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Project Bigbronze: A monument to affordable 3D scanning and printing

In addition to the launch of SCANIFY®, we wanted to let you know about something else that captured the attention of the audience during our debut at CES 2015 last week.

A near life-size 3D printed bronze bust of our CEO, Stuart Mead, drew crowds who marvelled at its quality and wondered how it had been created. Well, today we’re going to reveal how this incredible piece of 3D printing came to be.

Project Bigbronze: a monument to affordable 3D scanning & 3D printing technologies

What we affectionately called “Project Bigbronze” began with a general scan of Stuart’s head and shoulders using a PrimeSense-based scanner. This captured the general low-resolution data but not to the level of detail required to create a bust that could be identified as our CEO. We then took a scan of Stuart’s face using SCANIFY® to capture a highly accurate facial model.

Low resolution PrimeSense model and high resolution SCANIFY® model

We then combined the two scans together using Autodesk’s free MeshMixer software to create the showcase piece.

And, with a lot of hard work from our good friend, Steve Cox, Education Ambassador CREATE Education at Ultimaker, the near life-size model was bought into the physical world on an Ultimaker 2, ensuring that the whole project was delivered using low cost 3D scanning and printing technologies.

In order for the model to be fully representative of a classic bronze-bust, we printed using bronzeFill from colorFabb, which can actually be sanded and polished using brass wool and copper polish.

From start to finish, here’s how the model was created:



For more information about Project Bigbronze, check out these articles on 3Dprint.com and 3D HUBS.

Before we wrap up, we just wanted to reassure you that we are continuing to work hard to fulfil pre-orders for SCANIFY®. We are completely focussed on ensuring that we deliver a high quality product and once again apologize for the delays in getting your scanner to you.

That’s it for this week’s update – as always, please feel free to contact us with any questions and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Until next time … the Fuel3D journey continues!

The Team @ Fuel3D.

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Fuel3D Launches SCANIFY at 2015 International CES

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SCANIFY photoAffordable, Handheld 3D Scanner Lets Consumers Make the World Their Muse 

Fuel3D, a developer of 3D scanning solutions, today announced the launch of SCANIFY, a handheld, point-and-shoot 3D scanner built to enable consumers and professionals to 3D scan objects in high-resolution shape and color in under a second. Consumers no longer need to depend on cookie-cutter models in order to join the 3D revolution – with SCANIFY, the world is their muse.

SCANIFY is designed for a range of 3D applications, such as 3D printing and personalization, as well as on-screen applications like 3D art and animation. Without the ability to transform real-world objects into high-quality 3D models quickly and cost effectively, consumers cannot fully realize the potential of 3D printing. SCANIFY puts the power of 3D creation directly into consumers’ hands.

Fuel3D_Scanner_Front_View“When we set out to create SCANIFY, our goal was to democratize the 3D movement for consumers and, in particular, to allow for the personalization of their creations,” said Stuart Mead, CEO, Fuel3D. “SCANIFY allows consumers to transform highly-complex subjects – such as the human face – into high-detail, full-color 3D scans as quickly as they could take a photo using a digital camera.”

Since generating worldwide attention through a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2013, Fuel3D has secured millions in private investment and signed retail and distribution partners across the world in preparation for the launch of SCANIFY. Based on technology developed at Oxford University, SCANIFY breaks down the cost and technical barriers that have limited consumer adoption of 3D scanning and printing.

FeatureSCANIFY is groundbreaking in three key ways:

  • Speed: SCANIFY is the world’s first 3D scanner to combine pre-calibrated stereo cameras with photometric imaging to capture a 3D image in a tenth of a second. This rapid speed of capture gives SCANIFY a unique ability to scan subjects that may move during capture.
  • Ease of Use: SCANIFY mimics the intuitive point-and-shoot technology of digital cameras while delivering fast, high-resolution shape and color capture for a range of 3D modeling applications.
  • Affordability: Able to capture color detail down to 350 microns (0.35mm), and priced at $1,490.00 (excluding tax), SCANIFY is less than one tenth the cost of professional handheld 3D scanning systems that capture a similar level of detail.

