3D printed octopuses are a perfect candidate for 3D scanning, and now the tech startup peeks into its future with a new 3D-printed octopus.
Peek 3D is a new service from the startup, which promises to “give the 3D world a peek” at the future of the industry with its new 3-D printer, 3D Printed Octopus.
The company is working on its first device, which will be printed using an Octopus 3D Printer and will be ready to ship sometime next year.
The Octopus, which is already in development, will be able to scan objects of any size and will allow users to design objects from scratch and customize them with custom elements.
Peck 3D says its first machine, which it will refer to as “Peek,” is “designed to be used as a 3D scanner” and will “allow users to 3D print objects, create new designs and easily modify the finished product to suit their needs.”
The company has been working on the project since early 2014 and has built prototypes of the device and will soon be shipping the device to customers.
Peak’s first device is made of metal and has a 3.3″ touchscreen and can scan objects with a resolution of around 5 centimeters (1 inch) with a density of about 100 g/cm3.
Peep 3D, which launched earlier this month, has raised $7 million in a Series B round led by venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson.
The startup has already raised $10 million from investors including venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz and Bessemer Venture Partners.
Peake is now targeting early-stage business customers, such as museums and art galleries, with a target price of $100,000 for a single device.
The service is expected to ship in Q4 of 2020.
Peakers Octopus is an affordable, low-cost 3D modeler that will allow for the creation of custom designs and create a 3d printed object.
Its design features include an “open-source, open-air, and open-plan design process” and “no software or hardware” required.
The device will allow the user to scan, print and then re-use the object.