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As predicted by industry observer Sarah Goehrke, 2021 turns out to be the year of consolidation for the AM market. This trend is happening in the broader context of 1/ the advent of digital manufacturing, enabled in part by additive […]
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@Aniwaa

Aniwaa helps professionals research, evaluate, and purchase additive manufacturing and 3D capture solutions.

Introduction to common metal 3D printing materials Metal additive manufacturing processes boast considerable advantages over traditional methods like CNC machining or injection molding. One of those advantages is material waste reduction, which can be critical when using expensive metals like […]
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@Aniwaa

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Why did you focus your development on the 3D printing of soft materials? As a prosthetist-orthotist by training, the idea came to me in 2013 when I returned from a congress organized by the FATO (African Federation of Orthopedic Technologists) […]
Building an Automated Print Farm There can be many reasons you’d want to build a print farm. Maybe you’re making a bit of money from your printers on the weekend as a side-hustle, or maybe your company or university has […]
3D Printing Engineer @3DQue
Who is AON Co. Ltd.? Based near Seoul in Korea, AON Co., Ltd. is a professional DLP 3D printer manufacturer that has been specializing in the dental industry and its applications for over 10 years. The company regularly conducts clinical […]
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Introduction Nowadays, there are hundreds of desktop FFF 3D printers available at affordable prices. They all look relatively similar and boast pretty much the same technical specifications like layer thickness, build volume, and nozzle diameter. Consumer 3D printers also often […]
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Introduction FlashForge offers quite a wide choice of 3D printers, from entry-level 3D printers like the Adventurer 3 to more professional solutions such as the Guider series. Today, we’re taking a closer look at the latter after FlashForge recently upgraded the Guider […]
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@Aniwaa

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Shining 3D, an innovative brand While Shining 3D has always been pushing new products on a regular basis, their team really has been keeping busy the past year. The EinScan HX, an innovative hybrid 3D scanner (combining laser triangulation and structured […]
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Creaform launches its new SILVER Series In a bid to facilitate users’ perception and understanding of its product lineup, Canadian manufacturer Creaform just launched a brand new segment called the SILVER series. This SILVER series is made up of the popular HandySCAN […]
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@Aniwaa

Aniwaa helps professionals research, evaluate, and purchase additive manufacturing and 3D capture solutions.

Introduction Aniwaa has been dedicated to 3D scanning for over 7 years, offering the most comprehensive 3D scanner comparison platform. Our team keeps tabs on AM industry news every day, creating new listings or conversely removing obsolete products as manufacturers […]
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Introduction According to Markets & Markets, the 3D body scanning and virtual fitting room market reached 2.9 billion USD in 2019 and is projected to grow at an astonishing annual pace of 20,9%, to reach an estimated 7.6 billion USD by […]
Co-Founder & Business Development Director @Texel
Top-down DLP resin 3D printing vs. bottom-up printing Carima’s DM400A uses top-down DLP technology, which offers significant advantages over the more common bottom-up printer setup. But first, what is DLP 3D printing? DLP stands for Digital Light Processing, a technology where […]
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What is digital dentistry? Digital dentistry, which dates back to the early 1970s, is an increasingly modern take on dental procedures and techniques. By using advanced tools such as 3D printers, 3D scanners, or other computer-controlled devices, dentists can obtain […]
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@Aniwaa

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The challenges faced with classic resin washers Anyone that has used a resin 3D printer before can say that part cleaning and resin removal is a pain. Whether you’re manually soaking the part in IPA (isopropyl alcohol) and delicately scrubbing with a […]
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@Aniwaa

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What’s EoAT (end of arm tooling) for robots? End of arm tooling refers to the different tools used by robots or robotic arms to interact with objects, parts, or components. The term is very large, as it can cover anything […]
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@Aniwaa

