Matter and Form MFS1V1 is an inexpensive, desktop 3D scanner. It is the flagship model produced by the Canadian startup Matter and Form. It is equipped with a couple of Class 1 eye-safe lasers and an HD CMOS sensor, which give you the possibility to generate high-resolution, full-color scans. The device is really easy to set up and operate. Also, it comes fully assembled, ready to scan straight out of the box. It has a compact, foldable design which makes it easy to carry and store anywhere.
The MFS1V1 has an accuracy of 0.43 mm. It features a patented technology that relies on an HD camera able to produce detailed color scans at high resolution. It is intended to scan solid objects and produce accurate, digitized 3D models. It is also capable of creating complex 3D representations. It is equipped with a turntable.
The latest generation of the scanner, the MFS1V2, provides improved usability and comes with integration to +Quickscan, a useful tool that allows scanning a product in less than 65 seconds. +Quickscan is also available as an upgrade for the original Matter and Form MFS1V1.
Matter and Form 3D scanners are aimed at designers, makers, educators and enthusiasts searching for a low-cost, high-resolution 3D scanning system. Continue reading for a thorough review.
Look at the below-pictured scans. They show decent accuracy and a reasonable level of detail.
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Matter and Form MFS1V1 is a desktop 3D laser scanner. It offers a scan accuracy within ± 0.1mm. It uses a turntable and an Adaptive Scanning 3D render multi-lens camera to pick up tiny details and textures. It is simple to calibrate and use. The user-friendly software allows moving an object around to scan various angles. It automatically aligns the captured surfaces to generate the final 3D model.
The scanner works best with solid shapes and under accurate lighting conditions. When scanning solid objects, it delivers a more than acceptable quality.
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The turntable dimensions allow scanning reasonably sized products. Specifically, you can scan objects up to 180 mm in diameter and 250 mm tall. The turntable can withstand a maximum weight of 6.6 lb (3.0 kg).
The scanner is easily connectable to a computer via USB cable.
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The scanner works with the proprietary MF Studio software. The program has been developed according to users' feedback and supports ongoing updates. It is a user-friendly, approachable software that gives you complete control over the scanning setup. It features useful cleaning tools and color texturing. Step-by-step explanations will guide you during its use. It also provides a real-time view of the scanning progress. It allows exporting STL, OBJ, PLY, XYZ and PTX, making it compatible with a variety of 3D printers. It works well on both Windows and Mac OS operating systems.
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Matter and Form MFS1V1 is available in a black and white color combo. Its stylish look makes it ideal for art, design, archiving, education, and more. The MFS1V2 has an all-black, sleek case.
When open, the scanner dimensions are 13.5 x 8.25 x 13.5 inches (345 x 210 x 345 mm). When closed the length is only 3-5 inches (85 mm). It weighs 3.77 lb ( 1.71 kg).
The price of the Matter and Form MFS1V1 is $400.00, which is reasonable considering its functionality and ease of use.