3D printing is an incredible technology, although it requires detailed information about the objects you want to print. For most people, this is a big limitation — it’s not like every phone or tablet has a 3D imaging camera. Enter Occipital.
The Structure Sensor is an oblong metal object that attaches to an iPad with a special bracket. It works with apps specifically designed to use the sensor to scan and capture 3D information about an object or environment. You can use the sensor for a wide range of tasks — from object capture to augmented-reality games.
The sensor can quickly scan an object or room and gather distance and geometry information to create an accurate 3D rendering. Occipital, the company behind the sensor, said its device can “understand” the data it collects, letting users instantly call up wall dimensions, for example. It even makes use of the iPad’s built-in camera.
Although the sensor is designed for use with the iPad, Occipital makes it easy to plug it into another device.
Although the sensor is designed for use with the iPad, Occipital makes it easy to plug it into another device. Developers will have access to open-source drivers for Android and other platforms, and the device ships with both an Apple Lightning connector cable as well as a standard-USB one (however, other devices lose the texture-capturing advantage of axially aligned cameras). Developers can even 3D-print their own brackets.
A great advancement in technology, 3D printing could be used in various companies, offices and businesses. Since the printer attachment is practical and versatile it could be used on various Apple products. Contact Group 4 Networks today to see how this 3D printing attachment can be integrated in your companies, businesses or offices day to day work.