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Keeping up with the competition Auto racing is a particularly tough sport, and the outcome doesn’t rely exclusively on the driver’s shoulders. One of the biggest challenges lies in maintaining and upgrading the car as new technological advances arrive, all […]
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Introduction With new frontiers constantly being pushed, few would deny that the opportunities presented by 3D printing/additive manufacturing are aplenty. These include possibilities around virtual inventories and even on-demand manufacturing – advantages that can deliver cost savings, increased responsiveness, and flexibility to […]
Co-Founder and VP Business @LEO Lane
Phrozen launches the Sonic Mighty 4K 3D printer A few months ago, Phrozen launched their new Sonic series with two models, the Sonic 4K and the Sonic Mini 4K. Following this success, Phrozen is now releasing an XXL-sized version of […]
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@Aniwaa

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What’s a manufacturing service? A manufacturing service provider like Xometry enables companies to outsource their part production, an increasingly popular business model also known as Manufacturing as a Service or MaaS for short. On-demand services can also be used for rapid prototyping, a […]
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@Aniwaa

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Meet the brand new Orange 4K The Longer3D Orange 4K is the evolution of the brand’s affordable resin 3D printer portfolio, which includes popular models such as the Orange 10 or Orange 30. Like its predecessors, the Orange 4K uses LCD-based stereolithography […]
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TrySight steps up from FFF to SLS for prototyping and production Canada-based TrySight develops hardware and software solutions to aid the visually impaired, mainly addressing educational and medical institutions. For the past five years, TrySight has been using FFF/FDM (Fused Filament Fabrication […]
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Are you in on the “dirty little secret” of additive manufacturing (AM)? As the AM industry continues to expand, it is now widely recognizing the post-print step, also known as post-processing, as a critical element in the path to high-volume production […]
Vice President of Marketing @PostProcess Technologies
Revisiting the flagship EinScan product range The EinScan range of 3D scanners emerged as a huge success on Kickstarter 2015. Backed by around 200 contributors, Shining 3D’s first EinScan-S was a stationary desktop model with an automatic turntable. Shining 3D […]
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@Aniwaa

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Post-processing, the hidden face of additive manufacturing Additive manufacturing (AM) is in constant evolution with faster print speeds, wider material availability, and a flourishing amount and diversity of applications. Now more than ever, and especially amid the COVD-19 crisis, AM […]
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@Aniwaa

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Introducing the Sonic 4K and Sonic Mini 4K by Phrozen Comprising the new Sonic 4K and Sonic Mini 4K, Phrozen’s latest resin 3D printers offer excellent value and yield fast, professional-grade results. The affordable Sonic Mini 4K version will perfectly suit makers and […]
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Azoth’s TOMO™: Inventory made Digital Azoth is a branch specialized in Additive Manufacturing and part of EGC, a group that provides various services to large industrial manufacturers. The company has developed an innovative production and inventory management process, the TOMO™ system. […]
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@Aniwaa

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Introducing the new FlashForge Creator 3 The brand new FlashForge Creator 3 is an entry-level professional FFF (fused filament fabrication) 3D printer. It is destined for professionals in industrial design, architecture, mechanical design, and tool design. Indeed, complex designs and geometries can […]
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What is the 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace? As a leading 3D design software provider, it’s only natural that Dassault Systèmes would further leap into the additive manufacturing ecosystem, and it has done so with the 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace. The 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace by Dassault Systèmes […]
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Introduction A common belief about technical ceramic 3D printing is that its four main technologies – binder jetting, SLA (stereolithography), inkjet, and FFF (fused filament fabrication) – are competing with each other. However, from our point of view, they are complementary and […]
Marketing and Communication Manager @Nanoe
Meet the Adventurer 3 The FlashForge Adventurer 3 is FlashForge’s flagship entry-level FFF 3D printer. Providing great value at an affordable price, it is destined for hobbyists, schools, and anyone looking for an easy 3D printing experience. This filament 3D printer sports a […]
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@Aniwaa

