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DIGITAL 

3D SCANNING

BDILab has developed techniques for 3D scanning a wide variety of complex and interesting forms over a number of years. We can capture 3D geometry by photogrammetry, lidar and laser scanning.

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"Crazy how fast we got to  market with BDI, I can't recommend these guys enough."

"This team of designers think on a different level, true innovation."

"Always my go to for 3D scanning, real experts and very knowledgeable."

  "Team BDI quoted me super fast and  delivered a massive 1.7metre high print in just 5 days!"

Sam - Design Engineer

Jason, 3D Artist

Darnell - Entrepreneur

Emilia - Sculptor

APPLIED TECHNOLOGY

Almost all 3D scanning processes have limitations. The practicality of scanning parts depends on surface finish and gloss level, line of sign, size and complexity. In almost all cases there is a solution to allow the perfect digitisation of a part. The key is having the right technology and the right know-how. At BDILab we are proud to say we have both. 

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DIGITAL ARTISTRY

BDI Lab has exactly the right digital manufacture tools for the job, and we really know how to use them. Our team draw on software used in 3D animation to produce sculptural parts as well as parametric engineering software for technical tight tolerance parts. Combined with our 3D scanning technology and know-how we can bring any project to life. 

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Using a wide range of CAD software allows us to take on the most challenging reverse engineering and sculptural CAD design challenges. These models can then be used to reproduce highly detailed parts by a number of production techniques. If you need NURBS data or you want to develop some specific geometry from your scan data we are very happy to help with that too.

  • Entirely non invasive 3D capture of any surface.

  • Scan data captured to a resolution of 0.3mm accuracy. 

  • We scan parts as small as a wheel spinner to an entire car. 

  • Scan data processing and conversion to NURBS formats.

  • Data hand over in the formats: .STL .STEP .IGES .X_T.

  • Free initial consultation to discuss your project.

  • Fast turn around on 3D Scanning. 

  • On site and off site services available.

 

USING ADVANCED SOFTWARE TOOLS

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BDI Lab supports restoration companies with 3D scanning and reverse engineering services. We are able to scan an entire vehicle in one day. Our scanners capture details down to 0.1mm volumetric accuracy and also in full colour. Our equipment is portable and allows us to scan on site with you or parts can be sent into our factory to be captured.

Using a wide range of CAD software allows us to take on the most challenging reverse engineering and sculptural CAD design challenges. These models can then be used to reproduce highly detailed parts by a number of production techniques. If you need NURBS data or you want to develop some specific geometry from your scan data we are very happy to help with that too. We are well versed in the techniques used to produce various modern and classic automotive parts. We can engineer bucks for panel forming, wax models for investment casting & design for 3D printing with sand, allowing low cost one off iterations. 

 

Our in house printers can print directly in wax allowing designs to be iterated easily and investment casts to be made with fine details.

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3D Scanning 

Automotive Development

& Restorations

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Using CAD software often employed in the gaming and film industries we can remaster your mesh data to reduce file size whilst maintaining detail. 

We can also convert scan data into NURBS surface data for use in parametric software. This allows the continuity of surfaces to be improved and ultimately can result in an enhanced printed or CNC produced model. 

We can then either use CNC milling to produce larger physical mould masters, or 3D printing to produce smaller physical mould masters.

Finally, the output mould masters are carefully hand finished ready for the final bronze casting stage, or whatever output medium the client requires. Hence, 3D scanning sculpture is a real game changer for Artists and Sculptors, as it enables high detail limited edition copies to be produced at virtually any scale!

 

Our in house printers can print directly in wax allowing designs to be iterated easily and investment cast to be made with fine details. 

​ Discover how our industry leading technology is shaping the future of the creative arts. Our unique insight has helped a number of contemporary artists reduce their development costs and boost both commercial and creative performances.

 

GET IN CONTACT

We Guarantee

High Quality

On all jobs

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Instant Quoting

Competitive Prices

Every Time

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Fast Turnaround

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BDI Lab offers a full range of 3D scanning services to suit a wide range of applications. Our design engineers are always happy to review projects and advise on the best process for your part capture. Simply get in touch via the contact form above and we will get right back to you. Typically we can quote work within 90mins and get your job booked in the same day. 

  • Our services are priced more competitively than many other engineering, 3D scanning and 3D printing services. 

  • BDI Lab have experience in many different sectors and share this knowledge between projects. 

  • Our supplier base is second to none having worked with top brands for many years.  

  • We have a reactive team on standby and can turn your job around on the same day if needed.

  • All of our services are quoted as fixed price jobs with flexible terms.

  • Our team have developed techniques for 3D scanning delicate and complex objects over the last decade. 

  • Customer satisfaction is a must at BDI Lab. If you are not satisfied we will keep working until you are. 

  • Our equipment is fully portable so we can scan objects at location, alternatively you are always welcome at our offices. 

  • We will provide you CAD data in a useable sealed mesh format: .STL .OBJ .STEP .IGES or .X_T. 

  • We can create NURBS models of any scan data to ensure the scan is easy for you to pick up and work with. 

  • Our design team can make changes to your mesh data or start engineering parts directly if required. 

  • We have engineers in countries all around the globe completing design tasks 24/7.

Inquiries

 

Our team is ready to support your design and engineering project. Get in touch by filling out the form below or give us a call to discuss how we can help.

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BDI Design Ltd

China Works

Black Prince Road

London SE1 7SJ

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