MakerBot announced the MakerBot MakerWare 2.4 release that includes MakerBot MultiScan technology for the Digitizer desktop 3D scanner.
"MultiScan technology for the MakerBot Digitizer makes the technology even more powerful," said Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot. "MultiScan capabilities take an ordinary scan and turn it into something extraordinary. You can capture a 360-degree scan of a model, then 3D print it on a MakerBot Replicator 2 desktop 3D printer. This is so cool, you will want to digitize everything in your life."
MultiScan improves scan coverage by allowing users to "merge" two or more scans of an object, each taken from a different position. You can scan an object vertically and horizontally, or from any angle that the object can be positioned on the turntable. The solution will then connect the files and create one unified 3D model file.
Other new features include the addition of lighting acclimation, which reduces halos from overhead lighting at the beginning of a scan, resulting in higher quality 3D models; performance tracking to MakerWare; a new filament fan modulation on the MakerBot Replicator 2 to reduce PLA and flexible filament stringing; a more stable extrusion guard pattern; and bug fixes for temperature settings and custom profiles created on 32-bit Windows systems.
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