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Are there any decent 3D scanners on the market for under 500 pounds ?

What 3D scanners are available ?

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Brian John17/10/2016 18:10:55
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Where are we at with 3D scanners ? Is there anything on the market for under a 500 pounds that will do a good job. I am thinking of replicating old model train parts (4mm/OO gauge).

NOTE : I am aware that there may be copyright issues involved but let us leave that aside for the moment. I want to know how good the current scanners are.

Edited By Brian John on 17/10/2016 18:11:45

Edited By Brian John on 17/10/2016 18:14:12

AndyP17/10/2016 18:28:42
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What about something like 123D Catch from Autodesk? I have used the drawing component of that series with some success.

It may be slated for replacement by the Fusion 360 suite.


Neil Wyatt17/10/2016 19:11:15
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I think you need over-size models if you ar going to print with a 3D printer as the printers are better than the scanners.


Michael Gilligan17/10/2016 20:11:06
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It may be worth looking at 'David' **LINK**

It's more commercial now, than when I first saw it.

[sorry, I lost interest when I found out it was Windows based]

Here is an Australian supplier: **LINK**


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