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Your UK Artec GOLD Certified Artec Reseller

January 2017

Artec GOLD Certified Artec 3D Reseller

Central Scanning are Gold Certified Artec Resellers which is a measure of the competence with the Artec products within the company. Please contact us with the reassurance that we have a high level of product expertise and training experience to be able to assist you throughout the complete demo – purchase -training – installation experience.

Gold Certified - Exceptional product knowledge


ISO 9001:2008 & ISO 14001:2004

January 2017

Central Scanning is ISO 9001 Certified
Central Scanning is ISO 14001 Certified

We have successfully passed our ISO audits, again without any non-conformances or observations.


NPL (National Physics Laboratory) – Dimensional Measurement Training: Level 1

January 2017


Two of our Applications Engineers successfully completed the training course at Coventry University in December and some more engineers will be going on the training course during 2017. The course provides an understanding of the fundamentals of standards, traceability, calibration, uncertainty, repeatability, drawing symbols and geometrical tolerances, the importance of the relationship between tolerances and measuring equipment and be able to question the measurement. Most importantly it instils and encourages questioning culture.


Inspiration through Innovation 2016 - Seco Tools Partner Event - 21 & 22 September

September 2016

Seco Tools | Inspiration Through Innovation 2016

Central Scanning have confirmed attendance at this year’s prestigious Seco Tools partner event. The show is focused on UK manufacturers looking to improve their productivity, performance and profitability. This two day event will be showcasing the newest, innovative and best in class manufacturing solutions to visitors and attendance is free of charge!

Seco tools is renowned for its innovative and Productivity-enhancing Range of cutting tools. At this year’s inspiration and innovation event they will be showcasing a number of their new and our more established product ranges. Milling, turning, drilling, Boring, threading…Whatever the machining Operation - Seco has the Ideal cutting tool Solution for you! Seco Tools (UK) Ltd. - Adams Way Springfield Business Park, Alcester, B49 6PU Register online.


Immerse your 3D side with Central Scanning at TCT 2016! - 28th & 29th September

August 2016

Central Scanning at TCT Show

This September will see Central Scanning exhibiting at the ever popular ‘TCT Show & Personalize’ annual event held at the NEC, Birmingham on the 28th & 29th September 2016.This fall will mark the 21st TCT show and will continue to set the agenda for the industry bringing together dozens of inspirational speakers, with over 200 companies exhibiting over the two days, from across the globe.

Ensure you head over to Hall 3, stand D20, to see what Central Scanning have to offer over the two days and obtain free, reliable advice from their trustworthy and knowledgeable engineers, about anything and everything 3D!


Made in the Midlands Exhibition 2016 - May 12th

March 2016

Made in the Midlands

On May 12th we will be exhibiting at the Made in the Midlands Exhibition 2016 held at the Wolverhampton GTG Training Centre. This event works to bring together the best of Midlands Manufacturing and engineering services from a range of industries including Aerospace, Automototive, Rail and much more.

We will be on Stand 136 and will be available to answer any enquiries you may have. Get your tickets on the Made in the Midlands website.


Central Scanning and Delcam to offer a complete reverse engineering solution

March 2016


At this years Develop3D Live Central Scanning will be offering Scan4cad – the complete Reverse Engineering Solution.

Scan4Cad is a pairing of Delcam’s Powershape Pro software with the Artec 3D Scanner range. Allowing data to be streamed directly into the software from the scanner, it enables the user to digitise objects in minutes whilst showing the real-time display of their results. This helps to reduce the time for the digitisation of complex objects significantly and ensures that all data required is collected successfully.

During the Develop3d Live 2016 event held at Warwick Art Centre on March 31st, Central Scanning will be offering Scan4cad based on the Artec Eva Lite scanner for special discounted prices beginning from as little as £15,000. Demonstrations of this package will also take place using the Artec Space Spider.

Want to find out more? Visit the team at Develop3D Live on Stand 38, or contact us.


Race Retro 2016 – 26th to 28th February

February 2016

Showcase 2016

We will be exhibiting at the historic motorsport show Race Retro in February. This event is Europe’s Premier Winter Show for Historic Motorsport held at Stoneleigh Park in Coventry.

We will be on Stand C52 so make sure to get a ticket and visit us for demonstrations and information on our products and services. Visit Race Retro website for more information.


Showcase Ireland - 23rd to 27th January 2016

December 2015

Showcase 2016

This January we will be travelling to Dublin to exhibit at Showcase Ireland 2016.

This will be our first time exhibiting at this event and we’re very excited to be joining hundreds of designers and manufacturers attending. Register online and come along and see what we have to offer on stand J30.