SCANIFY comes with Fuel3D Studio software, which allows scans to be manipulated and exported to popular file formats for 3D printing and on-screen applications. This allows consumers to capture everyday objects as accurate, 3D models (with color) for printing, animation and other applications.

Malescrunchedface-lrgSCANIFY is currently available to U.S. consumers for preorder via the Fuel3D online store, with shipment expected to begin in the first quarter of 2015 and general retail availability expected in the second quarter of 2015.

For more information, or to place your order, please visit: http://fuel-3d.com/usa/shop/

Additional media resources can be found at: https://fuel-3d.com/blog/

About Fuel3D

Fuel3D is a developer of advanced 3D scanning systems and solutions. Originally developed for the medical imaging sector, the Fuel3D technology has been adapted for the broader 3D market, with the goal of bringing the benefits of point-and-shoot 3D imaging to consumers, professionals and businesses. Since raising more than $300,000 and generating worldwide attention through its successful Kickstarter campaign in 2013, the company has gone from strength to strength, raising millions in private investment and signing retail and distribution partners across the world.

Based on technology developed by Professor Ron Daniel, Lecturer in Engineering Science at Oxford University, Fuel3D is today led by Stuart Mead, CEO, a veteran of several successful global technology ventures, and supported by an expert team of hardware and software engineers and scientists. For more information, visit www.fuel-3D.com

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Fuel3D joins the Royal Institution’s CHRISTMAS LECTURES

Schoolgirl’s Fuel3D scan is transformed into a 3D printed bust   Isla Firth 2

Fuel3D, a developer of 3D scanning solutions, today announced it is a participant in the annual televised CHRISTMAS LECTURES, presented by the Royal Institution.

This year’s lectures, titled Sparks Will Fly, How to Hack Your Home, are presented by Professor Danielle George, an electrical engineer from The University of Manchester.

A Royal London Children’s Hospital patient, Isla Firth, 9, who attends Twydall Primary and Infants School, Gillingham, attended the filming of the historic science and engineering lectures in London on Tuesday 16th December and supported lecturer, Professor Danielle George, with an exciting demonstration
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Fuel3D is the company behind the ground-breaking, handheld scanner that captures high-resolution 3D models of real-life objects. A team from Fuel3D visited Isla at home to make a 3D scan of her head and shoulders. A team from Ultimaker GB then used this scan to make a 3D printed bust in time for the Lecture.

Isla saw the amazing final result for the first time when she joined Prof Danielle George on stage as part of the Lecture.

“We are really proud to have had the chance to participate in this amazing collaboration with such a special outcome for Isla and the Royal Institution,” said Andrew Smith of Fuel3D.

The 2014 CHRISTMAS LECTURES will be broadcast as part of the BBC’s Christmas schedule on BBC Four at 8pm on the 29, 30 and 31 December. The lecture Isla appeared in will air on 31 December.

Filmed in front of a live audience in the iconic theatre at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, the original science and engineering events for children were started by Michael Faraday in 1825 and have long been seen as a favourite British Christmas tradition.

For more information about the 2014 CHRISTMAS LECTURES please visit >http://rigb.org.uk/christmas-lectures/2013-life-fantastic

About Fuel3D
Fuel3D is a developer of advanced 3D scanning systems and solutions. Originally developed for the medical imaging sector, the Fuel3D technology has been adapted for the broader 3D market, with the goal of bringing the benefits of point-and-shoot 3D imaging to consumers, professionals and businesses. Since raising more than $300,000 and generating worldwide attention through its successful Kickstarter campaign in 2013, the company has gone from strength to strength, raising millions in private investment and signing retail and distribution partners across the world.

Based on technology developed by Professor Ron Daniel, Lecturer in Engineering Science at Oxford University, Fuel3D is today led by Stuart Mead, CEO, a veteran of several successful global technology ventures, and supported by an expert team of hardware and software engineers and scientists. For more information, visit www.fuel-3D.com

Photo credit: Paul Wilkinson Photography Ltd.

