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Hexagon 3D Scanner: Basics

Learn about our state-of-the-art 3D scanning arm.



The Hexagon Absolute Arm 83 equipped with RS6 laser scanner and probes is a state-of-the-art 3D scanning solution. It is a prime tool for high fidelity spatial data capture.




In this guide, we describe:

  • what 3D scanning is,
  • the workflow for scanning here in the Maker Multiplex, and
  • what industry-grade software we provide for reverse engineering and quality control.

After reviewing this guide, you can book an appointment with a tech to get your part(s) scanned. Please note that the 3D scanner is considered red equipment, which is operated by SSE Technical Services staff only.

Further training opportunities

Beyond learning the basics about 3D scanning, you can learn more about how to process the data after it has been collected. The software that we provide within M2Z includes Geomagic Design X and Control X. Please see the following links for tutorials on these two software programs: