Z Corporation has introduced what it claims is the world’s most affordable portable 3D laser scanner. The $28,900 ZScanner 600 extends Z Corporation’s fast line of handheld, self-positioning scanners, which are more portable than traditional 3D scanners. ZScanners streamline data capture for reverse engineering, product design, cultural preservation, and other applications.
The ZScanner 600 features resolution down to 0.1 mm and XY accuracy up to 80 microns, according to the company. ZScanners capture data in one continuous scan rather than in numerous shots from fixed positions, eliminating hours of post-processing time to integrate static shots into a cohesive scan. ZScan Lite software, included with the scanner, automatically produces an .stl file for import into a 3D CAD software package or output to a 3D printer.
“The ZScanner 600 is a tremendous addition to our scanning family and one that delivers incredible value, particularly in this challenging economic environment,” said Z Corporation director of Product Management Joe Titlow. “Our goal with 3D scanners is the same as that of our 3D printers: making high-end, fast and easy-to-use technology affordable for everyone who needs it.”
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