3D Scanning Services – The Complete 3D Scanning & Physical Replica Solution!
- High resolution 3D scanning services (For objects < 30cm)
- From Hi-Res 3D Scans to super accurate Physical Models & Replicas!
- A mobile 3D scanning service that comes to your location
- Latest fully calibrated 3D scanning technology for consistent accuracy
- Post scan Digital Cleanup Services
- CNC Milling & 3D Printing Services
- Over 25 years experience & knowledge
Here is an example of the 3D scanning services we provide: We have converted our 3D scan of this vase into an interactive model, which you can Rotate (1 finger), Move Up & Down (Two finger slide) and Zoom IN & OUT (two finger spread). Allow 10-20 seconds for the model to load.
Below: Photograph of actual vase before 3D scan.
What Are 3D Scanning Services?
3D scanning services are used to precisely analyse real-world physical objects in order to obtain highly accurate three dimensional data on their form. We use the very latest high-power 3D scanning systems to collect high resolution 3D data, which is accurate up to 0.5mm! We then use this precise digital scan data to produce highly accurate three-dimensional models using special computer software.
3D scanning services can be used for a wide variety of applications. These include: producing exact physical replicas and models of original objects at any scale, sculpture enlargement and repairs, fine art reproductions in bronze or stone, making precise moulds for heritage conservation repairs, site surveys, in-situ stone masonry, virtual reality 3D models and the list continues. We also provide 3D printing and CNC milling services, in order to convert our 3D scans into highly accuracy physical models at any scale.
Who Are Superscan 3D?
As one of the UK’s leading 3D scanning service specialists, we provide end-to-end solutions using the very latest super-accurate 3D scanning technology. Hence we provide 3D scanning services in the following areas (Click below links to find out more):
- Fine Art Sculpture 3D Scanning
- Film Production 3D Scanning
- Museum 3D Scanning
- Online 3D Digital Collections
- Heritage Conservation 3D Scanning
- Reverse Engineering 3D scanning
- 3D Scanning Consultancy
How Much Does A Hi-Res 3D Scan Cost?
Although the Creaform 3D scanning equipment we use cost over £35,000 new, you might be surprised to discover that our 3D scans start from as little as £295 + VAT (for a 3D scan of a basic object at our location). Additionally, we have a company pricing policy where we won’t be beaten on price for a like for like solution. This means you have total peace of mind that you are getting excellent value for money. However, please consider that every object is different, and will need to be quoted for individually. 3D scanning costs are generally based upon five factors:
- Size of object – We can scan objects from 30cm (min) up to 5 meters (Max).
- Complexity of object – Level of detail and line of sight challenges.
- Material type – Colour, Type of texture, Shiny surface or not.
- Geographic location – Where is the object to be scanned
- Level of ‘Post-Scan 3D Digital Cleanup’ required
Get a cost for 3D scanning your actual object! Call: (01908) 915523
Turning 3D Scans Into Accurate Physical Replicas At Any Scale!
We can 3D scan an object and then reproduce it as a virtually identical physical replica. For example; we could 3D scan a 1 meter high sculpture and then reproduce it as a 2 meter high replica for producing a bronze mould master, or perhaps another variation. The possibilities are virtually endless. With our established reputation for delivering high quality 3D scans and physical models at highly competitive rates, you can be sure of a high quality physical reproduction. more…
We Only Use High Resolution 3D Scanning Technology
Unlike many of our competitors, the aerospace scanning systems we use deploy a fully calibrated technology. This means that every 3D scan we perform has a guaranteed resolution accuracy of + or – 0.5mm. The below image shows a ‘RAW Data’ 3D scan we have produced for an automotive client, thus demonstrating our typical 3D scan accuracy, prior to any post scan digital cleanup.
3D Scanning Services Tailored For You!
We work with a wide range of professional clients from a broad spectrum of industries. Client requirements tend to be very wide-ranging. For example, some clients simply want a high accuracy 3D scan of an object supplied as an OBJ or STL file. Whereas other clients may want a complete end-to-end ‘3D scan to physical replica solution’. It is therefore essential to fully understand each individual client requirement from the outset. We therefore take a consultative approach to qualify specific needs in detail, thus ensuring the right solution is put in place from the outset to ensure the right end result.
3D Scan Cleanup & Modelling – Professional 3D Digital Model Cleanup
3D scan cleanup & modelling is an essential process for ensuring 3D digital models are properly prepared and optimised ready for 3D printing or CNC milling. Unprepared 3D scans (RAW 3D SCAN DATA) often contain hundreds of minute errors such as none-manifold regions, holes and errors. Non-manifold elements are ‘bowtie’ vertices or edges, with more than two connected triangles. These types of errors need to be corrected before importing your 3D file to your 3D printer, to avoid replicating such errors in the physical 3D print. Find out more here
From 3D Scans to Physical Models at Any Scale!
We are able to 3D scan your object and then reproduce it as a physical model at virtually any scale. This service can be used for making full-size bronze or stone sculptures, models for exhibitions or retail, film props, museum replicas or just about anything! More…
The Superscan3D team is passionate about what they do. We take great pride in our work and are well known for producing amazing 3D scans. We are immensely proud to have become recognised as one of the UK’s leading 3D scanning specialists. Hence our attention to fine detail and exacting standards in order to ensure outstanding results on each and every project we undertake.
Talk to us today about your requirements.
Limited Offer! – 20% discount on your first 3D scan! Call: (01908) 915523
Latest News – Lara Croft Returns!
We are delighted to have worked alongside Warner Bros highly talented production team on their latest ‘Tomb Raider’ release. Our 3D scanning services were used in a number of different sequences throughout the film, in order to achieve various effects for Set Decoration, Props and CGI VFX. An amazing action packed thriller not to be missed! Find out more about our work in Film Production 3D Scanning.
Weekly Top Tips! – 3D Scanning Shiny Surfaces
This weeks 3D scanning ‘Top Tips’ addresses a very common question. “Is it possible to 3D scan shiny surfaces using 3D scanning technology?”. The simple answer is yes, however it’s all about surface preparation and the type of 3D scanning technology you are using.
For example; if you tried to scan a highly reflective object using a photogrammetry scanner, then the intense light produced by the flash bounces of the object and back into the lens of the camera generating errors, thus resulting in a distorted scan. Hence the reason why photogrammetry scanners are mainly used for scanning people and animals.
However, there are certain types of scanners which are able to scan shiny surfaces, even chrome! These tend to be high-end laser scanners or variants of the same, which are better suited to this sort of application. Additionally, clever use of certain anti-reflective sprays (some of which evaporate after use leaving no trace) can produce excellent 3D scans using high powered LED scanning technologies. Talk to one of our 3D Technical Specialists to find out more!