2019 Peel 3D Scanner
The Peel 3D Scanner by Peel 3D is a professional-grade handheld 3D scanning system that is incredibly cost-effective and has a quirky design
One of the primary factors that have historically prevented 3D scanners from having a stronger presence on the high-tech market is the extravagant price point. In the recent past, most professional-grade systems would cost a pretty penny, from upwards of $10,000. Thus, 3D scanning technology was primarily reserved for niche applications like industrial engineering, higher education, art and heritage projects, and so on.
But as of late, more affordable options are entering the fray, providing both consumers and prosumers with a practical pathway into the world of 3D scanning technology. The Candian 3D scanning company Peel 3D is helping to lead this frugal fight with an inexpensive and accessible handheld 3D scanner of its own. The device is powered by 3D scanning expertise of Creaform, a unit of AMETEK, and is intended to offer professional-grade scanning quality at an entry-level price.
As you can probably infer from the name of the device, ‘peel’ came to the team while they were at the breakfast table eating bananas. “The peel is what you end up with if you scan a banana: it’s a hollow shell that has the exact shape of the object you are interested in,” the company explains on its website.
The Peel 3D Scanner is a reasonably priced 3D scanner that is surprisingly capable of capturing high-quality 3D models, making it the perfect entry-level tool for projects that must comply with a strict budget. It’s cheap, compact, and seems to be quite functional.