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Creality CR-Scan Otter: 3D scanner for large and small objects released

A few weeks ago, Creality announced the CR-Scan Otter, a 3D scanner that uses infrared to create three-dimensional images of small, medium and large objects. The 3D scanner with the funny name is now available in stores.

Precision and versatility in 3D scanning

The CR-Scan Otter is an infrared structural light scanner that captures even the smallest details with an accuracy of up to 0,02 millimeters. The Otter even scans black or metallic objects without having to help. At the same time, a 24-bit color camera ensures that even fine color nuances are clearly reproduced.

Creality CR-Scan Otter scans model of a motorcycle

Even detailed objects can be depicted with high accuracy.

One of the main features of the CR-Scan Otter is its large scanning area, which puts most competitors in its price range to shame. It can scan objects from 10 x 10 x 10 millimeters up to 2 x 2 x 2 meters in size from a distance of 110 millimeters to 1,2 meters. This makes it versatile, whether in the hobby sector, for example when scanning model components, or in professional applications such as industrial design.

Creality CR-Scan Otter product image

With its different lenses it scans small, medium and large objects.

When it comes to the software, Creality places great emphasis on a user-friendly working environment so that even 3D scanning beginners can get started quickly. OBJ, STL and PLY are supported as output formats. This means that the scans can be further processed in almost all 3D programs.

Creality CR-Scan Otter Laptop with Software

The software is easy to use.

The speed is also impressive. With up to 20 images per second, even large scans are completed quickly. This saves time and makes the scanner efficient. Shaky hands are counteracted with an integrated motion sensor and real-time 3D imaging.

Technical details

 Price  860 Euros
 Technology  Infrared structured light
 Calibration  0.02 mm
 3D resolution  0.05-2 mm
 Scanning speed  Up to 20 fps
 Device dimensions  165mm × 37mm × 59mm
 device weight  390 g
 Minimum scan volume  10 mm x 10 mm x 10 mm
 Single catch area  Max. 1350 x 840 mm @ 1000 mm
 working distance  110 mm-1000 mm
 color display  24-bit full-color scanning
 Output formats  OBJ/STL/PLY
 Alignment modes  Geometry/Marker/Texture
 Additional lighting  2 white LEDs
 Mark detection  8 infrared LEDs
 Laser safety  Class I (eye safe)
 System support  Windows/macOS
(*Wireless scanning accessory required for iPhone iOS/Android)
 Data connection  Type-C/USB3.0/USB2.0
 Operating temperature  -10 ° C to 40 ° C

Price and availability

For customers in the EU, Creality offers the CR-Scan Otter 3D scanner at a recommended retail price of 969 euros. With the code "OTTER100" you get an additional 10% discount, which brings the price down to 869 euros.

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