You have blown my tiny mind! I had no idea that this type of technology was available for less than the cost of a Gigafactory. Looking forward to future posts showcasing what can be achieved. Thanks.Please don't treat this as any form of recommendation - do your own homework.
You do know this, but it depends upon which subject you want to scan and how good your computer hardware is.
We already have an Einscan HX? blue light type - about the size of 90s mobile phone It's great for bigger stuff like a bellhousing or a wheel casting.
Today I got a little Revopoint MINI for smaller close up stuff. It is another much smaller blue light unit but claims to be more accurate, and also handheld. The package is delivered fully accessorised as a kit including an inclined rotary table and a steady hand tripod.
The unit is only about the size of my Leica camera and on my first venture without a micrometer I used one to make axis machining files for the barbs on these plumbing fittings.
The files for those plastic wiper parts have also gone for prototype printing.
As a result and I did have to think long about it, but now I need to dispose of my hydraulic draughting board after 50 years and play with TurboCad.
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There is a lad up the road from me making a 1:8 model of my car using a metal body shell from the Dagistini GT40 kit as the basis. The rest is 3D work.
Ryan knows all about this stuff as he let me have a beautiful scan of his 302 short block recently.
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