Matter & Form MFS1V1 Desktop 3D Laser Scanner

3D AND invisible? We live in a wondrous age.

The specs are confusing. How large of an “item” can you scan? Does the “item” need to be enclosed in the scanner and rotated or can the scanner rotate around the “item”?

Edit: nevermind saw this on the features tab.
“Scan items up to 18cm (7.0 in) diameter x 25cm (9.8 in) height.”
That should work as long as the the scanner can be made to rotate around a fixed “object”.

The scanner wouldn’t move around an object. The object you want to scan would need to fit on the 7" diameter turntable. The turntable spins and the scanning head moves up and down to capture the object. Since the head can only move so far, objects that are scanned can’t be taller than 9.8".

A suggestion… if you have something taller than the max, just put a reference (tape something very small to the part) and turn it upside down and scan again. Once in a CAD program, you can stitch the two halves together properly using the reference shape, then use the surrounding surface to extrude-cut the reference out of the file.

Hi all,

This video/review from TechCrunch of the Matter and Form 3D scanner might help clarify how it works: