Laser Scanner provides high-resolution 3D data capture.

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Featuring handheld, self-positioning design, ZScanner 600 captures data in one continuous scan rather than in numerous shots from fixed positions, providing resolutions down to 0.1 mm and XY accuracy up to 80 microns. To scan, user picks up unit and paints object with projected laser crosshair. ZScan software generates polygon mesh of surface on computer screen in real-time and produces .stl file for import into 3D CAD software package or output to 3D printer.



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Z Corporation Unveils World's Most Affordable Portable 3D Laser Scanner



ZScanner 600 Makes High-Resolution 3D Data Capture Technology Accessible to Mainstream Engineers

BURLINGTON, Mass., Sept. 15 /-- Z Corporation today introduced the world's most affordable portable 3D laser scanner, providing high-resolution 3D data capture to a broad base of users at an economical price.

The ZScanner 600 extends Z Corporation's fast-growing line of uniquely handheld, self-positioning scanners, which are more portable and easier to use than traditional 3D scanners. ZScanners streamline data capture for reverse engineering, product design, cultural preservation and other applications.

The $28,900 ZScanner 600 combines these advantages with resolution down to 0.1 mm and XY accuracy up to 80 microns, making it the ideally balanced solution for value-conscious users.

The value of portability

Portability in a 3D scanner provides an enormous advantage in ease of use and breadth of application. Z Corporation's uniquely handheld 3D scanners eliminate the need for fixed-position tripods, bulky mechanical arms or external positioning devices, all of which make hard-to-reach surfaces like auto interiors nearly impossible to scan. Unlike these cumbersome apparatuses, the ZScanner 600 fits in a carry-on suitcase.

ZScanners capture data in one continuous scan rather than in numerous shots from fixed positions, eliminating hours of post-processing time to integrate static shots into a cohesive scan. ZScan Lite software, included with the scanner, automatically produces an .stl file for import into a 3D CAD software package or output to a 3D printer.

To scan, the user picks up the ZScanner handheld unit and "paints" the object with a projected laser crosshair. The surface is recorded by the ZScanner 600's binocular cameras. ZScan software generates a polygon mesh of the surface on the computer screen in real time. And since it is self-orienting and part-referenced, the ZScanner 600 lets the user move the target object during scanning.

Z Corporation handheld 3D scanners have been documented to be four times faster than tripod-mounted systems, which typically require more than 50 individual scans for something as simple as a bicycle helmet.

"The ZScanner 600 is a tremendous addition to our scanning family and one that delivers incredible value, particularly in this challenging economic environment," said Z Corporation Director of Product Management Joe Titlow. "Our goal with 3D scanners is the same as that of our 3D printers: making high-end, fast and easy-to-use technology affordable for everyone who needs it."

Pricing, Availability

The ZScanner 600 is available today through Z Corporation's worldwide reseller network for $28,900 USD (U.S. manufacturer's suggested retail price).

About Z Corporation

Z Corporation makes products that enable users to capture, edit, and print 3D data with unprecedented speed, ease, versatility and affordability. These products include the world's fastest high-definition 3D printers -- machines that produce physical 3D models from digital data in multiple colors - and uniquely portable 3D scanners - handheld machines that digitize 3D surfaces in real time. Z Corp. technology is enabling a wide range of applications in manufacturing, architecture, civil engineering, reverse engineering, geographic information systems (GIS), medicine and entertainment. For the latest news and information from Z Corp., visit www.zcorp.com.

CONTACT: Julie Reece of Z Corporation, +1-781-852-5058, jreece@zcorp.com

Web Site: www.zcorp.com/

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