3D scanners: Which is the best? Homepage › Forums › 3D Fossils › 3D scanners: Which is the best? This topic has 2 replies, 3 voices, and was last updated 5 years, 3 months ago by Claudia Grant. Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total) Author Posts September 23, 2015 at 1:28 pm #2123 Mark D. UhenParticipant I’m looking to buy a 3D scanner, and am curious what others are using and how they feel they work for large objects. September 25, 2015 at 2:27 pm #2130 Amy BoltonParticipant I like the ones that have different color ink. Amy October 1, 2015 at 10:50 am #2172 Claudia GrantParticipant It depends on the purpose of the scans. If you are looking for science quality scans, NextEngine is the best in the market: http://www.nextengine.com/ That’s about $3000 Makerbot has also scanners, but these are not science quality. http://store.makerbot.com/digitizer There is an open source app that comes from Microsoft Research and claims to produce science quality scans. This will be launched this month, so I have not tested yet. http://blogs.technet.com/b/inside_microsoft_research/archive/2015/08/24/3d-scans-with-mobile-phones-mobilefusion-research-project.aspx Author Posts Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.