Services

3D Scanning

Using our in-house expertise and the vast array of equipment we have, we are able to offer you an efficient, reliable and cost-effective 3D Scanning service to suit your business needs. 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.

We have the following equipment available for your work:

  • 6off Zeiss Scanners
  • 7off Artec Hand-Held Scanners
  • 1off Artec Ray Large Volume Scanner
  • 1off Surphaser Large Volume Scanner
  • 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

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 from a simple print to a full colour 3D print in a variety of polymer-based materials to assist your workflow – animation, film, fixtures, tooling, automotive, nuclear to name a few sectors we work within.

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 decside when to ‘jump in’! We have the following equipment in-house:

  • Stratasys 400MC FDM
  • Stratasys Eden 500v Polyjet
  • Stratasys J750 Full Colour, Multi Material
  • Stratasys Mojo FDM
  • MarkForged Mark2 FDM
  • Ultimaker 3 Extended FDM
  • Printer McPrintyface – in house designed and built FDM 3D printer

Inspection

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. We are fully ISO 9001 & 14001 and UKAS compliant. Our measurement equipment is annually recertified and 3D scans are conducted in a temperature controlled and air conditioned environment.

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, Wear/distortion characteristics, 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. Our many clients include major companies in the aerospace, automotive, casting, foundries and nuclear sectors.

Reverse Engineering

We provide reverse engineering services to take a 3D scan and realise it as a 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:

  • Heritage
  • Preservation
  • OEM Manufacturing
  • Product Design Companies
  • Aerospace
  • Medical
  • Engineering
  • Dental
  • Anywhere

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 We 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.

Training

We train your engineers and other staff to use the equipment we support. Predominantly ARTEC 3D and ZEISS.

Let the experience of the Central Scanning team lead you forwards.

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.

System Sales

We sell 3D Scanning systems from ARTEC 3D and ZEISS. Both companies are very well established in the fields that they specialise in and as such, we like working with their systems.

The right system for the application.

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.

Our success stories, view Our Portfolio.

Typical Industry Applications:

  • Heritage
  • Preservation
  • OEM Manufacturing
  • Product Design Companies
  • Aerospace
  • Medical
  • Engineering
  • Dental
  • Anywhere

We 3D Scan, We 3D Print, We 3D Care…

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In its eighth year of trading, Central Scanning Ltd has grown from strength to strength, developing close working relationships with our clients...

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