Everyone who’s anyone in the 3D printing technology world is at CES 2018 in Las Vegas this week. We’ve been following the pre-show announcements for weeks, and now that the show has officially opened today, there are bound to be more, including a big one from Kodak and its brand licensee Twindom this morning.
Kodak, which is already busy showcasing its new Portrait 3D printer at the trade show this week, and 3D body scanning technology provider Twindom, creator of the popular and portable Twinstant Mobile instantaneous full-body 3D scanning system, together announced their new KODAK Full Body 3D Scanner on the opening day of CES 2018.
Twindom Co-Founder Will Drevno said, “We’re delighted to be working with Kodak to bring 3D body scanning and 3D printing to customers everywhere.”
Headquartered in California, Twindom was founded in 2012, and its full body 3D scanners are mainly used by 3D portrait businesses to make 3D printed figurines. The company’s belief is that someday, every person in the world will have a 3D model of themselves, to use as part of a digital identity for such things like gaming, online shopping, and health and fitness. Twindom works to build services and tools that will, as the company puts it, “empower all of these applications.”
“The 3D market is a dynamic and growing category. 3D scanning and 3D figurines are important sectors to us,” said Joel Satin, VP Brand Licensing, Kodak. “The KODAK Full Body 3D Scanner’s ease of operation, mobility and competitive pricing positions it as an incredibly exciting and fun application for both professional and consumer applications.”
The powerful KODAK Full Body 3D Scanner is completely mobile, and was designed for the growing 3D printed figurine market. This new offering, which can be taken to and set up at retail locations and events, uses Twindom’s leading hybrid 3D scanning technology in order to take high resolution 3D scans of people, which are later made into figurines on a full-color 3D printer at one of Kodak’s approved 3D printing partners. Then, once the 3D printed figurine is complete, it’s shipped out to the customer’s home address 1-2 weeks after it’s been ordered.
Thanks to a cloud service, which automatically processes the 3D scans and sends to them a 3D printing facility, and the 3D scanner’s ease of use, anyone can manage the system. It takes one person only seconds to fold, and unfold, the 3D scanner, and roughly 30 minutes to set the system up; then, a high resolution, full body scan is just a few mouse clicks away. Then users can review, share, and order 3D printed figurines, 3D portraits, and 3D selfies on-site at the event, or online. According to Kodak, more products, like 3D crystals and busts, will be coming later.
The startup costs are low, and 3rd party financing is available for the KODAK Full Body 3D Scanner. The system comes with marketing built right in, as you can automatically share every 3D scan across social media, and the KODAK system can capture groups of up to 14 adults, kids, and even pets.
Technical specifications for the KODAK Full Body 3D Scanner include:
- Scan speed: 1/4 of a second
- Model resolution: 400k – 2 M
- Geometric Accuracy: ~1cm
- 30 day premier setup support
- 12 month defective parts warranty
- 17 scanning poles, 16 LED light strips
- 89 camera sensors, 25 LED projector sensors, 1 calibration sensor
Space requirements to set up the KODAK Full Body 3D scanner are 10′ x 10′, and a 120 V circuit; in addition, it should be place in a well-lit area with no direct sunlight. All 3D scanners require a cloud subscription in order to process the data into 3D models, and in addition to the 3D scanner itself, the system includes a capture laptop and a tools and spare parts kit.
Drevno told 3DPrint.com, “We will be demoing the new scanner throughout CES and will be also be doing some live streams on social media.”
At CES this week, you can see the KODAK Full Body 3D Scanner, the Kodak Portrait 3D printer, and other Kodak products at its booth #20612 in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. 3DPrint.com will also be at CES, bringing you all of the latest product and technology news right from the showroom floor.
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