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3D digitizer

A graphics input system that records x, y and z coordinates of a real object. Contact is made with various points on the object's surface by a light sensor, sound sensor, robotic instrument or pen. See digitizer tablet.


Digitizing Three Dimensions
The 3DRAW PRO 3D digitizer from Polhemus used a pen to touch the object's surface. This device recorded the x, y and z coordinates of the tip position in 3-dimensional space and output them directly into popular CAD and graphics programs. (Image courtesy of Polhemus, Inc.)
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London, Jan 12 (ANI): Forensics experts would no longer have to visit the site of a crime again and again for their probe, thanks to Kiwi researchers who have developed a 3D scanner that can create a 'virtual' model of any given area.
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is now the authorized MakerBot suppliers in Canada, bringing MakerBot 3D products including MakerBot Replicator 2X, MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer, MakerBot Digitizer - Desktop 3D Scanner, the recently released MakerBot Replicator Mini -Compact 3D Printer, MakerBot Replicator (Fifth Generation Model), MakerBot Replicator Z18 Desktop 3D Printer to all the Provinces of Canada and USA.
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