Technology has evolved and advanced so fast over the recent years that it’s hard to keep track of what’s what. You can be excused for not knowing “what’s in,” “what’s out,” “what’s breaking through,” or, “what’s dead in the water.”

There does seem to be one technology however, making more headlines than others; three-dimensional technologies seem all the rage setting new trends each day all over the world. Check out this video clip from the media giant cnbc

How far advanced is 3d scanning and just what are its limits and capabilities?  From its earliest creation in the 1980’s, scanning technology would have had its critics like every other radical advancement.  Early projects and designs were created by the use of 3d scanners and high tech 3d printing technology, each new try even more successful than the previous.

Today, we live in a world very much influenced by this type of technology (almost every blockbuster movie now uses 3D to capture audiences attention). Early 3d scanners and products would have had price tags that simply weren’t affordable to the masses and the services used mainly by scientist and engineers. With rise in popularity because of the high quality services, these scanners have seen prices drop.

The real beauty of the 3d scanner is that it is affordable and in range for smaller industries to purchase opening up many different opportunities. The scanners on today’s market are less bulky, faster than previous models, and can scan anything both large and miniscule.

3d Scanner

From healthcare and medicine to national security, from full-scale geographic reconstruction, all the way to the simplest of projects, 3d scanning is proficient at any task. This type of technology has taken its time to get here, but is at the lead now of all that is happening, and will only increase in momentum.