Definition - What does 3-D Scanner mean?
Techopedia explains 3-D Scanner
There are two key types of 3-D scanners:
- Contact 3-D Scanners: Requires the object to be physically in contact with the scanner in order to probe and record its dimensions.
- Non-Contact 3D Scanners: Use ultraviolet radiation, ultrasound waves and radiation that reflects back from the surface of the object and is recorded by the scanner.