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. Please contact the Makerspace Administrative Officer on +27 (0)21 808 4655.
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.
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.