Fuel3D is a leading 3D capture and imaging innovator. From large enterprises to disruptive start-ups, we work with organizations who wish to explore and deploy new 3D applications.
We deliver innovative uses of 3D data to address business challenges and support the introduction of exciting new products and services. We achieve this through our proprietary algorithms and software, combined with solutions consulting and hardware development expertise.
Fuel3D’s platform captures 3D data in under 0.1 seconds and offers unique capabilities for scanning subjects in high resolution. Our work with partners has led to substantial advancements across a variety of market sectors, ranging from healthcare and academia to security and 3D manufacturing.
Our technology combines a number of image processing technologies to allow on-the-spot acquisition of high-quality 3D images:
- Photometric stereo is used to acquire color and high-resolution 3D detail from the subject;
- Stereoscopic imaging is used to acquire accurate underlying 3D shape information from the subject;
- Data fusion is performed to combine the data output of the photometric and geometric processes to produce a single 3D image;
- Movement compensation can be used to account for the movement of the scanner during the acquisition process.
When taking an image, the scanner hardware rapidly acquires a multiple series of stereoscopic 2D photographs with several lighting directions. These are then processed by the operating system workflow to resolve a single 3D image.