3D scanners are imaging devices that gather distance point measurements from the real world and translate them to virtual 3D objects. The scanners use 3D data scans to create physical objects. They create animation and life-like images in video and movies. They measure fine details and capture shapes which they generate high quality and accurate point clouds.
Here are More applications of these scanners:
• Reverse engineering
• Industrial modeling
• Medical imaging
• Medical device modeling
3D printers are more popular compared to these scanners, they play an integral role in the printing world. There are varieties of these scanners in the market today that range from desktop handled to advanced metrology systems. The scanners are used in many applications, as they are pretty easy to use, readily available in retail shops and cheap therefore affordable.