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Fuel3D integrates Sketchfab publisher into 3D scanner software

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Publishing platform for 3D models helps bring 3D scans to the web

Sketchfab, the leading platform for publishing 3D models online, today announced that 3D scanner company Fuel3D, has integrated “publish to Sketchfab” functionality in the software for its consumer scanner product.

The integration will allow Fuel3D customers to quickly and easily post scans to the web, by integrating a “publish to Sketchfab” option in Fuel3D Studio – the software used to view and edit scans taken by Fuel3D’s scanner.

Users can simply click the Sketchfab logo in the top right to upload their scans. [Click image to see scan in Sketchfab]
Users can simply click the Sketchfab logo in the top right to upload their scans. [Click image to see scan in Sketchfab]

“We are delighted that an exciting company like Fuel3D has chosen to include Sketchfab in its development of Fuel3D Studio, which is another step forward in 3D’s growth as a consumer market,” said Alban Denoyel, CEO, Sketchfab. “As more people get involved in creating 3D content, this increases the need for a platform that supports viewing and sharing of 3D models online, and Sketchfab is that platform!”

With its commercial launch expected in early 2015, the Fuel3D scanner is currently shipping to the company’s Kickstarter backers.

“We are committed to helping make the creation of unique 3D content something that anyone can do, and Sketchfab provides us with a way of allowing our users to easily share their 3D scans and models with the world,” said Stuart Mead, CEO, Fuel3D. “We are looking forward to seeing the results of our users’ experiences with our scanner and Sketchfab will be a great way to help them share those stories.”

About Sketchfab
Sketchfab is the place to be for 3D files: a platform to publish and find the best 3D content. Millions of people make 3D models or scan the real world in 3D – why share this content in 2D? Sketchfab integrates with all major 3D creation tools, supports 28 native 3D formats, and displays them in a browser in real-time. The Sketchfab 3D viewer can be embedded on any web page, as easily as a YouTube video. For more information, please visit www.sketchfab.com

About the Fuel3D scanner
Fuel3D has developed an affordable handheld 3D scanner that delivers fast, high-resolution shape and color capture for a range of 3D modeling applications, such as 3D printing, as well as on-screen applications like 3D art, animation and game development. The scanner’s ability to accurately capture color 3D models of the human form is ideally suited to the rapidly growing trend of personalization.

Fuel3D is the world’s first 3D scanner to combine pre-calibrated stereo cameras with photometric imaging to capture and process a 3D model in seconds.

About Fuel3D
Fuel3D is a developer of advanced 3D scanning systems and solutions. Originally developed for the medical imaging sector, the Fuel3D technology has been adapted for the broader 3D market, with the goal of bringing the benefits of point-and-shoot 3D imaging to consumers, professionals and businesses. Since raising more than $300,000 and generating worldwide attention through its successful Kickstarter campaign in 2013, the company has gone from strength to strength, raising millions in private investment and signing retail and distribution partners across the world.

Based on technology developed by Professor Ron Daniel, Lecturer in Engineering Science at Oxford University, Fuel3D is today led by Stuart Mead, CEO, a veteran of several successful global technology ventures, and supported by an expert team of hardware and software engineers and scientists. For more information, visit www.fuel-3D.com

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Fuel3D wins CES Best of Innovation Award

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3D scanner developer recognized as the most impressive product in the 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing category

Fuel3D, a developer of 3D scanning solutions, today announced that it has been named a 2015 CES Best of Innovation Awards Honoree in the 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing category for its flagship 3D scanner product.

Products entered in the CES Innovation Awards are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 28 product categories.
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Products chosen as CES Best of Innovation Honorees reflect innovative design and engineering in some of the most cutting edge tech products and services coming to market.

“As a first time exhibitor at CES, we are delighted to have had our 3D scanner recognized as the best product in its category,” said Stuart Mead, CEO, Fuel3D. “It’s a great feeling when a prestigious group like the CES panel shares our enthusiasm and vision for making high-resolution 3D scanning faster and more affordable.”