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Why automate quality inspection? With today’s growing number of certifications and standards that need to be met, quality inspection has become more essential than ever, and this is true for every industry that we know. Part inspection, however, can be a time-consuming […]
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ScanTech KSCAN20 for industrial applications ScanTech’s KSCAN series is a comprehensive metrology solution that is adapted to a wide range of sectors, including aerospace and automotive industries where large-scale 3D scans are often required. This handheld scanner is just as capable […]
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The T2000: a large volume with a compact footprint There are a number of large printers out there, but they don’t always fit in a workspace or office environment, or even through a standard doorway. Tractus3D, a highly experienced manufacturer […]
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What is a certified 3D printing process and why does it matter? Once a metal part is 3D printed, it is not always ready to be put to use. Most of the time, parts must be certified for specific use […]
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@Aniwaa

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Reliable performance at an affordable price The F430, CreatBot’s flagship 3D printer, provides one of the best price-to-performance ratios in its category. This professional desktop 3D printer is a workhorse that provides great precision (12.7μm, XY) and speed (120mm/s), all while […]
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Meet the EinScan-SE and EinScan-SP, the new generation of desktop 3D scanners. These multi-functional, fast and easy-to-use 3D scanners bring powerful technology to your desktop for consistent, high-quality 3D scanning. The EinScan-SE (Elite) can capture objects in under 2 minutes while the EinScan-SP (Platinum) […]
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@Aniwaa

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RangeVision Spectrum is designed for scanning small, medium, and larger objects. This 3D scanner has three fields of view and is equipped with 3.1 Mpix industrial color cameras. RangeVision Spectrum captures complex geometry, flat and long objects, as well as small […]
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@Aniwaa

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Industrial accuracy packed in an affordable 3D scanner  For a 3D scanner at this price point, the Polyga Compact S1 provides a high level of accuracy at 40 microns. That’s generally hard to come by unless you’re looking at industrial hardware. Entry-level […]
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@Aniwaa

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The D600 and D600 PRO, CreatBot’s flagship 3D printer series  On the market since 2016, the CreatBot D600 is one of the brand’s most successful products. This industrial-grade 3D printer was designed to effortlessly 3D print engineering materials, including ABS, PETG, and […]
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The PEEK-300 offers high temperatures at an affordable price CreatBot’s new PEEK-300 is equipped with everything you need to print high-performance materials such as PEEK, PEI, or PEKK. It is completely up to par with what you’d expect from a PEEK […]
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Scanatic™ 360 Body Scanner and Scanatic™ Body Service  The T3GD Studio Scanatic™ 360 Body Scanner and Service is a unique, self-service measurement system. It boasts a light, modular design that can quickly be installed and customized to seamlessly blend into your store […]
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CreatBot’s latest printer offers 1m2 of build area for $29K Large scale 3D printers tend to be expensive and without necessarily offering many extra features. The CreatBot F1000, however, combines large volume and affordability along with an array of professional features. For […]
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@Aniwaa

Aniwaa helps professionals research, evaluate, and purchase additive manufacturing and 3D capture solutions.

Why use 3D scanning spray? Even with the current state-of-the-art 3D scanners, it is often recommended to apply a thin layer of 3D scanning spray to get the highest possible scan quality. It’s especially useful for scanning transparent, shiny, or dark […]
Co-Founder & 3D Metrology Expert @TetraVision
Creality releases the CR-10 V2, its improved CR-10 3D printer Creality just released its newest Creality CR-10 V2, a revamped version of its large-volume CR10 3D printer. With major improvements brought to its large-volume DIY 3D printers, the Shenzhen-based firm aims at […]
AM consultant
@Aniwaa

Aniwaa helps professionals research, evaluate, and purchase additive manufacturing and 3D capture solutions.

