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Another step on the road to the Multi-fab, crowdsourced no less.

World’s first compact rotary 3-D printer-scanner

Date: February 14, 2015

Source: Nanyang Technological University

Summary:The the world's first compact 3-D printer that can also scan items into digitized models. will be delivered to the United States in March. This user-friendly device allows users without much knowledge of 3-D software to scan any item, then edit the digitized model on the computer and print it out in 3-D.

Nanyang Technological University's (NTU Singapore) start-up Blacksmith Group today launched the world's first compact 3D printer that can also scan items into digitised models.

Named the Blacksmith Genesis, this user-friendly device allows users without much knowledge of 3D software to scan any item, then edit the digitised model on the computer and print it out in 3D.

The all-in-one 3D printer and scanner whose production was financed through a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. com, was unveiled today at the American Association Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting in San Jose, California.

The first batch is now ready to be shipped out in March to early adopters who supported Blacksmith Group9's crowdfunding campaign.
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