Figuro3D is an innovative 3D digital imaging company started by a team of University of Notre Dame faculty scientists.  Leveraging their discoveries in next-generation 3D scanning technology, Figuro3D aims to make 3D scanning as easy as taking a picture. Using our patented software algorithm and proprietary hardware, Figuro3D’s near instantaneous scanners integrate cutting-edge sensors with high-resolution camera images to create photorealistic 3D models.

Photorealistic model of Arch of Titus, Rome, Italy


Our Mission

To make 3D scanning as quick and simple as taking a picture.

Who We Are

We are a group of entrepreneurs, hardware engineers, and programmers that believe capturing 3D images quickly leads to more innovative, more productive, and more meaningful work. We are dedicated to making 3D capture easy, intuitive, and useful.

Our Expertise

Our team consists of experts in the fields of hardware development, embedded systems, 3D imaging, machine vision, computational infrastructure, scientific gateways, computational workflows in distributed systems, and machine learning.

Our Story

Our team collaborated with the Digital Historical Architecture Research and Materials Analysis (DHARMA) to create digital 3D models of World Heritage Sites, such as the Roman Forum and the Taj Mahal. We have demonstrated our technology and 3D capture applications at various technology conferences.  After realizing the positive impact faster 3D scanning can have on the world, we formed Figuro3D.


Figuro3D scanners integrate time of flight (ToF) sensors with a high-resolution camera that can produce photorealistic 3D models nearly instantaneously. Individual scanners can be networked into a scanner array for custom shapes and sizes, allowing nearly instantaneous full object capture.


Figuro3D Scanner Specification
(Specifications are subject to change during the ongoing product development cycle.)
Weight  6 oz
Dimensions (LxWxH)  88mm x 162mm x 12mm
Image resolution
Resolution of camera
 2560 x 1920
Operating range
Distance of object to scanner
 Up to 2m
Field of view  72° (H) x 72° (V)
Tolerance Between 1mm and 0.1mm
Data interface
Connection type to computer
USB, Ethernet
Output formats  OBJ, STL,  or VRML format
Compatible software  Basic .obj capture software provided