3D Scanning

Our range of 3D scanners digitally captures complex shape in full colour. We are able to 3D scan small intricate objects, artefacts, components and people through to full room interiors, architectural features and 3D colour building surveys. We use a range of leading equipment from 3D Systems, Artec and Faro that is sufficiently portable for us to capture the rare or often inaccessible objects or environments.

The virtual 3D colour models created from scan data enables our clients to obtain a detailed 3D digital record or archive or to create a physical reproduction using 3D printing and fabrication technologies. This technology has numerous applications in industry for reverse engineering or modelling and has applications in engineering, construction, architecture, custom fit products or medical devices, animation, media, conservation, design and packaging.

Reverse engineering, surveys and digital replications

Benefits of our 3D scanning expertise includes:

  • Minimal contact and contamination. The process is virtually non-contact only requiring minimal handling for the scanner to view the object.
  • 3D full colour digital imaging. Virtual objects, exhibitions and digital collections.
  • Digital fixing and repairs of artefacts. Minimise the cost and time of manual repairs and reproductions.
  • Inspection, measurement and analysis. Monitor and measure the rates of wear and tear or the impacts of environmental conditions
  • 3D evidence collection and recording
  • Multimedia applications. Create 3D animations and fly-bys

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Ceramic, Wood & Metals

Ceramic, Wood & Metals

Designblok also use traditional fabrication processes crucial to the design and make process incorporating a conventional machine shop able to work with wood and metals and a more specialist MakerLab facility working with ceramics, glass and precious metals

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Laser Cutting and Engraving

Laser Cutting and Engraving

We have a range of laser cutting and engraving machines able to work with a range of materials including fine papers and card through to soft and hard woods, veneers, acrylic plastic, leather, fabrics, MDF, plywood, chocolate and stencil plastics

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3D Printing

3D Printing

We have a diverse range of 3D printers used to build prototypes and objects through a series of cross sectional layers taken from CAD data

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CNC Machining

CNC Machining

We work with clients from the initial design and development of ideas through to the creation of CAD data in preparation to machine large or complex parts in a variety of materials

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CAD and Computer Modelling

CAD and Computer Modelling

CAD 3D modelling is at the heart of how we maximize the benefits of 3D fabrication technologies and as a tool to help test, simulate and validate new product ideas

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Value of design 

Design is the seed of product cost.