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Building a program to convert LiDAR data directly to an STL or directly to G-code

TL;DR - The problem would appear to be that some of the steps require a bit of manual tinkering in order to complete them successfully - it isn't just a simple question of conversion. So, no (not ...
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3D scanner capabilities

A more budget solution is presented in with lots of detail posted at https://www.jeffgeerling.com/blog/2021/modeling-my-grandpa-3d-photogrammetry Essentially it's some ...
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3D scanner capabilities

If you require precise scanning capability, for the purpose of reverse engineering, a photogrammetric scanner may not provide that precision. As you've noted, many scanners are quite expensive and ...
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Are there any free scanning programs available?

1. Meshroom https://alicevision.org/ Meshroom can take any number of overlapping photographs and turn them into a 3D model. Those pictures can be taken from any phone, or even a drone. For best ...
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Building a program to convert LiDAR data directly to an STL or directly to G-code

The answer is highly depending on the programming skills of the programmer, but in theory, if all pieces of software exist, they can either be tied together in a workflow process (automated) or ...
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