Feb 15, 2019

2019 Matter and Form 3D Scanner V2 – Review the Specs

Matter and Form has released the second generation of its low-cost 3D scanner: the Matter and Form Scanner V2 (MFS1V2). The new model offers improved accuracy and usability. Review the specs here!

When Matter and Form released its first 3D scanner in 2014, it did so with the aim of creating a low-cost option for a market flooded with costly hardware. Since then, the company has sold thousands of Matter and Form 3D scanners worldwide, and also launched bevelPix, an online platform that enables users to view, share, and process 3D content.

Now, the provider of affordable 3D scanning solutions has upped the ante with the new and improved Matter and Form V2 (MFS1V2) 3D scanner. Maintaining a similar design compared to its predecessor, the manufacturer has focused on improving usability and expanding the overall 3D scanning ecosystem. As CEO and founder Drew Shark puts it, the V2 is a “natural evolution” of the first Matter and Form device.

“3D creation represents a digital frontier. 3D scanners are on the front line, but you need the right tool for the job, one that gives you a great experience. Matter and Form is delivering that in the V2… We see the V2 as the natural evolution of the V1; similar yet refined,” he explains.

At just under $750 (which includes the new +Quickscan feature), the Matter and Form V2 seems like a suitable option for artists, educators, designers, engineers and even hobbyists that want a high resolution 3D scanner for a low price.

Want to learn more? Here are the facts and specs about the MFS1V2, along with some guidance on where you can purchase your own.

Matter and Form 3D Scanner V2 (MFS1V2)

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Matter and Form 3D Scanner V2 – Review the Specs Features

The Matter and From V2 3D scanner is designed to become an essential part of the modern day tech toolkit, providing high quality resolution scanning. The manufacturer believes that its scanner is ideal for professionals, 3D enthusiasts or even beginners looking for an introduction into the world of 3D content.

The V2 is an eye-safe scanner and Matter and Form claim that with its patented technology, the scanner can capture a wider range of materials compared to most other 3D laser scanners. It’s capable of working with third party 3D modeling programs and 3D printers.

Most available Matter and Form V2 3D scanners now come packaged with +Quickscan, an add-on feature that allows users to see 3D scan materialize quickly on their screen. This feature was designed to provide immediately responsive scanning for educators or the impatient perfectionist that exists within many makers.

+Quickscan is an upgrade for 3D scanning software. Coupled with the Matter and Form V2, this feature enables you to obtain the complete geometry of a scan in as fast as 65 seconds. The entire package also provides an enhanced product workflow, camera exposure previews and adaptive regular scanning.

The design of the Matter and Form V2 is completely foldable, making it compact and easy to store anywhere. The outer shell of the 3D scanner also doubles as a protective case for both the turntable and the camera.

As Matter and Form are credited for being one of the first to bring low cost 3D scanning to the masses, they’re now refining its product line with the V2, which currently cost $749 with the +Quickscan feature.

You’ll also need to download Matter and Form’s desktop 3D scanning software, MFStudio for free from the website. This software is a powerful scanning application which offers cleaning tools and color texturing.

Matter and Form 3D Scanner V2 – Review the Specs Specs

Here are the specs for the Matter and Form V2 3D Scanner:
  • Scan Accuracy: Within ± 0.1mm
  • Maximum Object Size and Height:
    • Height: 25 cm (9.8 in)
    • Diameter: 18 cm (7.0 in)
    • Weight: 3.0kg (6.6 lbs)
  • Optics:
    • HD CMOS sensor
    • 2x Class 1 eye-safe lasers
  • Connectivity: USB 2.0 high speed interface
  • Power Input: 100-240 V
  • Operating Temperature: 15° – 32° C (60° – 90° F)
  • Software: MFStudio / +Quickscan
  • Recommended Operation System: 
    • Windows 7+ (64 bit)
    • macOS 10.11+
  • Recommended Computer Specs: 
    • CPU: i5
    • RAM: 4GB
  • File Export Support:
    • Point Cloud: PLYXYZ
    • Mesh: STLOBJ
  • Language:
    • English
    • French
    • Spanish
  • Scanner Size and Weight:
    • Height: 34.5 cm (13.5 in)
    • Width: 21 cm (8.25 in)
    • Open Length: 34.5 cm (13.5 in)
    • Closed Length: 8.5 cm (3.5 in)
    • Weight: 1.71kg (3.77 lbs)

Matter and Form 3D Scanner V2 – Review the Specs Where to Buy

You can purchase the Matter and Form V2 3D scanner with +Quickscan directly from the manufacturer or on Amazon.

Matter and Form 3D Scanner V2 (MFS1V2)

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