D3D-s: 3D jewelry scanner
Our D3D-s scanner takes advantage of LED-line technology, combining incredible accuracy and a price you can afford. Our sophisticated software achieves exceptional results when scanning jewelry. This technology does not require expensive projectors and cameras. Thanks to mathematics and highly refined algorithms, jewelers can get a 3D model that meets their demanding requirements for precision. The D3D-s scanner is suitable for both self-employed jewelers and professional teams with experience using super expensive scanners. Kickstarter empowered FormLabs to revolutionize 3D printing. Now Kickstarter will help us revolutionize 3D scanning for jewelers!
6 degrees of freedom
You'll face challenges when scanning with projection technology. Complex objects will require you to repeatedly reposition the model and be fully engaged in the scanning process. We've solved this problem. The D3D-s was designed to not require repositioning, so all you have to do is place the object on the table and start scanning. Thanks to its 6 degrees of freedom, the scanner can access any part of the model.
In 3D scanning, accuracy that allows details to be discerned is paramount. For example, if some scanner has a scan area that is 90х80х55 mm and a 1.3 MP camera, then the width resolution will be 0.070 mm (90 mm/1280 pixels), and the height resolution will be 0.053 mm (55 mm/1024 pixels). You're unlikely to get an accurate model with parameters like that. We've solved this problem too! The vertical accuracy of the D3D-s reaches 0.010 mm, and the horizontal accuracy is up to 0.015 mm. Our projector's step resolution is 0.000625 millimeters. That's more than 84 times the resolution of projection scanners. We even had to limit the maximum resolution in order to get you a finished result within 7 minutes. These specifications are significantly superior to all other existing scanners! This is possible because of the 5 MP camera and high-quality lens. By the way, the lens is very important if you value quality. Such lenses are used to inspect products in machine vision applications at factories. The camera's high resolution is also important for creating high-quality textures. Thus, the D3D-s is the world's most accurate jewelers’ scanner.
This is a model of a ring scanned with maximum precision.
This is a model is an inexpensive brooch scanned in quick mode. Note the complexity of the model. It's difficult to scan this many crystals if the scanner has less than 5 degrees of freedom in its movement.
This signet ring is old and curved. It has a complex shape. But none of this is a problem for the D3D-s. It accurately reproduces all the flaws of the original model.
The D3D-s scanner has no trouble producing a 3D model of an ancient mantra engraved in stone.
The large scanning area lets you scan more than just jewelry.
Before you buy a scanner, ask the seller to scan a 2 euro coins with radial lines. This will make everything clear immediately. Here are two models. One was scanned with a very expensive 3D projection scanner. The other — with the D3D-s scanner for jewelers.
1) This information is not indicated in official documentation. We calculated it, and it may be incorrect. 55 mm/1024 pixels = 0.053 mm
2) Price was taken from www.amazon.com on 6/10/2019
3) Day One Special! D3D-s scanner at a special price (Save 50% Off Retail).
- Scanning Volume on turntable: Ø 100х130mm / Ø 3.937 x 5.118 inches
- Resolution in width: 15 microns
- Resolution in height: 10 microns
- Maximum weight on turntable: 2kg / 4.4 lbs
- Light: LED light 945 Luminous Flux (lm)
- Color: Mono
- Connectivity: 2xUSB 3.0 (Camera, PC)
- Autonomous Scanning: Computer connection required
- Software: Windows Based
- External Dimensions: 600 x 300 x 420mm / 23.622 x 11.811 x 16.535 inches
- Weight: 10kg / 22 lbs
Minimum System requirements
- 64-bit Windows 7/8/10
- 8 GB RAM
- OpenGL 3.2 compatible graphics card with 2 GB RAM
- Fast SSD (recommended)
- 4GB of HDD free space
- 2xUSB 3.x
EMBARGOED AND SANCTIONED COUNTRIES
We restrict exports to certain destinations: Crimea - Region of Ukraine, Russia, Venezuela, People's Republic of China, Iraq, North Korea, Balkans, Belarus, Central African Republic, Congo, Iraq, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen, and Zimbabwe, Cuba, Iran, Cyprus, Vietnam.