DEVELOP 3D LIVE - 31st March 2016

December 2015

Develop 3D LIVE 2016

Central Scanning will be exhibiting at Develop3D Live 2016. This event is the UK’s leading conference and exhibition celebrating design, engineering and manufacturing technology.

The conference and exhibition will take place at Warwick Arts Centre on Thursday 31st March 2016. We will be on Stand 38 and our engineers will be ready to answer enquiries. . Visit Develop3D Live 2016 website for more information.


MACH - 11th to 15th April 2016

December 2015

Manufacturing in Motion 2016

Central Scanning will be exhibiting at the MACH 2016. This is a showcase, brought to you by the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA), that brings together all of the best innovations and latest developments to come from the manufacturing technologies sectors. We will be on stand 4399 demonstrating and discussing our products and services. Our engineers will be on hand to answer any queries you might have so be sure to register online and come along.


Advanced Engineering UK 2015 - NEC Birmingham - 4-5 Nov

November 2015

Advanced Engineering UK 2015

Central Scanning are exhibiting at Advanced Engineering UK 2015!

We’re joining thousands of engineering professionals at the UK’s only business Forum and Supply Chain showcase, which is dedicated to all areas of advanced engineering.

We will be exhibiting in Hall 5, on stand G25 from 4th-5th November. Register online and please come and along and see what we have to offer!


Dare 2 Design Solidworks 2016 Launch events - 10 & 12 Nov

Novemeber 2015

Dare 2 Desigb 2015

Central Scanning will be exhibiting at the Dare 2 Design Solidworks 2016 Launch events. These events will focus on design and manufacturing in the UK, and we’re looking forward to being a part of it!

We will be exhibiting on November 10th in Silverstone and then again on November 12th at the Magna Science Centre in Rotherham. Register online.


Central Scanning at TCT Show 30th September - 1st October 2015

September 2015

Central Scanning at TCT Show

Central Scanning are exhibiting at the TCT SHOW + Personalize, is one of the world's leading events dedicated to 3D printing, additive manufacturing and product development for every level of interest from hackerspace to aerospace.

We will be exhibiting on stand D20, from Wednesday 30th September – Thursday 1st October. So please come along and see what we have to offer.


Central Scanning at Develop 3D Live 2015

March 2015

Devlop 3D Live 2014

Central Scanning are exhibiting at the Develop 3D Live, the UK’s leading conference and exhibition dedicated to design, engineering and the very latest in product development technology.

The conference and exhibition will take place at Warwick Arts Centre, UK on Thursday 26 March, 2015.
We will be on stand 38 and our engineers will be ready to answer queries or have a chat about your requirements. Register now for Develop 3D Live.


3d Scanning and Printing Roadshow

February 2015

3D Print & Scanning Roadshow 2015

3D Scanning experts Central Scanning Limited and Steinbichler UK Ltd have teamed up with 3D printing experts Tri-Tech 3D to tour the UK throughout the course of 2015 with a unique roadshow.

The tour stretches from Glasgow to London, taking in Manchester, Nottingham, Milton Keynes, Leeds, Solihull, Reading and Bristol along the way. The morning conferences will include live demonstrations of the equipment, and will allow attendees to get up close and personal with high tech equipment.

There will also be opportunities to ask any of the 3D Scanning/Printing experts any questions and discuss how the technology is being used in your industry.

Central Scanning Owner Nick Godfrey said "this joint venture allows us to demonstrate the flexibility and presence in the market for high quality 3D Scanning and 3D Printing. In a world where new barriers are broken every day, 3D Scanning and Printing is still a ‘dark art’ for many. We’re looking forward to showing a number of different business owners/employees in a range of different industries how 3D Scanning/Printing can improve the way they work"

Entry is free and a buffet breakfast will be provided, there will also be some giveaways, an opportunity to win a 3D print of your head and shoulders as well as some one-off discounts! To confirm your place on the tour, please email

Tour Dates

Date Location
23rd February Cheadle House, Cheadle, Manchester
6th March Eastwood Hall, Eastwood, Nottingham
13th April Horwood House, Milton Keynes
8th May The Met, Leeds
12th June Grand Central, Glasgow
7th September St Johns Hotel, Solihull
19th October Wokefield Park, Reading
2nd November Cotswold Water Park, Bristol
11th December Grand Connaught Rooms, London
Comet L3D 3D Scanning Inspection

Central Scanning are exhibiting at Race Retro 2015

January 2015

Central Scanning at Develop 3D Live 2014

Race Retro 2015 is Europe’s Premier Winter Show for Historic Motorsport held at Stoneleigh Park in Coventry.
We have lots of exciting things planned for our stand this year so come and see us on Stand C52!

Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd February 2015
Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, CV8 2LZ


Stratasys Users Conference 2014

October 2014

Central Scanning at Stratasys Users Conference

Central Scanning attended and exhibited some of their products at the Stratasys Users Conference in Gaydon on the 28th October. It brought together over 300 Stratasys users from across the UK to help them improve their use of the technology. We attended many workshops throughout the day, which gave a great insight into the different 3D printing materials Stratasys have to offer, and learnt all about the different applications 3D Printing has such as Injection Molding, Jigs & Fixtures, Tooling & many more.


Central Scanning at TCT Show 29th September - 2nd October 2014

September 2014

Central Scanning at TCT Show

Central Scanning are exhibiting at the TCT SHOW, the world's leading 3D printing, additive manufacturing and product development event for every level of interest from hackerspace to aerospace. For twenty years TCT has served as a launch pad for innovation and is known globally as the business forum for the latest in 3D design and manufacturing technology.

We w ill be exhibiting on stand D21, from Monday 29th September – Thursday 2nd October.
We will be having the vision racer on our stand and are holding a competition where the fastest lap wins a prize, revealed on the day! We will also be doing some body scans so pop along and see those, or get involved!


Central Scanning at Made in the Midlands Expo 2014

March 2014

Made in the Midlands

Central Scanning are exhibiting at the Made in the Midlands Expo, on the 22nd May 2014 at Wolverhampton Racecourse.

1000+ directors and purchasing managers from UK manufacturing and engineering companies will be there. To purchase a ticket for this show go to Made in the Midlands website


Central Scanning at Develop 3D Live 2014

March 2014

Devlop 3D Live 2014

Central Scanning are exhibiting at the Develop 3D Live, the UK’s leading conference and exhibition
for design, engineering and manufacturing technology on the 15th April 2014 at Warwick Arts Center stand 23.
Our engineers on the stand will be ready to answer queries or have a chat about your requirements. We will also be showing the Artec range and a Steinbichler Comet L3D, so come down and see us and find out what our 3D scanners can do!


Surphaser Scanner comes to Central Scanning 2014

January 2014

Surphaser Scanner

The Surphaser Scanner provides unrivaled accuracy and scanning quality.

The Surphaser Scanner is a sub millimetre accuracy scanner that is designed to operate in industrial indoor and outdoor environments. The Surphaser scanner is a very fast scanner that is quick at scanning large areas. It is fully portable and Central Scanning Ltd have purchased their own for bureau and service work. The scanner gives engineering quality data in a fraction of the time to take a traditional scan. Find out more about our Suphaser Scanner >>


Reduce 3D scanning time and accuracy with our Scan Reference System

January 2014

Scan Reference System

A Scan reference system is a portable 3D measuring tool that uses a high resolution digital camera for data collection.

Here at Central Scanning we can provide concise measurements quickly and easily on site or out our facility with full colour overlay. As a company we also provide system sales to add onto current Artec Eva & Artec Spider customers. Find out more about our Scan Reference System >>


Steinbichler release COMET 6 16MP scanner!

August 2013

Steinbichler Comet 6

Steinbichler Optotechnik has released the all new COMET 6 16MP high-end sensor. The highly innovative sensor concept of the Steinbichler Comet 6 16MP combines high-end technology, ergonomics and a compact design to offer optimum flexibility and precision for challenging tasks.

The 16 megapixel camera offers high-resolution scans with a previously unobtainable level of detail for the digitisation of delicate objects and those that require an extremely high level of detail. The system is a fast scanning solution with outstanding accuracy and an easy to change measurement field.

For more information on the COMET 6 16MP or to book a demo of the system with Central Scanning please don’t hesitate to contact us.


ISO 9001 and 14001 Accreditation Renewal

August 2013

ISO 14001 ISO 9001

At Central Scanning we have had our ISO 9001 and 14001 accreditations renewed for the 3rd consecutive year. We are committed to implementing good quality and environmental management and our accreditation renewal allows us to demonstrate this.


Central Scanning are at the TCT Show 2013!

August 2013

ISO 14001

For the fifth year running Central Scanning will be exhibiting at the TCT show! After a lot of success in recent years at the TCT show we are now getting ready to exhibit once again on an even bigger stand than last year.

Since TCT Live 2012 we have invested in our own Objet Eden 500V 3D printer and can now offer 3D printing along with our 3D scanning bureau service to give customers the complete package in-house. This year at the TCT show we have teamed up with Tri-tech 3D and we be sharing a large stand with them in order to be able to show you not only our 3D scanners but also the 3D printers. We are excited about this opportunity to show to you how the 3D scanning and printing process works and how you might be able to benefit from it!

