NextEngine 3D scanners

NextEngine 3D scanners: bring the real world from physical to digital.

NextEngine 3D scanners are desktop devices produced by the US company NextEngine. Born in 2000, this private company has partnered for almost 20 years with Fortune 500 firms, including HP, Kodak, Seiko, and more. 

NextEngine desktop 3D scanners are mid-priced professional solutions used in up to 90 countries by universities, museums and even by NASA. They are engineered with a combination of performance lasers and cameras, which collect the visible data and turn them into digital data. The final object can then be exported as a 3D model in STL, OBJ, VRML, and other formats.

With NextEngine scanning tools, you will have the real world at your fingertips.


NextEngine 3D scanners

NextEngine currently sells the Ultra HD laser scanner. It is a compact device capable of capturing high-resolution images and textures with a precision of up to 100 microns. Affordable and reliable, it grants high fidelity and clean outputs. It relies on a self-developed electro-optical architecture and special algorithms designed to make it scan in parallel. It also features integrated lights for shadow-free scans. It can be used with the automated rotating table provided or without it to scan large objects with no size limit. It can scan a variety of surfaces and materials. 

To start scanning, you’ll only have to plug the device into your computer, point an area and click the scanning button.



Every NextEngine 3D scanner comes bundled with ScanStudio Software. It is an intuitive yet powerful scanning program with a user-friendly interface. It lets you easily create complete and watertight textured meshes. It is capable of sequencing and stitching together multiple scans in just a few clicks. It includes some useful tools for aligning and merging different scans into a single 3D model. Also, it provides a real-time preview of the part you are scanning.

NextEngine also offers additional software solutions, including ScanStudio CAD TOOLS and RapidWorks.


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