Calibry Handheld 3D Scanner. A source: Thor3d
Meet the New Affordable Handheld 3D Scanner Calibry from Thor3D.
The Russian-German company Thor3D has been developing 3D scanning solutions for many years, Calibry is their recent product announced in Shanghai.
This is a hand-held 3D scanner that can be used to capture medium and large objects, that is, those whose sizes fall in the range from 20 cm to 10 m. With the same success, you can make a three-dimensional scan of both the toaster and the whole car.
The positional accuracy of the scanner is 0.1 mm, and the resolution is 0.3 mm, which is quite suitable for fairly large objects that will be scanned by this device. Scanning speed – up to 3 million dots per second.
Scanning speed is a very important indicator, as it determines how quickly you can scan. Many other handheld scanners with lower throughput are inconvenient to use. To get enough resolution, you have to move the low-speed hand-held scanner very slowly, repeating movements from time to time to provide coverage. In addition, these devices are quite heavy.
3D Scanner Calibry. A source: Thor3d
It is unclear what principle Calibry works on, perhaps not lasers are used, but structured light. The creators explain that they used a new camera specially designed by them, which, in addition to providing high scanning speed, can achieve amazing results: it can cope with such complex tasks as scanning objects with a black / shiny / fluffy surface, in front of which other systems pass .
The camera system is also capable of capturing a colored surface texture in addition to three-dimensional geometry. Developers note:
– It is important that Calibry can capture objects that have always been difficult to 3D scan, such as objects with sharp edges, hair, black and shiny objects. The scanner is also equipped with a built-in texture camera (2.3 megapixels) and can pick up speed up to 3 million dots / s.
Using the new camera, Thor3D achieved yet another important result, it significantly reduced the price of the device – to 4,990 euros / 5,790 US dollars (about 370,000 rubles at the current exchange rate (In the Top 3D Shop – 349,500 rub).
This is an incredibly low price for a fully functional handheld 3D scanner. Just a few years ago, you would have paid $ 75,000 for a quality device; prices have now fallen significantly, and some hand-held scanners can now be purchased for around $ 15,000.
But the price of Thor3D Calibry is three times lower than even such reduced prices.
Since the device itself and its software work well, this will provide an opportunity to engage in 3D scanning for many users who previously could not afford to purchase a 3D scanner for financial reasons.
However, remember that the Calibry scanner is designed to scan medium and large objects. Most likely, you won’t get a good result if you try to scan a small object, such as a piece of jewelry, with this 3D scanner, because an object of this size will use only a small part of the Calibry capture.
Thor3D Calibry is a very good option for those who are looking for an inexpensive handheld 3D scanner for working with large objects.