To capture all the stuff you work with, you want 3D input at your fingertips.  NextEngine's exclusive Multi-Laser Technology delivers superior precision and fidelity.  Find out what has made NextEngine's 3D Desktop Scanner the world's best seller.  New Ultra HD sensors deliver stunning resolution.

Breathtaking Quality - Captures fine detail to 100 micron precision

Extreme Flexibility - The choice of Industry & EDU in 90 countries

Automated Simplicity - Scanning in thousands of schools & universities

For specs on the 3D scanner and its software, view this PDF.

To see a comparison between NextEngine and EinScan, view this PDF.

Visit the NextEngine 3D Laser Scanner playlist on our YouTube channel for videos about the scanner and its software.

To help customers make use of their equipment much quicker, Learning Labs, Inc. has created a series of tutorials and projects for the NextEngine 3D Scanner.  These tutorials and projects are delivered online and equip teachers and students with the basic knowledge needed to run and maintain the piece of equipment.  Multiple projects are also provided so users can quickly get the most out of the tools in their classroom.  For more information, click the brochure cover to the right or visit the Projects webpage.

For more information, contact your Regional Manager or use the links above.

Scanner Features

Small Footprint. Big Power.

To stay on your desk, it has to be small. Really small. It is. Incredibly, the scanner's footprint is no larger than an envelope. Yet in that compact package sits all the power you need to bring your physical media into the digital world.


Use it Everyday

Ideas happen when they happen. To fuel your creative process, or email an idea to a colleague, your scanner needs to be ready at hand like your phone or keyboard. That's why it's designed to work in ordinary office lighting without darkrooms or bulky backgrounds.

Dress Up Your Desk

And if it's going to stay on your desk, it should look great. This precision instrument is beautifully detailed, and built from high quality materials like bead-basted anodized aluminum alloy, and crystal clear polycarbonate. Think sculpture. Imagine the conversations it will inspire.

NextEngine 3D Laser Scanner

High Fidelity. Low Price.

NextEngine delivers an unprecedented combination of power and affordability. At 0.005 inch accuracy, it rivals systems costing 10 times the price. It's not a cheaper 3D Scanner. It's a better scanner that costs less. Way less.

Clean Data

Compared with many $25,000+ scanners, NextEngine's data fidelity is far cleaner. No more annoying pops and spikes that take hours to edit out. The surface data is so clean, you can just use it straight from the scanner.

New Technology

The secret behind this big change is new technology invented by NextEngine. An all-new electro-optical architecture and sophisticated new algorithms use an array of lasers to scan in parallel. Result: higher point throughput and much better data fidelity.

Full Color. Optically-Locked to Geometry.

NextEngine also captures details that many high-end scanners don't: rich, full-color photo data for every surface point. And because it's optically synchronous, there's no skew between the color and geometry.


Built-In Studio Lighting

Every NextEngine scanner comes with a built-in array of spatially diverse, diffuse illuminators for shadow-free imaging. And these lights are specially designed to provide a wide color gamut for excellent color rendering.


Simplified Modeling

Optically-locked surface color makes assembling models much easier. NextEngine ScanStudio software, an integral part of the system, let's you place "virtual beads" on your screen images to instantly align different views into a single model.

Lots of Stuff. Lots of Sizes.


NextEngine's proprietary scan technology and innovative instrument configuration let you capture a remarkably diverse range of objects in a variety of materials and sizes. Parts found in many different industries can be captured.


No Preset Size Limit

Since there's no bulky box to put your object inside, and it doesn't spin while it scans, you can work with larger objects. You can composite multiple views together to get objects bigger than the field size. Twin ranges cover macro and wide fields.

Surface Flexibility

Many typical surfaces can be captured in their natural state. For difficult surfaces, easy-to-use markers let you prep them right at your desk. PowderPens put a light powder film on very shiny or dark surfaces, and PaintPens let you coat even transparent or mirror surfaces for easy scanning.

Plug and Play. Point and Click.

Easy to install. Easy to drive. No memory cards to shuffle, no data files to copy or convert. No hidden buttons to push. No lenses to adjust. No calibration procedures to do. Just a simple USB 2.0 appliance that plugs into your PC.


Simple Dashboard

ScanStudio Software (included) provides everything you need to control your scanner from one elegant graphical settings panel. With a couple of clicks, your system will automatically sequence multiple scans. Simple but powerful built-in tools align and merge multiple views into a single model.

Live Viewfinder

And for all you WYSIWYG lovers out there... how about a live hi-res image showing you exactly what you're about to scan? Use your mouse to select the area you want, and click Start. Your scan will be on your screen in about 90 seconds.

Software Gets the Job Done.

What'll you do with millions of scan points? Model them with great software! NextEngine offers a full range of software solutions for every project and budget.


ScanStudio comes standard with every NextEngine Scanner. It's a powerful scanning application that makes it easy to build complete and watertight textured mesh models. Export in a variety of mesh formats, including STL, OBJ, VRML, and U3D. Customize file sizes with intelligent polygon reduction.


ScanStudio CAD TOOLS helps you build CAD models from scans with NURBS autosurfacing, spline output, IGES and STEP export, and CAD comparison.


RapidWorks uses state-of-the-art Geomagic Design X technology to transform 3D scans into parametric solid models with SolidWorks Feature Tree output.

For more information contact your Regional Manager.

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NextEngine's3D Laser Scanner can scan objects of many sizes.
NextEngine's ScanStudio CDs

Learning Labs offers two bundles from which to choose:


Triangular mesh models capture shape for science, art, and animation

  • 3D Scanner 

  • AutoDrive

  • ScanStudio


Parametric feature editable CAD models for Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing


  • 3D Scanner

  • AutoDrive

  • ScanStudio

  • RapidWorks


For more information contact your Regional Manager.

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