Entries are evaluated on their engineering, aesthetic and design qualities, intended use/function and user value, how the design and innovation of the product directly compares to other products in the marketplace and unique/novel features present.

Fuel3D will be showing its scanner at the 2015 International CES, which runs Jan. 6-9, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

With its commercial launch expected in early 2015, the Fuel3D scanner is currently in beta-testing with the company’s Kickstarter backers.

About the CES Innovation Awards
The prestigious CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the producer of the International CES, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technology, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.

About the Fuel3D scanner
Fuel3D has developed an affordable handheld 3D scanner that delivers fast, high-resolution shape and color capture for a range of 3D modeling applications, such as 3D printing, as well as on-screen applications like 3D art, animation and game development. The scanner’s ability to accurately capture color 3D models of the human form is ideally suited to the rapidly growing trend of personalization.

Fuel3D is the world’s first 3D scanner to combine pre-calibrated stereo cameras with photometric imaging to capture and process a 3D model in seconds.

About Fuel3D
Fuel3D is a developer of advanced 3D scanning systems and solutions. Originally developed for the medical imaging sector, the Fuel3D technology has been adapted for the broader 3D market, with the goal of bringing the benefits of point-and-shoot 3D imaging to consumers, professionals and businesses. Since raising more than $300,000 and generating worldwide attention through its successful Kickstarter campaign in 2013, the company has gone from strength to strength, raising millions in private investment and signing retail and distribution partners across the world.

Based on technology developed by Professor Ron Daniel, Lecturer in Engineering Science at Oxford University, Fuel3D is today led by Stuart Mead, CEO, a veteran of several successful global technology ventures, and supported by an expert team of hardware and software engineers and scientists. For more information, visit www.fuel-3D.com

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Fuel3D secures $6.4 million in expansion funding

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3D scanner developer targets US expansion and vertical market growth

Fuel3D, a developer of 3D scanning solutions, today announced that it has closed a funding round totaling $6.4 million (£4 million). This funding builds on the company’s initial $2.6 million (£1.6 million) funding secured earlier this year and paves the way for the commercial launch of the company’s consumer scanner product in 2015.

The funding round was led by Chimera Partners and will be used to ramp-up Fuel3D’s production, customer support and international retail distribution after it delivers on its Kickstarter and pre-order commitments.

In addition, Fuel3D will use the funding to expand the scope of the company’s technology to address commercial opportunities in a range of vertical markets through its Fuel3D Labs division, including biometrics and eyewear.

“The initial interest shown by investors in Fuel3D has only been increased since the first funding round and we are very pleased to have been oversubscribed in this round of fundraising,” said Ben Gill of Chimera Partners and Chairman of Fuel3D. “The company continues to impress with its commitment to product development goals and has also made very significant inroads into developing new commercial applications and relationships.”

In 2013, Fuel3D raised over $300,000 for the development of an affordable, high resolution handheld 3D scanner through its successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. The company has expanded rapidly in response to global demand and now has distributors in 23 countries around the world as well as manufacturing operations in Asia.

With its commercial launch expected in early 2015, the Fuel3D scanner is currently in beta-testing with the company’s Kickstarter backers.

“This funding round will take Fuel3D through the full commercial launch of our scanner next year, and will allow us to invest in new talent and infrastructure, including growing our operations in the United States,” said Stuart Mead, CEO, Fuel3D. “In tandem with our consumer product development, we will also be using the funding to further develop our intellectual property so that we can capitalize on the ongoing interest we receive from international brands in applying our technology in new verticals beyond 3D printing.”

About the Fuel3D scanner
Fuel3D has developed an affordable handheld 3D scanner that delivers fast, high-resolution shape and color capture for a range of 3D modeling applications, such as 3D printing, as well as on-screen applications like 3D art, animation and game development. The scanner’s ability to accurately capture color 3D models of the human form is ideally suited to the rapidly growing trend of personalization.
Fuel3D is the world’s first 3D scanner to combine pre-calibrated stereo cameras with photometric imaging to capture and process a 3D model in seconds.

