New DeskProto® tutorial video: 3D scanning with your iPhone
A new video teaches you how to make a 3D scan of someone you love using your iPhone, and then use that scan to CNC machine a beautiful sculpture in wood using the DeskProto 3D CAM software.
"In the past many users have dreamed about this application, without being able to realize it." says product manager Lex Lennings. "We are happy that we now can show an easy and lowcost way to make the 3D scan that is needed. Based on that scan DeskProto will calculate the toolpaths that you need."
The image shows a head being scanned, using the EM3D app on the iPhone. The resulting STL file is loaded in DeskProto, toolpaths for a CNC machine with rotation axis are calculated and a small bust sculpture is machined in maple wood. The video shows and explains each step in this process, allowing you to follow all steps and create your own scans and sculptures.
Today the video has become available via YouTube:
You can also find it by opening the DeskProto channel on YouTube or via the DeskProto website.
DeskProto by Delft Spline Systems is the 3D CAM program that has made CNC milling a competitive alternative for 3D Printing by making it just as easy. The software can import 2D drawing files (DXF, EPS, AI), 3D geometry files (STL, DXF) and digital images (BMP, JPG, PNG, ...), calculate NC toolpaths and then export NC program files suited for any 3-axis or 4-axis CNC milling machine. Key feature is its ease of use: DeskProto is aimed at designers, not (as most other CAM software) at CNC specialists.
Despite its low-end price DeskProto contains many high-end features, like automatic feedrate reduction at high chiploads, collet collision check, full rotation axis support, the two-sided milling wizard, and much more (not all options are available in all editions). Current users range from hobbyists and one-person model-shops to multinational A-brand companies like Unilever, Lancôme, Sony-Ericsson and NASA.
For more information visit www.deskproto.com
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