Matter and Form 3D Scanner
The Matter and Form team will soon be releasing their new products known as Cashew and Bevel. Cashew is an online platform for users to upload their 3D files and have the option of sharing or selling via storefront to other members in the community. Bevel is the first smartphone attachment capable of capturing physical objects in full 3D, otherwise known by the team as “Genuine 3D Photography”. Using an eye safe laser, users can pan around an object, take pictures of each angle, and quickly combine and convert the images into a 3D printable file.
Emphasizing compact design with affordability, the Matter and Form tabletop 3D scanner is ready to use out of the box; boasting high resolution scans in under 5 minutes. Objects can be processed in full color thanks to a built-in, commercial grade, HD camera capable of capturing up to 2,000 points per second via 360° turntable. The Matter and Form 3D scanner provides rapid processing of objects as point clouds are instantly generated in real-time. With a 0.08 cubic meter scan volume, Matter and Form has created a robust unit that yields a small desktop footprint; easily transportable thanks to an integrated carry case built directly into the unit. This scanner is designed for streamlined workflow, worry-free setting adjustments, and easy creation of watertight meshes for 3D printing.
At under 3.77 lbs (1.71 kg), the Matter and Form scanner is both lightweight and easy to handle for storage or deployment on any workspace. The unit’s case is integrated directly with the scanner’s camera and turntable, easily folding together. Tethered to a PC via USB, Matter and Form features a simple one-time setup process to get started. The moving CMOS HD camera, combined with dual lasers to scan rotating objects, creates a dependable combination of performance for home or office needs. Capable of handling objects up to nearly 10” in height, this 3D scanner packs ample punch despite its discreet size.
The Matter and Form 3D scanner’s adjustable color output allows users to generate high resolution surface details for smooth or rugged objects. The 7.0” (18 cm) diameter turntable steadily rotates and as the sensor utilizes a full 360° field of view. While compact in size, the scanner’s turntable motor will still accommodate objects up to 6.6 lbs (3.0 kg) and capture details as small as 0.43 mm. It’s fully assembled and ready to go, giving users the ability to create digital 3D representations at the click of a button.
Each unit is bundled with Matter and Form’s OEM scan software that’s compatible with Windows or OSX. Developed with custom meshing algorithms to optimize performance, users can create watertight meshes instantly that are converted to STL and ready for 3D printing. At under $600.00, the unit is an easy choice for those who understand the balance between cost and resolution in a small package. Matter and Form makes high quality scanning easy, fast, and accurate for a variety of applications.
With Matter and Form scan software, you can also combine two different scans of the same object. This ensures that any missing features from the first scan attempt can be filled in with features captured at a different angle during the second scan attempt. In future updates, new tools will be developed that allow misaligned combined scans to be merged together permanently.
With over 10,000 units sold worldwide, the team at Matter and Form combines design and programming with value. Since 2014, Matter and Form has made it their goal to provide high-resolution 3D scanners to those who could not afford professional grade units at premium prices. Backed by an extensive reseller program and key distribution partners across the globe, Matter and Form has established itself as a formidable player for affordable 3D scanning.
|Scanner Design||Tabletop Scanner|
|Scanning Technology||Dual Laser, HD CMOS Sensors|
|Device Dimensions||13.5” x 8.25” x 13.5” (345mm x 210mm x 345 mm)|
|Scan Volume (Max)||9.8” (250 mm) Height x 7.0” (180 mm) Diameter|
|Field of View||360° Rotation|
|Compatible Systems||OSX, Windows|
|Bundled Software||Matter and Form Scan Software|
|File Types Generated||MFCX, OBJ, PLY, STL, XYZ|
|Indoor or Outdoor Use||Indoor, Outdoor|
|Scan Speed||Variable (Based on Resolution Settings)|
|Resolution||+/- 0.25 mm size / 0.43 mm accuracy|
|Point to Point Spacing||Yes|
|Color Image Size||Adjustable Output|
|Image Throughput (Frames Per Second)||2,000 Points per Second|
|Uses Optical Targets for Motion?||Yes|
|Data Format||16 Bit|
|Operates Standalone or Tethered to a Device?||Tethered|
|Data Interface||USB 2.0|
|Compatible Hardware||4GB Ram (or More), Intel i5 CPU (or Better)|