3D Scanning Services
At Central Scanning, we have years of in-house expertise and a vast array of equipment. Therefore, we are able to offer you efficient, reliable and cost-effective 3D Scanning services to suit your business needs. Furthermore, we scan lots of items ranging from teeth size to articulated lorries, planes and trains! Using CT Scanning, we can not only scan external geometries but also full internal geometry for inspection, reverse engineering, root cause analysis etc.
The following equipment is available for your work:
- 1off Surphaser Large Volume Scanner
- 6off Zeiss Scanners
- 1off Artec Ray Large Volume Scanner
- 7off Artec Hand-Held Scanners
- 1off Hexagon Romer Arm
- 1off Faro Arm all at you disposal
Additionally, we have full access to Zeiss CT Scanning facilities. Whether you need a tooth sized component, a plane or a building / film set scanning, Central Scanning can help you achieve your aims.
3D Printing Services
Using our in-house 3D printers and our team of skilled and passionate 3D printing geeks, we can provide you with a variety of solutions. For instance, from a simple print, to a full colour 3D print in a variety of polymer-based materials. Consequently, all assisting your workflow. We work in a variety of sectors, such as animation, film, fixtures, tooling, automotive, to name a few.
3D Printing is an area we have invested heavily in, in the last 6 years. Originally, a request from one of our long term customers, we have increased our in-house capability to 7off 3D printers, capable of a vast array of capabilities. At the moment, we offer polymer based 3D printing in-house but we are closely watching the metals market to decide when to ‘jump in’!
Furthermore, we have the following equipment in-house:
- Stratasys 400MC FDM
- Stratasys Eden 500v Polyjet
- MarkForged Mark2 FDM
- Stratasys Mojo FDM
- Stratasys J750 Full Colour, Multi Material
- Ultimaker 3 Extended FDM
- Printer McPrintyface – in house designed and built FDM 3D printer
Need to verify a prototype or comply with your end users quality requirements? We offer CAD-to-Part Inspection, Part-to-Part Inspection and First Article Inspection Reports. Additionally, we are fully ISO 9001 & 14001 and UKAS compliant. Furthermore, our measurement equipment is annually recertified and 3D scans are conducted in a temperature controlled and air conditioned environment.
Here at Central Scanning, we offer CAD-to-Part Inspection, Part-to-Part Inspection and First Article Inspection Reports. In conjuction with our 3D scanning services, we can offer valuable insight into your manufacturing and prototyping processes.
Our inspections can cater for Best Fit, RPS and Feature Based Alignment methods. The typical inspection applications include Spring Back Analysis, Colour Graphic Maps, Sectional Information and Wear/distortion characteristics. As well as, Clearance/Interferance fit analysis, Aerofoil Shift and Twist Analysis.
Following inspection, you may want to consider our other services:
3D scanning | 3D Printing | Reverse Engineering
Inspection Services You Can Trust
We are fully ISO 9001 & 14001 and UKAS compliant. Our measurement equipment is annually re-certified and 3D scans are conducted in a temperature controlled and air conditioned environment. Furthermore, many clients which use our services come from a range of industries. For instance, this includes major companies in the aerospace, automotive, casting, foundries and nuclear sectors.
Reverse Engineering Services
We provide reverse engineering services to take a 3D scan and turn it into CAD file ready for further modification, re-manufacture and CNC machining. We can input and output data in most industry used formats including: stl, .iges, .step, .asc, .xyz, .txt, .ply, .obj, .3ds, .wrl, .x_t.
What is Reverse Engineering?
Reverse Engineering is the process of measuring a part using data captured by our 3D scanning systems. We can reverse engineer components and products for further engineering and / or re-manufacture of existing parts by creating a CAD model to reflect how it was originally designed. Typical Industry Applications:
- OEM Manufacturing
- Product Design Companies
Reverse Engineering Services | How Can Central Scanning Help?
We can input and output data in most industry used formats including: .stl, .iges, .step, .asc, .xyz, .txt, .ply, .obj, .3ds, .wrl, .x_t
Central Scanning have specialised software from a variety of manufacturers including: Polyworks, Geomagic, Rapidform, Rhino CAD, Solidworks and Delcam PowerSHAPE. We can transfer parametric models to the following programmes: Solidworks, Siemens NX, Pro/E, AutoCAD, Inventor, CATIA.
We train your engineers and other staff to use the equipment we support. Predominantly ARTEC 3D and ZEISS.
Central Scanning are a team of dedicated and experienced engineers with vast knowledge in the world of 3D scanning, CAD/CAM and 3D printing world. We are not only sellers of Artec3D and ZEISS equipment but we also are daily users of the equipment ourselves. No matter where you have originally purchased your Artec3D or ZEISS equpment, we can offer training to get the best out of your investment and team.
We can train you in the following:
- ZEISS 3D scanning, calibration and metrology.
- Artec Studio and using Artec3D scanners.
Looking for the right 3D digital solution, are you look to acquire your own system? Then check out our System Sales Info.
At Central Scanning we believe in listening to your needs before recommending you a solution. We are privileged to offer 3D scanning systems from ZEISS and Artec3D and also complimentary software solutions from 3D Systems, INNOVMETRIC, Autodesk and ANSYS. Whatever you application, please do not hesitate to get in contact.
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Typical Industry Applications:
- OEM Manufacturing
- Product Design Companies