Frequently Asked Questions
3D Scanning is often forgotten about compared to the more talked about 3D Printing but together they make a fantastic partnership – just like a 2D photocopier – scan and print.
This 5 part series takes our most common questions, Why, What, and Who, plus some information about the technical terminology and some common myths to help you learn about 3D Scanning.
How we scan can be left up to the engineers at Wysiwyg 3D.
Our world is three dimensional. We understand things faster if we see it. 3D Scanning allows people to create faster, analyse faster and with fewer mistakes which means saving you money.
What is 3D Scanning?
3D Scanning converts real objects into computer data that is three-dimensional. Using 3D computer modelling programs, 3D-scanned objects can be rotated and manipulated on a computer screen.
What can be 3D scanned?
Almost anything can be 3D scanned. Examples of objects that can be 3D scanned include large buildings, open cut mines, cars, people, consumer products, manufacturing tooling, toys, museum artefacts, archaeological sites, statues, sculptures and teeth.
Once an object has been 3D scanned the 3D computer model can be converted into industry standard computer formats.
Who uses 3D Scanning
Large corporations through to individuals use 3D scanning in almost every industry. We are in the “SHAPE” Industry as Owner/Founder Shane Rolton tells our clients. From teeth and coins to cars and roads even people – we can scan them all.
Designers, engineers, architects, lawyers/solicitors, insurance agents, animators, manufacturers, heritage specialists, artists and sculptors, archaeologists and museum curators, dentists and jewellers (I’m sure I have missed someone) all use 3D Scanning – it’s only WHY they use 3D Scanning that changes – AND that’s the most important part – as our engineers say “the devil is in the details”!
What’s next after 3D Scanning?
The uses for 3D Scanning are limitless – 3D cad data can be used in many industry software packages for engineering, manufacturing and animating – some of the most popular include Inventor, Solidworks, Maya and many more.
If you’re not sure on file outputs or anything else, Contact Us and one of our qualified Engineers can help you.