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Protocopier allows rapid duplication of real world 3D objects using state-of-the art scanning and printing technology

What is Protocopier

Protocopier is a research project within the High Performance Embedded and Distributed Systems Group at Imperial College London. The system was Developed by PhD students with support from Dyson Limited, and the Dyson School of Design Engineering.

one integrated system

Our Protocopier system combines scanning and 3D modelling into one complete system. Simply point the camera, start the system, and receive a 3D model, ready for printing.

Using KinectFusion technology developed at Imperial College London, our kinect camera can produce a detailed scan of the surface of real world objects.

Our software package takes this 3D scan and produces an accurate 3D model, ready for printing on the device of your choice.


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Our Supporters

Protocopier is a collaborative research project conducted by PhD students at Imperial College London. We would like to thank the following companies and organisations, without whose support this project would not have been possible!

We are a part of the High Performance Embedded and Distributed Systems Group

Our base of operations is located at Imperial College, located at South Kensington in the heart of London.

Our research funding comes partly from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Thanks to Dyson Limited for proposing the project, as well as providing support and advice along the way.