Acanning for prosthetics and orthotics

Scanning of objects is useful if you want to reverse engineer a product/model to create a virtual one or if you work with objects from the past.


Speed and ease of use are the key drivers for 3D scanning in forensics and facial reconstruction.

Caroline Needham, Research Assistant in Forensic and Medical Art, explained: “We adopted digital technology largely because of the positive results we got when we began using SensAble FreeForm software.  It enabled us to sculpt a reconstruction of Bach’s face. We also realised that digital methods are completely non invasive. This aspect becomes very significant when the remains you are dealing with are in poor condition.”


Archaeologists, palaeontologists and biologists have all sought help from Virtalis to use 3D scanning to provide them with an extra dimension.

Dr. Bill Sellers, Integrative Vertebrate Biologist in the Life Sciences Department at The University of Manchester, explained: “We are scanning the bones of dinosaurs and early species of man using the FastSCAN and building up detailed digital models of their skeletons.”


* The systems are not certified for medical or bio-medical use. Any reference to medical or bio-medical use are examples of what medical companies have done with the systems after obtaining all the necessary or appropriate medical certifications. The end user/OEM must comply with all pertinent FDS/CE and all other regulatory requirements.

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