Do I need a handheld or stationary 3D scanner?

Do I need a handheld or stationary 3D scanner?

When it comes to choosing between a handheld and stationary 3D scanner it is important to consider the ways in which you will use it. Then, you will have a better understanding of which device will best suit your needs. Here, we will discuss the comparison of handheld...

Are 3D Printed Parts Strong?

Are 3D Printed Parts Strong?

How strong 3D printed parts are depends on several key aspects, including: The material you use for printing, and How you design and print your 3D parts. Why 3D Printing Materials Matter Your 3D print will only ever be as good as the material you use. This means...

How you could benefit from Using 3D scanners

How you could benefit from Using 3D scanners

You can use 3D scanning systems in a variety of industries. Whether it be for industrial engineering, design, manufacturing or for consumer uses such as medicine, art and general product development. It is a system which can save both time and money by reducing design...

Artec or Zeiss: what’s the best 3D Scanner brand?

Artec or Zeiss: what’s the best 3D Scanner brand?

Within the last five years, the 3D scanner market has grown increasingly diverse. With products to suit all needs, varying in price, size, ability and shape. However, with so many 3D scanners available it can be difficult to know which would best fit your budget and...

Why You Should Buy 3D Scanners From An Authorised Reseller

Why You Should Buy 3D Scanners From An Authorised Reseller

3D scanning is a versatile, advanced technology with numerous benefits for industry. But if you want to use the technology, what is the best way of sourcing 3D scanning equipment? First, there is a decision whether to outsource your 3D scanning or to develop your own...

Which 3D Scanner Is Right For My Needs?

Which 3D Scanner Is Right For My Needs?

3D scanning is a vital part of the 3D fabrication process, therefore it is important to consider which types of 3D scanners are right for your needs. With plenty of products to choose from, making the right choice can feel a bit daunting. Here, we explain how 3D...

No Large Project’s Ever Too Big For Us

No Large Project’s Ever Too Big For Us

What most amazes you about 3D printing? Could it be the 3D printed houses that are destined for the Netherlands? The fact NASA are using it to explore the impact of ice formations on aircraft wings or the fact it could possibly be used to help rebuild coral reef? For...

Advanced Engineering 3 & 4th November

Advanced Engineering 3 & 4th November

Central Scanning will be exhibiting at the Advanced Engineering show at the NEC Birmingham We will be showing our #HandsOnMetrology range from GOM and ZEISS, Artec3D scanners and our 3D printing capabilities from Carbon Fibre to full colour 3D prints. This would also...

How Does Laser Scanning Work?

How Does Laser Scanning Work?

What Is Laser Scanning? It is an essential part of modern 3D printing. Laser scanning involves the use of lasers to survey and produce a detailed digital model of an object. This does not involve any degree of contact or damage to the scanned object. Therefore,...

How Does 3D Reverse Engineering Work?

How Does 3D Reverse Engineering Work?

3D reverse engineering is a process used to measure parts via data captured by 3D scanning systems. Reverse engineering allows us to remanufacture existing parts. In addition, create CAD models of them and carry out further engineering of components and products. At...

New Release Of Artec Studio 16

New Release Of Artec Studio 16

We are proud to announce the release of Artec Studio 16. The latest version of Artec 3D's market leading 3D scanning software. Highlights of the Artec Studio 16 include: Introduction and integration of Artec Cloud - collaborate, view and post-process all in a browser....

Should I Buy A 3D Printer?

Should I Buy A 3D Printer?

There are many advantages to having access to a 3D printer. 3D printing takes much less time than conventional manufacturing. In addition, it enables you to test out your ideas in a much shorter time frame. When 3D printing solutions are available, you can test out...