Central Scanning Ltd

3D Printing and 3D Scanning Experts

3D Printing, 3D Scanning, CAD and Inspection

We specialise in 3D printing, 3D scanning,  CAD and inspection for all industries – from aerospace and engineering, to medical and artistic applications.

3D Scanners and Software

We offer scanning equipment for sale or rental. From handheld 3D scanners by Artec, to #HandsOnMetrolgy solutions from ZEISS and GOM, we’re happy to provide a solution.


TCT 3Sixty, NEC Birmingham, Stand G30

Come visit Central Scanning at TCT 3Sixty, the UK’s most influential 3D printing additive manufacturing event. This event is a must for designers, engineers and buyers alike.

The design of the event ensures attendees develop a high understanding of the potential of all these incredible technologies.

3D Scanning

Carried out in our temperature-controlled facility or on-site. For metrology, verification and reverse engineering

3D Printing

Fast and accurate reproductions suitable for all industries, from creative or medical to aerospace and many more

3D Scanners

UK resellers for ZEISS and Artec3D scanners. Whether you’re scanning coins or buildings, we have a solution to fit your application

Highly experienced & passionate team

Centrally located in the Midlands, Central Scanning are able to offer product demonstrations and services across the UK and Ireland. In addition, scanning can be carried out at our premises or on-site at yours. Furthermore, with a highly experienced and passionate team of staff here at Central Scanning, we strive to meet all your 3D Scanning and 3D Printing needs!

We have several types of scanning systems, ranging from handheld to large volume. Additionally, we have many different 3D Printers which can print a variety of materials including the new Stratasys J750 full colour printer.

Need advice or more information on our products or services?

With our extensive range of hardware and software our highly experienced team provide a high quality service from start to finish. As well as 3D Scanning we offer a range of services including Inspection, Reverse Engineering, 3D Printing, System and Software training and more!

3D Scanning

Laser, Fringe Projection, Blue Light, CT Scanning, Large Volume

3D Printing

3D Printers’ – Polyjet Multi Colour Materials & FDM Technologies

Reverse Engineering

The conversions of point cloud/STL data to CAD surfaces / Solid Models


The comparison of 3D scan data against CAD data or against other scan data


We train your staff on how to use any of the equipment and software that we sell

System Sales

As UK resellers of ARTEC 3D and ZEISS 3D Scanners, we provide pre-sales, demonstrations, advice, installation, training and support.

How do you scan very large or small items?

How do you scan very large or small items?

Are you familiar with the world of 3D scanning? If not, it might surprise you to know that one of the biggest influences on cost is actually object complexity rather than size. Still, you may wonder how it’s possible to scan an object as big as an aircraft, or as...

Why car manufacturers depend on 3D scanning

Why car manufacturers depend on 3D scanning

The variety of car models available today is huge. In the UK alone, there are over 3,000 companies involved in the automotive sector. Back in 1950, Volkswagen produced just two models of car - the Beetle and the Transporter. But today, we live during a time when there...

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