Scandy and pmd Collaborate to Bring Pro-Quality 3D Scanning App to Android

scandyv6-1In my view, one of the most optimal ways to make 3D scanning and 3D printing more accessible to the general public is by integrating them with the smartphones, tablets, and other platforms that are used on a daily basis around the world. This is precisely what the New Orleans-based company Scandy has been working towards since they started their affordable 3D scan-to-print services early last year. Back in October 2015, the company launched a Kickstarter for the Scandy Sphere, a system that transformed panoramic pictures taken on a smartphone into a 3D printable model. Additionally, at this year’s NY TechCrunch, Scandy revealed the new API for their 3D scanning and 360º panorama capture platform, which has given users the ability to generate their own 3D content directly from their smartphone.

Now, the 3D scanning company is partnering up with pmdtechnologies (pmd), a leader in time-of-flight (ToF) 3D sensors, to unveil Scandy Pro for the Android platform built with Scandy Core.  With just a consumer-grade smartphone and an attachable pmd pico flexx ToF 3D sensor, Scandy Pro will enable Android users to create detailed 3D scans of objects in real time, offering the same level of quality as professional scanning equipment. For those who don’t know, ToF cameras are range imaging camera systems that are able to resolve distance in an image based on the known speed of light.

GS7 with pico flexxWith Scandy Pro, what was once only possible with thousands of dollars worth of scanning equipment is now available in a much more affordable and pocket-sized format. According to Scandy, their Scandy Pro app is capable of capturing features as small as 0.3 millimeters with a .25 meter bounding box, and 36 millimeters with a bounding box of three meters in size, while users can also utilize the app’s on-device editing for quick cropping, resizing, and more.

The platform operates through Scandy Core, an SDK that is open to developers and enables Android devices to track and scan objects, resolving each frame of 3D data in an average of just .32 seconds. The Scandy Pro app then compiles and renders the 3D scan, making it applicable not just for CAD work and 3D printing, but for AR/VR applications as well.

“As a maker, the potential for creating dimensionally accurate models on a sub-millimeter scale from a system that costs less than $500 is something I’ve been dreaming about for years. I’m really proud we are able to provide this solution finally,” said Cole Wiley, Scandy co-founder and CTO.

3D scanning with Scandy Pro

Those of you who are Android users and are interested in the new Scandy Pro platform can sign up to become a beta tester. In addition, app developers can work directly with Scandy to learn about how implement the Scandy Core SDK into their future applications. All in all, the Scandy Pro app will enable Android users to easily create and modify 3D meshes that are optimized for 3D printing or CAD work, essentially helping to usher in the new era of more affordable and accessible 3D scanning technology for all.

Excelvan 3D Printer Printing Filament 1.75mm PLA for Print RepRap MarkerBot 1kg/2.2lbs (Black)


This is the best filament on the market. The 1.75mm filament holds a diameter tolerance of 0.02mm/0.0008″” which improves reliability and quality of output and comes vacuum-sealed with the desiccant on a 1kg (2.2lb) reel. We tested many filaments at both 100-micron and 200-micron layer resolutions on FDM printers and found this one is the best.


1. Compatible with all FDM 3D printer such as Makerbot, Mendel, Prusa, Huxley, BFB series, RepRap, Rapman, Solidoodle etc.

2. Avaliable in both 1.75mm and 3.00mm diameter. Filament Diameter Tolerances: +/-0.02mm.

3. Air Bubbles: Zero!

4. All the filaments should be placed in dry and ventilated environment to keep. And PVA filament should be kept in sealed.



Print Temp: 190-220°C (374-428°F)

Baseplate Temp: No heat

Diameter: 1.75mm

Tolerance: ±0.02mm

Net Weight: 1KG (2.2lbs)

Gross Weight: 1.3KG(2.9lbs)

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2. 1x leather box

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  • Our PLA filaments DO NOT have air bubbles.
  • Diameter Tolerances: Our filament quality is very good with tolerances only: +/-0.02mm.
  • Specification: Diameter: 1.75 mm / Tolerance: +/-0.02mm / Print temperature: 190-220°C (374-428°F) / Bubble: No bubble 100 percent / Net weight: 1kg/spool / Gross weight: 1.3kg/spool
  • Material: PLA allows higher print speed, more accurate placement of material with proper cooling (it does not shrink as much) and also thinner build heights because of less resistance from the plastic coming out the nozzle, where abs even at high temps (252C) is still sticky and has high viscosity.
  • Compatible with all FDM 3D printer such as Makerbot, Mendel, Prusa, Huxley, BFB series, RepRap, Rapman, Solidoodle etc.

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Wanhao Duplicator i3 V2

The duplicator i3 is based on the revolutionary work of reprap core developer josef pr?ša (prusa). Wanhao is proud to introduce an entry-level 3d printer targeted at customers who want to begin 3d printing without having to build a kit. This is a pre-assembled steel frame prusa i3the best-selling reprap in 3d printing! amongst the features packed neatly into this platform are an mk10 single extruder, a gcode based micro-controller, and a standard heated build plate. Unlike most other prusa offerings on the market, this i3 comes standard with a custom electronics housing (also in stamped steel). For the value this machine can not be beat. This printer is the ultimate reprap!

