Professional 3D Scanning Services

In it's simplest terms 3D scanning is capturing a real life object and turning it into a digital model.

For years Thinglab's team of 3D scanning experts, equipped with industry leading hardware and software, have been offering 3D scanning services to a wide range of professionals including;

  • engineers
  • museums
  • industrial designers
  • artists
  • architects
  • game creators
  • marketers & advertisers
  • filmmakers.

We have the experience, expertise and equipment to offer high quality 3D scanning and reverse engineering services with rapid turnaround times.

Flexibility to Suit Your Needs

We understand the need to be flexible when it comes to scanning your items. We can scan anything from as small as a coin to a large object . Which is why we offer on-site 3D scanning services or the option for you to ship your object to our Melbourne studio for our team to scan in-house.

File formats

Our digital models can be used in all major 3D modelling and CAD software including; SolidWorks, Inventor, CATIA, Creo, Geomagic Design, Inspire, Evolve, Rhino, MODO, 3DS Max, Maya, Z Brush, Mudbox and many others.

Scanning for output in all major mesh formats such as STL, OBJ, PLY with or without texture map (colour).

We can also provide scan data in solid or surface formats for use in solid modelling and CAD applications such as STP (STEP), IGES, Parasolid.

We can also provide native SolidWorks files with feature tree.

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Frequently Asked Questions about 3D Scanning Services

What is 3D Scanning?
3D scanning is a method of digitalising physical objects to create 3-dimensional computational geometry (CAD). There are various scanning technologies used to achieve this, the main two being white light and laser.

What are its applications?
Industries such as game creation, reverse engineering, heritage, the arts, industrial design, architectural survey and film are all benefiting from the advantages of 3D scanning.


Are there any limitations?
3D scanners can capture almost anything you put in front of them large or small; however there are some limitations including, occluded areas, very shiny and very dark objects. There are normally workarounds for these types of subjects, please feel free to contact usif you would like further details.

How long does scanning take?
We specialise in some of the fastest 3D scanners on the market. Each object is different and requires different amounts of post-processing work however typically models are created in hours or days, rather than weeks.

What's the next step?
To receive a quotation or discuss the best solution for your requirements please call on +61 03 9687 8638. Alternatively, email us your requirements and multiple high-resolution images of your proposed scan subject(s) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If possible, please also state your deadline.

3D Scanners We Use

Artec Eva 3D
Artec Spider 3D
Geomagic Capture 3D
DAVID SLS 2 3D

Artec Eva 3D Scanner

  • Quick, textured and accurate scans.
  • Eva doesn't require markers or calibration.
  • High resolution and vibrant color

Unlimited applications, Scan small objects with complex geometry, sharp edges and thin ribs.

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Artec Spider 3D Scanner

  • High accuracy and high resolution
  • Quality texture
  • Real time scanning and alignment

No calibration, no markers and only 1 USB cable

Perfect for CAD, Quality Control, CG...

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Geomagic Capture 3D Scanner

  • Powerful, integrated scanners
  • Six application-specific configurations
  • Plug-and-Play Simplicity

Integrated scanners & software systems for professional Scan-Based Design & quality inspection.

Compact, Ultra-precise blue light LED scanner.

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DAVID SLS 2 3D Scanner

  • Precise 3D scanning in a matter of seconds
  • Innovative Structured Light technology
  • Well-proven DAVID software

High-precision and high-speed 3D scanning at an unbeatable price.

Experience the innovative DAVID SL scanning system.

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