Thor 3D is a young, dynamic group of individuals which is best known for introducing the first-ever wireless, hand-held 3D scanner on the market in 2015.
Thor 3D is comprised of roughly 50 engineers and mathematicians and although the organization is relatively young, this assembly of individuals have been working together for years, creating innovative 3D imaging technology.
Drake is a portable, wireless 3D scanner that can capture almost any object, large or small.
It is the first hand-held 3D scanner that has interchangeable lenses which allow the user to scan any sized object: from a coin to a yacht.
- ONE SCANNER. ANY OBJECT.
“Mini” is the set one would use to scan small items with the highest accuracy and resolution. It has the smallest field and depth of view.
“Midi” is the head you would use for scanning medium-sized objects, such as parts of a human body or a car engine.
“Maxi” is meant for large objects such as cars, boats, planes, full human bodies and it has the largest field and depth of view.
- Technical specifications
|Accuracy, up to||40 microns||70 microns||150 microns|
|Accuracy over distance, up to||0.030% over 1m||0.025% over 1m||0.020% over 1m|
|Resolution, up to||0.15mm||0.4mm||0.6mm|
|Texture||Yes, 1.3MP||Yes, 1.3MP||Yes, 1.3MP|
|Light Source||White LED||White LED||White LED|
|Depth of view||18cm – 30cm||33cm – 65cm||50cm – 100cm|
|Optimal stand-off distance||22cm||45cm||75cm|
|Recommended size of object||0.5cm – 20cm||10cm – 100cm||30cm — 8m|
|Scanning area per frame, mm (min – max)||(50×64) – (96×128)||(158 x 211) – (321 x 429)||(428 x 571) – (857 x 1142)|
|Frame rate, up to||12||12||12|
|Data acquisition speed, up to||1 200 000 points/sec|
|Output formats||STL, OBJ, WRML, PLY|
|Dimensions, in mm||360 x 250 x 110|
|Power||Built-in rechargeable & replaceable battery, up to 1.25 hours|
|Power charger||12V, 60W|
|Touchscreen||Built-in 7in screen|
|Software||Thor3D Suite (complimentary)|
|Data transfer modes||USB Flash drive or WIFI|
|Minimum computer requirements||Windows 8.1, 10; Intel Core i7; NVIDIA GeForce 400 or better (with memory of 2GB or better); RAM: 16GB
|Operating temperature||+5°C — +35°C|
|Operating humidity||20 – 80%|
- TRULY PORTABLE
This device is truly portable, as it weighs around two kilos, is hand-held and comes equipped with a built-in touch screen, a battery and an on-board computer.
This means you can take it on a plane, a train and out to a heritage site in the desert and easily digitize any object away from the office and those often-hard-to-find electrical outlets.
The battery life is approximately 1.5 hours (of non-stop scanning) and a complementary carrying bag is included in the price. So you are good to go!
- THOR3D TURNTABLE
To make the process of scanning humans even easier, we recommend purchasing the Thor3D turntable. It was created by experienced hardware engineers that have designed several successful 3D scanners in the past.
The Thor3D rotating table comes with all the necessary cables, a convenient floor button for easy on/off functionality and an exchangeable orange casing. This casing can be easily replaced if it gets damaged or dirty.
The rotation speed can be adjusted for convenient scanning and the turntable can withhold up to 200 kilograms of weight.
Thor3D Suite is a combination of two software programs: one that is “embedded” (preinstalled on your Thor3D and Drake 3D scanners) and one that is meant for your desktop or laptop computer.
A simple, yet powerful program inside your scanner
Since both the Thor3D scanner and the Drake 3D scanner are wireless, an embedded software program is pre-installed on the internal computer of the scanners.
This software launches when you start your scanner and facilitates the acquisition of 3D data.
Using the build-in touch screen, control the scanner with the help of this straightforward program.
The interface is simple to use and understand. It has several buttons (such as “Start”, “Stop”, “Power Off”) and a few settings for the adventurous users (such as “Sensitivity” parameters to help when scanning in bright lighting conditions).
The embedded software program allows the user to perform several important functions:
Start preview mode, start scanning, stop scanning, power off the device
Delete unnecessary data from the scanner’s hard-drive
Choose scanning mode (are you scanning with or without markers?)
Transfer data to a USB flash drive or to a computer nearby via WIFI
Choose sensitivity level (important when scanning shiny objects or scanning outside on a bright day)
Choose texture brightness and level of filter to reduce noise
This software will also show you the battery indicator, the number of markers the camera sees in real time, and a distance gauge to help you find the perfect distance to your object during scanning.
POWERFUL, YET EASY-TO-USE DESKTOP SOFTWARE
Once scanning is done, transfer the data via WIFI or USB flash drive to your computer to finalize the model and export it. At Thor3D, we developed this software keeping in mind both experienced and novice users and that is why there are two modes in the program: Simple and Advanced.
The Simple mode has exactly four buttons (Open, Start, Save, and Settings).
Use this mode if you plan to scan the same type of objects all the time (let’s say you only scan humans on a turntable for 3D printing).
Configure the settings once and press “Start” each time you import a model from the Thor3D scanner or Drake.
All post-processing is done automatically and you will see the data on the screen turn from raw data to a finalized, simplified, water-tight, colored 3D model ready for printing (no noise, no floor, no holes, with a base under the feet)!
The Advanced Mode is where all the powerful editing tools can be found. Here you can:
– Simplify the model
– Align several scans into one
– Lighten or darken texture
– Get rid of noise and cut out unwanted bits of geometry
– Create a watertight mesh
– Work on each frame individually or a group of frames at the same time
– Split the project into two or rename the project
– Using sophisticated algorithms fill holes neatly even on complicated geometry
– Smooth geometry over the whole model or in one particular spot
– Adjust sharpness of finalized model
– Automatically remove markers from the scan
– Export into one of four industry-standard formats (obj, stl, ply, wrml)
The desktop software is an all-in-one solution that is perpetually updated by our team of software developers.
It has been translated into six languages (English, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, and Korean) and we are constantly adding more translations.
The program can be used as a viewer to open and edit models that were made using other 3D scanners or CAD software and the simple user interface should make it easy not only for an expert but a beginner as well.