August 22nd 2013 12:54 pm

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Engadget Aug 22, 2013

The device captures 3D images from objects up to eight-inches tall with help from two lasers and a camera, a system the company has, naturally, optimized for its own Replicator printers and Thingiverse 3D object catalog.

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Engadget Sep 20, 2013

The 3D scanner joins the Replicator, MakerWare and the online community Thingiverse as the major missing piece of the MakerBot ecosystem puzzle, an attempt to create the most user-friendly 3D-printing ecosystem available.

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TechCrunch Sep 22, 2013

The whole system is surprisingly light and uses Class 1 lasers and a special camera to gather a point cloud based on the object you’re scanning. You tell the system how light or dark the object is and then click a button.

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PC Mag Sep 20, 2013

The Digitizer, which can scan objects up to 8 inches across and 8 inches tall, takes 12 minutes to scan an object to a digital file. We watched as the Digitizer scanned an object (a conch shell). The object is placed in the center of a turntable, which slowly rotates as a laser is trained on it.

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VentureBeat Aug 22, 2013

With the device, designers can take physical objects and turn them into digital files. ... That process, which is an exact reversal of the one with MakerBot’s 3D printers, is essential to the company’s mission to capture the entire 3D design workflow.

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