3D Scanning


Acropolis Studios' 3-dimensional scanning service creates intricate, digital replications of existing three dimensional objects, which can then be manipulated using our precision CAD/CAM technology and delicate hand modeling and finishing. The process allows objects to be digitally resized, reshaped, mirrored and inverted for unrivalled design flexibility. The resulting digital capture can be combined with other 3-D scans and model components to develop a single concept into an extensive product line.

3-D scanning of existing objects reduces lead time requirements and increases accuracy in the production of variations of an existing model.  This 3-dimensional "cut-and-paste" system makes development of thematic product lines extremely efficient and creative.

Our two in-house 3-D scanning systems utilize a low-pressure touch probe, allowing the original object to be of virtually any material from soft clay to hard metallic surfaces. The process captures extremely fine detail and form, yet it is not detrimental to the original model in any way. The touch probe scan system yields higher resolution than predominate laser scanning systems and does not require dull coating on reflective surfaces which tends to fill in and diminish detail.

Our scanning systems can accommodate original objects up to 12 x 8 x 2-3/8 inches in size and produce files with resolutions as fine as .002 inches.  This extremely fine resolution creates highly detailed files and allows elements to be enlarged in the final product.

The digital scan files can be utilized by our in-house artists or can be delivered to the customer in STL format for use in their own digital systems.


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3D Scanning

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