3D printing start-up firm , AIO Robotics, posted on the RepRap forums their intentions of building an all-in-one 3D print/scan and fax device.
We are the startup AIO Robotics and developed a new 3D copy machine. We created a 3D printer with an integrated 3D scanner. The idea is to have an all-in-one 3D printer that is capable of 3D scanning, 3D printing, 3D copying, and 3D faxing. The machine has a 7-inch color touchscreen with an on-board computer (ARM based) so the printer can totally work by itself without connection to a desktop computer. The on-board computer also handles 3D scanning data (HD camera pictures from a swiping laser) and uploads the data to the cloud for final 3D reconstruction.
Not only did they approach users about suggestions and feedback, but they also advised that they already have developed a working prototype. Sure, it’s no transporter beam or replication technology from your favourite Sci-Fi but it’s getting pretty darn close now.
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