 Aug
3DPrint3 @3DPrint3
Interesting @kickstarter campaign: Fuel3D - a handheld 3D scanner for less than $1000 from Fuel3D Inc http://t.co/xUZ0xvLW0m
31 Jul
B3dge @Build3dprinter
RT @sipajen: Whoa! Want one now? Fuel3D handheld 3D scanner for less than a thousand bucks! http://t.co/7pisqQoUGy #3Dprinting #technology
31 Jul
3DPrinter.net @3DPrinter_net
RT @Cadlink: RT @3Dnatives: Fuel3D, un scanner 3D pour moins de 1,000$ sur Kickstarter! http://t.co/G5uugjcdbR #impression3D #3D #fablab #3…