What Is 3D Scanning?

3D Scanning is a fast and efficient process used to collect 3D point cloud data, for the creation of 3 dimensional models. After that, by using specialist software, the 3D data is then quickly processed into a triangle mesh or STL file.

What Is 3D Scanning Used For?

There are a wide range of applications you can use 3D laser scanning for. For instance, this includes: 3D Modelling, Animation, comparison to CAD and 3D Printing. Furthermore, due to the speed, accuracy and high quality results that 3D Scanning Systems offer, they are now being used widely as an industry standard.

Who Uses 3D Scanning?

An ever-growing range of industry sectors use 3D scanning in the UK and worldwide. For instance, this includes: Aerospace, Automotive, Heavy Industry, Research and Development, Investment Castings and Forensic Archaeology. As well as, Sculpture/Arts, Medical, Animation, Film Industry, Tool making, Product Design and Product Development.

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What are the benefits of 3D Scanning?

Fast | Flexible | Non-Contact | High quality and quantity of data captured | High accuracy | Wide range of applications

What Types Of Equipment Do We Use At Central Scanning For Our Services?

At Central Scanning, we use ‘many’ types of equipment for our 3D scanning services. This is because, we like to make sure we can pick the best technology suited to your application. Therefore, we have many in house systems and several more that we have access to via close, trusted partners.

For instance, we use: Hand Held Scanners, Laser Scanners, High Precision Optical Scanners, Large Volume Scanners, CT Scanners and Laser Trackers. As well as, Scanning Arms, Photogrammetry and CMM. Furthermore, they are all from leading brands ranging from Artec to Hexagon to Surphaser to Zeiss!