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This article was published on August 14, 2013

    Makerbot’s Digitizer 3D desktop scanner goes on sale next week

    Makerbot’s Digitizer 3D desktop scanner goes on sale next week
    Emil Protalinski
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    Emil Protalinski

    Emil was a reporter for The Next Web between 2012 and 2014. Over the years, he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, incl Emil was a reporter for The Next Web between 2012 and 2014. Over the years, he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, including Ars Technica, Neowin, TechSpot, ZDNet, and CNET. Stay in touch via Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

    The Makerbot Digitizer, a 3D Desktop Scanner prototype that analyzes real-world objects and generates designs compatible with its 3D printer line, is going on sale next week. The company fired off a mass email to its mailing list letting those who signed up know the device was almost ready for their grubby hands.

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    The email included a list of features to refresh your memory:

    • Simple, yet sophisticated software creates clean, watertight 3D models with just two clicks.
    • Get a 3D digital design file in just minutes.
    • No design skills, 3D modeling or CAD expertise required to get started.
    • Outputs standard 3D design file formats that can be modified and improved in third-party 3D modeling programs, like Autodesk’s free software MeshMixer.
    • Easily upload your unique scans directly to Thingiverse.com.

    The message did not disclose pricing details.

    See also – The future: MakerBot’s badass 3D scanner prototype lets you replicate real-world objects

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