3D Systems expands iSense 3D scanner to iPhone

3D Systems iSense for iPhone3D Systems announced that the iSenseTM 3D scanner is now available for the iPhone®, making it more portable than ever. Designed with an exclusive 3D printed case from Cubify® users can simply snap the iSense case onto their iPhone and immediately begin to transform real life people or objects into digital three-dimensional scans anywhere and anytime.

The new iSense also includes an upgrade for the iSense app, available for both iPhone and iPad® users for free. The new app upgrade offers enhanced tracking, increased speed up to 3 times faster than previous versions, and full-colour vibrancy via texture mapping. Improvements made to the tracking and speed deliver a smoother and easier scanning experience, quicker average scan times of five to thirty seconds, and an enjoyable user experience.

The iSense 3D scanner provides easy, quick and precise physical photography in full colour that is compatible with an iPhone or iPad. The versatile scan volume allows for iSense users to capture objects in a variety of sizes. The intuitive interface makes it simple to edit 3D files and prepare them for 3D printing, making it easy to convert the physical world into digital before returning it to physical again.

The iSense 3D Scanner uses a scanning engine by Occipital for its capture technology, and the 3D Systems iSense software app for processing and editing the data as part of a collaboration between 3DS and Occipital to innovate and optimize mobile 3D scanning for 3D printing.

“Working with 3D Systems has let us bring the latest improvements to our 3D scanning engine from the iPad to the iPhone for the first time ever,” said Adam Rodnitzky, Vice President of Marketing for Occipital. “The iSense for iPhone and iPad brings the powerful and unique capabilities of content optimization for 3D printing designed for consumer use.”