Volumental reduce the cost of 3D-printing with web application




Technologies to print three-dimensional physical objects are developing rapidly. For users who want to be a trend, there is a choice: either to buy (rent) 3D-printer, or contact the studio 3D-printing. In both cases, require special software and a camera with depth perception. It seems that soon there will be another way that will simplify and reduce the cost of the entire process of obtaining of 3D-objects .

Company Volumental, specializing in 3D-printing on demand is going to release a Web-based application that will help make the new technology more accessible. The idea is this: the user of any device with a camera depth perception (Kinect-devices have a) scans the object, renders it using a browser on a computer screen, and then sends any of the items you select 3D-printing. If successful, the new printing method of 3D-objects can catch up on the popularity of the usual 2D-printing.

Volumental web-app

To finish writing the code developers need Volumental 20,000 dollars. Money will be collected through donations on the website Kickstarter. More than half of the funds have been collected.

Despite the increase in the spread of devices with 3D-camera, three-dimensional printing does not cease to be expensive. But if you use purchased gamers Kinect device not only for gaming but also for subjects, part of the problem can be solved.

The video below demonstrates the operation of the system.

By the way, the printed objects can be adjusted on the fly. This can make 3D-printer NSTRMNT .
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