Disney's 3D Printing Technology


Disney patents system to get a high quality, 3D printed copies of a scanned object.

User scan an object with a 3D scanner, which generates a 3D digital model of the scanned object. The 3D printer then prints the object based on the 3D digital model.

However, the 3D digital models generated by the current scanner accessories for 3D printer configurations are typically generated at a low resolution. Therefore, it is generally difficult and expensive to get a high quality, 3D printed copy of a scanned object.

Disney’s patented system compares the 3D model generated by the scanner with a database of 3D digital models of a plurality of objects. Based on object recognition and matching, high quality digital models are downloaded from the database and used to 3D print objects.

Patent Information
Publication number: US20160048609
Patent Title: Object Recognition for 3D Printing
Publication type: Grant
Publication date: 18 Feb 2016
Filing date: 14 Aug 2014
Inventors: Jeffrey Voris; David Crawford; Benjamin Christen; Jorge Alted;
Original Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.