With our high resolution 3D scanner, we can meet many different requirements for 3D scanning. Systems 3D Group is a company based in Warwickshire that was founded three years ago. Our vision is to take and adapt manufacturing processes. We use these services to provide multiple leading industries with products and parts. Using processes such as 3D printing and 3D scanning services, we can create, duplicate, a wide range of products. Our industrial 3d scanner is one of the most state-of-the-art 3D scanners on the market, and we use it regularly to bring ideas (and photos) to life.
3D scans of sculptures
Our company commonly supports industrial 3D scanning requirements. However, we also work with many artists too. Using our high resolution 3D scanner, we can produce 3D scans of sculptures and models. By scanning statues and models, the artist can use the scan data in their design process. If an artist is creating digital 3D models from real-life models/photographs, the 3D scan data can be used to aid this.
Using our high resolution 3D scanner
Systems 3D had a customer come to us looking for some objects to be scanned with our high resolution 3D scanner. We scanned the models and provided the data to him in a life-size scale. However, after we delivered the initial files his wheels started to spin. We were then asked if we could develop a digital 3D model from a photograph and the answer was yes.
Our customer had been a long time fan of Alan Turing. He had seen several other statues around the UK and thought they were good; but not good enough. He had a photograph of Alan Turing which he believed to truly represent his character.
Systems 3D then presented the photo to our digital artist, and he started working on creating a digital 3D Statue of Alan Turing. The process was very similar to traditional sculpting processes. The artist starts with a base model and then presents to the person who commissioned the project for review. We went through about 30 progressive renditions of the digital 3D Statue until we all thought the model was a perfect representation of Alan Turing.
3D model production
The model was presented to the customer in an STL format which is suitable for all forms of 3D manufacturing and in particular 3D Printing. This model could also be used for CNC machining of statues or for CNC Moulds for metal, clay, or plastic. The great thing with a digital 3D model is that it can be manipulated and can also be turned into scale models and other pieces of artwork such as plaques. The picture below represents the various scale digital models that we produced the largest being 450 mm high and the smallest being 125 mm high.
Systems 3D manufactured several different sized statues for our customer with our Stratasys 380mc machine in an ASA material with medium resolution. These models can be used for presentation purposes, silicon mould making, decoration. They are also for artists who wish to use them as a scale model to produce their model from their medium of choice – such as clay. The models produced in ASA material can be surface finished being that ASA is a very strong but workable material. They can also be coated with a variety of paints, chromes, and lacquers.
3D scanning service near me
Systems 3D can scan and design 3D digital models for any purpose. We can also use the models to reproduce them with a variety of technologies such as 3D printing, CNC machining, and 3D wood and plastic routing. Based in the Midlands, our 3D scanning services are incredibly versatile with what they can produce. With a team of experienced experts on hand, we’ll talk you through all the best processes involved and we’ll ensure the end-result is of the highest of qualities.
If you would like to find out more information about what our high resolution 3D scanner can produce, then head to our website today. Alternatively, you can call +44 (0)1926 800 777 to speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team.
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