The NetEngine Laser Scanner represents the low end of the professional 3D scanning market at about $3,000, not including the multi-drive subject platform shown here.

Use Kinect, ReconstructMe, and 123D Catch to capture 3D models of stuff in the real world — then clean them up for 3D printing.

2013 MAKE Ultimate Guide To 3D Printing

  • 3D Printers Buyer's Guide — 15 Reviewed
  • Getting Started in 3D
  • Learn the Software Toolchain
  • 3D Design for Beginners
  • 3D Printing without a Printer

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Just Released! 2014 MAKE Ultimate Guide To 3D Printing

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    Anna Kaziunas France

    Editor, Make: Books

    She’s very interested in your ideas for practical digital fabrication focused books (anything that turns codes into things), as well as your adventures in synthetic biology, biohacking, personal genomics and programmable materials.

    She’s also the Dean of the global Fab Academy program, the co-author of Getting Started with MakerBot, compiled the Make: 3D Printing book and ran Make:’s 2015 and 2014 3D Printer Shootout Weekend testing events.

    She likes things that are computer-controlled, parametric, and open source — preferably all three.

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