3D-scanning3D scanning is the process of capturing digital information about the shape of an object with equipment that uses a laser or light to measure the distance between the scanner and the object.

White light Scanners, also known as “structured-light scanners”, work by projecting a pattern of light onto an object and then analyzing how that light bends around the geometry. White light scanning tends to be the most accurate and most detailed method of scanning. High definition cameras can capture several million points of measurement in seconds.

Benefits of white light scanning:

● Higher detail
● Higher accuracy
● Faster scanning times
● Larger field of view

The 3D Echo Tech portable scanning unit can also scan any sized projects on-site. This is especially useful for confidentiality purposes.

Together with our file cleanup service our 3D scanning unit will provide you with a complete scanning solution. If you require a replica to be 3D printed our scanning team can scan it for you, cleanup the file and print it on one of our 3D printers. See our 3D Printing service for more information.

For examples of practical applications of our 3D scanning services see our Sculpture Enlargement , Rapid Prototyping and Reverse Engineering service pages.

Do you need to have 3D archives scanned and preserved for future printing or reference? See our 3D Archiving service for more information.