3DGence unveils its newest high-temperature printer, the INDUSTRY F420 3DGence will be presenting its brand new high-performance FFF 3D printer, the INDUSTRY F420, at Formnext 2019. With the F420, the Polish manufacturer is expanding its high-temperature INDUSTRY line, which has already gained traction […]
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@Aniwaa

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Special-purpose resins for jewelry casting Resin 3D printers are more and more commonly used in jewelry casting due to their superior precision and speed. Instead of manually sculpting investment patterns in castable wax, modern jewelers usually start with a drawing and […]
What is warpage ? Warpage, sometimes called warping, is a physical phenomenon that occurs during 3D printing. It consists in the part being distorted at its base, which then causes the part to detach itself from the print bed. What are […]
Founder @QUALUP
High-temperature 3D printers for high-performance materials Powerful yet affordable 3D printers Tractus3D is a Netherlands-based delta 3D printer manufacturer. Their unique range of products includes very large build volume 3D printers (up to 2.1 meters high) and high-temperature printers (up to 450 degrees Celsius) able to […]
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@Aniwaa

Aniwaa helps professionals research, evaluate, and purchase additive manufacturing and 3D capture solutions.

Creaform introduces its newest HandySCAN 3D Creaform introduces its new HandySCAN BLACK! Newborn of the third generation of HandySCAN 3D, reference line-up in portable metrology 3D scanners, the BLACK model offers unprecedented accuracy and user-friendliness. Reliable and effective, the HandySCAN BLACK […]
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@Aniwaa

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Keep fiber direction in mind Using continuous fiber strands can provide significantly increased strength and stiffness to parts, if the fibers are placed in the right direction. That’s why the correct model orientation is important. A general rule is to place […]
Quality Engineer @Anisoprint
INTAMSYS introduces the FUNMAT PRO 410, an all-in-one solution for industrial additive manufacturing. INTAMSYS is among the very few 3D printer manufacturers providing 3D printing systems able to print high-performance materials such as PEEK, ULTEM (PEI), and more. The FUNMAT PRO […]
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@Aniwaa

Aniwaa helps professionals research, evaluate, and purchase additive manufacturing and 3D capture solutions.

What is the best choice for your needs? On April 25th, 2019, Creaform announced the launch of two re-engineered products: the Go!SCAN SPARK™ and the HandySCAN BLACK™. These two new portable 3D scanners are the result of several years of research and development […]
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@Aniwaa

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Although fused deposition modeling is mainly associated with home-based handicraft whizz-kids, being able to print models as wide or as high as 1.7 m brings FDM to the next level! Desktop machines let engineers and designers quickly prototype their idea and have […]
Sales Engineer @Builder
Fast and reliable: Creaform unveils the Go!SCAN SPARK Creaform introduces its new Go!SCAN SPARK! Latest 3D scanner from the Go!SCAN 3D line-up, the SPARK is Creaform’s most user-friendly scanner. Conceived to be as simple to use as possible, the Go!SCAN SPARK […]
AM consultant
@Aniwaa

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What is TPE powder? TPE stands for thermoplastic elastomer, and it is available in powder form for SLS 3D printing. It offers benefits that are typical for both plastic and rubber. On the one hand, TPE is elastic, with an elongation at […]
Public Relations Manager @Sinterit
Peel 3d, Creaform’s initiative focused on offering affordable high-quality 3D scanning, recently released its new model the peel 2. Featuring a lot of new options such as color capture, the peel 2 embodies the expansion of the 3D scanning industry to a wider audience. Just a […]
AM consultant
@Aniwaa

Aniwaa helps professionals research, evaluate, and purchase additive manufacturing and 3D capture solutions.

Introduction Over the past few years, there has been lots of buzz over 3D printers that can process PEEK (polyetheretherketone), one of the most widely known ultra-high performance polymers. The desire to print PEEK is understandable, as it is often the go-to […]
Staff Technical Service Engineer @Arkema
What’s in a 3D scanner datasheet? When looking to buy a 3D scanner, product brochures list technical specifications to give you general impressions about the performance of the systems. You can also use them to compare 3D scanners to determine which system is right for […]
Founder @Polyga
Hi Diogo, thanks for taking the time to talk to us. Can you tell me a little about what inspired Raise3D to design the Pro2 series? Traditional manufacturing arose from the need to produce on a mass scale to satisfy […]
Engineers and designers are faced with immense pressures to come up with new products and innovate. 3D scanning is the perfect solution to facilitate the entire lifecycle management of a product from inception, through engineering design and manufacturing, to service and disposal […]
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@Aniwaa

Aniwaa helps professionals research, evaluate, and purchase additive manufacturing and 3D capture solutions.

