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3D scanning, like 3D printing was for a long time out of reach for all but the largest organisations, but with ongoing technological developments and cost reductions in the market, high quality 3D scanning equipment is more accessible than ever. For many individuals and organisations, the world of 3D scanning is a relatively unknown one, and with the wide range of hardware and software options available, it’s quite easy to get lost. To help you navigate your way around we’ve put together this guide aimed at engineers, hobbyists, model makers, or anyone interested in using this versatile technology.


This guide explores the following areas:

· Handheld 3D Scanners

· Fixed 3D scanners

· 3D point accuracy

· 3D point density

· Capture technology used

· Notes on data types

· Autosurfacing wrapping the model

· 3D Scan to CAD Software

· Manually reconstructing the model

· A full parametric model including the history tree

· Example project, a classic car seat rake adjuster hand wheel

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