Innovative Concept Designs and Prototype Development of bespoke desktop lamps.

Joshua Asphall, Head of Design & Technology at a Birmingham based Academy, a creative entrepreneur himself sets students with a challenge to design artistic bespoke desktop lamps which is then modelled using a 3D CAD software and manufactured using Additive Manufacturing Process, 3D Printing.

Play video to view students creation of 20 bespoke desktop lamps from concept deign through to manufacturing and sales.


What is 3D Laser Scanning?

3D Laser Scanning uses non-destructive technology and is a non-contact measuring device which allows data to be captured digitally without damaging the physical object being scanned, it is a way of capturing an objects exact size and shape into a 3D representation into a computer.

There are several scanning technologies available that can be used to collect comprehensive data for all your scanning needs. Each has its advantages and we can advise you on the most appropriate technology for your project.

 What is Reverse Engineering?reverse-engineering-services

Reverse Engineering is the process of measuring a part using data captured by our 3D scanning systems, we can reverse engineer components and products for further engineering and / or re-manufacture of existing parts by creating a CAD model to reflect how it was originally designed.

 Why Would You Want an Object 3D Printed?

3D printing is most commonly used as a form of rapid prototyping. Using this method means more companies can verify and change designs more often while spending less money and time doing so!

The benefit of rapid prototyping is that you can have an end result that works the first time which meets your customers’ demands and overall makes your company more competitive!

3D printing means you can:

  • Prototype ideas quickly
  • Bring projects to life
  • Print in a variety of materials
  • Print geometries that no other technology can

We can offer prototyping service using Objet Eden 500V which offers 18 different materials alongside a large build tray 500 x 400 x 200mm for maximum productivity and versatility. The Eden 500V features print layers as fine as 16 microns for models with complex geometries, smooth surfaces and thin walls.

Objet Eden 500V ~ The Object Eden 500V employs proven PolyJet Technology.

PolyJet 3D Printing is similar to inkjet document printing , but instead of jetting drops of ink onto paper, PolyJet 3D Printers jet layers of liquid photopolymer onto a build tray and cure them with a UV light. The layers build up one at a time to create a 3D Model or prototype. Along with the selected model material, the 3D printer also jets a gel-like support material specifically designed to uphold overhangs and complicated geometries, this is then easily removed with a WaterJet machine.


We can take your digital files and print them out in minimal time. We are able to offer you a complete scanning and printing package according to your needs in a variety of material and sizes.