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By 3D printing their tools, jigs, and fixtures, Volkswagen Autoeuropa slashed cycle time operation, reduced labor, and minimized material wastage. Tool ergonomics have been improved, there’s less need for reworking, and best of all, it’s all achieved at a tenth […]
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Meet the HandySCAN 700, Creaform’s flagship metrology-grade 3D scanner, optimized to meet the needs of product development and engineering professionals on the lookout for the most effective and reliable way to acquire 3D measurements of physical objects. The HandySCAN 3D latest generation is […]
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@Aniwaa

Aniwaa helps professionals research, evaluate, and purchase additive manufacturing and 3D capture solutions.

The Creaform Go!SCAN 3D offers the easiest portable 3D scanner, providing fast accurate, and reliable measurements. Highly versatile, it can be used for a wide range of applications, helping professionals throughout the entire product development process. With these handheld 3D scanners, you can […]
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@Aniwaa

Aniwaa helps professionals research, evaluate, and purchase additive manufacturing and 3D capture solutions.

Introduction The iSLA-450 Pro and iSLA-650 Pro are two industrial-grade stereolithography 3D printers, from the Chinese manufacturer Shining 3D. Designed for professional applications, the iSLA Pro series 3D printers can use various types of resins, from transparent to opaque, high-strength, or even photosensitive. The iSLA Pro series 3D […]
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@Aniwaa

Aniwaa helps professionals research, evaluate, and purchase additive manufacturing and 3D capture solutions.

Meet the all-new Creaform MetraSCAN 3D, the most flexible portable 3D scanner, designed for metrology applications. The MetraSCAN 3D is Creaform’s latest portable optical CMM 3D scanner. This state-of-the-art measurement system is built for shop-floor conditions and can be used in various use cases, from reverse engineering […]
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@Aniwaa

Aniwaa helps professionals research, evaluate, and purchase additive manufacturing and 3D capture solutions.

Introduction My current work explores 3D technologies integration into museum practice, particularly areas involving audience engagement and interaction. My research examines regional, national, and international museums to gain an understanding of how and why 3D printing affects a museum and […]
Introduction First, it was Autodesk with its own Ember 3D printer, then HP making a disruptive announcement in late 2014. After that, Ricoh and Canon presented their own powder and resin-based 3D printers. Now, Polaroid launched its own desktop machine, […]
The EinScan-Pro is a portable, high-accuracy and versatile 3D scanner, from the Chinese manufacturer Shining 3D. Equipped with four scan modes, the EinScan-Pro makes it easy to capture objects of various sizes and shapes. It even comes with a tripod, a turntable for smaller objects, and a “one-click” scanning […]
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@Aniwaa

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Meet the all-new HDI Advance R4x, the high-end 3D scanning solution for the industrial metrology market. The HDI Advance family of scanners captures complete digital 3D scans from physical objects in just seconds, with the HDI Advance R4x model delivering superior […]
Co-founder and CEO
@Aniwaa

Aniwaa helps professionals research, evaluate, and purchase additive manufacturing and 3D capture solutions.

The EinScan-S is an easy-to-use, affordable and accurate desktop 3D scanner, from the Chinese manufacturer Shining3D. Equipped with two scan modes, the EinScan-S makes it easy to capture objects of various sizes and shapes. It even comes with a turntable for smaller objects, and a “one-click” scanning […]
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@Aniwaa

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SCANIFY is the high-speed, high-resolution, affordable handheld 3D scanner that allows you to quickly and easily capture 3D models of everyday objects. With its sleek design and one-click 3D shape and color, SCANIFY offers an amazing out-of-the-box 3D scanning experience. Unlock your 3D […]
Co-founder and CEO
@Aniwaa

Aniwaa helps professionals research, evaluate, and purchase additive manufacturing and 3D capture solutions.