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Vietnamese company develops low-cost, high-speed 3D scanner

Posted: 25 Aug 2015 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:3D scanner? 3D printing? remote control helicopter? camera?

An Viet Long Co. Ltd developed its first 3D scanner, which will be shown at the METALEX Machinery and Technology Exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City. The device was designed to be faster and more affordable than other handheld 3D scanners so as to meet customer demand.

An Viet Long's founder Loc Le told Vietnam Net that the company spent two years to develop the software solution and hardware integration for the 3D scanner system. In addition, he said that they are also looking for affordable high-resolution cameras in order to manufacture low-cost 3D scanners in large quantities.

The device features systems for cameras, for sending data to a server through Wi-Fi and for 3D image creation. It can capture a scene from multiple cameras and scan images for up to 2m wide. The scanner's camera can capture 1mm details of any moving objects in milliseconds.

One unique feature of the device is it can scan an entire human body. The file can then be used to print a life-size replica. Other applications for the 3D scanner include prototyping, industrial design, reverse engineering, movie and video game production, orthotics and prosthetics among others.

While aiming to tap these industries, the company plans to put up satellite offices all over the world, which will keep a 3D scanner in order to serve customers who want to use it without having to buy the device. All collected data will be sent to the server in Vietnam, which will process and make the 3D images.

Customers can keep the file of the scanned image in case they want to have it printed in the future.

Founded in 2007, An Viet Long's businesses also include remote control helicopters, telecommunication accessories, aerospace, aerial photography, motorcycle parts, multiple colour chrome plating and composite arts.

Its remote control helicopters have been exported to more than 100 countries. Used for crop spraying, the unmanned aerial vehicle is designed for Vietnamese conditions and is capable of spraying the top of coconut trees.

- Stephen Padilla

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