3D Scanners

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Permit Upgrades

A CoE permit (Lab Orientation OR red/green permit is sufficient) and paid materials fee for this semester are required. Our student staff are required to swipe your ID every time to verify.

Note: College of Engineering faculty and staff are not required to pay the materials fee, however, they must have a CoE permit. 

Equipment Specs

Make Model Qty Type Permit Required Technical Data
Creaform Handyscan 700 1 Hand-held 3D Scanner with Turntable Lab Orientation+staff Specs
Creaform Academia 50 1 Hand-held 3D Scanner with Turntable Lab Orientation Specs
Einscan 1 Bench-top 3D Scanner with Turntable Lab Orientation Specs
Scanse Sweep 1 Lidar sensor Lab Orientation
Structure 2 iPad and mount Lab Orientation Developers

We have a dedicated room for 3D scanning:

Software

Stucture Sensor (iPad-mounted): All the scanning software is built into the iPad you check-out with the scanner. You will email an .stl file to yourself through the app, which can be opened + edited using Mesh Mixer (free, go here to download) or other mesh editing software. Mesh Mixer is installed on all of the CAE computers in the Makerspace.

Einscan SP: The scanning software is installed on the CAE computer next to the scanner (ask our staff to help if needed). Or you can install it yourself here and use your own laptop. You email an .stl file to yourself, which can be edited using Mesh Mixer (free, go here to download) or other mesh editing software. Mesh Mixer is installed on all of the CAE computers in the Makerspace.

Creaform HandySCAN & Academia 50: The scanning and mesh editing software is called VX Elements, which is only available on Makerspace computers. See our staff for more info. You can also use your own software such as DesignX, etc. Talk to our staff for more info.

All 3D scanners must be used in the Makerspace be returned within the day unless prior approval has been obtained by the Shop Manager.

[-]  Stop on in and check out the kit at the tool crib for these scanners:

  • Structure Sensor (iPad mounted)
  • Einscan SP
  • Creaform Academia 50

[-]  To use the Creaform HandySCAN, you must consult with and work directly with staff members when scanning. Please email maker-3dscan@engr.wisc.edu  to schedule a time to meet with them.

3D Scanner Managers

Christian Martinez

Position title: Assistant Shop Manager

Kirk Mendoza

Position title: CNC Router Chair

Gaby Setyawan

Position title: Technical Staff

Akshay Vankayala

Position title: Technical Staff

Project Support

Below is the schedule of our most knowledgable staff when it comes to 3D scanning. Find a time when they’re working and then come in and ask the front desk staff to help you find them.

Note: Make sure to only come for help during the Makerspace hours here.

Or email: maker-3dscan@engr.wisc.edu

Support Staff Date Start Time End Time
Kirk Mendoza 05/26/2022 09:45 AM 04:30 PM