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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



We collaborate with the CT Scanner Facility on campus for special rates for simplified scans for printing.  Book at CTScanner for 2 hrs per sample scan and STL file of real geometry of parts.  

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 by following the link to book the 3D Scanning workstation.

Step 2: when a student wants to use the 3D Scanner, they will only be allowed to use it after proper training by one of the Makerspace staff members.

Step 3: 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.


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.


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.