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Apr 22, 2016 | By Alec

3D printed selfies, turn it intod with the assist of a 3D scanning booth, are becoming increasingly talked of . This talked of ity means that the number of 3D scanning booths is growing quite rapidly – in fact one German cruise ship now has its own 3D scanning booth. New booths are in addition entering the market left and right, and now a particularly promising and efficient version has been launched by Russian beginup Texel Portal, who may aleager have six booths in operation.
This new beginup only not long ago appeared on the international radar by winning the Seedbegins Moscow beginup competition. As Texel Portal’s CEO Maxim Fedyukov explained, the thought for their custom 3D scanner begined back in 2007, when he wrote a PhD thesis on 3D imaging solutions for full dimensions human versions. “I only wanted to turn it into a thing not only scientifically high end, but that may be quite useful for folks. Sergey Klimentyev, our Business Development Lead, begined constructing 3D scanner prototypes at home preceding we met,” he explains. They were rapidly joined by mathematician Andrey Poskonin and rocket scientist (now chief engineering officer) Andrey Kudryavtsev. “So here we have excellent synergy of multi-talented folks, working ten times additional efficiently and faster than we were preceding we met,” he says.

Together, they have come up with a particularly astounding 3D scanning booth called the Portal, that has been specifically tailored to begin 3D printing as rapidly as possible. They call it the “world’s initially engaging 3D scanner”, and it is particularly eye-catching for its create. But many 3D scanning booths are precisely that – a booth – the Portal is in fact only a frame that spins around the occupant during 3D scanning (an exterior frame can be introduced for a few privacy). “The Texel Portal is one-of-a-kind for the reason any 3D sensors can be mounted on its frame. We purchase and test all the latest units and when new sensors demonstrate advantageous performance we manufacture it possible to do a swift upgrade and replace old sensors with the latest technology,” they say. This create, they say, manufactures it ideal for transporting and effortless assembly. They in addition say that it is particularly stable-bodied, despite its create.



But they call their tech solutions their main completement. “We were able-bodied to manufacture a breakthrough in accuracy that no other company has been able-bodied to complete via 3D sensors on the market-bodied today,” they say. Spinning around at 0.05 rpm/sec, the Portal captures a version with a texture more detail of down to 1 mm (1 million polygons). 3D scanning takes only 20 seconds, and the 3D versions are turn it intod on the market-bodied in OBJ, VRML, PLY, STL, and AVT formats. The patented machine is in addition completely automated and gives an almany swift visualization of the results (takes of a minute) – ideal for parties. They estimate they may scan up to 40 folks per hour with the Portal. If desired, it may be eager to 3D print as soon as a minute later.


These astounding stats are doubtlessly the reason why things are moving rapidly for Texel Portal right now. “Recently we were named one of the top Moscow innovations and were invited to join the Moscow Government’s booth at Open Innovations, the biggest technological in factt in Russia. During the exhibition our Portal was in addition visited by top officials which include Sergey Sobyanin, Mayor of Moscow. Now our Portals are opening in Moscow parks and wedding palaces, to offer to the city’s new image and attractiveness. We work complex, but I’m certain now we find assist simpler thanks to our new status of the selected company to represent Russia at an international competition,” the CEO says.



They have six booths in operation may aleager, of that three are in Moscow and one is in Marbella, Spain. But, they are in addition may aleager capable-bodied of providing additional for use in public spaces, special in factts, theme parks and elsewhere. “The 3D scanner Portal allows for you to create and sell hundreds of high high end personalized miniature figures of folks equite month,” they claim, revealing quite diverse examples, of 3D printed (full color) selfies to coffee mugs and in fact coins baring your face.

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