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MakerBot debuts the Digitizer 3D scanner, allows scanning physical objects into the digital world

MakerBot debuts Digitizer 3D scanner that allows 3D objects to be scanned to CAD files

| Printers & Scanners News | Posted: Mar 9, 2013 12:02 am

At the SXSW conference, MakerBot showed off a new product that could revolutionize 3D printing. Known as the Digitizer 3D scanner, the new prototype allows users to easily scan real-world 3D physical objects into digital CAD files that can then be printed out on your MakerBot printer.

 

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Essentially, as MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis put it, "it's possible for a MakerBot to make a MakerBot. But I'm cool with that." The best part of having a product like this is that it is easy to make replacement or spare parts for things you own. However, with this comes a host of copyright issues.

 

What should be allowed to be scanned into a digital form? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

NEWS SOURCES:Venturebeat.com

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