At Ignitec we love gadgets, so when the opportunity to invest in a state-of-the-art laser scanner popped up, temptation got the better of us. This incredible little machine works like a conventional scanner, but with one key difference – it scans 3 dimensional objects, complete with full colour and extraordinary detail. It shines an array of lasers onto the surface of an object and by using a pair of highly accurate cameras it rotates and measures every last detail down to fractions of a millimetre. It is flexible too, we can scan everything human teeth to a whole person and has some very exciting medical and bespoke prosthetic applications. The ability to rapidly capture real world geometry and input directly into our 3D CAD systems compliments our array of 3D printing and rapid prototyping facilities and opens up a world of new project opportunities.