This machine is made to replicate an object without requiring the user to learn specific 3D software or other skills.
How it works, the engine fired several laser on the object and detecting surface contour.
It also allows users to upload their 3D designs directly to Thingiverse, a website where 3D design can be shared.
The time required to scan an object varies, but in a test using a small replica dwarf takes 12 minutes.
“These include-but are not limited to the architects, designers, hobbyists, teachers and artists.”
However, MakerBot explained that this machine is not suitable for intricate designs and that users should not expect “too much” of this machine.
“Expectations have to be realistic,” wrote the company. “You can not, for example, scan a hamburger and then takes his digital design.”
He added that these objects are shiny, reflective, and fuzzy is not suitable for scanning.