3D Scanner "matterform" will be available in Japan in June

BRULÉ, Inc., Japanese retailer of foreign goods, is going to start selling Canadian 3D scanner "matterform" in early June.

"matterform" scans 2,000 points of an object placed on its turntable per second using an HD camera and 2 lasers. Maximum size of a scannable object is W190xH250xL190mm. The minimum scannable resolution is 0.43mm. You can choose a scanning file among STL, OBJ and PLY.

Regarding scanning time, it takes 5 minutes for High-speed and 10 minutes for High-quality mode.

It's also portable since the scanner is foldable.


  • Price: ¥79,800
  • Size: 21x34.5x8.5-34.5cm
  • Weight: 1.71kg



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