3D Printing & Scanning

With our extensive range of 3D printers, 3D scanners and accessories, we have something to meet every one of your requirements, whether you’re creating at home on a small scale or are looking for something that’ll withstand regular, heavy-duty use such as in a school or manufacturing.

We stock 3D printers and 3D scanners from the world’s leading suppliers including Ultimaker, MakerBot, CEL, 3D Systems, Zortrax and our high-quality own brand, RS PRO. Accessories include everything from printer filament to software.

What is 3D printing and scanning?

3D printing

3D printing is the process of turning a digital drawing into a 3-dimensional object, layer by layer. It’s a quick and affordable way of creating objects that would otherwise need expensive types of machinery to carry out the work, such as a CNC router or injection moulding machine.

3D scanning

3D scanning works in a different way to 3D printing. A laser is used to capture the form of an object which is then processed by software contained within the scanner itself. This image can then be used to recreate the object using a 3D printer.

Where is 3D printing and scanning used?

From the automotive industry to tooling and aerospace, there are many ways in which 3D printing and scanning can be used effectively. It’s particularly good for design, as it enables designers to be able to see their ideas come to life, and make changes quickly and easily at a very low cost.

Related Products
The 3D printing process enables physical objects to ...
Description:
The 3D printing process enables physical objects to be made from three-dimensional models by laying down successive layers of a material in an additive manufacturing process. The industry is currently undergoing a massive transformation and enjoying unprecedented growth with Gartner ...
ABS is an extra strong impact-resistant filament ideal ...
Description:
ABS is an extra strong impact-resistant filament ideal for 3D printing of solid printed products. Due to the process stability and physical features of Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene it is a widely used thermoplastic polymer in industry. The material is also ...
PA12 NYLON is a high performance polyamide filament ...
Description:
PA12 NYLON is a high performance polyamide filament which natural colour is crystal clear. The polymer nylon PA12 is widely used in the automotive, machinery and engineering industry since it combines mechanical strength, flexibility, transparency, UV resistance and superior chemical ...
TPC FLEX 45 is a very flexible rubber ...
Description:
TPC FLEX 45 is a very flexible rubber replacing filament for 3D printing. The combination of flexibility, mechanical strength, durability and good resistance to chemicals and extreme temperatures makes it a unique filament. This BIO performance Thermoplastic Co-Polyester has a ...