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The latest trend in the 3D printer scene is devices with a combination of 3D printer and 3D scanner. While it used to take several devices to successfully complete a 3D printing project, this will soon be a thing of the past. 

There are now 3D printers with integrated 3D scanners for the hobby sector as well. They combine the advantages of both groups of devices and are so well matched that compatibility is ensured and the price is usually lower than buying two separate devices.

This article shows you which combination devices are suitable and why.

Table of Contents:

  • 1 Advantages of 3D Printers with Integrated 3D Scanner
  • 2 The Best 3D Printers with Integrated 3D Scanner
    • 2.1 XYZprinting da Vinci Color AiO 3D Printer/Scanner
    • 2.2 Ultimaker S3 3D Printer (alternatively S5) plus Shining 3D EinScan-SE 3D Scanner
    • 2.3 All-in-one printer “Zeus” from AiO Robotics
    • 2.4 XYZ Printing da Vinci Jr. 1.0 3-in-1
  • 3 The Combo for People Who Like it Simple
  • 4 Related Questions
    • 4.1 Why is there only a small selection of 3D printer and scanner combo devices?
    • 4.2 Do the scanners integrated in the printer work as carefully as the individual devices?
    • 4.3 Is the price of a 3D printer with integrated scanner higher than that of 2 individual devices?
    • 4.4 Can I use the scanner integrated in my 3D printer for print objects from other printers?
    • 4.5 Is the combination device suitable for scanning all sizes?
  • 5 Conclusion

Advantages of 3D Printers with Integrated 3D Scanner

It is hard to imagine many 3D printing processes without 3D scanners. They are an essential milestone for improving and facilitating the modeling of a 3D printed object.

Because it is relatively tedious to constantly switch between multiple devices for a 3D printing project, there are numerous other reasons to have a single device of both 3D printer and 3D scanner:

  • Faster results
  • Improved resolution and accuracy
  • Measurement errors can be avoided due to calibrated technology
  • Space-saving (only one device instead of two)
  • Optimally coordinated functionality of printer and scanner in one device

It goes without saying that two device modules in one device unit have an impact on the price. However, the purchase price for combination devices consisting of a 3D printer and 3D scanner is still at a lower level than the price for buying two devices.

The Best 3D Printers with Integrated 3D Scanner

Among the combination devices of 3D printers with firmly integrated 3D scanners, a closer look reveals numerous differences. These are in the performance, in the equipment as well as in the price. 

Therefore, think carefully about what you want to use such a 3D printing device for. Take your time and find the device that fits your needs. Furthermore, only a few manufacturers have decided to offer 3D printers and scanners in one device. Four of the best 3D combination devices are presented here for your orientation:

XYZprinting da Vinci Color AiO 3D Printer/Scanner

XYZprinting da Vinci Color AiO*