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    News - A new 3D all-in-one peripheral 'Zeus' is soon to hit Kickstarter

    The funding project, from startup company AIO Robotics, will start in early September.
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    Re: News - A new 3D all-in-one peripheral 'Zeus' is soon to hit Kickstarter

    I have to wonder whether, like so many other 3D claims, the reality will fail to meet expectations.

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    Re: News - A new 3D all-in-one peripheral 'Zeus' is soon to hit Kickstarter

    This is just another 3D printer for arts and crafts with the function of sending emails and not necessarily needing to connect to a PC, which is a bit silly to view details on a little 7" screen

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    Re: News - A new 3D all-in-one peripheral 'Zeus' is soon to hit Kickstarter

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    I have to wonder whether, like so many other 3D claims, the reality will fail to meet expectations.
    Of course, this is nascent technology.

    Laser scanning, something I'm fairly well versed with through my academic research, is old tech and pretty reliable. 3D acquisition by triangulation isn't terribly difficult and the results can be extremely accurate. We can obtain sub-micron precision with single-point high end rigs nowadays. For example http://www.keyence.com/products/meas...5000/index.jsp.

    Printing on the other hand is somewhat handicapped by patents, many of which are coming up for expiry. The current advice is to wait a bit longer, around a year or two. That sounds an awful lot like "Let's just wait for the new graphics card", but the market is only just starting to open up so it's probably true.

    http://qz.com/106483/3d-printing-wil...f-key-patents/

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