Croft Additive Manufacturing, a leading Metal 3D printing solutions provider in UK, has announced a partnership with SMARTTECH 3D to distribute its range of industrial optical 3D scanners in the UK and Ireland. Founded in Poland in 2000, SMARTTECH 3D is one of the world’s foremost innovators in optical 3D scanning technology. The company offers a full range of contactless 3D measuring systems, capable of mapping objects to the highest levels of accuracy. SMARTTECH 3D scanners are used by some of the world’s leading companies including Volvo, Volkswagen, General Electric, Bosch and Whirlpool. Croft will introduce the complete portfolio of SMARTTECH 3D optical scanners to the UK and Irish market directly to a range of industry sectors including manufacturing, engineering, education, automotive, and healthcare. Through demonstrations, Croft will highlight the transformative benefits of advanced 3D modelling to a wide variety of processes and applications, including reverse engineering, inspection and archaeological cataloguing. Advanced training and technical product support will be provided locally by Croft, helping UK & Irish customers to get the most from their device. As part of the agreement, Croft will also resell Geomagic software, the leading suite of 3D imaging tools for designers and fabricators. Portable scanners are making 3D measurement more accessible, and the MICRON3D green is SMARTTECH 3D’s flagship mobile offering. The innovative use of green LED technology and specialist filters ensures that laboratory levels of measurement accuracy are achieved in different lighting conditions and environments. The scanner’s carbon fibre chassis provides robust protection, making it suitable for the rigours of off-site use and frequent transportation.
Neil Burns, director and co-founder of Croft said: “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. We’re consistently surprised with the examples of how the technology is being used through an ever increasing number of industrial and educational applications. “SMARTTECH 3D has designed some of the most sophisticated optical 3D scanners available and we’re excited about introducing them to the UK and Irish markets. The portability of products like the Micron3D Green opens up the possibilities of 3D scanning to a multitude of different organisations without the need to recreate laboratory conditions.” Greg Gracki , Export Manager at SMARTTECH 3D said: “Croft are at the forefront of the 3D printing and additive manufacturing market in the UK, so working together to bring SMARTTECH3D scanners to this market is a natural outcome. Our scanners are available in over 30 markets worldwide, and presence in the UK, with its heritage in design and engineering, is extremely important to us.
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