3D Scanning, 3D scanner Artec Spider

We are also excited to announce that we will be giving live demonstrations of the brand new ARTEC SPIDER 3D scanner. Artec have recently released this 3D scanner and as a UK reseller for Artec we are one of the first to get our hands on the Artec Spider! So please feel free to come along and see what we have to offer.

When is the show?
25th September 2013 - Open 9:30am to 5pm
26th September 2013 - Open 9:30am to 4pm

Where is the show?
Hall 3A at the NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT

Where can I find you at the show?
We will be exhibiting on stand G24 in Hall 3A at the show. You are more than welcome to just po down and talk to us on the day or you can pre-book appointments with us by calling us on 01527 558282 or emailing a suitable time for an appointment to

Where can I find more information?
For more information about the show and how to get there please visit . Here you can register your details and get free entry to the show. Also, stay beyond 3pm and get your parking for free!


3D Printing comes to Central Scanning

August 2013

3D Printing, 3D Printer Object Eden 500V

With the demand for 3D printing services increasing Central Scanning have bought their very own Objet Eden 500V 3D printer! The acquisition of this 3D printer and the close working relationships we have with other rapid prototyping companies means Central Scanning can now offer an all-in-one 3D scanning and 3D printing package to save our customers time and money!

3D Printing, 3D Printer Object Eden 500V

You might wonder why your company would use 3D printing. 3D printing is most commonly used as a form of rapid prototyping. Using this method means more companies can verify and change designs more often while spending less money and time doing so! The benefit of rapid prototyping is that you can have an end result that works the first time which meets your customers’ demands and overall makes your company more competitive! Rapid prototyping can also be useful in your marketing material and for sales pitches!

For more information on what 3D printing is, why you would use 3D printing or how you could use 3D printing in your business please call Central Scanning on 01527 558282 or email


The Artec Spider is here!

June 2013

Artec Spider

Artec 3D have recently announced the launch of the new ARTEC SPIDER! An affordable 3D scanner for scanning small and intricate items. Central Scanning are happy to announce we will be UK resellers of the Artec Spider along with all other Artec products which we currently supply to UK customers!

The Artec Spider was created to have the speed and ease-of-use that the Artec Eva has but with higher accuracy, resolution and the ability to digitize the most complex industrial parts. It scans with accuracy of up to 30 microns and resolution of up to 100 microns. The Spider has no trouble with shiny or even partially translucent objects, whereas other scanners have a hard time.

With the Spider you can easily digitize complex objects in minutes and import into a CAD system. The technology will make life easier for millions of CAD users around the world.


Steinbichler UK

January 3, 2012

Central Scanning 3D Digitizing and Verification Steinbichler UK

In December 2011, Nick Godfrey, Director of Central Scanning Limited and Steinbichler Optotechnik Gmbh opened their UK Sales Office in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire.

Central Scanning Limited, has been Steinbichler’s UK reseller since 2006, and after increased sales growth over the last few years as well as an increase in employee numbers, the decision was taken to open a Steinbichler Office in the UK to support the increasing demand for product demonstrations, system sales and to support existing customers.

Steinbichler UK

Nick Godfrey , Director of the Steinbichler UK Office can be contacted at or via telephone on 01527 558 282. They are supported by a team of UK based Application Engineers.

Steinbichler UK Limited will sell the Steinbichler hardware and software that Central Scanning have been reselling for the past 5 years, including Comet 5 White Light Fringe Projection Systems, Steinbichler T-Scan and also the recently launched Comet L3D, which features Blue LED Technology and is now available in 2MP and 5MP resolution.

More information on the Comet L3D can be found below. Central Scanning will continue to provide 3D scanning services for Inspection and Reverse Engineering and the sales and support of Artec and Aicon products working closely with the respective manufacturers.

Steinbichler Comet L3D System


Featuring innovative LED lighting technology, the extremely compact high-performance COMET L3D sensor adds a new dimension of efficient 3D data acquisition for Inspection and Reverse Engineering.

Steinbichler Comet L3D

The new ultra-portable sensor makes 3D data acquisition even faster, easier and more accurate. It is the ideal cost-effective entry level solution for users who want to take advantage of the extensive functionality of non-contact optical metrology without compromising performance, technology or data quality.

Its rugged design, dustproof enclosure for the optical components of the sensor head, and the high-quality connectors allow use in industrial environments.
COMET L3D offers you maximum flexibility and efficiency in all your measurement tasks.

Please come and visit us on Stand E1120 at the Autosport Exhibition at the NEC on the 12th and 13th January 2012 to discuss your scanning requirements.


