Occipital’s New Sensor Turns iPads Into 3D Scanners

3D Printing is a technology that promises to revolutionize the way manufacturing and personal purchasing habits function, and Occipital is taking the technology a step further with its new hardware piece: the Structure. It’s a portable 3D sensor that straps to the back of an iPad that will utilize a PrimeSense Carmine sensor to quickly capture visual information and send it off to be printed. It’s powered by the device itself, so it does eat into some battery life, but by the same token it’s a small, sleek-looking device that quickly, accurately, and effectively captures the information set out before it. Occipital wants to turn it into the go-to platform for real-life 3D scanning and printing, and if early indicators are anything to go by, they might have just succeeded.