We're proud of the electronics we developed specifically for this scanner. The four-layer circuit board distributes heat efficiently. Each part was selected for its high speed and accuracy. The electric motor is controlled by a L6472PD microcontroller. This lets us accelerate and slow the motor smoothly, and it supports other very powerful functions. It's so awesome that we can't sell it in Russia, since it can be used to make rockets.
We developed software specifically for the D3D-s with lots of unique features. The software is currently available for Windows 7/8/10. Once the scanning is done, you'll get an STL file that you can open in any program that supports STL files, such as ZBRUSH, RhinoGold, MatrixGold, Jewelery cad dream and more.
How did we make the D3D-s affordable?
The scanner is made of parts that are used in 3D printers and can be purchased one piece at a time. Only a few parts, such as the projector, mount, etc., are manufactured to order in small batches. Thus, we don't have to make a huge batch of scanners. This significantly reduces our costs and investments.
This demo shows scanning in quick mode. You can choose the mode that's right for you based on the complexity of the model and the required scan quality.
Combining two scanned models
Jewelers unfamiliar with 3D scanners often wonder how to remove the clips that hold the model. The answer is very simple — scan the model twice with the clips in different places. Then use special software, such as MeshLab (a free open-source program) to combine the models and remove anything undesired. In this video, you can see how to do this in a few clicks.
Replacing models on the platform
Our model platform attaches to the scanner with magnets. This means you can use different platforms. We also made sure that the models were easy to change. Take a look at how easy it is to attach any model.
Compared to laser sources, the light projector ensures more uniform illumination in addition to sharp edges and no speckle effect.
We want to give you a lot of different extras. But many of them require expensive mass production. For example, a polycarbonate case that protects the scanner from dust requires the manufacture of a mold. Help us raise more money for this project and you'll receive a protective case, scanning spray, and a larger set of clips for attaching various objects. Tell everyone about us on forums. Show your friends! Together we can do more!
How did this project get started?
A year ago, we successfully completed a Kickstarter project to create a super-accurate desktop scanner. Since then, we started receiving requests from jewelers and dentists to make a scanner tailored to their needs. In creating our desktop scanner, we set out to achieve a resolution that would let us scan a coin. As a result, adapting the scanner to jewelers' needs was not a problem. We added another axis of rotation and reduced the size of the scanner. We also updated the optics and camera, since jewelers don't need color scanning. We also installed high-precision motors. Taken together, these changes significantly increased the accuracy of an already high-precise scanner.
Who are we?
Leonid Nazarenko began his career at the Antonov Plant, which built the An-225, the world's largest airplane. Since childhood, Leonid has created model planes, and then taught schoolchildren to do the same. He enjoys radio-controlled model planes and has won RC helicopter competitions. He has a deep understanding of metalworking and a wide range of engineering disciplines. He passed his meticulousness and love of accuracy on to his son.
Denys Nazarenko has won various competitions in mathematics, physics, and computer science. Denys developed the well-known Start Menu X, which has delighted users around the world with a convenient alternative to the Windows start menu for more than 10 years. btw. This is a real plasma gun but with limited distance :(
Risks and challenges
We've learned a lot from the process of producing our desktop scanners, which began with just an idea and ended with packaging and delivering finished products to end customers. Of course, our first attempt involved a lot of imperfections, and we delayed deliveries for several months. This was due to our inexperience and small budget. This is now our second Kickstarter project, so we've accounted for both financial aspects of the project and logistical challenges related to suppliers. Of course, problems may arise. But we gained a lot of experience over the past year. You can trust us, because our goal is to create a sustainable business. Indeed, we've invested a lot of money in this project. For us, Kickstarter is only the first step, a springboard for mass production of the world's most accurate scanners.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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