3D Scanners For Rail


Central Scanning is a leading provider of state-of-the-art 3D scanners. With plenty of experience and expertise under our belts we can provide 3D scanning solutions for a wide range of industries, including the rail sector.

Our line of 3D scanners can accommodate many different projects and applications, so no matter what your rail requirements are, we are confident that we can help. In addition, finance options are available. Call us on 01527 558 282 for more details.

3D scanning is commonly used in the quality testing of components, parts and moulds for trains. Alongside this, the process also plays a pivotal role in other aspects of the rail sector such as:

Structural section testing of underground testing
Automatic testing of railway tracks

Here at Central Scanning, we can support the rail industry with our own 3D scanning services, or we can equip you with your own 3D scanning equipment.


Manufacturing for rolling stock is costly. Train fleet production runs at very low volumes in comparison to other manufacturing sectors. As a result, the manufacturing cost can be high, which can be a hurdle when it comes to investing in research and development.

Another challenge the rail sector faces is the issue of obsolescence. Some trains have been in operation for over three decades, and naturally the rail sector has continued evolving over that time.

To keep fleets in peak condition, some parts may need replacing. However, if these components were manufactured a long time ago, original manufacturing drawings may no longer exist.

Legacy parts generally can be quite expensive with long lead times. For new supply chains and manufacturers, it can be a struggle to replicate these parts without the original drawings.

3D scanning can help the rail sector overcome these manufacturing challenges. With depots having their own 3D scanners, replacement parts can easily be reproduced at low cost, low volume, and with shorter lead times. 3D scanning provides manufacturers with rich data resources that enable them to have all of the information they need to successfully manufacture parts for the rail sector.

Would you like to know more about how we can assist you with your 3D Printing and Scanning requirements?


As well as being a leading provider of 3D scanning services to the rail industry, we also resell the same scanners that we use. Simple to use and cost-effective, we are proud to be official suppliers of Zeiss/GOM and Artec 3D scanners. 


Zeiss/GOM scanners are some of the best types of 3D scanners on the market. High tech, and user-friendly, these scanners can support you in meeting a wide range of rail projects. They are highly effective and can produce the highest levels of accuracy – something that is imperative in such an industry.


At Central Scanning, we are also proud to supply the highly advanced Artec 3D scanners. Made by another leading 3D scanner manufacturer, Artec scanners are available in both stationary and portable forms. These scanners offer immense portability and can capture data quickly and in colour also.


Along with 3D scanning services and 3D scanners for sale, we also have a range of other solutions that can be used in the rail sector. Combined with Reverse engineering, Inspection and 3D printing, we can offer end to end solutions with our 3D scanning.


With over 15 years of experience as a 3D scanning company, you can trust Central Scanning when it comes to rail solutions. Our staff have plenty of knowledge to be able to support our customers with their requirements every time. We take pride in going above and beyond to meet industrial requirements, and will always ensure that every challenge – big or small – is always considered.