Replicating an existing object?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by arcanemethods, May 11, 2013.

  1. arcanemethods
    arcanemethods New Member
    I have a small object, on the order of the size of a necklace pendant, that I wish to have scanned to produce files that can be used to produce a copy and a mirror image copy. Fairly high resolution is required. Can anyone recommend a service that can do the scanning at reasonable cost and deliver files suitable to be made anywhere?

    Many Thanks.
  2. stonysmith
    stonysmith Well-Known Member Moderator
    Can you post a picture of the item here?
    Or .. send a picture via PM?

    Is the object fairly simple, or is it more complex? can product a model, but it often takes careful lighting, focus, and a good bit of cleanup after the fact.
    If the item is fairly simple, it may be simpler to design from scratch.
  3. arcanemethods
    arcanemethods New Member
    Thanks for the response.

    It's a casting of the last 2 cm of an ear canal, including the tympanic membrane. Evolution did the design, not me, and I doubt a precise enough digital rendition can be obtained from photographs. I'm pretty sure an active scanner such as a laser scanner will be necessary.