3D Scanning

Measuring parts using traditional methods is a time-consuming process prone to human-error. Using a 3D scanner dramatically reduces the time it takes to measure an object and produces accurate data that can be used to create a fully formed 3D model. Artec 3D scanners allow you to digitally capture complex objects that were once deemed impossible or too costly to scan.

What is 3D Scanning?

3D scanning is a process used to capture the shape of an object resulting in a 3D file. There are many different types of 3D scanners that range in resolution, accuracy, ease of use and object-size capabilities. 3D scanning is used to gather data in a variety of industries such as:

  • Aerospace
  • Science and education
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Industrial design
  • Art and design

Why Use a 3D Scanner?

3D scanners give you the ability to capture data on an object that doesn't have a CAD file or previous measurements to use as a reference. The digital file provided by 3D scanning can be saved, edited and 3D printed, making it useful for preservation, replication, reverse engineering and quality control.

We offer award-winning Artec scanners that are easy to use, portable, fast, precise and produce colorful high-resolution 3D models. If you're unsure if your business could benefit from the addition of a 3D scanner, consider some of these common applications below:

  • Reverse Engineering: Use 3D scanners to customize, reconstruct, improve or alter parts and products.
  • Industrial Design and Manufacturing: Get the data you need faster by scanning objects to get precise measurements. For products or objects that require custom packaging or support, 3D scanners can be used to generate a 3D model in order to bring the part to life quickly and accurately.
  • 3D Documentation: Before 3D printing an object, a 3D scanner can be used to gather the data needed to create a digital file.
  • Quality Control/ Assurance: Without a 3D model, how can you be sure the parts you are producing are following specifications? 3D scanners can ensure quality and CAD adherence to prevent costly remakes and mistakes.

Best in Class Artec Scanners

Since its inception, Artec has made a name for itself as an innovative and global leader in handheld 3D scanners. With Artec, you know you're always getting the most cutting-edge technology capable of maintaining its ease-of-use while achieving professional results.

Artec's portable handheld 3D scanners are optimized for a variety of applications and are easy to operate for new and experienced users alike. Artec's state of the art 3D technology and dedication to innovation are staples in many industries, including the following:

  • Industrial design and manufacturing
  • Healthcare
  • Science and education
  • Art and design

As a global leader, Artec has earned multiple awards for its 3D scanners:


Best in Class Service
The 3D scanning industry continues to adapt and advance and you can rest assured that Duncan-Parnell will stay ahead of the curve by offering the latest and greatest in 3D technologies. Our team of 3D experts participate in regular trainings to remain proficient in the newest 3D software and equipment to ensure you are always getting the most up-to-date guidance. Our team will meet you where you are and are able to effectively prescribe the right 3D solutions for everyone - from 3D beginners to regular users. We offer comprehensive scanning support services to quickly provide technical help via phone or perform troubleshooting, maintenance and repair. This means when you do business with us, you're getting our decades of experience and can trust you're always receiving the most vetted products and services. We know your business is important to you and with over 70 years of experience, we strive to provide expert assistance and quality equipment to help you succeed. If you are in SC, NC, GA, VA or D.C. and want unbeatable support from a trusted source, contact our team here at Duncan-Parnell.