Digitizer Update 6 | Missing Puppy Data Found


The Digitizer team at MakerBot is hard at work trying to make the scanning experience as easy and intuitive as possible for our users. We want the Digitizer to help take the guess work and effort out of creating good models for 3D printing and 3D modeling projects.

For example, other 3D scanning options often deliver files with missing data, like this puppy on the left. The puppy model is filled with holes, which makes it almost impossible to process for 3D printing or use for additional 3D modeling. Repairing all the holes is crucial but it can be a time-consuming process. In order to fulfill on the promise of time savings and ease of use, we engineered our MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner to automatically repair any holes and streamline the capture and print process.  The result is that you can send every scan to your 3D printer without any repair work. A round of a-paws for our hole-free puppy!

Have suggestions for our next scan? Email us at [email protected], or click here to sign up for email updates about the Digitizer.

You can see the full “Digitized!” collection here.

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  • Tunell
    June 29, 2013 at 5:21 am

    this should be done in Makerware instead so that ANY faulty stl file can be repaired.

  • Michael
    July 2, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    If I were to take a guess at it, I’d say the Digitizer software will be rolled into Makerware, soon enough, so you can scan and print from the one program, without having to save a file and open it in Makerware. The repair feature, then, will probably carry across to other models.


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