3D Systems Corp
) has unveiled a new iSense 3D Scanner in order to incorporate the
superior attributes of a camera into an iPad. Priced at $499, this
novel 3D Scanner can capture items of various sizes and delivers
instant 3D printables. When attached to an iPad, the iSense allows
users to scan and obtain 3D digital prints of objects on the
This new scanner is available for pre-order and commercial
shipments are expected to begin by the second half of Jul 2014.
iSense was initially previewed at the 2014 Consumer Electronics
Show. The scanner features 3DS' popular Sense software which allows
physical photography on the move. Further, 3DS' Sense 3D scanning
software helps the iSense scanner to scan wirelessly, enhancing the
entire picture clicking experience.
iSense is compatible with iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina
display and iPad 4 with Retina display. The compact design of the
scanner directly transforms the iPad into a 3D scanner allowing the
choice to scan anywhere and at any point of time. This apart, the
iSense fully integrates the Cube(R) family of 3D printers, offering
direct upload options to Cubify for cloud printing across a varied
range of materials, including Ceramix, Aluminix and Clear.
3D Systems has been very aggressive in its approach to reach out
to general consumers and industries and has made 3D printing a
household concept. The company has formed strategic alliances with
various companies ranging in order to diversify its offerings and
expand its operating markets. In the last six months, 3D Systems
has collaborated with
The Hershey Co
) in its approach to introduce 3D printing capabilities to various
industries. Last month, the company announced an alliance with
) to support the latter's new technology team which is primarily
focused on the sale and support of 3D printing solutions. Earlier
this month, 3D Systems implemented its 3D technology and created a
prehistoric whale fossil which is the first-of-its-kind 3D heritage
restoration for Smithsonian - the world's largest museum and
3D Systems currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
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