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Equipment available

If would like to use our equipment, please submit an application. One of the Paleolab team members will contact you shortly to discuss the costs and feasibility of your project, as well as potential booking dates. 


Turntables: each 3D scanner is equipped with automated and non-automated rotating platforms that enable full-coverage 3D scans of objects.

3D printers:




  • Avizo Lite 2020.3.1,
  • Avizo Standard 2020.3.1,
  • Geomagic Wrap 2021.2.0,
  • VGSTUDIO MAX 3.5.1,
  • Agisoft Metashape 1.8.0,
  • ViewNX 2,
  • FlexScan3D 3.3,
  • Microsoft Office 365,
  • Meshlab 2020.12,
  • Gimp 2.10.30,
  • Fiji,
  • 3D Slicer 4.11,
  • Blender 3.0,
  • Artec Software (17).

Additional equipment:


Artec EVA 3D scanner (2016)

The EVA scanner is a structured light 3D scanner ideal for making a quick, textured and accurate digital 3D model of medium and large objects. 


  • up to 0.1 mm accuracy with no need for targets and 16 FPS 3D reconstruction rate, 
  • working distance: 0.4 - 1 m, 
  • output formats: all popular formats, including STL, OBJ, PLY, BTX, 
  • software: Artec Studio 16X.



Artec Space Spider 3D Scanner (2016, 2021)

High resolution 3D blue light handheld scanner. Captures geometry and texture of objects with high precision. Artec Spider is generally recommended for smaller size objects with intricate details.


  • point accuracy: up to 0.05 mm, 
  • 3D resolution: up to 0.1 mm, 
  • volume capture zone: 2000 cm3,
  • working distance: 0.2 - 0.3 m,
  • output formats: OBJ, PLY, WRL, STL, AOP, ASC, PTX, E57, XYZRGB, STEP, IGES, X_T, CSV, DXF, XML,
  • software: Artec Studio 16X.



Polyga Carbon 3D scanner (2021)

Tripod mounted 3D structured light scanner capable of creating full digital 3D models, including textures. The Polyga Carbon main features are dual 3MP cameras and flexible field of view for varying object sizes. 


  • maximum resolution: 0.1 mm, 
  • maximum accuracy: 0.035 mm, 
  • working distance: 0.6 m,
  • output formats: 3D3, ASC, FBX, OBJ, PLY, STL,
  • software: FlexScan.



VI 910 Konica Minolta 3D scanner (2007)

The VIVID 910 3D scanner employs laser-beam light sectioning technology to scan objects. Light reflected from the object is acquired by a CCD camera, and 3D data is then created by triangulation to determine distance information. 


  • precision of 0.008 mm and accuracy of 0.1 mm when operating in FINE mode,
  • laser beam is scanned using a high-precision galvanometric mirror,
  • 640 × 480 individual points can be measured per scan.




Fusion3 F410 3D printer (2021)

The Fusion3 F410 printer has a large print chamber and is compatible with different types of filaments, such as PLA, ABS, ASA or PETG. 


  • filament monitoring system,
  • 250 mm/sec print speed, 
  • 20 microns layer resolution,
  • rigid metal enclosure that reduces vibrations and improves the quality of prints,
  • software: Reactor.



ProJet MJP 2500 3D printer (2018)

ProJet MJP 2500 3D printer for precision rigid and elastomeric parts with true-to-CAD accuracy, quality surface finish and edge fidelity for functional testing. Compatible with materials in rigid white, black, clear, clear grey, and flexible elastomeric black and elastomeric natural with elongation and full elastic recovery. Photograph for reference only. 


  • software: 3D Sprint.




Wacom Cintiq Pro Display (2021)

Ultra-high-definition pen display with multi-touch capabilities. It is useful for image segmentation, graphics and 3D modelling. 


  • display size: 31.5 inch, 
  • resolution 3840 x 2160 pixels, 
  • Wacom Pro Pen ink 2.




Camera Kit (2021)

Single-lens reflex digital camera (Nikon D5600). The camera kit includes a set of tripods of different sizes.


  • equipped with a large 24.2 megapixel DX-format image sensor, 
  • 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR and 60mm f/2.8G ED lenses,
  • ISO range of 100 - 25600, 
  • shutter speed 1/4000 to 30 s. 



Photo Light Boxes (2021)

Portable foldable photo shooting light box with LED lightning that ensures even light distribution for professional imagery.







Microscribe G2X 3D digitizer (2007)

The MicroScribe G2X is a coordinate measuring machine (CMM) which uses a contact-based 3D scanning technology. It captures the physical properties of three-dimensional objects and translates them into complete 3D models, but it is not able to collect texture data. It is equipped with a mechanical arm which allows to perform accurate metrology operations. 



  • maximum accuracy: 0.23 mm,
  • output formats: DXF, IGES, OBJ, TXT, 3ds,
  • software: MicroScribe Utility Software (MUS).



Incubator (2010)

90 Litre Lab Incubator, max. temp 100°C. Chamber dimension: 46cm (d) x 48cm (w) x 41cm (h).








Micro 3D Scanner 

The Artec Micro scanner is a professional-grade fully-automated 3D scanner designed for high-precision scanning the intricate details of small objects. The scanner uses structured light technology to capture detailed 3D images of objects, creating highly accurate digital representations. It is typically used in industries such as manufacturing, quality control, and reverse engineering.



  • Point accuracy: Up to 10 microns (0.01 mm)
  • 3D resolution: Up to 0.029 mm
  • Object size: 90 × 60 × 60 mm
  • Output formats: All popular formats, including STL, OBJ, and PLY
  • Software: Artec Software





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