Not too long ago I bought my first 3D printer. After months of tinkering, I wrote a post covering some of the best 3D printers out there for folks wanting to get started. When I want to build something, I generally search existing designs on sites like Thingiverse and can often find something that suits my needs.

For the times when this is not the case, I have begun building my own designs using several different 3D modeling apps. While this can be fun, it’s also time consuming. With the release of Scan Dimension’s SOL 3D Scanner, there is now an affordable way to quickly mimic existing objects. expand full story