The 3D Lab has a series of light scanners available for use, including NextEngine and Artec Space Spider scanners. These systems produce high-resolution, photo-wrapped shape files, which can be analyzed and shared digitally, or 3D printed. Our Blue light scanner works by projecting multiple parallel beams of light onto an object. By projecting a grid pattern on the object, the scanner is able to capture the deformation or distortion from multiple angles and then calculate the distance to specific points on the object using triangulation. Objects are scanned from multiple angles to capture the entire surface, and the isolated point clouds are aligned, registered, and then converted into a texture wrapped shape file.