About Fuel3D
Fuel3D is a developer of advanced 3D scanning systems and solutions. Originally developed for the medical imaging sector, the Fuel3D technology has been adapted for the broader 3D market, with the goal of bringing the benefits of point-and-shoot 3D imaging to consumers, professionals and businesses. Since raising more than $300,000 and generating worldwide attention through its successful Kickstarter campaign in 2013, the company has gone from strength to strength, raising a further $2.6 million in private investment and signing retail and distribution partners across the world.

Based on technology developed by Professor Ron Daniel, Lecturer in Engineering Science at Oxford University, Fuel3D is today led by Stuart Mead, CEO, a veteran of several successful global technology ventures, and supported by an expert team of hardware and software engineers and scientists. For more information, visit www.fuel-3D.com

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An update on production progress

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We wanted to share the great news that Fuel3D Scanner (beta) units have begun shipping! Above is an image of the first scanners to leave our facility.

Our Kickstarter beta backers started receiving their units this month and we will continue to ship beta product over the coming weeks.

These key individuals will be providing invaluable feedback as we prepare for our full product rollout. We will be sharing some sneak peeks with you in the coming weeks as we move closer to our shipping of your finalized product.

You’ll be happy to know that our software teams have been hard at work and coding away making improvements and adding features to the software. We’ve put together a brief video showing-off some of these features:

MORE QUESTIONS?
Here are some answers to the most common questions we’ve been receiving:

How big is it going to be? The final dimensions of the scanner is are 24.5 x 3.5 x 25.5 cm for those using inches that is 9.6 x 1.3 x 10 inches

How much is it going to weigh? Total weight is clocking in at 0.51 kg or 1.2 lbs

What is the average resolution for a scan? Approximately 350 microns

How many vertices does a scan have? Approximately 375,000

How many polygons with a scan captured on a flat surface? 750,000

What sort of area can I capture in a single scan? The larger than initially anticipated scan area is 30 x 20 cm or 12 x 8 inches

How far away can I be from what I am scanning? The operating distance is 45 cm or 18 inches

What operating systems will the software be able to run on? We will be supporting Windows 7 & 8 with support for Mac OSX coming in the first quarter of 2015

What is the recommended hardware? Currently we are recommending 2GB RAM, 1GB hard disk space and a dual core processor.in the same application.

Can I use the scanner without my computer? Not right now. In the current configuration the scanner requires that it be connected to your PC via a USB (provided).

How is the software going to be structured? For our first units shipping our software will be a few standalone applications. We are currently in the process of integrating all of these into one application that will allow you to scan, crop, stitch and much more – all configuration the scanner requires that it be connected to your PC via a USB (provided).

Does the scanner need to be plugged in? The scanner needs a power source. Your unit will ship with a standard power plug but we are developing a small battery pack which will allow for mobile operation of the scanner.

Be sure to reach out to us with any other questions you’d like to see answers to. You can contact us through our website or by emailing us at info@fuel-3d.com

We can’t wait to get product into your hands and see what you create!

The Fuel3D Team

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Fuel3D and Ultimaker team up in the UK

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Scanner and printer combo to be offered as a bundle to British customers

Fuel3D, developer of 3D scanning solutions, today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Ultimaker that will see the company’s groundbreaking 3D scanner offered as part of a bundle deal including the Ultimaker 2 3D printer to customers in the United Kingdom.

The agreement will see the companies offering the bundle deal to customers via their websites and through both companies’ direct sales teams in the UK, starting in October 2014.

“We want to transform people’s ability to create original content with their 3D printers and to do that we need to work with industry leaders like Ultimaker,” said Stuart Mead, CEO, Fuel3D Technologies. “This partnership with Ultimaker in the UK is a perfect tie-in for us and we are looking forward to working with them to bring the benefits of the Fuel3D scanner to 3D printing enthusiasts across the country.”

Since launching its first 3D printer in 2011, Ultimaker has quickly established itself as a prominent player in the burgeoning 3D printing market.

