Handheld 3D Scanners | What Are The Benefits?

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Summary. Handheld 3D scanners, like the Artec Eva, enhance various stages of manufacturing by saving time, ensuring first-time accuracy, digitizing artefacts, aiding lost CAD recovery, enabling better visualisation, streamlining quality control, and modernising manufacturing techniques. We offer these transformative tools for purchase or rent.


3D scanning is a process that can benefit many industries at all stages. From engineering, to design, manufacturing, testing, development, analysis, and quality assurance to name a few. There are many reasons and benefits to employing handheld 3D scanners like the Artec Eva in all stages of the manufacturing process.

Here we have collated some of them to help you better understand how 3D scanning products can improve your company processes.


7 Top Reasons to Use Handheld 3D Scanners

Time- Saving

Time is everything when designing products. Therefore, when designers need to design other aspects of their design to fit into the existing product, 3D scanners can help to reverse engineer. This allows new designs to integrate the requirements of manufactured parts. In addition, then successfully build onto the pre-existing engineering optimisation.

Get it Right, the First Time

The more a product has to be altered, the more time and money is wasted. Especially if the product uses high-cost materials i.e. aircrafts. Using a 3D scanner increases the accuracy of every dimension. Therefore, helping to ensure that all the parts of the product fit together the first time around.

Digitise and Archive

3D scanning isn’t just an innovative method of creating new products, it also acts as a quick and accurate way to digitise artefacts. Art and other historical artefacts can be scanned to provide data for reverse engineering. In addition, ensure that the accuracy of each item is not lost in time.

Lost CAD

When products need manufacturing, but there is no CAD, 3D scanners can help to analyse every detail of the model. As well as, recreate it into a digital polygon mesh. Once this is complete designers and engineers will be able to form an accurate CAD model using 3D software.


Initial design ideas can be hard to visualise and often in the past designers would use physical materials such as clay to remake their imagined design. With 3D scanning, you can capture and render the complete data of an object into an illustrative computer software. This will allow them to accurately visualise every detail of their design before producing anything physical, again saving both time and money.

Quality Control

Quality control is an important process in any industry. Therefore, with handheld 3D scanners you can quickly inspect the dimensions and overall design of any product without touching it. In addition, be able to detect any issues in quality. It is a process that reduces the time taken for quality control inspections and therefore reduces overall production costs.


Manufacturing methods can often become outdated as technology progresses. So 3D scanning allows designers and engineers to acknowledge their outdated methods and update them. Using 3D scanner technology, designers in all industries are able to utilise and benefit from modern manufacturing techniques. Especially as these may not have previously existed when the original components of their product were first created.


Buy or Rent Your 3D Scanner from Central Scanning

As authorised resellers of Artec 3D, GOM and ZEISS 3D technology, Central Scanning offer a wide range of products. Therefore, combined with our expertise, we can help you choose the right 3D scanner for your application. If you have an idea of what 3D scanner is the best choice for you, but would like to test it first, we have a 3D scanner rental service.