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Makerspace: 3D Scanning

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

Steps to follow for 3D Scanning

Step 1: Make an appointment with one of the Makerspace staff members 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.


3D Scanning

Einscan Pro 3D 2X

Scan Speed - 30fps 1, 500, 000 points (Handheld Rapid Scan)

Scan Accuracy - 0.04 mm (Fixed Scan)

Volumetric Accuracy - 0.1 mm + 0.3 mm/m (Handheld Scan Modes)

Minimum Point Distance - 0.2 mm (Handheld HD or Rapid Scan)



The EinScan-Pro 2X is the best choice for capturing real world data and converting it into digital 3D models.

Scanning objects is free of charge, but please make a booking by contacting the Makerspace staff via email before using the scanner.