A desktop device that can quickly scan substance so they can be replicated using a 3D printer has gone on sale. Demand for the device appeared to excess the company's store when it went on sale on Thursday evening. It also allows users to upload their 3D designs directly to Thingiverse, a website where 3D designs can be public.
The Digitizer is the newest product looking to bring 3D printing to normal technology users - but experts are skeptical. The machine is intended to allow the replication of objects without any need for the user to learn any 3D modeling software or have any other special expertise. The time it takes to scan an object varies, but one exhibition involving a small gnome was said to take about 12 minutes.