No one can envision the full extent of the fourth industrial revolution. For now, the focus is almost exclusively on networking and controlling production resources. Yet if we broaden our horizons a little beyond, new technologies are also emerging that will quickly catch on in the "fully digitalized" world. Berlin startup botspot GmbH, for one, has rapidly become one of the leading international specialists in professional 3D scanners. At CeBIT 2016 in Hannover, botspot is not only keen to show its technology to visitors in the SCALE11 startup pitch – but is also on the lookout for new applications by talking to experts and potential users.
The 3D scanners designed by botspot GmbH shatter the mold in terms of application diversity and size range. From scanning the eye of a needle to mapping a modest caravan of camels – the botscan 3D scanner produces pinpoint-sharp scans and reproduces even the minutest detail. And yet the ultimate 3D print-out isn’t always the number one aim, which instead might be to measure and record an object as precisely as possible – up till now the reserve of laborious laser-based procedures. The manufacturing industry is just starting to achieve the first positive results using high-precision 3D scans for quality control, and potential medical applications include the use of full body scans to create prostheses at record speed. And you never know – at some point in the not-so-distant future, we could be sending our virtual 3D avatars to buy "made-to-measure" clothing as standard.
botspot GmbH (12459 Berlin, Germany), Hall 11, Stand D61, Topic: CeBIT SCALE11