3D Scanning Services
3D Scanning Service
For objects, people and sculpture
At Artscan3d our friendly team offer individually tailored a 3D scanning service to meet your exact requirements; whether you need a piece of artwork scaled for editions, an object captured for reference or print, an engineered component for remanufacturing we can help.
What we do.
We don’t just scan Art.
Specialising in outdoor scanning, large objects are no problem either generally if we can access it we can scan it.
Our scanners capture full colour highly accurate scan data from 30mm to 4m and above.
How is it done?
Using the latest in handheld or fixed structured light 3D scanners. We capture objects in high precision with the option of full colour scans.
Completed scans are then imported into a suite of sculpting software where edits are made and the 3d model is created.
Who are our customers?
Working with both businesses and individuals and who need cost effective high quality scans.
Recently we worked with a sculpture company in London in collaboration with the V&A museum to recreate some valuable work in their archive.
We also work with independent sculptors; In one case to create a mirror image of an original piece of work saving huge amounts of time and money for them.
3D scanning is a powerful tool
3D Scanning is used to measure real-world physical objects to obtain highly accurate three-dimensional measurements by mapping the object’s form.
The example here shows the captured mesh with and without the colour texture file.
A closer look reveals the ‘mesh’, a series of polygons that make up the surface of the scan. How small these are is referred to as ‘mesh density’, which gives us higher levels of surface detail in the digital capture. This enables scaling without loss of resolution.
We come to you anywhere in the UK
As a Southampton based company we are well placed to travel anywhere in the UK.
Our 3d scanners are efficient, flexible and fully mobile meaning we are just as happy out in a field as we are in a studio.
All our 3d scanning service capture incredibly fine detail and volume accuracy which ensures every texture and line of the subject is captured whether its out in a garden or in the studio they pick up every detail.
As a non-contact process also it is ideally suited to even extremely delicate objects such as artifacts, unstable items or even soft items such as cloth can be captured accurately and efficiently.
3D model data can then be stored for reference, used to create a highly accurate physical model to almost any scale.
With our in-house facilities we can transpose your data into the physical world in a wide variety of media; Clay and ceramics but also resin, wood, plastic, steel, aluminum or even titanium for models or prototypes.
- Non contact
3D scanning is not new, so whats changed?
Technology has moved quickly in recent years, this has meant 3D scanners are now able to quickly and accuratley capture at higher resolution and in wider range of environments.
More importantly computing power is such that you dont need a super computer to view and use the images that are created any more.
Couple this with 3D printing technology and youve got a real design tool that can cut time, make designs more accurate and give everyone access to a 3d asset, tangible sample, reference or working part.
Scan to CAD/CAM
3D scans create a point cloud and mesh from real world objects.
We take that mesh and bring it into our powerful CAD suite to create a surface model that can then be then be either further developed or re made in our CNC workshop
Scan to print
3D Printing in both resin and ceramics, we create and recreate tangible models and parts from digital scans.
Our well equiped workshop for both Printing and machining parts and decades of experience in making products for resale as well as design for manufacture in both engineering and decorative materials.
Scanning from 50mm to 5m in full colour and high surface detail, remote location, outdoors or in the studio or gallery.
For reference, a part from remanufacture, or just part of a creative process. Most materials can be scanned. Drop us a line with your project and we will be happy to advise.
Difficult to scan items
Multiple materials and textures are no problem. Scanning provides accurate models for accessory design or game assets.
Multiple scans can be combined to get the best result possible
Draped cloth study
This cloth draped dummy was used to capture a reference model. Then printed in clay to put our ceramic printer through its paces.
The posed human form is one of the most challenging to Capture. We continuously develop our processes to attain the highest quality scans for our customers.