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3D Printing Designs: Design an SD Card Holder by Joe Larson

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3D scanning

Finally, there is a method of capturing complex shapes that can quickly and accurately reproduce the shape on the computer, but at a considerably higher cost. There are many ways to 3D-scan objects.

Photogrammetry, or building a model from photographic references, captures the details of the shape of the object, but doesn't capture the scale very well. It captures small or big objects without distinction, but the resulting model can't be used for measuring purposes very well.

Structured light scanning can capture the scale pretty well if it's calibrated, but depending on a number of factors, the geometry may lack fine details. Often, scanners may cover that up by texturing the object, but textures don't print on FFF printers, which makes ...

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