We hope the holidays have treated everyone well, and you have all recovered from festivities in time to celebrate the new year next week. In the spirit of Boxing Day sales, we will shortly be rolling out our atoms to bits service for the introductory price of $40 per item (or set of items, with some size constraints) scanned. This service provides a one of a kind fully three dimensional file containing a full representation of the object you send us, with high geometric accuracy and even the ability to distinguish between different compositions of material in your object of interest. We are lucky to have access to highly accurate and precise imaging technologies, and are hoping to expand both our offerings as well as some additional data storage and analysis methodologies in the near future. Please stay tuned for shipping options for non-Torontonians, but if you are located in the greater Toronto area we will shortly provide a drop off location for receipt and pickup of your item of interest for our special introductory rate. Thanks for your interest, and stay tuned also to our gallery, as we will be updating with more examples of the types of items and images one can obtain using our scanning technique.
As you can see in our gallery, we have included some example images to hopefully describe visually what some of our services will look like.
Displayed are a few brief examples of the sorts of work we can do. A scan of six Kinder Surprise eggs is shown, with the contents displayed using a free 3D image viewer. Clearly seen in the second image below is the doll's head in the 3D software program, with the doll held in approximately the same configuration in front of the computer. The yellow portion in front of the head is the dress, inverted so as to fit within the egg. Future images will contain a 3D reconstruction of the doll printed on a 3D printer.
Thank you for visiting our nascent website. We are in the process of rolling out features and details of our services, so please stay tuned for more information as we develop the products and services we are offering.
In the meantime, here are a few articles about the relatively new 3D printing and scanning market that may be of interest:
- First, the MakerBot Digitizer gets a review in Engadget. Their 3D laser scanner provides a nice design and some utility, but we think we may be able to provide additional value with our product over their existing offering.
- Second, an interesting article about the use of 3D scanning and printing of dinosaur bones in the paleontology community, slashdot article comparing it to Gutenberg's printer, and a dotmed article with some more information.
If you have any other suggestions you would like to add, please let us know in the comments section!