3D Scanners and 3D Scanning Software

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3D Digital Corp

US-based manufacturer of 3D laser scanners. Supplying companies large and small in a broad array of applications, 3D Digital has been a leading provider of lightweight, USB 3D laser scanners that are affordable and easy to use.

3D3 Solutions

Developer of 3D scanning and visualization technologies based in Vancouver, Canada, which designs 3D scanners with affordability and flexibility in mind. Maker of the HDI 3D Scanner.


The company has developed various-sized scanners specifically to accommodate the scanning of a range of objects: from a matchbook to a whole person.


CAVLab’s 3D scanning systems include StarCam™ hardware, Studio software options, and accessories for mounting, automation, and storage.


Maker of the Handyscan 3D scanners. Their extensive list of 3d scanner products are found here.


DAVID is software for 3D laser scanning. All you need to build a 3D scanner is a PC, a camera (e.g. a webcam), a background corner, and a laser which projects a line onto the object you want to scan.

Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta manufactures high-accuracy, portable 3D scanners ideal for dimensional analysis, reverse engineering, industrial design, research and development, and art & heritage. Konica Minolta 3D scanning products have been in the industry for over 15 years.

Lynx A

The Lynx A is a wireless, handheld 3D scanner that’s designed to be as easy to use as a point-and-shoot camera. Just press a button and walk around the object or person that you want to scan and the built-in screen displays the 3D model as it renders in real time. Due to high demand, ordering has been paused.

MakerBot Digitizer

Not to be left out of personal 3D scanning, MakerBot unveiled their prototype click-and-scan object 3D scanner at SXSW 2013.

Next Engine

The NextEngine 3D Scanner captures objects in full color with multi-laser precision. Breakthrough technology has made it the World’s most popular 3D Scanner, with thousands of users in over 80 countries.

Nikon Metrology

A multitude of commercial scanners. Handheld scanning, CMM scanning, high accuracy scanning, point cloud software and more.


Since 1990, NVision has provided unique 3D scanners, software and contract services for reverse engineering, inspection/gaging and rapid prototyping.


Funded on Indiegogo, Matterform designed the Photon to be easy to use and portable. It’s a desktop unit for scanning handheld objects. Currently in preorder status.


Polhemus is an industry leader of 6 Degree-of-Freedom (6DOF) motion tracking, digitizing, 3D scanning, eye-tracking and handheld 3D scanners including the Liberty Latus, Patriot Digitizer and FastSCAN products.


Rapidform software opens a world of possibilities with 3D scanners. Create parametric solid models directly from 3D scans in Rapidform XOR.

3D Systems

ZScanners bring speed, accuracy, ease-of-use, and unprecedented versatility to 3D scanning. Their suite of 3D scanners are ideal for all application environments, from education and the fine arts, to the most demanding design and manufacturing applications.