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Makerspace: 3D Scanning

Provide a collaborative technologically focused environment for SU students and staff to invent, create and learn while sharing.

3D Scanning Applications

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What is 3D Scanning?

3D scanning is a method that is used to convert physical objects into a digital format.

Makerspace offers a 3D scanning service that is free of charge to students, faculty, and staff.

You can make an appointment with a Makerspace staff member for assistance with 3D scanning.

Steps to follow for 3D Scanning*

Step 1: Make an appointment with one of the Makerspace staff using the appointment scheduler link.

Step 2: Provide the specifications of the object that needs to be scanned.

Step 3: The Makerspace staff member will provide the date for 3D scanning and when to collect the digital files.

Step 4: Bring a storage device for storing the digital files of the scanned object, or use FileSender

Schedule one-on-one sessions for more information on 3D Scanning or equipment, tools or design support. Select the Online Appointment tab to get started.

*Please note that 3D scanning will only be available from June onwards.

3D Scanning

Einscan Pro 3D

Scan area 3 – 4 cm

Scan details: Hand-held 3D scanner

Scan quality: 0.1 mm HD scan and 0.3 mm Rapid scan

Capture rate: 10 – 15 frames per second.

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The EinScan-Pro is the best choice for capturing real world data and converting it into digital 3D models.

Scanning objects is free of charge, but please arrange with the Makerspace Technical Officer before using the scanner.