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ClearMindCasting
(@clearmindcasting)
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CW1 as a 3D Scanning Platform?

I have no experience with any 3D scanner yet, but I’ve been investigating. I’m not sure what exactly is needed to get a good scan, but I imagine the environment and a consistent rotation would go along way.

Is the inside of the CW1 a decent environment? If not would it require an extreme makeover to make it so? Does anyone have a recommendation for a 3D Scanner that can do a decent job on something as small as Jewellery for example. 

Posted : 13/08/2020 11:49 pm
3Delight
(@3delight)
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RE: CW1 as a 3D Scanning Platform?

I don't own a CW1, but I wouldn't have thought it's worth the agro of changing it.  I doubt it is designed to rotate the turntable without the UV lights on, which you definitely don't want!  You need:

A rotating platform

A camera/phone holder/laser scanner

Some thing to control them both

 

Have you looked on PrusaPrinters Prints database? https://www.prusaprinters.org/prints

I found these two just by searching for 3D scanner:

https://www.prusaprinters.org/prints/15905-the-30-3d-scanner-v4-samsung-edition

https://www.prusaprinters.org/prints/23297-pascn3d-mk0-3d-scanner-prusaprinters-contest-editi

Also checkout Thingiverse:

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:740357

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3958326

Jewellery is very small though so you are probably going to need either a camera with a macro lens or a very precise laser/Infrared scanner.

 

Posted : 13/08/2020 11:57 pm
ClearMindCasting
(@clearmindcasting)
Eminent Member
Topic starter answered:
RE: CW1 as a 3D Scanning Platform?

@3delight

If it’s a matter of just turn off the lights, that could be a simple firmware update for an added Scan setting or something. 

Thanks for the links but I’m not interested in ultra cheap solutions. I’d be happy to get a $2000 scanner if it’s what I’d need to get the jobs done. I just don’t have a lot of space and I want to be efficient with the tools I already have. 

I guess I imagine a matte black plastic half cylinder or something that could fit around the turn table, maybe a black pad that could fit into the turntable hexagons, and maybe even a dimmable lighting pad that could go on the tank holder.

Posted : 14/08/2020 12:09 am
3Delight
(@3delight)
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RE: CW1 as a 3D Scanning Platform?

In that case I will leave answering to someone with more experience, there are plenty of scanners out there and if you're up for modding firmware and things then there's bound to be a way to make it work! Sorry I couldn't help more...

Posted : 14/08/2020 12:13 am
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