The latest 3D scanners from 3DMakerPro – the Seal and Seal Lite models – are available for pre-order.
Below, we look at the features and what to expect of the 3D scanners.
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Background on 3DMakerPro’s Seal Scanners
3DMakerPro is a brand created by Shenzhen Jimuyida Technology Co. Ltd. The company, which was started in 2015, is fast gaining traction in the 3D scanning industry.
The core busines of 3DMakerPro is developing 3D scanning and related technologies. Over time, they’ve introduced several products to the market, including the “Mole,” which we are currently testing in our Product Test Lab.
Interestingly, they’re also the ones behind the hardware and software of Creality’s CR-SCAN Lizard 3D scanner, a scanner that many consumers attribute to Creality. You can read our Creality CR-SCAN Lizard 3D Scanner review.
Now, 3DMakerPro has introduced a new line of 3D scanners named the “Seal.” This line consists of two models: the Seal and Seal Lite. While the Seal model offers higher resolution, both models share similar features in other aspects.
Let’s find out more about the scanners.
3DMakerPro Seal Specifications and Features
The “Seal” 3D scanners are probably the smallest ones we’ve ever seen. The camera is really tiny, measuring just 110 x 60 x 35mm and weighing almost nothing. But, here’s the catch – they can’t work on their own. They need to connect to a computer or use the “Smart Grip,” as we’ll talk about later.
According to 3DMakerPro, the Seal is super accurate, being off by only 0.1mm. Its detailed pictures are as fine as 0.05mm, which is really amazing considering how affordable these scanners are.
A cool thing about these scanners is that you don’t need markers. Lots of other 3D scanners want you to stick special things on the object you’re scanning, so the scanner knows where it is. But these ones from 3DMakerPro are smart enough to know where they are without any extra help.
Lastly, both Seal models can do different things. You can hold them and hook them up to a computer, or use the “Smart Grip” and walk around. They can also just sit still while the thing you’re scanning spins around on a turntable.
The SEAL and SEAL Lite 3D scanners offer a range of impressive features that contribute to their exceptional scanning capabilities.
While scanning, this machine can pick up colors that are really vivid – 24-bit color textures. This can be handy for specific types of 3D scans. Though, when we tested the machines, this particular feature didn’t seem to be working.
Here’s the trick behind how the Seal scanners work: they use something called structured light. They shine a special pattern on the thing being scanned, and by checking how the pattern gets messed up, they figure out the shape in 3D.
The light used here is a bit different than what most other 3D scanners use. Instead of LED or near-infrared light, the Seals use a short blue light. This short light helps the scanner get more detail.
With the inclusion of a 24-bit color camera, these scanners can capture textures in a stunning way. This camera adds vibrant colors, brings out contrasts, and captures even the tiniest details of the models you’re scanning. This means that the scanned objects will look more realistic and true to life.
Thanks to the advanced optical system and JMStudio algorithms integrated into the SEAL scanners, the scanning process becomes incredibly smooth. The technology behind these scanners ensures that the scanning process is seamless and produces high-quality results without any hiccups.
The SEAL scanners are equipped with optical stabilization that effectively filters out any unwanted shaking or jitter during the scanning process. This means that even if your hands aren’t perfectly steady while scanning, the technology compensates for it, resulting in scans that are continuous and smooth.
These scanners are lightning-fast when it comes to data collection. With the ability to gather 100,000 points every second, they excel in scanning various objects, including body parts. This rapid scanning speed ensures that you can create accurate 3D models quickly and efficiently.
Brilliant in Darkness
The SEAL and SEAL Lite scanners are designed to perform exceptionally well even in different lighting conditions. They come with a 9-level light adjustment feature that lets you adapt to varying colors, materials, and lighting environments. This versatility allows you to achieve consistent and high-quality scans, regardless of the lighting conditions you’re working in.
Light & Quiet
You can easily take the SEAL’s lightweight design, weighing just 200g, anywhere you need to scan. This portable design ensures convenience and flexibility. Not only is it light, but it’s also quiet. The scanning process is smooth and virtually noise-free, thanks to its excellent heat dissipation and the absence of fan noise. This means you can focus on your scanning without any distractions.
Incredible Precision – 5x More Detail Per Unit
The SEAL’s Precision Blue imaging system takes precision to a whole new level. It provides an astounding accuracy of 0.01mm. This level of accuracy is backed by an imaging system that offers up to 5 times the resolution of scanners in its category. How does it achieve this? Well, its secret lies in the shorter wavelength of light it uses (ranging from 400 to 500 nanometers). This unique feature allows it to project structured light that’s even more refined, enabling it to achieve that remarkable 0.01mm accuracy.
This advanced technology doesn’t miss even the tiniest details. It captures the smallest dents, textures, and edges, resulting in high-resolution 3D models that are incredibly detailed.