3D SCANNING IN KENT
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3D Scanning In Kent Services
Are you looking for a 3D scanning service in Kent? Let Surface Scan help you complete your project.
We offer two services in Kent. We have our mobile hand-held 3D scanning service and our desktop service, and each one has it’s benefits.
Hand-held 3D scanning is excellent for large items, and we can 3D scan an object from about 30cm and upwards. Let’s say wanted to 3D scan a car door or bumper for reverse engineering to create a modified part, we can help you do that.
Our desktop 3D scanning is excellent for smaller items from about 20mm up to around 200mm. This is great for 3D scanning models, small car parts, broken fittings, etc.
All our equipment uses structured light technology, and it produces highly detailed scan data, ready to be reversed engineered or 3d printed.
Although we’re based in Kent, we offer our 3D scanning services throughout the UK. If you need any information, please get in touch.
3D Scanning FAQ's
Not sure if 3D scanning can help you? Not sure if your object is right for 3D scanning?
We’ve got some common FAQ’s that might help you decide.
As we’ve said, we use structured light 3D scanning here at Surface Scan, but it does come with a few limitations. Don’t worry, though; we have ways of getting over most issues.
If you’d like to speak to us, contact us here.
Maybe you already have the 3D scan data and need another service?
Here is a more detailed explanation on what is structured light scanning.
Let’s say you wrapped an object in clingfilm and it took the form of that shape and every tiny detail. You then remove the object without altering the clingfilm, your left with your object’s exterior shape, a mesh or point cloud. This data can then be used for various purposes.
Most files we send are in the format of an STL or an OBJ.
If we’ve reversed engineered your data, it will normally be sent as either a STEP or IGES file.
generally we’ll send your data of secure servers or portable storage devices, whicever works best for you.
Absolutely, we offer a complete mobile service.
Yes, not a problem. Just bear in mind the postage costs and how big your object is.
Scanning shiny or dark objects can be tricky for most 3D scanners. The way around this, is to spray the object with a non-reflective spray. Don’t worry though, it evaporates really quickly.
We use 3D scanners that scan using structured light. It basically projects a pattern onto the surface of the object and collects information on the data.
If we haven’t answered all you questions, please get in touch. We will be happy to discuss your project.
Have you handmade got a prototype? Do you need to reverse an old mould? Or maybe you want to create custom car parts? The list goes on, but if you a problem and you need a solution, we’re here to help.
We’re ready for your enquiry. Please fill out the form, and someone will get back to you as soon as possible or give us a call, which ever suits you best.