High-resolution color scanner enables 3D scanning in 0.3 seconds for applications including AR/VR/gaming, retail and biometrics

Fuel3D, a leading 3D capture and imaging innovator, today announced the details of a new 360-degree scanner. The Fuel3D 360 Scanner is a high-speed imaging and measurement system, designed for capturing highly detailed 360-degree 3D data.

In just 0.3 seconds, the Fuel3D 360 Scanner captures high-resolution 3D data (accurate to 0.2mm). The scanner captures both shape and color data of mid-sized objects – around the size of a human head and shoulders. The easily transportable scanning rig can be set-up and calibrated in under an hour, making it ideal for on-location scanning and pop-up retail opportunities.

To support application development, an SDK will enable users to integrate the Fuel3D 360 Scanner into their own applications.

Expected applications for the Fuel3D 360 Scanner include:

  • Movie actor and gaming CGI
  • Virtual/augmented reality characters and objects
  • Biometric security systems
  • Custom eyewear fitting
  • Facial measurement for retail services
  • Pre-and-post surgical/dental treatment analysis


“The growth in the use of 3D data in areas as diverse as security, medical, virtual and augmented reality has created a challenge in how to quickly and cost-effectively capture real-life subjects and objects in 3D,” said Stuart Mead, CEO, Fuel3D. “The Fuel3D 360 Scanner provides a unique solution that will enable a wide range of sectors to scale-up 3D content generation cost-effectively.”

The Fuel3D 360 Scanner is being demonstrated privately this week at the CES tradeshow, with commercial availability expected in June 2017.

About Fuel3D
Fuel3D’s technology captures accurate 3D geometric data and color at super-fast speeds. This enables the company to deliver innovative applications of 3D data into disruptive new products and services. Fuel3D’s proprietary algorithms and software, combined with its solutions consulting and hardware development expertise, create substantial advancements across multiple market sectors, ranging from laboratory research and eyewear to advanced neuro surgery and healthcare applications. Fuel3D has operations in Oxford in the UK and San Francisco and Greenville in the USA. www.fuel-3d.com