MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner

Quickly turn the things in your world into 3D models that you can modify, improve, share, and 3D print

With just two clicks, the MakerBot(R) Digitizer(TM) Desktop 3D Scanner’s easy to use, yet sophisticated software creates clean, watertight 3D models that are ready to 3D print. We’ve optimized the whole process to work seamlessly with MakerBot(R) Replicator(R) Desktop 3D Printers, but you get standard design files to use on the 3D printer of your choice. You don’t need any design or 3D modeling skills to get started, and it all happens in just minutes.

Scan volume: Up to 20.3 (diameter) x 20.3 cm (H) [8 x 8 in.]

Dimensional accuracy: ± 2.0 mm [± 0.079 in]

Detail resolution: 0.5 mm [0.0197 in]

Triangles per 3D model: Approx. 200K

Scan speed: Approx. 12 minutes

Optimal Light Conditions: Artificial indoor light

Maximum weight on turntable: 3 kg [6.6 lbs]

Included Software: MakerWare for DigitizerExported File Types: STL

Operating Systems: Windows (7+) / Mac OSX (10.7+) / Linux (Ubuntu 12.04+)

Lasers: Two eye-safe Class 1 laser line generators

Camera: 1.3 megapixel CMOS image sensor

Connectivity: USB connection

Product Features

  • Includes MakerWare Software – Simple, yet sophisticated software to create clean, watertight 3D models with just two clicks
  • Dimensional accuracy: ± 2.0 mm [± 0.079 in]
  • Scan volume: Ability to digitize physical objects up to 8″ in diameter and 8″ tall and up to 3 kg (6.6 lbs.)
  • Scan objects in approximately 12 minutes
  • Lasers: Two eye-safe Class 1 laser line generators

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3 thoughts on “MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner”

  1. NO SHARP ANGLES but works okay for gnomes, pot belly pigs, coffee cups if they are white and in perfect lighting. As a product design engineer I did all I could to try to get this scanner to work as I desperately wanted it to help me save hours of work and also having to rely on the help of others (or lack of) to provide 3D print files. I have to say that I am terribly disappointed with this scanner.Out of the box, and with poor result after poor result, and of course, thinking it was me, I spent so many hours testing all kinds of lighting scenarios even configuring lighting arrays and racks…

  2. Defective unit and Bad customer service I ordered the scanner for research purposes. Since this is a new company, and a new product, I decided to add the service plan ($150) to make sure that any issues can be resolved easily.The scanner arrived about three months ago. We tried to use the scanner but for some reason, the scan always failed, even for the simplest objects. Upon contacting the customer service (and sending the message logs back and forth), it was found that one of the lasers was not working. After the…

  3. This is perhaps a few software updates away from 5 stars, but not yet… I love MakerBot, I love my Rep 2 and was hoping to have the same experience here, but there are reasons that I can’t get too excited about this scanner. I’m a 2D computer professional, and thought that buying this scanner would lift the burden of learning CAD programs, but I think that the later will happen long before the former. I was hoping to scan some small broken household parts and fix and print replacements, but that seems like a far fetched idea.It has limitations, I…

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