Product Features

  • Build size 200 x 200 x 180mm
  • Connection via tf card or usb,sd card
  • Software cura,
  • Print precision 0.1 mm(minimal)
  • Printer unfolding size 400 x 410 x400mm

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Kids-Tech Launches Elementary Classes Using VR, Drones and 3D Printing


Kids-Tech Launches Elementary Classes Using VR, Drones and 3D Printing

Kids-Tech, an Atlanta-based ed tech company, has launched Tech Class, a year-long program for elementary school kids designed to help build a foundation of knowledge in technology.

The weekly classes cover 3D printing, app building, drones and virtual reality. They typically take place after school, after general, daytime instruction has ended. Kids-Tech offers skills building and hands-on experiences for students as young as 3 years old.

Supplying all of the equipment, with classes held at the kids’ schools, Kids-Tech is currently offering classes to more than 500 children in the Atlanta area. Instead of teaching students difficult terminology and technique processes first, Kids-Tech teaches by allowing the children to interact, engage and learn naturally. Along the way, the students are expected to pick up the details.

“It is never too early to foster a love and understanding for learning,” Kids-Tech says on its website. “Our philosophy is: the stronger the foundation, the taller the building. The faster children can become acquainted with technology in a structured and directed manner, the more they will be able to flourish in it.”

Kids-Tech integrates the demand and need for STEM and technological skills into engaging, bite-sized classes that children enjoy, according to a news release.

More information about Kids-Tech and its Tech Class can be found at the company’s website.

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RepRap Champion ® MK10 Nozzle and Throat set for FlashForge Creator, Wanhao, CTC 3D Printer Extruder

These 2 parts can be use to repair MK10 extruder on FlashForge, CTC or Wanhao 3D Printers.


Thread size on brass nozzle: M7x1
Thread size on stainless throat : M7x1
PTFE liner tube inner size: 2mm
PTFE liner tube outer size: 4mm

Please see supplied drawings for all details

Package contents:

1 x MK10 Brass Nozzle, 0.4mm Extrusion diameter, M7x1 thread
1 x MK10 Stainless Throat with PTFE liner tube

Product Features

  • Compatible with MK10 extruders
  • M7x1 thread size on nozzle and barrel
  • Use it to repair FlashForge, Wanhao or CTC 3D Printer with MK10 extruder

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Package Include

1 set 3D Professional Sublimation Heat Transfer Machine

1 set Epson C88 printer

1 set CISS ( Continue Ink Supply System)

4x100ml high quality sublimation ink filled in CISS 

4pcs 3D phone case mold (iPhone6, iPhone6 plus, Samsung S5, S6)

8pcs 3D Blank Phone Cases

6 pcs high quality rubber clamp(2x11oz, 2x15oz, 2xLatte)

100 sheets A4 sublimation paper

2 rolls heat resistant tape and 1pc tape holder

4 pcs sublimation mugs with box (mixed size)


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  • Epson photo printer C88+CISS with the permanent chips, filled with high quality Sublimation Inks
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3D Printer DIY Kit Prusa I3 Accuracy Acrylic Frame Bundled 2KG Free Filament
3D printer prusa i3 is widely applied for injection molding, plastic prototype, architecture, dental, auto parts, electronics, engraving, artcraft, toy, shoes, energy, hand modeling and prototype etc. It can be widely used in customized parts, electronic prototype modeling & Family used.3D printer prusa i3 has a wide range of customers , young or old, professional or amateur, as long as you have a passion for creativity, you can not afford to miss our Prusa I3

Technical parameter
Model Name: 3D Printer prusa i3
Main Texture: Acrylic frame & Aluminum extrusion slider
Power Supply: 220V/110V switchable,50Hz/60Hz,0.89A,240W
Building Size: 200 X 200 X 165mm
Printing software: Reperier-Host
Printing Speed: 40-80mm/s adjustable
Printing Color: Single color
Positioning accuracy: Z axis 0.004mm, XY axis 0.012mm
Nozzle diameter: 0.4mm (customized 0.3mm/0.35mm)
Hotend Temperature: 210℃(ABS);195℃(PLA) Recommended
Hot Bed Temperature: 65℃
Hot Bed Material: Aluminum Plate
Suooprt Connection Ways: via TF/SD card or USB
The file print format: STL,G-Code
Compatibility: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Linux, Mac OX
Certification : CE,FC ,ROHS,FCC
Machine Size: 440 X 450 X405mm
Machine Weight: 10kg
Package Weight: 13.5kg
Package Size: 510 X 470 X 240mm
Material Type: ABS and PLA filaments are supported
Material color: Blue & White PLA filament bundled(1KG for each color)
Material Dia.: 1.75mm (equal to extruder diameter)

Notice about voltage:As the picture below shows,110V/220V is selected by switch before power on.Please check your actual input voltage to avoid damage

Packing List
1 X Main unit DIY kits
1 X Installation teaching video(CD)
2 X PLA filament(1KG blue & 1KG white)

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  • Printing control from SD card or over USB cable; Flow Rate Approximately 24 cc/hr; Input file type: STL, G-code

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