There are so many ways 3D scanners are used in this day and age. But generally speaking, they are used to get needed data about items or environments in the real world. The data usually has to do with the physical structure of whatever is scanned. This could be about the shape, possible texture, color, and several other things. The use of this technology did not just come up of late. It is something that has been in existence for quite some time. This is as far back as the mid-1900s. However, some limitations did not make it a go-to option for players in various industries. Fortunately, more attention was paid to it in the 1990s, and we have seen advancements thereafter. As a result, the quality of scanners in the market today is amazing.