3DScanco to Resell Low-Cost, Portable Artec, Creaform, and 3Shape Laser Scanners

(Minneapolis, MN; January 2011) – 3DScanCo (a division of Laser Design, Inc.) announced that it is now reselling easy-to-use, low-cost Artec, Creaform, and 3Shape 3D scanners. The addition of these new low-cost lines of 3D scanners improves 3DScanCo’s ability to provide the appropriate scanner to their customers and makes the company a leading reseller of quality economy and portable 3D scanning systems.

The Artec 3D Scanners use 3D video cameras that capture a three-dimensional image in each frame and then combine them automatically into a single mesh. The scanning process is as easy as walking around the object while continuously "videoing" it from 360 degrees. The video-based scanners’ outstanding measuring speed of up to 500,000 points per second make them many times faster than laser scanners and they can be used to scan moving objects as well as stationary ones. Various models allow digitizing of a broad range of object sizes, textures, and colors. These highly portable scanners can be used in your own lab, onsite at clients’ locations, or even outside. This type of scanner will open new possibilities to customers for use in sports, animation, fashion, medical, and computer graphics applications where motion capture is needed as well as in more traditional industries such as architecture, prototyping, and manufacturing.

Creaform 3D scanners are low-cost, high-accuracy portable systems designed to scan medium to large objects. When portability is important, these systems lend themselves to a wide range of applications in virtually any location. They are especially well suited to reverse engineering applications of large products and models.

Automatic desktop scanning for small objects is the forte of the 3Shape scanners. Used mainly in the dental, hearing aid, and jewelry industries, the systems capture precise three-dimensional data quickly and easily for items up to 3 cubic inches. The automatic setup speeds production of complex parts at an economical cost.

C. Martin Schuster, President and CEO, commented, "3DScanCo strives to offer premier 3D portable scanning systems to our customers. These Artec, Creaform, and 3Shape scanners, along with other portable and economy scanners we offer, provide excellent scanning capabilities at a lower cost than most other 3D scanning technology systems."

3DScanCo is happy to provide virtual demonstrations of the versatile new lines of scanners.

For further information about 3DScanCo and Laser Design, call 952-884-9648 or visit us online at: www.3dscanco.com.

About 3DScanCo and Laser Design
3DScanCo, a division of Laser Design, resells existing technology including portable low-cost scanners and develops custom 3D scanners and software. Laser Design, Inc. and GKS Global Services, its in-house service bureau, have been leading suppliers of ultra-precise, 3D laser scanning systems, along with CT scanning, dimensional inspection, 3D laser scanning, and long-range scanning services for over 29 years.