How to Choose The Right 3D Scanning Service Provider

December 20, 2023
How to Choose The Right 3D Scanning Service Provider
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If you’re new to the 3D scanning world, it’s quite challenging to choose the right 3D scanning service provider for you. We understand how difficult it can be,  so in this article, we’ll go over some tips and help you choose the right 3D scanning service provider for your needs.


1. Know what you need

To be able to find the right match for you, you have to determine your needs first. You must have an answer to the following questions:



  •  What do you need to scan?
  •  How much is your allocated budget?
  •  Are you only looking for providers near you or are you open to providers in other areas too? 
  •  When do you need the scans?
  •  What type of scanning do you need?
  •  Do you need other services aside from 3D scanning?



These are all important questions to consider before moving on to the next step.


2. Do your research

Next is to look online and search for 3D scanning service providers in your area. You may also ask for referrals from colleagues and friends who have tapped into this industry recently or in the past. Any leads will be helpful.


In case you didn’t know, Wilbur’s Finest offers 3D scanning services and we are open to in-person scanning. If the cost of shipping is too high, we can arrange an appointment where we can scan the item in person. This offer includes a 50-mile radius from the 46151 zip code, and there will be an additional cost of $1 per mile for locations outside of this radius.


3. Narrow down your choices by experience and expertise

As mentioned earlier, there are many types of 3D scanning service providers out there. You can already make a shortlist of providers based on your needs, but you can narrow down your choices even more by looking at experience and expertise. 


It’s best to choose a provider who has experience in 3D printing and who has the expertise and knowledge in the specific type of scanning you need. This way, you can rest assured that they have the capability to meet your expectations.


4. Check the quality of their work

Another thing to consider is the quality of their scans. Check out  samples of their work and ask for references from previous clients. You can also look them up online and see if there are any reviews and testimonials for you to get an idea of the quality of their work.


5. Evaluate their customer service

Another important factor to consider is their customer service. As a client, you will have concerns and questions along the way. That said, you should look for a provider who is responsive to your needs and who is willing to work until you’re a satisfied and happy customer.


6. Assess their pricing and lead time

Lastly, check their pricing and lead time. A good 3D scanning services provider offers competitive pricing and can deliver your scans in a timely manner. This is also a great way to know if everything aligns with your budget and timeline.


Check out our complete price list here!





Wilbur’s Finest 3D Scanning Services

If you’re looking for a 3D scanning service provider that meets the above mentioned qualifications, you’re in luck! Our 3D scanning services are diverse and include a range of options such as:



  •  3D Scan
  •  Scan With Repaired Watertight Mesh
  •  Scan and Conversion to CAD
  •  Custom Part Creation



These services are available for small parts, large parts, and mobile scanning. See the full price list here. If you would like to know more, please contact us directly and we’ll gladly assist!







Choosing the right 3D scanning service provider can be time-consuming, but being meticulous is worth it to ensure that you get the best quality scans you need. By following these tips, you can choose a provider who will meet your needs, deliver on time, and exceed your expectations.

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