Harnessing the third dimension

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Who needs 3D scanning? Anyone from engaged couples to car-rental companies.

Third dimension Texel Moscow

Three-dimensional scanning has been evolving hand-in-hand with 3D printing since the 1980s. Now the emergence of cheaper sensors has extended its application to a range of new areas. Companies like Moscow–based Texel are exploring opportunities in entertainment, manufacturing and beyond. “Personalised wedding cake toppers are our current cash cow,” says Texel founder Sergey Klimentyev.

“It’s an overlooked market.”

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