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MAR 09, 2013 - Popular Science

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SXSW 2013: Makerbot Shows Off New 3-D Scanner That Turns Real Objects Into 3-D-Printable Files

Digitizer MakerbotAn easy way to scan an object and let the world 3-D print it. Right at the start of South by Southwest, MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis has announced the company's 3-D printing desktop scanner: the MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner. It's exactly what it sounds like: a Makerbot-created tool that can scan real, 3-D objects and turn them into digital files. Those files can then be sent to other 3-D printers, and the objects printed on demand. Lasers and cameras in the device scan the object and digitize it. After that, with the file handy, it can be shared--ideally meaning ... Read More

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