Publications Book on 3D scanning said to suit a wide range of knowledge and skill levels

Editor: Eric Culp

One subject is near-future availability of the technology.

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(Source: MesserPR)

Florian Vierling from Messer PR has written Practical 3D | 3D-Praxis, a reference book said to cover 3D scanning. The work is available in both German and English.

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Today, work with 3D scanners has become essential in aerospace, mechanical engineering and medicine, and although professional 3D equipment can often prove prohibitively expensive, 3D technology is being increasingly adopted by end users.

One example mentioned is scanning a person and then printing a small 3D copy of him. Other opportunities are said to be available today for the cost-conscious user. Moreover, the author predicted that in the near future, mobile telephones will likely be integrated with 3D scanners.

The book is said to cover the following topics:

  • Questions and answers about who needs 3D scanners.
  • Principles of 3D measurement technology theory explained in layman’s terms.
  • How scan software can convert a 2D picture into a 3D model.
  • Tips on suitable hardware for homemade 3D scanners and avoiding typical errors when scanning.
  • New technologies and products, and how 3D scanners can be introduced in our daily lives.

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