3D scanner app for makers and engineers

Discussions about software for post-processing, usage of 3d scans and everything else you might do after you have scanned an object.
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Herndl
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3D scanner app for makers and engineers

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Hello,

I’m currently working on a mobile iOS scanner app for makers and engineers with a high precision and accuracy. I think this project can be useful for many people and I would love to have some insights. The use case I’m thinking are for example spare parts replication or where you can engineer a new air box for your engine to fit, a real engineering tool, where you can place scale bars in the scan region to get accuracy.

I wanted to ask if anyone has made some good or bad experiences with mobile scanner apps? Do you use the more expensive laser or lira hardware scanners? Or do you prefer to build all your models you print from scratch?

I would really appreciate your suggestions and ideas.
Herndl
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Micr0
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Re: 3D scanner app for makers and engineers

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Herndl wrote: 04 Jan 2021, 16:26 Hello,

I’m currently working on a mobile iOS scanner app for makers and engineers with a high precision and accuracy. I think this project can be useful for many people and I would love to have some insights. The use case I’m thinking are for example spare parts replication or where you can engineer a new air box for your engine to fit, a real engineering tool, where you can place scale bars in the scan region to get accuracy.

I wanted to ask if anyone has made some good or bad experiences with mobile scanner apps? Do you use the more expensive laser or lira hardware scanners? Or do you prefer to build all your models you print from scratch?

I would really appreciate your suggestions and ideas.
Herndl
In my experience, when you get into the area of accuracy and precision that is useful in reverse engineering, it is the hardware that tends to be the limiting factor. Not that the hardware needs to be that expensive, but the consumer stuff that is used in phones just doesn't allow a resolution fine enough to be really useful in RE. That said, the lase scanners I have seen using mobile OS devises we years ago and I'm sure the tech has improved since.
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