Simple Practices for Improving Results From Your 3D Scanners

Working with 3d scanners promises a plethora of advantages, for both personal projects and professional pursuits. This is the reason why these machines have found favour with both individual hobbyists and full-scale teams, and why they continue to rank among must-haves for people and facilities with serious design and manufacturing goals. If you have one yourself, you exactly know what it does to your processes, and why it is important to the type of results that you generate. But did you know that you can improve the quality of the benefits that you are getting out of your scanner? Here are three simple ways that you can follow to make that happen.


Always check with your manual

Your manufacturer’s manual is one of the most important references that you have when it comes to operating your scanners, so make sure that you put it to good use. You should consult your manual for any issue that the scanner may encounter, when you’re updating your methodologies, when you’re adding a new equipment that will be connected to the scanner, and when you’re designing your maintenance programme.

Now, if there is anything in your manual that you don’t quite understand, it is critical that you relay it to your manufacturer, or your equipment supplier. Being completely clear on what is outlined in your manual makes sure that you follow the proper practices, and thus keep the warranty of your 3d scanners.


Ensure proper operational and maintenance practices

Speaking of practices, it is important to remember that your methodologies should be vetted to make sure that they are aimed at harnessing the full power of the equipment. In addition, they should accommodate maximum potential functionality, depending on your operational conditions. For example, if you’re using both a scanner and a printer,  your scanner should be positioned not only in an area that gets the optimal amount of light, it should also be configured to work as well as possible with a 3d printer.

Maintenance, for its part, should follow a defined set of methods that have been recommended by your manufacturer. And as maintenance is a collective effort, your team must be apprised of their specific roles in managing it. If you are changing any of your methods, make sure that the right key people know.


Ask for guidance, if necessary

Finally, do not hesitate to ask for guidance, if you need it. There are third-party companies that can help you make the most out of your scanners, so that you can consistently meet and deliver what is expected of you.