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Ultimate Star Trek gadget: Point-and-shoot scanner copies and creates almost any item using a 3D printer

Fuel3D Scanner

A British has inventor has unveiled the ultimate Star Trek gadget - a £650 (approximately $1,000) handheld scanner that could be used to copy almost any item.The Fuel3D scanner, originally developed at Oxford University, can capture everything from a flower’s petals to the contours of human skin.The Fuel3D scanner, originally develop at Oxford University, can capture everything from a flower's petals to the contours of human skin. It is able to capture images in seconds, and they can then be sent to a computer for processingWhen combined with a 3D printer, it could be used to create 3D copies of everything from broken parts to 3D portraits. ‘The explosion of 3D printing and the continued expansion of the games market means that there is an increasing demand for 3D scanning products that capture high resolution 3D data,’ said Stuart Mead, the head ofFuel3D Inc, the firm using the Kickstarter site to raise money for the scanner. ‘With Fuel3D, our goal is to bring high quality 3D scanning to a wider market by making it available at an affordable price-point.'The explosion of 3D printing and the continued expansion of the games market means that there is an increasing demand for 3D scanning products that capture high resolution 3D data, according to Stuart Mead, the head of Fuel3D Inc

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08 Aug
Designforcraft @Designforcraft
The ultimate Star Trek gadget: Point-and-shoot #scanner copies and creates almost any item using a #3Dprinting!!! http://t.co/TbF43l9bhk