3D printing is all the rage these days. There’s no shortage of 3D printers on the market, but there are limited choices when it comes to 3D scanners. One is the Photon scanner, which generated a lot of buzz a few weeks ago and is currently up for funding on Indiegogo. Then there’s the GO!Scan 3D, which is basically a 3D scanning gun.

Manufacturer Creaform boasts that it can provide the ‘easiest portable 3D scanning experience’ with it being a point-and-shoot and all. The GO!Scan weighs 2.4 pounds, so it’s lighter than most scanners out there and makes it the most portable of its kind. Since it easily fits into a carry-on case, you can take it with you to scan stuff on the go.

Pulling on the GO!Scan’s trigger will unleash a series of rapid bursts of light, with each one signifying a data-collecting multi-angle image. Move the scanner in front and around the object that you’re scanning, and release the trigger when you’re done. A real-time and highly-detailed CAD file will then be generated for you at that point. Neat, huh?

The only downside is that this 3D scanning gun will set you back about $25,000. So unless you plan to operate some sort of 3D-printing enterprise, then you might want to hold on to your money.

VIA [ Yanko Design ]