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3D Scanner

A guide to using PPLD's NextEngine 3D Laser Scanner


For information or reserving this machine contact the Library 21c makerspace: 
   Phone: (719) 531-6333 x2549

3D Scanning at Pikes Peak Library District

Library 21c has a new 3D scanner available for use during Make and Make II's open hours. 

  • You can reserve the 3D scanner for 1 - 2 hours, up to two times a month. To make a reservation, visit the link below. You may also walk-in to use the scanner, as long as it has no other reservations.
  • While we work on updating this LibGuide, view the links below for more information on the 3D scanner.
  • A manual is also available to walk you through using the 3D scanner during your reservation.

Common applications for 3D Scanning

3D scanning an existing object into a 3D mesh has many different uses. The most common uses are:

  • Recreating an object for 3D printing (this can include broken or no longer manufactured parts)
  • Creating an asset for 3D animation, video game design, augmented reality, or virtual reality
  • Reverse engineering and CAD design

Open Hours at LI



Make, Make II

at Library 21c

Tuesday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday 1 - 5 p.m.