Hexastorm: a transparent polygon laser scanner that could have a big impact on 3D printing

Hexastorm: a transparent polygon laser scanner that could have a big impact on 3D printing

Netherlands-based 3D printing expert Rik Starmans, a former researcher at the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), is launching a Kickstarter for Hexastorm, an open-hardware laser scanner that is optimized for 3D printing. Laser scanning, the process of deflecting a laser beam in a controlled manner, plays an important role in 3D printing, laser engraving, and many other modern technologies. It is therefore no surprise that, for laser-equipped 3D printers like SLS and SLM machines, the quality of the laser scanner has a huge effect on the overall quality of printing. (Note that this relates to scanning in […]

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