3D Scanning Service in South Florida

Tropic 3D uses the latest and greatest portable technologies
so we can bring our 3D scanning service to you.

Our Service Area Includes West Palm Beach to Ft. Lauderdale And Beyond

It is not unusual for humans to want to build and reproduce three-dimensional objects and Tropic 3D makes it easier than ever for our clients in Palm Beach County, Florida. The world has changed a lot, and 3D technology is now affecting a wide range of industries. 3D scanners continue to improve their technology, while becoming smaller, more affordable and easier to use. Here are examples of real-world 3D scanning applications today.

3D Scanning for Estates, Insurance, and Restoration.

Tropic3D is a powerful service for valuing property, whether you are an insurance company, claims adjuster, or restoration company. He can help you save time, reduce costs and close claims faster. You can share 3D models among engineers, adjusters and builders. Accurate, detailed documentation will help you maximize revenue and accelerate the process.

3D Scanning in Education

3D scanning has become a common practice in many classrooms around the globe. Students with limited 3D modeling skills can create and 3D-print unique models using sculpting or similar materials. We are big advocates of 3D scanning in the classroom. Recently, we helped a teacher create a lesson plan to help students learn about fossils. We will create a variety of lesson plans in the future that combine 3D scanning with 3D Printing.

At Tropic3D we work with local teachers to assist with curriculum needs and other teaching possibilities. Teachers agree that 3D scanning objects is a great tool to use alongside 3D Printing in the classroom for hands-on learning. It allows for unique 3D models and helps teach key concepts.

3D scanning Architecture

3D scanning is a very attractive option for architectural surveys because it allows you to scan and analyze buildings with great detail. 3D scanning offers the user extremely accurate measurements, and allows them to visualize and edit data using CAD. Rapidly capturing high-accuracy data can save time and money. This is especially important when it comes to delivering results to clients.

3D scanning can be used for reverse engineering, as well as surveying. This is true for both building exteriors and interior furniture. A company that we recently spoke to needed detailed scans of exterior details which had deteriorated. The goal was to replace the cladding with modern materials while replicating the appearance and aging profile of what previously existed.

3D Scanning of Art/History

Artists and art historians are increasingly using 3D scanning. One of the most common uses in this industry is to scan artifacts and create 3D-printed versions, or archive them for future use. The 3D scanning technology allows for the classification, measurement, analysis, and sharing of all forms of cultural heritage.

The opportunity to create a perfect replica of a sculpture or piece, with richly detailed and true-to scale copies, is not only an excellent way to preserve the original, but also to allow others to learn, as well as to have a hands-on experience without risking damaging a valuable item. Maybe an art historian wants to restore a piece of art that has deteriorated over the years? 3D scanning is a great technique to help with restoration and conservation.

Tropic 3D local 3D Scanning Service allows us to help artists add images and objects from real life to their artwork. Recently, we worked with a designer of homewares who wanted to scan leaves and feathers, and then incorporate them into his designs.

3d Scanning for Medicine/Health/Rehabilitation

In recent years, 3D technology has become a vital tool for industries that are involved in health. Prosthetics is my favorite 3D application across all industries. 3D scanning allows for the production and design of prosthetics that are measured with remarkable accuracy. This means maximum comfort, mobility and reduced pain. This process, when combined with 3D printing is much faster and cheaper than traditional methods.

Health professionals are increasingly using 3D scanning to study body parts in detail, such as prior to surgery. Planning and preparing the site thoroughly allows doctors to make better-informed decisions, which can lead to a higher rate of success in surgery. Tropic3D used our 3D scanner to scan body parts for a local designer of swimsuits.

3D Scanning in Engineering

Engineering is another area where 3D scanning has great potential. Reverse engineering and rapid prototypes are made easier by the ability to scan an object, modify it using CAD and then scan again. Measurements can be made in detail, and mechanical properties can be investigated more easily.

3D Scanning and Design

Rapid prototyping, reverse engineering and other engineering techniques are essential to the design of many products. Any technique that can help achieve better results or a quicker turnaround is often welcome when working with clients who are demanding. This is exactly what 3D scanning provides.

We often look for natural materials to emulate for their superior properties. This can be plant structures, fossils, or any other material. How better to create new designs and study complex arrangements than by scanning them and studying them in high resolution?

3D Scanning in Science/Research

3D scanning allows for the detailed study of any item. Researchers from around the globe are studying an endless array of materials at any given time. The introduction of 3D scanning offers a wide range of possibilities, from advanced topography and optical measurements to archiving.

Researchers at Drexel University recently began 3D scanning and printing dinosaur fossils, and building their own scaled down robotic replicas. The goal is to observe how the bones of dinosaurs interact to produce movement and to respond to environmental stress.

Full Body 3D Scanning

3D technology opens up endless customization possibilities. What better subject than the human body to create a 3D model? Many services are opening around the globe that allow users to be 3D-scanned and then take home their own 3D-printed replica of themselves.

Full-body 3D scanning can be used for a variety of applications, including aesthetic body analysis, avatar generation, and custom-fitted clothes.

3D Scanning and Virtual Reality/Animation

3D scanning is playing an important role in the rapid growth of the gaming industry. Gamification uses 3D scanning to create realistic simulations.

Recent advancements in virtual reality headsets are also driving the use of 3D scanning. Since a while, major game developers use 3D scanning to create gaming characters. Local small-medium app and game developers can now hire Tropic 3D’s 3D scanning Service in order to give their users a better experience.


Our Capabilities

Digital 3D Scanning and Modeling

  • 3D scanning – large and small scale.
  • Design and modification of custom part files.
  • Reverse engineering of OEM parts.
  • BIM (Building Information Modeling) to 3D printing conversion.


Scanning Technologies We Employ

FDM/FFF Printing

FDM/FFF Fused Filament Fabrication or FDM Fused Deposition Modeling is the most common type of material extrusion technology. A filament feeds through an extruder where a heated nozzle extrudes the material. FFF/FDM is well-suited for early prototypes, communication models, and form studies. The most commonly used filaments are PLA, PETG, and ABS. There are even wood and carbon fiber-based infused filaments.

SLA/DLS/DLP Printing

SLA (Stereolithography), DLS (Digital Light Synthesis), and DLP (Digital Light Processing) are used to 3D print various standard and industrial resins. SLA uses a UV light to cure specified areas of the print, which solidifies to form a hardened resin part. SLA delivers high-resolution parts with a smooth surface finish perfect for high-fidelity presentation models, precision parts, and mold-making. Materials we use include standard resin, durable resin, elastic resin, high-temp resin, flexible resin, tough resin, and castable resin.

HP MJF Printing

HP MJF (Multi-Jet Fusion) is a robust 3D printing technology that produces highly accurate and durable parts at fast speeds. It is used to 3D print Nylon PA11, PA12, TPU, and glass-filled varieties of each. MJF delivers industrial grade nylon parts with full-color capabilities. MJF applies a fusing agent to specific print areas while applying a detailing agent to give crisp edges to parts. Nylon is known for its durability and high impact resistance.

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