Prototyping & Design

Part of the product design process to allow engineers and designers the ability to explore design alternatives, test theories and confirm performance prior to starting production of a new product.

3D scanning systems are redefining the way we generate process and use the dimensional information throughout the full product life cycle.

Case studies

Neck Brace

Neck Brace

1. Solid


This example looks at one of the parts that make up a neck brace, which is designed for use in high risk sports to protect against cervical spine injuries.

2. 3D Printing

3D Printing

Modifications need to be made to the part that joins the back support to the cervical collar support.

3. Scanning


Once the back support is separated, we scan the part using M3 Portable to obtain a high quality point cloud.

4. 3D point cloud

3D point cloud

We then convert the point cloud into a solid (CAD) to enable us to carry out the required modifications.

5. Master part fabrication

Master part fabrication

Once all modifications to the solid (CAD) are complete, the final master part can be printed.