The rise of 3D printers has been the main trigger for the development of 3D scanners, which can obtain three-dimensional models of real objects and play them back in those 3D printers.
Part of the 3D printing revolution will come when for almost any device can perform a 3D scan of an object copy and send the file to the 3D printer. The new development of Caltech puts this situation closer thanks to that, integrated into a smartphone, affordable and very small chip never allow it to become an accurate 3D scanner.
Trnio company founded in 2012 has long been working on mobile applications that convert photos into 3D models, and have now developed a system that converts the iPhone and its camera into a unique 3D scanner.
A new draft collective funding has generated considerable excitement: it is Fuel3D, a 3D scanner that in just one day achieved its goal of ingressar $ 75,000 and promises to break records with a month to generate even more interest from investors.