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How Can 3D Scanning Help You?

The sky is the limit when it comes to the applications for 3D scanning. Below are just a few examples of how we have helped customers implement 3D scanning technologies in their businesses and personal projects.

Whether it is simply scanning your child to 3D print a miniature, or an amputated limb to make a custom-fitted prosthetic, the applications for body scanning are limitless.  Recently we have been converting 3D bocy scans into artwork as well, so check out our 3D Artwork page for more examples

Senior Man Body Scan

Body Scan Scanning

Prosthetic 3D Scanning

Digital Product DisplayCompanies worldwide are choosing to use digital model renderings for their advertisements in place of traditional photography. This method allows easy adjustments to lighting, environment, and product color. Some also choose to display their products in full 3D, allowing the consumer to view all angles of the product online without ever leaving home.

We have had great experiences helping customers with items like classic automobile and motorcycle parts that replacement parts are difficult to find. Why search for years for that replacement part when you can just 3D scan and duplicate the part?!

The same logic applies to duplicating things like parts for collectibles such as figurines so you can either replace broken parts or simply make low-cost copies at different sizes.Part 3D ScanningCollectible figurine 3D Scan

How 3D Scanning Services Can Streamline Your Project

You don’t have to be a 3D scanning expert or purchase your own equipment to benefit from this amazing technology—that’s where we come in. Partnering with Protocept will make executing a successful project that much easier.

  • Whether you have a one-off project or require ongoing 3D scanning services, our team is here for you.
  • With our experience in 3D scanning on your side, there’s no learning curve to worry about. We’ll scan and process your data, providing the exact output you need for your purposes. 
  • Our 3D scanning services are cost-competitive and significantly faster and more accurate than traditional hand measuring.

Our most cost-effective and versatile scanning method. Artec scanners are also mobile and able to be brought on-site for scanning objects difficult to transport. Depending on the scanning used, accuracy up to +/- 0.003” (+/- 0.076mm) is possible. This method also allows high quality color data capture for artistic applications.

Laser 3D ScannerWhen extreme dimensional accuracy is the priority, laser scanning can provide a solution. This option allows accuracy of up to +/- 0.0005” (+/- 0.012mm)

Traditional scanning methods can only capture areas of an item that light can be projected directly on the surface, making deep draw areas, holes, and overhangs difficult to fully capture. CT scanning essentially x-rays the part and produces a complete mesh of the item inside and out, regardless of geometry.

CT Scanner

Many customers require CAD data to use in their manufacturing workflows. We can assist in reverse engineering 3D scan mesh data into CAD data in native file formats for popular software such as Solidworks, or STEP/IGES.Reverse Engineering

3D Printing Services

Use our 3D scanning services to generate a model for 3D printing, or simply send us an existing model for 3D Printing!

We have access to a wide variety of 3D Printing technologies to meet your needs.

FDM 3D Printer

The most widely used and cost-effective 3D-printing style, plastic is laid down layer by layer to build parts large and small. A wide variety of filaments exist to meet a variety of color / engineering needs.

SLA 3D Printer SLA (liquid resin based printing) allows higher dimensional accuracy than FDM technology, and produces prints with a much more smooth surface finish. Ideal for printing “show-piece” items. FormLabs has a wide variety of resins to meet a variety of properties such as durability and flexability.