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3D PRINTING CESWEB.ORG #CES2015 Matter And Form Brings Its 1st 3D Scanner BY JEFF BERMAN BOOTH 72234 Matter and Form will show its f rst product at this year's show, the crowdfunded 3D Scanner that has sold "thousands" of units of since shipping in the fall, said the company. The device is "easy to use right out of the box and capa- ble of color scans rivaling those produced by much more complex and expensive" 3D scanners, it noted. The scan- ner works with any 3D printer or online printing service and can scan solid items to create 3D representations in "as little as seven minutes." "Higher-quality scans of larg- er objects can take as little as" 45 minutes, said Matter and Form. The scanner's $650 retail makes it "signif cantly more affordable" than many rival devices, it added. The company will also preview its latest offering, Cashew, a presentation platform that it said will launch this spring. Cashew will launch as a free online presentation platform that it said allows designers to "quickly and easily" upload their 3D work from any source and download as they need, "reducing the size of the mesh as desired without degrading its appearance," the company said. Cashew also converts f les to a variety of formats, including STL, OBJ and DAE, and lets users collabo- rate with each other, share, embed or publish their work from the Cashew website or view any model di- rectly from their browser, said Matter and Form. Cashew will help designers go from creation to sales, giv- ing them a place to send prospective employers, clients, colleagues and buyers, said Matter and Form. It is also a way for engineers, inventors, artists, teachers and even creative families to "share, embed, showcase or publish their work wherever they want," the company said. Cashew works "seamlessly" with the Mat- ter and Form 3D Scanner, but can also be used independently of the scanner, it said. Fuel3D Scanner Captures 3D Model In Less Than 1 Minute BY JEFF BERMAN BOOTH 71617 U.K.-based Fuel3D Technologies will show the Fuel3D scanner, which has won a 2015 CES Innovation Award. The scanner enables users to capture many objects (including themselves) as a high-resolution, color 3D model in less than a second, according to the company. The device enables high-resolution shape and color capture for many 3D modeling applications, including 3D printing, as well as onscreen applications such as 3D art, animation and game development, it said. The scanner's ability to accurately capture color 3D models of the human form is "ideally suited to the rapidly growing trend" of personalization, it said. Fuel3D is "the world's f rst 3D scanner to combine pre-calibrated stereo cameras with photometric imaging to capture and process a 3D model in seconds," it said. The scanner ships with Fuel3D Studio software that allows scans to be manipulated and exported to popular f le formats for 3D printing and onscreen applications including animation and color rendering. The handheld, point-and-shoot 3D scanner will cost $1,490 and the company expects that orders placed at the show will ship in Q1. XYZprinting's da Vinci 1.0 3D Printer Now Available BOOTH 71628 XYZprinting will have its da Vinci 1.0 all-in-one 3D printer on display at International CES. The printer, which began shipping in the fall for $799, features the ability to scan objects with an industrial- grade 0.05mm resolution in just f ve minutes, and saved in STL format. Asymmetric laser sensors combined with a turntable work together to ensure a comprehensive scan, even from the most diff cult angle, said XYZprinting, and the company's proprietary scanning algorithm, known as Speedy Scan, automatically f lls in voids with appropriate texture and curves to provide a seamless printing experience. The printer uses fused f lament fabrication (FFF) technology and prints items at 7.8 inches by 7.8 inches by 7.8 inches. Any scanned item can instantly be saved as a design, allowing users to replicate and share the print. XYZprinting's design gallery is an open-sourced Cloud database with thousands of 3D models for consumers to choose from and upload to, said the company. Simon Shen, CEO of XYZprinting, noted in the fall, when the company began shipping the da Vinci 1.0: "With 3D printing continuing to gain traction across a variety of markets, including education, design, fashion, medical and automotive, the possibilities are just beginning to be realized. The da Vinci 1.0 AiO was designed with quality and affordability in mind, to enable the continued discovery of applications and usages for 3D printing." JANUARY 6-9, 2015 | 2015 INTERNATIONAL CES DAILY | 23

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