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Does anyone use the 3D scanner with 3D printer?

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My friend is a 3D printer workshop owner, he often printed characters to sell. He wants to know if he buys a 3D printer scanner, do it the model scanned by 3D scanner can be used for 3D printing?
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You totally can.

Some things to think about:
You would need to turn the point cloud into a water tight mesh once you've scanned your object
Getting data in the hard places, how to capture all sides and deal with shadows and voids
large things often dont scale well when you shrink things down, like a large building scaled to paperweight size (loss of fine detail)
Photogrammetry might be a cheaper, faster method for single small/medium sized objects
the scanner in your like seems to be fine for the purpose (smaller objects)

Thingiverse.com, cults3d.com, myminifactory.com and yeggi.com can be a great resources. plenty of free software to mesh the cloud (Meshlab), and lots of sales people to sell you software as well.
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A T-Rex skull hot off the build plate. Someone else scanned it and I printed on one of my Printers
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need to tune my extrusion rate :?
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Funny to find this today.

I'm in the final steps of building a photogrammetry rig to do the same hging (hobby not pro level printing). Just for things around the house.

I've built a setup that should accommodate approximately a 50cm x 50cm x 50cm object. Object is on a motorized spin table. Hardware interface lets you define the number of images per 360 rotation. Eg. you pick 10 steps / 360° : Table will rotate 36° and camera is auto-triggered, then table rotates again 36° and repeats until done. Manual process to move camera up or down on tripod but then just set interface off again and it'll spin object and take photos.

Table has fixed elements for scaling purposes. I'll write a EXIFTools script to add pre-lim XYZ roll pitch yaw values to the images (easy to determine and add in) and then just run it through chosen photogrammetry software : ContextCapture, RealityCapture, Pix4D, Agisoft etc etc.
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Scott.Warren wrote: Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:21 pm A T-Rex skull hot off the build plate. Someone else scanned it and I printed on one of my Printers

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need to tune my extrusion rate :?
Nice. What printer do you use Scott? Would like to experiment a bit with this. Not only scanning though.
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First FDM Printer was a Monoprice Mini Delta (($80 open box))
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great little guy to learn on, but too small!
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Large items can also be meshed from terrestrial scanner files.This sculpture was ~25' (~7.62 m.) tall. With amazing help from Autodesk, the FARO files were meshed, and made 3D print ready. This project was done in 2016. ReMake was the meshing software employed:

https://www.autodesk.com/products/remake/overview
"As of September 7, 2017, ReMake software has been replaced with ReCap Photo, which is available through a subscription to ReCap Photo
Consider moving to ReCap Pro (includes ReCap Photo)
ReCap Photo is our new desktop and cloud solution for UAV and drone processes. ReCap Photo is included with a subscription to ReCap Pro, which is available on a monthly, 1-year, and 3-year plan."


RecapPro seems to be the ticket in 2022.

(1) Composite views from colorized scan images (FARO Scene)
(2) 3D printed model
(3) Screenshot of sculpture after registration (FARO Scene)
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