“We are very excited about the possibilities for the generation of 3D content offered by Fuel3D’s scanner and are excited to be working with them,” said Alex Mayor, Director, Ultimaker. “While the UK is the first market that we will be targeting this offer with, there is the potential to introduce it into additional territories over time.”

The companies will be jointly promoting each other’s products on their stands at the forthcoming 3DPrintshow tradeshow in London, September 4 – 6.

Fuel 3D Technologies raised over $300,000 for the development of an affordable, high resolution handheld 3D scanner through a successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. Earlier this year, the company announced a $2.6 million investment from syndicate of private investors, led by Chimera Partners. The company is currently working to fulfil Kickstarter orders, with full commercial availability of the scanner slated for later this year.

About the Fuel3D scanner
Fuel3D has developed the affordable handheld 3D scanner that delivers high resolution shape and color capture for a range of 3D modeling applications, such as 3D printing, as well as on-screen applications like 3D art, animation and game development. The scanner’s ability to accurately capture color 3D models of the face is ideally suited to the rapidly growing trend of personalization.

Fuel3D is the world’s first 3D scanner to combine pre-calibrated stereo cameras with photometric imaging to capture and process a 3D model in seconds.

About Fuel3D
Fuel3D is a developer of advanced 3D scanning solutions. Originally developed for the medical imaging sector, the Fuel3D technology has been adapted for the broader 3D market, with the goal of bringing the benefits of point-and-shoot 3D imaging to consumers and professionals alike. Since raising more than $300,000 and generating worldwide attention through its successful Kickstarter campaign in 2013, the company has gone from strength to strength, raising a further $2.6 million in private investment and signing retail and distribution partners across the world. Based on technology developed by Professor Ron Daniel, Lecturer in Engineering Science at Oxford University, Fuel3D is today led by Stuart Mead, CEO, a veteran of several successful global technology ventures, and supported by an expert team of hardware and software engineers and scientists. For more information, visit www.fuel-3D.com

About Ultimaker
Ultimaker believes in empowering anyone to turn their imagination into reality right in front of their eyes. Ever since Ultimaker started shipping its first Ultimaker 3D printers in May 2011, Ultimaker captured a prominent position within the competitive Maker industry. As one of the most successful open source companies, Ultimaker works very close with its community to create a personal fabrication revolution.

The Ultimaker 2 set the bar for 3D printers at a new level and Ultimaker will continue to change the scene throughout innovation, sharing and creating. Ultimaker offers a full 3D print experience. In addition to providing great hardware, Ultimaker unleashes creative potential by hosting the community sharing platform called YouMagine and free, best-in-class 3D printing software called Cura. For more information, visit: www.ultimaker.com

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Fuel3D strikes North American distribution deal

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Company appoints WYNIT Distribution as US distribution partner

Fuel3D, the developer of advanced 3D scanning solutions, today announced it has partnered with WYNIT Distribution, LLC to distribute its products in North America. WYNIT will distribute Fuel3D’s scanner systems in strategic territories throughout the US and Canada, boosting the company’s reseller channel, sales, customer relationships and business logistics across the region.

WYNIT is a leading national distributor of products from the top national brands in the consumer electronics industry. The company serves a wide range of customers ranging from large national retailers to independent resellers through dedicated business units and strategically located distribution facilities.

Leveraging the explosive growth of 3D printing worldwide, WYNIT is aggressively building a comprehensive portfolio of products that include the most innovative and consumer-friendly 3D technologies.

“Fuel3D is a perfect complement to our growing 3D portfolio,” said Geoffrey Lewis, president and CEO, WYNIT. “The growth in 3D printing is driving demand for new ways to generate original content and Fuel3D is well-positioned to capitalize on that opportunity.”

Since making waves last year with its crowdfunding campaign, Fuel3D has been attracting interest from a range of businesses, resellers and distributors across the world.

“Our 3D scanner is priced to be affordable to most 3D printing enthusiasts, artists, designers, developers and many others,” said Stuart Mead, CEO, Fuel3D. “An effective retail strategy is required to reach these customers, and we are confident that WYNIT has the presence, experience and ambition to help us achieve our North American goals.”

