Scan Dimension, developer of 3D scanners, imaging, and realization technology, recently launched SOL, an easy-to-use 3D scanner for the everyday maker, technology enthusiast, and hobbyist. Accurate, portable, and affordable, SOL creates detailed, precise 3D models of scanned objects.
“We created the SOL scanner to make 3D scanning approachable for everyone,” comments Graham Tinn, CEO of Global Scanning A/S, parent company of Scan Dimension. “SOL empowers anyone to unleash their creativity and explore the infinite possibilities of 3D technology actualization.”
In the Field
Makers at Hammerspace Community Workshop in Kansas City, MO and Make Salt Lake in Salt Lake City, UT had this to say:
“SOL is a great 3D scanner that easily competes with multi-thousand-dollar scanners that we have here at the makerspace.” – David Dalton, Hammerspace Community Workshop
“This scanner is freakin’ awesome!” – Hobbyist, Make Salt Lake
How it Works
With SOL, users simply place an object on a turntable, cover it with the included tent, and press a button — the laser, camera, and software do the rest. SOL eliminates three important hurdles to 3D scanning: complex calibration, time-consuming software manipulation, and manual mesh alignment.
SOL supports both near- and far-mode scanning. In near mode, it can scan an object up to 100 mm in diameter and 100 mm tall (3.9 by 3.9 inches); in far mode, up to 170 mm in diameter and 170 mm tall (6.69 by 6.69 inches). Maximum weight of a scanned object is 2 kg.
SOL requires Windows 10 or Mac OS X 10.13, 64-bit dual-core processor, at least 5 GB hard disk space, an OpenGL 3.3+ compatible graphics card and 1024 x 768 pixel display or higher, and 2 available USB 2.0 ports.
SOL retails for $599 and is immediately available at https://scandimension.com.
About Scan Dimension
Scan Dimension® develops and manufactures solutions that enable high-precision 3D capture across a variety of industries including manufacturing, construction, and engineering. The parent company, Global Scanning A/S Group, is based in Denmark.
For more information visit https://scandimension.com.
Editor’s Note: I’m hoping to get a SOL unit for evaluation/review in the near future to see if the marketing claims are indeed true, especially ease of use and accuracy.