Bottom line: The iPad mountable iSense 3D Scanner is a functional device that can be greatly enhanced by third-party 3D printing applications. With a scan volume that ranges between 8″ and 118 inches, DIYers can scan, crop, edit, enhance and export their scanned objects using the iSense companion app. But if you’re looking for a 0.1mm high-resolution scanner with geometric precision, this is not the device for you. As the saying goes, “you get what you pay for it.”

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The EinScan-S by SHINING 3D is an affordable structured light desktop scanning system known for creating high-quality 3D images. Without needing the proficiency of an expert DIY maker, EinScan comes with an easy-to-use software program allowing easy switching between Automatic and Free Scan modes. Capable of scanning objects both small and large, EinScan’s rotational turntable takes less than three minutes – 4x’s faster than any other competitive 3D scanner.

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