High quality engineering with 3D scanning
Engineering at 360 degrees
Proto Studi srls is a company with operational headquarters in Buttrio, Udine, which provides engineering services such as design, CE marking, structural checks, surveys with terrestrial laser scanners and manual 3D scanners for reverse engineering.
Proto Studi aims to assist its customers by accompanying them in all phases of implementation and development of their projects, offering speed and accuracy through the use of cutting-edge technologies and innovative working methods. We speak with the two owners, Antonio Casalino and Sergio Guglione, to learn more about the use of 3D scanning technologies used by Proto Studi.
Ing. Casolino, how long ago was the interest in 3D surveying born? How and for which products?
At the beginning of 2015 we purchased a terrestrial laser scanner to carry out surveys, both in the industrial and architectural field. At that time, we were among the first in the region to provide a service with this technology. Later we decided to buy a portable scanner (Artec Eva) because it was more suitable for reverse engineering.
Benefits of 3D scanning and future projects
How often do you use your scanners and what are the benefits you have seen from using 3D scanning in terms of time, cost, agility?
We use our scanners at least weekly. The advantage of using the scanner Artec Eva or Leo is undoubtedly the ability to perform surveys of complete artifacts in a short time, but especially the guarantee of a scan of extreme precision, in the order of tenths of a millimeter. This has allowed us to significantly reduce the costs for surveying operations.
The particularly compact structure of the Artec Eva scanner allows you to scan without problems even in confined places. One of the possible applications of this scanner is the scanning of parts to be able to transform them into files that can be managed during prototyping and reverse engineering. Here in our studio, for example, we also use it to scan furniture models such as tables, chairs, etc.. and to create advanced level renderings, such as the models of chairs of the company “Sedia Elite” of Premariacco.
Mr. Guglione, can you tell us how the collaboration with 3DZ was born?
I already knew Ing. Caufin, now a 3DZ salesman, from his previous work experience. When it came time to buy a scanner, I turned to 3DZ: their contribution was fundamental in choosing the scanner that best suits the needs of Proto Studi.
Are you planning to expand your fleet? If so, with what objectives?
At this time, it is important to make it clear to our customers that scanning is the way of working in the future. We want to be ready to meet the customer’s specific engineering needs by offering quality service and keeping up with technology. We are therefore ready to adapt as demand evolves.
Commentary by Ing. Caufin, Sales Manager of 3DZ Treviso
Sergio’s enthusiasm in telling me about his work as a company specializing in 3D scans of large objects was overwhelming. It was very natural for me to offer him the Artec 3D scanning solution, which is well integrated with the current tools that are used today in their company.
The versatility of Artec scanners, with their accuracy and automatisms make post processing fast and immediate. They were immediately perceived by experienced people such as the Protostudi team. The company decided to start using them immediately to complete their proposal for a 3D scanning solution in the most diverse contexts. From mechanics, where we talk about detecting parts of machines or even complete systems, to the furniture sector, to scan chairs, armchairs and sofas, through the cultural heritage and ending with scans in the forensic field. All this confirms the total versatility that only a portable instrument, completely wireless as the Artec can give.