scanner for transparent parts?

From: Henry Sommer (
Date: Wed Mar 19 2003 - 02:20:26 EET

Does anyone make a larger scanner using technology similar to the sonic
technology that Roland uses? I have many transparent parts I would like to

Henry Sommer,

-----Original Message-----
From: []On Behalf Of
Mitchell, Doug (D.B.)
Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2003 8:40 AM
To: 'Bram de Smit'; RP-ML
Subject: RE: cheap scanner


Roland has a scanner which sounds like it may fit your bill.


Hope this helps,


-----Original Message-----
From: Bram de Smit [mailto:A.desmit@IO.TUdelft.NL]
Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2003 8:03 AM
Subject: cheap scanner

Hi list,

For our research we would like to have a 3D scanner that is capable to scan
objects from say 10 times 10 cm (4 times 4 inch) up to one square meter (40
times 40 inches)
The accuracy that we want is not extremely high and also the resolution
doesn't need to be top of the bill.
We found that the Minolta VI300 or VI700 would be really suitable for us but
they seem not to be on the marked anymore, as they are replaced by the

Unfortunately scanners prove to be quite expensive and our budget limited.
My question: does any of you know about a (low end) 3D scanner that can be
bought for around $15000,-?
Also a used scanner could be ok, as long as it works.

thanks in advance

Bram de Smit,
Delft University of Technology / Faculty of Design, Engineering and
Production (DEP) / room nr. 10-3A-31 / Landbergstraat 15, 2628 CE, Delft,
The Netherlands / Phone  +31 15 2783788 / Fax  +31 15 2787316 / E-mail
A.deSmit@IO.TUDelft.NL /

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