3D Laser Scanning and Printing

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
What the facility does

3D laser scanning, geometric modeling, and 3D printing.

Areas of expertise

The lab houses state-of-the-art equipment for 3D laser scanning and 3D printing. The high speed 3D laser scanning system uses a high-precision, air-bearing system base and a rotating line-laser probe. It is able to capture up to 225,000 points per second with 10 µm accuracy. The system is used to scan complex-shaped objects of all sizes, especially those with 3D free-form surfaces. The 3D printer builds in real ABS thermoplastic, creating durable models and functional prototypes. It has a build size of 8” x 8” x 6” with a layer thickness of 0.01”.

Research services
  • 3D laser scanning
  • Reverse engineering
  • Non-contact inspection
  • 3D modelling
  • 3D model viewing (mobile devices)
  • Rapid prototyping
  • 3D printing
Sectors of application
  • Aerospace and satellites
  • Arts and cultural industries
  • Automotive
  • Construction (including building, civil engineering, specialty trades)
  • Consumer durables
  • Defence and security industries
  • Education
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment
  • Manufacturing and processing
  • Professional and technical services (including legal services, architecture, engineering)
LDI Surveyor WS-3040 3D Laser Scanning System
Stratasys uPrint SE Plus 3D Printer