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      03-06-2019, 09:32 AM   #1
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Can anyone recommend a decent but lowcost 3D scanner?

Not sure where to post this so I will start here. New or used scanners are considered. I am trying to get me and my buddies car body panels scanned to make some CF Aero parts. Any tips would be much appreciated as well!
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      03-06-2019, 09:46 AM   #2
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To get enough accuracy you need an expensive rig+software, I'd never rely on consumer available products to use in an actual production environment, unless i was scanning organic things, when it comes to mechanical scans you need precision. Laser based scanners are probably the best thing for now, those run in the thousands at minimum.
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To get enough accuracy you need an expensive rig+software, I'd never rely on consumer available products to use in an actual production environment, unless i was scanning organic things, when it comes to mechanical scans you need precision. Laser based scanners are probably the best thing for now, those run in the thousands at minimum.
Yeah that is what i found out. There are a couple at the $5-6k mark but i may try and rent something and see how it goes.
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There are companies out there that contract out scanning services. Don't expect it to be cheap but it will be leaps and bonds more accurate than anything the typical person can afford to use.

I have a few of these systems at work for scanning automotive body panels and assemblies. The ones we currently use run between $300-500k depending on how they're optioned.

It's possible to pick an older system up from a manufacturing facility. We recently had one sold at a fraction of what it cost and before that we had planned on just tossing it.
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This one is reallt nice
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