New scanner amplifies the power of 3D scanning

Scan Dimension launches SOL PRO for automated 3D scanning

SOL PRO, a professional-grade 3D scanner from Scan Dimension. Photo Scan Dimension

SOL PRO, a professional-grade 3D scanner from Scan Dimension, is said to be one of the most accurate desktop scanners in its class for quality assurance, product inspection, prototyping, and 3D printing tasks. The SOL PRO 3D scanner enters the market at a fraction of the cost of comparable solutions and exceeds standards for high-quality 3D scans.

The SOL PRO automates the entire 3D scanning process of calibration, scanning, and meshing, delivering an impressively high accuracy of up to 0.05 millimeter. SOL PRO utilizes a combination of laser triangulation and white-light technology to achieve high-quality results. 

View 3D texture, X-ray, and wireframe-rendered scans directly in the included software, or export the files for use with third-party 3D software. Integration with Sketchfab, an online resource to publish and source 3D models, makes it easy to share 3D files with collaborators.

“Following the success of our entry-level SOL 3D scanner, we saw an opportunity to grow our scanner line with a professional-grade solution that delivers results like no other in its class,” comments Jacob Bendix, chief commercial officer, Scan Dimension.

Array of 3D applications

SOL PRO is a 3D scanner for engineers and QA professionals, who can use 3D scanned objects to ensure exact copies of an original. SOL PRO 3D scanned objects can also be used for 3D printing or product inspection to ensure that manufactured parts comply with industry tolerance standards. For reverse engineering, users can scan replacement or discontinued parts when original drawings are unavailable.

Ready to scan in 3D

SOL PRO scans objects up to 170 millimeter in height × 170 millimeter in diameter (6.7×6.7 inch), with a minimum object size of 20×20 millimeter (0.8×0.8 inch) and a maximum weight of 2 kilogram (4.4 lbs). SOL PRO scans objects in as little as eight minutes in Turbo scanning mode.

SOL PRO 3D retails for US $1,899.

Scan Dimension is a source for 3D scanning technology. SOL is the company’s flagship product and the market’s most user-friendly 3D scanner. Scan Dimension is a division of Global Scanning A/S, a Denmark-based enterprise with more than 30 years of experience in imaging technologies that boasts such top brands as Contex and Colortrac.

2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. While the print and packaging industries have been resilient in the past 33 months since the pandemic lockdown of 25 March 2020, the commercial printing and newspaper industries have yet to recover their pre-Covid trajectory.

The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry. While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.

The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.

Ultimately digital print and other digital channels will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.

Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.

– Naresh Khanna

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