3D Macro Scanning

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Small Objects This object is just 11mm x 1.1mm in size. It was scanned using the MechScan with colour Machine Vision sensors. Features that are impossible to see with the naked eye are clearly visible in the scan data. A small amount of surface preparation was applied to the surface of the fang to improve the surface finish for scanning.

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  • Scan Detail. The discharge orifice (2mm x 0.2mm) and entrance lumen can be clearly identified in the mesh data.

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Texture Capture The MechScan can be supplied in either Monochrome or Colour depending on preference. The photographs below show that each area or feature of the skull has it's own texture. It's useful to be able to view the skull with and without this colour. Using the colour machine vision cameras for texture capture is perfect for objects with low levels of reflectivity like this skull, and ensures perfect texture alignment.

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  • Productivity The MechScan is powered by and supplied with FlexScan3D scanning software. Apart from being extremely easy and intuitive to use, it have many powerful and timesaving features. All of these items were scanned using a rotary table which is supplied as standard with the MechScan. This enables the user to capture a 360 scan with a single mouse click after it's been setup. The normal workflow would be to capture 1,2 or 3 rotary scans which, in many cases will recover 95% or more of the surface data (depending on geometry) and then add a few single scans to fill in the remaining blanks.

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 FlexScan3D has many powerful tools built into the software to help align and merge data into a single watertight mesh. It also has a huge amount of customisability to enable users to tweak the standard setting for more challenging scans like the ones show on this page.  

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Performance The MechScan is portable, accurate, fast, easy to use and perfect for scanning small objects.

About us

We are a UK- based specialist provider of 3D white light scanning equipment and services and part of Mechinnovation Limited, owned and run by Simon Stone, a highly experienced design engineering consultant.

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  • We are a UK reseller for LMI Technologies Inc., which in 2013 acquired 3D3 Solutions, a leading supplier of 3D software and hardware products. LMI is further developing 3D3’s HDI Advance 3D scanners and its proprietary software, FlexScan3D, which allows sophisticated 3D acquisition, visualisation and mesh processing. We offer the latest products, and as a long term user of the products, we pride ourselves in providing friendly, clear and comprehensive insight for customers, including demonstrations and training tailored to our customers’ specific needs.

  • We will soon be supplying our in-house designed and manufactured macro scanner ‘MechScan’ designed for use with FlexScan3D. Specifically for the highly accurate scanning of very small objects (typically less than 7x7x7cm in size), MechScan will be exceptionally good value and a real alternative to other high-end equipment currently on the market.

  • We provide bespoke scanning services for many industrial, consumer and research applications. We think that our experience in the field and the results we can achieve demonstrate that we are second to none.

MechScan | 3D Macro scanner

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MechScan is a white light 3D macro scanner, ideal for capturing small parts such as precision-machined parts, mouldings, archaeological artefacts, jewellery and coins. MechScan provides accurate scans with detailed resolution at high speeds.

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Compact, Powerful and Automatic

  • Configured for demanding industry applications, the scanner captures millions of measurements with minimal user interaction.

Easy to Transport and Setup

  • Start scanning projects within minutes. The enclosed system is portable for easy travel and on-site work.

USB 3.0 high speed connection

  • Take advantage of the simple USB 3.0 connectivity that permits a laptop or desktop computer to control the scanner.


  • CAMERA RESOLUTION: 2.8 Megapixels
  • ACQUISITION SPEED: 1-4 seconds
  • FIELD OF VIEW (Diagonal): 30-110 mm
  • FIELD OF VIEW (X-Y): 24 x 18 mm To 90 x 65 mm
  • DEPTH OF FIELD: Min. 1/2 horizontal FOV
    • Average points: 2.6 million
    • Average polygons: 1.3 million
    • Point to point distance: 0.011 mm to 0.045 mm
  • ACCURACY: 0.001 mm to 0.01 mm
  • CALIBRATION: User calibrated
  • SENSOR INTERFACE: USB 3 or FireWire 800
  • COMPUTER REQUIREMENTS: Windows 7/8 64 bit, Quad-core 
    • Intel 2 GHz or better, 1x PCI Express or 2x USB plugs, 4 GB 
    • memory or greater, 512 MB video card, 500 GB free disk space or more

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