You can’t help but hear how 3d scanning has made new ground breaking advancements in some form or manner. The news is full of headlines which vary in difference showing just how versatile 3d scanning technology is and how popular it has become in recent times.

This technology in the past would have been too costly to bring in house for many companies and was typically outsourced. Its recent catapult into the limelight has seen prices of scanning machines drop dramatically and many homeowners being able to afford them and have them placed on their desktops and in their studies or computer rooms.

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Advancements in this technology have allowed 3d desktop scanners to be created and the way that technology is advancing, users will soon be able to use 3d scanning technology through their own smart phone with customized upgrades and attachments. What limits does this technology have? In reality, none, as the limits are only set by the user’s imagination and skills.

Scientists at the Smithsonian University have been using 3d scanning technology in order to help preserve and restore the multitude of artifacts that they have. The reason for this is to ensure that the artifacts they have will be preserved for future generations to enjoy as the generations before them have.

With many areas being positively impacted by scanning technology, it seems that our lives have been positively affected for the better in so many ways. Its popularity only looks to become more increased with machines becoming easier to use and at less costly prices. More people are being able to afford them and smaller companies are being able to bring this technology in house rather than outsource as in the past.

It’s time to embrace 3d scanning as a whole, celebrate its advancements and how it has impacted all of us in some way or another. It is time to look forward to the future and see how it is shaped by the help of 3d printing and scanning technology.