Skip to main content

3D Scanning

Who can 3D scan at the Fabrication Lab?

All UNB student, staff and faculty are welcome in the Fabrication Lab and are allowed to scan 3-dimensional objects and create 3D virtual images with the available equipment and software.

Contact Marc Bragdon (, Head of the Research Commons or Mattia Fonzo (, Research Commons Manager, to learn more.

What is 3D Scanning?

A 3D scanner takes multiple images of a 3-dimensional object at various angles to produce a digital model.

The item to be scanned is placed on a platform that rotates periodically so the scanner can take accurate images.

What 3D scanner is available in the Fabrication Lab?

The UNB RC Fabrication Lab has one EinScan SE 3D Printer available for use. Visit the EinScan website for more details on the scanner.

This 3D scanner is easily operated and provides excellent results. The 3D scans can be used to create virtual images or can be edited and connected to the available 3D printers. This will allow you to create 3D printed copies of your scanned item.

Learn more about the available 3D printers at the Fabrication Lab.

What software is available for use?

EinScan Software: This software is available on the PC beside the 3D scanner. It allows you to observe the scanning process in real time and adjust, design, and edit your scan.

Fabrication Lab Policies

Please familiarize your yourself with our policies and expectations.

How To Guide

Visit the 3D Scanner Guide to learn how to get started scanning!

Hours of Operation

The UNB RC Fabrication Lab is open for UNB members from:

  • Monday-Thursday 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Friday-Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm