Formlabs seems to be getting into 3D scanning and presented a recent webinar. I can think of a million uses for this.
I purchased an Einscan-s Scanner, and tried everything from talc to painting the objects surfaces and have had 0% successful scans for numerous attempts and objects. Looking over the examples, you can see that the manufacturer’s examples of good scans are people, dental casts, or painted figurines. They also mention that scanning of very reflective or absorptive surfaces is challenging. Well, 100% of the utilitarian objects I use and would be interested in copying or getting CAD models of are black plastic or finished, somewhat shiny metal. I never scan people or figurines.
Anybody have any success scanning these types of objects, and what did you do?
It would be great if we, as a community, could advance 3D scanning beyond figurines to more common and utilitarian objects. (No offense to figurines.)