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3D Systems Ships Sense Consumer 3D Scanner

3D Systems announced the immediate availability of the Sense 3D scanner, the company’s first scanning device for the consumer market.

According to the company, the scanner includes an intuitive user interface with automated zoom, track, focus, crop, enhance and share tools.

Scans can be sent to a Cube or CubeX 3D printer, or directly uploaded to Cubify.com for cloud printing in a range of materials, including Ceramix, Aluminix and Clear. The Sense is priced at $399 and can be purchased at Cubify.com. It will also be available on Staples.com and in Staples retail stores.

“The Sense is the first ever 3D content camera for everyone, making it possible to capture people, objects and places on the go,” said Rajeev Kulkarni, vice president and general manager, consumer products, 3D Systems. “I anticipate that the Sense’s intuitive nature, portability, range, unmatched quality and powerful user interface and user experience will spur a new social movement around 3D sharable and printable physical photography.”

Sense is powered by 3DS’ proprietary Geomagic software. The device is compatible with the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 tablet, and can scan items as large as 10 feet tall and wide. Scans can be merged with Cubify Sculpt for editing.

For more information, visit 3D Systems.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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