Artec Studio 8.0 This Xmas

October 31st 2011


With the end of the year approaching, Artec is preparing a special surprise for all its partners and clients. We won’t lift the curtain just yet, but know that the new Artec Studio 8.0 will make scanning a lot easier.

This software release is an achievement we are very proud of. With Artec Studio 8.0, you will be able to scan a wider range of objects than ever before. Scanning will now become a great deal easier and more intuitive, so stay with us for further info!


Central Scanning – TCT 2011

September 6th 2011

TCT Live 2011

Established in 2006, Central Scanning supply 3D Digitizing equipment and offer an efficient and cost effective 3D Scanning service for your Reverse Engineering and Inspection requirements. We pride ourselves in only selling products that we use on a daily basis and therefore can support our customers fully.

Central Scanning will be exhibiting again this year at TCT Live, NEC Birmingham. Stands F6 and F10 will be dedicated to Central Scanning and our wide range of non-contact measuring products. So why not come along and join us on the stand.

What can I see at the show? Aicon 3D Systems

Please come to stands F6 and F10 for more details.
Those of you with a biking interest will be interested to see what we have displayed on the stand.

Steinbichler T-Scan 3

Who will be there from Central Scanning?
Our Engineering and Sales team will be on hand to guide you to the correct product for your measuring needs. We will have experts in all technologies on offer from the exciting new Comet L3D to the market leading T-Scan 3 laser scanner. Our sales team will be able to talk you through all of the key areas of each product and help with any enquiries with the products on offer. We will also have representation from Steinbichler and Artec 3D for the duration of the show.

Will you have any special show deals this year ?
Of course, please speak to our sales team for details !!!

Why should I come to your stand?
The answer is not why but when.

The show is on for 3 days and we will be performing live demonstrations of all the equipment on offer throughout the show. So please visit us to see the Steinbichler, Aicon 3D Systems and Artec 3D range of products on display. If you leave your business card, we can even send you a scan of yourself after the show!

Which stand number are you at the show?
This year we are on stand F6 and F10 with designated stands for our product lines from Steinbichler, Aicon3D Systems and Artec 3D. We have expanded our stand this year with the addition of an extra 9m² to house the Artec product range. We will have a CNC machine to demonstrate how the data we generate can be used.

Central Scanning

When is the show?
3 days - 27th to 29th September at the NEC, Birmingham, Hall 3A

Central Scanning look forward to seeing everyone at the show, be it old friends or new clients. Everyone is welcome so drop by and take a look at what Central Scanning can offer your company. For more information on any of our products please take a look at our website or contact  us on 01527 558282.

Central Scanning, Unit 9 Wildmoor Mill Lane, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B61 0BX
Phone: 01527 558 282 Email: Website:


L3D Launch

June 21st 2011


Central Scanning are pleased to be unveiling the New Steinbichler Comet L3D Scanner at our new facility on the 6th/7th of July. Please see our Comet L3D Launch Section for more details.


Central Scanning Aicon Agents

June 20th 2011

Aicon 3D System

Central Scanning is pleased to announce their new Aicon agent status. Along with there class leading comet 5 white light scanner and T-Scan laser scanner central scanning now has the latest DPA pro Aicon system and MoveInspect HR Precise. To compliment our current bureau service and product portfolio we have taken on board the well established Aicon DPA photogrammetry system with the latest 24 mega pixel camera for high accuracy data capture, for use within 3-D inspection and 3-D process analysis.

Flexibility with respect to object size and location, The DPA systems cover a wide range of application. They will measure parts from a few millimetres up objects as large as entire aircraft. The DPA pro is used for tolerance analysis, roundness inspection and direct CAD comparison.

Aicon MoveInspect HR

The Aicon MoveInspect HR allows for very fast, accurate point measurement with the utilisation of measurement targets. Along with the optional MI probe we can now offer a fully portable and modular CMM solution for the highest accuracy and flexibility. The MoveInspect not only offers a probing facility but also full contact-less measurement with quantifiable dynamic measurements such as vibration analysis. Therefore even in the harshest environments the MoveInspect is able to measure efficiently.


3D Digitization of High Gloss Surfaces

June 11th 2010


The 3D digitization of high gloss, black and shiny metallic surfaces or carbon fibre re-enforced plastic (CFRP) materials is now possible without difficulties with the new, T-SCAN 3 hand-held scanner specially adapted for these requirements. The precise data acquisition of objects featuring extreme optical surface conditions is not influenced. The hand-held laser scanner is now available with a special hardware version, delivering excellent measurement results for the most challenging applications.

For more information, please contact Central Scanning.

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