The new 3D Systems Sense 3D scanner was launched today, and could mark a major break through for 3D Systems Corporation . At $399 for a complete integrated 3D scanner and software, this product competes head on with the Stratasys, Ltd. Makerbot Digitizer scanner, which retails for $1400.
At $1,000 cheaper, the Sense scanner looks to be major blow to the Digitizer, but time and user reviews will be the ultimate judge of who wins in the entry-level scanning arena. For investors and 3D-printing aficionados, this could mark a big turning point in making 3D design more accessible to entry-level users, and consequently driving 3D printing adoption at the entry level.
Investors and fans shouldn't assume the new Sense will only be used in concert with 3D printers, though. This inexpensive scanner should appeal to multiple disciplines, like graphic and video game design, to name a few. Engaget has done a feature-length story on the new scanner.
In the video below, Motley Fool analyst Blake Bos discusses just why this new scanner is such a breakthrough for 3D Systems, and what it could mean for the success of Makerbot's recent Digitizer scanner. Investors in 3D printing won't want to miss out on this story.
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