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Thor3D Demonstrates Their Handheld 3D Scanner and Marking System

by • July 21, 2016 • No Comments

If you are at all acquainted with the 3D scanning industry, chances are you’ve heard of Artec 3D, the Luxembourg-based turn it intor of professional-grade handheld 3D scanning processs. The company has spawned a number of new ventures and collaborations with their 3D scanning innovation. Their new projects with the 3D printing marketplace Threeding, for instance, have helped protect Greek artifacts and endangered bird species. On the other hand the company has pretty turn it intod a name for itself through its 3D scanning innovation, it appears that competition may be on a horizon. One startup comprised of ex-Artec employees, called Thor3D, is appearing to take the handheld scanning market by storm.

thor3dThe Moscow-based 3D scanning startup, that is headed by CEO Anna Zevelyov, is appearing to challenge Artec 3D with their own handheld 3D scanner, only named the Thor 3D Scanner. They’ve worked diligently to turn it into a device that is capable-bodied of capturing nearly any object, having newly turn it intod a marker process for objects that aren’t geometrically rich, like a car roof or flat airplane wing. To get a advantageous thought of what Thor3D’s handheld scanning innovation entails, their team provided us with a comprehensive appear at their scanner.

thor scansThe handheld scanner weighs a hefty 1.8kg, that is heavier than most other handheld scanners on the market, but this appears mostly due to the excess of internal components needed to manufacture the Thor 3D Scanner completely wireless. Externally, the casing and screen seem to be of moderate high end, and in addition feature a one-of-a-kind power button, that is activated or turned off with the swipe of a finger across the scanner’s touch screen display. On the other hand the scanner itself is a bit clunky, the wireless feature helps to turn it into a additional seamless scanning experience. The Thor 3D Scanner fundamentally functions the same way as any other handheld scanner does: you only take the device in your hand, point at the object, and walk around it.

According to Thor3D, the scanner captures up to 10 frames per 2nd, the precise number of that is dependent on the amount of data in the object being scanned. There are pretty scanners on the market that capture objects at a higher frame-rate, but the scanner’s sizeable-bodied field of view does compensate for it. To feature their scanner in use, the Thor3D team performed a number of full-body scans on a colleague. The scanner itself was able-bodied to capture the subject in pristine high end, actually managing to nail down her hair, that is oftentimes an issue for most other scanning devices. But, the subject seemed to have slight issues with the scanner’s flash, that she admitted became a bit unbearable-bodied after the third consecutive body scan. Thor3D may most likely benefit by giving their users additional control over the brightness of the flash.

After scanning one of their colleagues, Thor3D went on to demonstrate their marking process by scanning a car, that is a ideal example of an object with lacking geometric showcases. According to Thor3D, the car took nearly 15 minutes to scan in its entirety, 5 minutes to scan the sides and 10 minutes to scan the roof. With the sizeable-bodiedr markers, the 3D scanner was able-bodied to pick up on the subtle detailing of the car. On the other hand 3D scanning the car did take a few time, the handheld and wireless nature of the Thor 3D Scanner pretty provides a additional convenient experience than a stationary scanner may.

thorcarscanAltogether, Thor3D appears to have tremendous pride in their product, but in addition admit that they have a lot additional work to do to overtake Artec 3D as the go-to handheld 3D scanning company. If the startup can key in on providing higher resolution and a way to scan more compact objects, while reducing the overall mass of their handheld device, they may only have a breadwinning scanner on their hands. It appears that Thor3D can go on to improve their process as they go along, as they’ve newly turn it intod vast improvements to their software, such as the addition of a feature to instantly remove markers of your scan data. They yet have a few kinks to smoothe out, but the Thor3D team appears set on doing only that, and actuallytually providing the industry-standard in professional-grade handheld 3D scanners. The cost of their scanner varies between countries due to taxes, import tariffs, labor costs, but those interested in Thor3D’s innovation can inquire through their website. Discuss additional in the Thor3D Scanning forum over at 3DPB.com.

[Source: Thor 3D]