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.

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Published Fri, Mar 8 2013 6:02 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:24 PM CST

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.

MakerBot debuts the Digitizer 3D scanner, allows scanning physical objects into the digital world | TweakTown.com

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!

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Trace is a starving college student studying Computer Science. He has a love of the English language and an addiction for new technology and speculation. When he's not writing, studying, or going to class, he can be found on the soccer pitch, both playing and coaching, or on the mountain snowboarding.

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