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  • The Importance of Calibration

    In order to maximize the scanner’s precision and accuracy, it’s highly recommended users devote time to calibr...

    May 16, 2018 04:06PM EDT
  • The Importance of Lighting

    Scanning should be done in well-lit conditions. Diffuse, white light from fluorescent tubes, incandescent or h...

    May 16, 2018 03:57PM EDT
  • Problem Materials and Surfaces

    There are some materials that laser scanners have trouble scanning. Because the scanner works by capturing the...

    May 30, 2018 02:11PM EDT
  • Positioning your Object for Better Coverage

    Laser scanning operates on a sight-line principal: whatever the lasers cannot touch and the camera cannot see,...

    May 31, 2018 12:00PM EDT
  • Scanning Symmetrical Objects

    Some objects are too symmetrical for the software to correctly align them. One solution is to use tack, plast...

    May 31, 2018 12:01PM EDT
  • Using Other Software with your Scanner

    For some purposes, scan projects may require some extra clean-up or geometric sculpting beyond what MFStudio c...

    May 28, 2018 03:56PM EDT
  • 3D Printing

    To 3D print a scan you’ll first need to mesh the point cloud (see Meshing) and export the project as either an...

    May 28, 2018 03:39PM EDT
  • How Our 3D Scanner Works

    The Matter and Form 3D Scanner is a laser-based scanner. Laser scanners work by shining a laser at an object, ...

    May 31, 2018 11:56AM EDT
  • What Happens During a Scan

    The scanner uses two lasers to scan small to medium sized objects placed on its rotating bed. One rotation pro...

    May 31, 2018 11:56AM EDT
  • Point Cloud Basics

    A point cloud is a set of data points in a coordinate system. In a three-dimensional coordinate system, these ...

    May 31, 2018 11:56AM EDT
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