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What 3d scanner should i choose?

By Kenny Moore on 16 Dec 12:08 2 answers 0 comments

Hello all :) So I have a little problem.We cannot afford to buy a new 3D scanner for our small business, but we can get access to used https://www.artec3d.com/3d-scanner/artec-eva (two years old) or Flashforge FFG-OB1 (1 year) in near future. Prices for both about the same, but we are afraid that scanners used and without warranty. What is the average lifespan of a 3D scanners? Don't want to waste money... Has anyone had experience with these scanners?

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  • Jonathan DeRoner
    Jonathan DeRoner 10 months ago

    I've used a few in college. Most are really expensive. (Several thousand dollars) There is one that is only a few hundred dollars however. Its not the best but it can at least get you some practice. Its the sense 3D Scanner.

    Here is the link.

    http://www.3dsystems.com/shop/sense

    My suggestion though is if you decide to go with this one is that you make a stationary platform for the scanner and then a rotational platform you are trying to scan to capture the whole object for the best results.

  • Anton Zhuravlev
    Anton Zhuravlev 6 months ago

    All depends on your needs.
    For what kind of buiseness are you going to use 3D-scanner?

    If you are going to make small figures of people - Artec EVA will be best choice (I have some expirience with that device). And don't forget to buy it's own firmware. It can be a few expencive, but it's worth the money.
    Unfortunatelly, EVA doesn't fit to scanning small object with a good quality. For that purporses I recommend you to buy structured-light scanner, like Rangevision Premium, for an example. Easy in use (but hard to first time calibrate), high-precision (up to 20 microns), and reliable.

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