Re: Small-scale accurate scanner

From: G. Sachs <>
Date: Mon, 3 Oct 2016 23:54:49 +0000 (UTC)

How do you post to rp-ml these days? I forgot. Also, scanning really complex parts still doesn't work well when there are occlusions (pretty common). The only way to accurately scan a 3D (non-living) part is by industrial CT scanner, or to destroy the part by sectioning it. Actually, if you only have to do it once or twice a year, might be a lot cheaper to contract it out (then deduct it from your taxes) - at least for now. Not sure how much a CT scan costs. Probably not much for small parts (since it doesn't take long). 
- George

      From: Bathsheba <>
 Sent: Monday, October 3, 2016 7:04 PM
 Subject: Re: [rp-ml] Small-scale accurate scanner
On 10/3/2016 05:30 PM, RPES12 wrote:
> The only commercial product I am aware of that comes close to matching
> your wish list is the Fuel3D kit:
> That said, price is slightly over (1495) and res is slight lower (.35 -
> claimed).

Thanks!  This confirms my feeling that there's nothing in production
that offers the resolution that I need.  The specialization here --
where the high price is coming from -- seems to be scan speed, which
wouldn't matter to me since I just want to scan rocks etc.

> Might be worth a look, and I would stake my hat on the fact that they
> would be keen to talk to you regardless for a a given project if you
> give them some publicity later on - quid pro quo so to speak!

I appreciate the vote of confidence...but dang it, talking won't make
their scanner more precise.

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