About the Fuel3D scanner
Fuel3D has developed the affordable handheld 3D scanner that delivers high resolution shape and color capture for a range of 3D modeling applications, such as 3D printing, as well as on-screen applications like 3D art, animation and game development. The scanner’s ability to accurately capture color 3D models of the face is ideally suited to the rapidly growing trend of personalization.

Fuel3D is the world’s first 3D scanner to combine pre-calibrated stereo cameras with photometric imaging to capture and process a 3D model in seconds.

About Fuel3D
Fuel3D is a developer of advanced 3D scanning solutions. Originally developed for the medical imaging sector, the Fuel3D technology has been adapted for the broader 3D market, with the goal of bringing the benefits of point-and-shoot 3D imaging to consumers and professionals alike. Since raising more than $300,000 and generating worldwide attention through its successful Kickstarter campaign in 2013, the company has gone from strength to strength, raising a further $2.6 million in private investment and signing retail and distribution partners across the world. Based on technology developed by Professor Ron Daniel, Lecturer in Engineering Science at Oxford University, Fuel3D is today led by Stuart Mead, CEO, a veteran of several successful global technology ventures, and supported by an expert team of hardware and software engineers and scientists. For more information, visit www.fuel-3D.com

About WYNIT
WYNIT is a leading national distributor of products from the top national brands in the consumer electronics, photo, wide format printing, security and outdoor leisure and adventure industries. Based in North Syracuse, NY the company serves a wide range of customers ranging from large national retailers to independent resellers through dedicated business units and strategically located distribution facilities in Memphis, TN and Reno, NV. Founded in 1987 WYNIT’s mission is to improve the competitive position of its customers and suppliers. www.wynit.com

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Fuel3D debuts new scanner hardware and software @ 3D Printshow London

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Company set to unveil new product developments and announce key industry partnerships

Fuel3D, the developer of advanced 3D scanning solutions, will be demonstrating its cutting-edge 3D scanner at the 3D Printshow conference and exhibition in London. The show will be the first time the company’s new 3D scanner hardware and software have been demonstrated at a public event.

Throughout the show, visitors to the company’s stand will be able to find out more about the company’s 3D scanner and get hands-on experience at a series of interactive workstations. They will be able to use the newly designed scanner to capture a range of objects and manipulate the scans in the Fuel3D Studio software environment, which allows scans to be cropped, aligned and stitched together.

“We have been working incredibly hard to ensure that both the hardware and software are ready for 3D Printshow,” said Andrew Larkins, CTO, Fuel3D. “The new scanner design is delivering great quality scans and we look forward to demonstrating its performance along with our registration and stitching software.”

Since making waves last year with its crowdfunding campaign, Fuel3D has been attracting interest from a range of businesses in the 3D sector. At 3D Printshow, the scanner will be present on three other stands, including Creat3D and Mcor Technologies, and the company also expects to announce two major new partnerships around the event.

“We debuted our scanning technology at 3D Printshow last year, and since then we have been all over the world, engaging with some of the leaders in the 3D sector, some of whom we’ll be talking about at the show this year,” said Stuart Mead, CEO, Fuel3D. “And the exciting thing is that it’s not only 3D companies that want to talk to us – we’re having conversations with companies in sectors ranging from healthcare and security to eyewear and retail.”

During the show, attendees will be able to pre-order Fuel3D scanners for a special discount over the standard list price.

Fuel 3D Technologies raised over $300,000 for the development of an affordable, high resolution handheld 3D scanner through a successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. Earlier this year, the company announced a $2.6 million investment from syndicate of private investors, led by Chimera Partners.

About the Fuel3D scanner
Fuel3D is the affordable handheld 3D scanner that delivers high resolution shape and color capture for a range of 3D modeling applications, such as 3D printing, as well as on-screen applications like 3D art, animation and game development. The scanner’s ability to accurately capture color 3D models of the face is ideally suited to the rapidly growing trend of personalization.

Fuel3D is the world’s first 3D scanner to combine pre-calibrated stereo cameras with photometric imaging to capture and process a 3D model in seconds.