Thor3D Drake Scanner

3-in-1 Multi Purpose 3D Scanner

from £13,000 (ex. VAT)

Drake is a portable, wireless 3D scanner that can capture almost any object, large or small. It is the first hand-held 3D scanner that has interchangeable lenses which allow the user to scan any sized object: from a coin to a yacht. The follows interchangeable heads are available:

  • Mini – For scanning small objects with the highest resolution, it has the smallest field of view and depth of view but can scan with the highest accuracy and resolution.
  • Midi – For scanning medium sized objects, such as parts of a human body or car engine.
  • Maxi – For scanning large objects such as cars, boats, planes and full human bodies. It has the largest field and depth of view.


A little bit about the Thor3D Scanner

Scan Area

Approx 8m

Scan Details

Hand held, walk around 3D scanner with interchangeable heads

Scan Quality

Accuracy: 40 microns (0.04 mm), Resolution: 0.15 mm (MINI)

Capture Rate

10 frames per second


12 months

One Scanner, Any Object

Thor3D’s Drake is a device that has three swappable set of lenses which are often called “heads”. Each head has a name (Mini, Midi, Maxi) and is used for scanning different types of objects. “Mini” is the set one would use to scan small items with the highest resolution. It has the smallest field of view and depth of view, but can scan with the highest accuracy (up to 40 microns) and highest resolution (up to 0.15mm). “Midi” is the head you would use for scanning medium-sized objects, such as parts of a human body or a car engine. “Maxi” is meant for large objects such as cars, boats, planes, full human bodies and it has the largest field and depth of view. So one scanner with all three heads will let you scan almost any object (except maybe a building or a mountain) with one device.

Truly Portable

This device is truly portable, as it weighs around two kilos, is hand-held and comes equipped with a built-in touch screen, a battery and an on-board computer. This means you can take it on a plane, a train and out to a heritage site in the desert and easily digitize any object away from the office and those often-hard-to-find electrical outlets. The battery life is approximately 1.5 hours (of non-stop scanning) and a complementary carrying bag is included in the price. So you are good to go!

Scanning Difficult Objects

The Drake 3D scanner enables you to scan the most difficult items. Historically, certain types of objects, such as thin walls, sharp edges, human hair, and shiny surfaces were difficult to scan due to their physical properties. Drake uses sophisticated algorithms and patented mathematical methods to overcome these difficulties and produce great results.

Easy to Use, Complimentary Software

The powerful, yet simple-to-use, Thor3D Suite is complementary and is included with the purchase of every Drake 3D scanner. There are actually two programs: one that is built into the scanner which facilitates real-time image acquisition and a second one, which is meant to be installed on your desktop for data export and editing. The software on the scanner is simple. It only has a few buttons such as “Start”, “Stop” and “Shut Down”. The desktop software has two modes: Simple and Advanced. The Simple Mode has just four buttons, while the Advanced mode has many features for expert users who want to correct texture, simplify the mesh, align several scans into one or do any one of a dozen other operations to prepare a scan for 3D printing, for example.

Excellent After Sales Support

Drake is sold through Thor3D’s vast, international reseller network which will continue providing excellent customer service after your purchase. Every reseller has gone through extensive technical training and will offer you, their customer, a complementary training session and unlimited technical support. The scanner price includes a one-year warranty and Drake was designed in such a way that many potential issues can be solved remotely by logging into the device via WIFI. Moreover, keeping in mind certain difficulties in importing/exporting battery powered devices in some countries, we’ve designed the battery to be easily swappable by the reseller.

Two Modes of Scanning

There are two modes of scanning: with and without markers (markers are small black circles printed on either magnets or sticky paper).

The easiest way to understand when each one of these modes should be used is this – apply markers to the object before scanning when accuracy is of most importance (for example, for quality control in industrial applications) or if the object you are scanning has little unique geometry (like a wall or a pipe). Scan without markers when accuracy is not very important (for example, when scanning a large statue to create a miniature copy) or when the object has a lot of geometry (like a human being).

Trust Us, Markers Are Super Cool!

Scanning without markers sounds easier – why bother? Most industry professionals will tell you that even though markers sound like an extra layer of work (you need to affix the markers to the object before starting to scan), they help in several ways and often, even make the job of 3D capture easier for the person doing it. And here is how:

Firstly, doing the job without markers frequently causes hand-held scanners to lose their orientation during the 3D scanning process. That means you have to start over. Scanning with markers prevents that from happening, making the process very easy and fast.

Secondly, scanning without markers leaves you unsure of the quality of the gathered data. In the absence of markers, the software relies on geometry or texture information it captures to “glue” all the data together. This information is frequently unreliable and the algorithms do not always work well. This means when the software produces a final model, although it may seem right to the naked eye, the geometrical inaccuracies could be as much as 5-10mm. Using markers eliminates that problem and ensure the most accurate results.


Why choose this 3D scanner?


Wireless, Hand Held and portable


7 Inch Touch Screen Display


Interchangeable Heads (Mini, Midi & Maxi)


Built-In Rechargeable & Replaceable Battery (up to 1.25 hours)


3D scans captured on the Thor3D scanner


Scanned with the Midi Head


Scanned with the Midi Head

Car Part

Scanned with the Midi Head


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Box Contents

Whats included in the box?

  • Thor3D Drake Scanner
  • Selected Head or Heads (Mini, Midi, Maxi)
  • Unlimited Software
  • UK Power Cable
  • Box of markers
  • Carry Bag


Lets get down to detail

Head Settings
AccuracyUp to 40 micronsUp to 70 micronsUp to 150 microns
Accuracy over distance0.030% over 1m0.025% over 1m0.020% over 1m
Optimal stand off distance22cm45cm75cm
Recommended size of object0.5-20cm10-100cm30cm – 8m
Scanning area per frame50 x 64mm – 96 x 128mm158 x 211mm – 321 x 429mm428 x 571mm – 857 x 1142mm
General Specifications
TextureYes, 1.3MP
Light sourceWhite LED
Frame rate10fps
Data Acquisition1,200,000 points/sec
Multi-core processingYes
Output formatsSTL, OBJ, WRL, PLY
Dimensions36 x 25 x 11cm
PowerBuilt-in rechargeable & replaceable battery, up to 1.25 hours
Power charger12V, 60W
TouchscreenBuilt-in 7inch screen
SoftwareThor3D Suite (included)
Data transfer modesUSB flash drive or WIFI
Minimum computer requirementsWindows 8.1, 10; Intel Core i7; NVIDIA GeForce 400 or better (with memory of 2GB or better); RAM: 16GB
Operating temperature+5C – +35C
Operating humidity20–80%