Birmingham Prototypes offer 3D Scanning and 3D Printing

Posted on July 1, 2013 · Posted in 3D Printing, 3D Scanning, Reverse Engineering

Birmingham Prototypes Limited provides sheet metal prototypes, 3D printed ABS plastic prototypes and reverse engineering services to the automotive and aviation industries.

After recent investment in a new Metrologgy Department featuring a new Nikon CNC machine with 3D laser scanning, Birmingham Prototypes can now offer subcontract inspection and reverse engineering services.  This investment follows the recent addition of the Dimension 1200es 3D printer.

“The move to 3D laser scanning has greatly improved our 3D printing service” says Mick Adams, “as we can now generate as stl file (3D printing format) for components with no CAD, using the laser scanner to generate a point cloud mesh.  We can then give these CAD files back to the customer if need in any format required.  We have also improved our processes by printing checking/setting fixtures as well as parts for generating CMM programmes before we have parts manufactured.”