UK 3D printing specialist Croft Additive Manufacturing has announced a partnership with Poland-based Smarttech 3D to distribute its range of industrial optical 3D scanners in the UK and Ireland. 
Smarttech 3D offers a range of contactless 3D measuring systems which can map objects with high levels of accuracy. The scanners are used by companies including Volvo, Volkswagen, General Electric, Bosch and Whirlpool. 

Croft will introduce the complete range of Smarttech’s optical scanners to the UK and Irish market to a range of industry sectors including manufacturing, engineering, education, automotive, and healthcare. The company will also resell Geomagic 3D imaging tools for designers and fabricators. 

‘The demand for 3D scanning is growing and advancements in technology now mean it is a realistic option for many organisations to buy this capability in house,’ said Neil Burns, director and co-founder of Croft. ‘We’re consistently surprised with the examples of how the technology is being used through an ever increasing number of industrial and educational applications.’

This story is reprinted from material from Croft Additive Manufacturing, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.