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GOM Conference 2017

GOM Conference 2017

A look back at this weeks GOM event that took place in Braunschweig, Germany.

Young Persons Conference 2017

Young Persons Conference 2017

Physical Digital has been invited to talk about the uses of 3D scanning and how it is being used in the aerospace industry.

SafeContractor Accreditation

SafeContractor Accreditation

Physical Digital is celebrating the awarding of another accreditation - this time for Health and Safety in the workplace.

Competition time!

Competition time!

As a way of saying thank you, Physical Digital is giving clients the chance to win BTCC tickets!

BTCC Season Launch 2017

BTCC Season Launch 2017

Physical Digital attended the launch day for the British Touring Car Championship 2017 at legendary track Donington Park on 16th March.

Develop3D Live design show

Develop3D Live design show

Physical Digital will be at Warwick Arts Centre for Develop3D Live to showcase the many applications available from its high-accuracy 3D scanning services.

National Apprenticeship Week

National Apprenticeship Week

National Apprenticeship Week recognises the success of apprenticeships. Here we review the involvement that successful 3D scanning firm Physical Digital® has had in developing metrology apprenticeships and the success the company has experienced through employing an apprentice.

3D Scanning Valentine's Day Rose

3D Scanning Valentine's Day Rose

3D scanning of unusual and delicate items is no problem for our highly-trained engineers. For Valentine's Day, the challenge was to 3D scan a rose to create a virtual bloom.

Silverstone UTC Talk

Silverstone UTC Talk

Physical Digital’s MD Tim Rapley was invited to Silverstone UTC in order to present a talk about the award-winning 3D scanning company’s business operations to aspiring engineers.

3D Design on Show at Develop 3D Live 2017

3D Design on Show at Develop 3D Live 2017

Physical Digital will be attending DEVELOP3D Live in March at Warwick Arts Centre to exhibit 3D scanning services for designers and technology developers.

Excellent Customer Feedback

Excellent Customer Feedback

Physical Digital have received excellent feedback from clients who they have worked for over the past year.

Apprentice update

Apprentice update

Our Marketing and Administration Apprentice has now been with us for 3 months!

Review of 2016

Review of 2016

2016 has been the busiest year so far for Physical Digital, full of many exciting projects that all the team worked really hard to complete.

Ben succeeds in Metrology degree

Ben succeeds in Metrology degree

3D scanning specialist Ben Singer of Physical Digital’s applications team has shown his expertise by gaining the top grade in his Metrology degree.

Gas Turbine Blade Measurement

Gas Turbine Blade Measurement

Physical Digital recently completed a measurement and inspection project to help improve power generation within gas turbine blade maintenance management.

Automated Optical Inspection

Automated Optical Inspection

Automated optical inspection offers many advantages to Quality Managers and Production Directors with batches of components for inspection. Read on to find out more!

Reverse engineering the future

Reverse engineering the future

Reverse engineering is one of the many interesting and fulfilling careers open to students looking to become the engineers of the future.

3D Scanning London and UK

3D Scanning London and UK

London-wide 3D scanning and measurement services cover the south east and the whole of the UK. Our fully-mobile 3D scanning systems are ideal to complete 3D measurement at your site or ours.

Shortlisted for two SME awards!

Shortlisted for two SME awards!

For the second year running, Physical Digital has been shortlisted in two separate categories of the rebranded SME awards, which recognise the excellence of small businesses in Surrey.

Steve means business! Physical Digital welcomes BDM on board

Steve means business! Physical Digital welcomes BDM on board

Physical Digital is delighted to welcome Steve Fletcher into the team of the award-winning 3D optical measurement company. Steve brings a wealth of engineering experience to the new role of Business Development Manager at this thriving firm.

Exhibiting at Measurement in Manufacturing Roadshow

Exhibiting at Measurement in Manufacturing Roadshow

Just confirmed! 3D measurement company Physical Digital® is delighted to announce that metrology experts from the award-winning company will be attending GTMA ‘s “Measurement in Manufacturing” Roadshow on 13th October.

Chocolate bar 3D scanning

Chocolate bar 3D scanning

3D scanning is not usually so tasty! We are grateful to Surrey Business School for this chocolate bar, which we 3D scanned before consuming.

Today's the day! Small Business Success

Today's the day! Small Business Success

Physical Digital's Small Biz 100 day is Saturday 10th September, so we celebrated the success of our 3D scanning company by releasing a new video.

3D scanned skulls from Mary Rose online

3D scanned skulls from Mary Rose online

3D scanning technologies have allowed Mary Rose experts to exhibit online interactive models of the skulls of some of the crew from Henry VIII's warship.

Small Biz 100 accolade for Physical Digital

Small Biz 100 accolade for Physical Digital

Physical Digital's specialist 3D scanning and measurement service has been named among the 100 small businesses in the UK to be celebrated by Small Business Saturday 2016.

3D scanning company in media spotlight again

3D scanning company in media spotlight again

3D scanning company Physical Digital has been in the media spotlight again this year. Here is a quick round-up of some of the most recent awards and features so far in 2016.

Formula Students Revving Up for Success

Formula Students Revving Up for Success

Physical Digital's 3D Scanning experts supported teams from the Formula Student 2016 competition. Here we have a round-up of the results from this year's finals.

SME Awards celebrate the best of British

SME Awards celebrate the best of British

Shortlisted for the 'Best SME to work for', representatives from Physical Digital attended a prestigious event at Grosvenor House celebrating the best of UK SMEs.

Woking Hospice Fundraising Visit

Woking Hospice Fundraising Visit

Physical Digital’s Three Peaks Challenge team visited Woking Hospice to present the local charity with the amazing total of over £1100 raised in support of their recent achievement.

Nominated for 'Best SME to work in'!

Nominated for 'Best SME to work in'!

Physical Digital is delighted to have been shortlisted within the ‘Best SME to work in’ category in the newest awards designed to celebrate the success of Britain’s small businesses.

Inspiring potential engineers

Inspiring potential engineers

This week we have welcomed a year 10 student from a local school for a work experience placement to learn about our highly-accurate 3D scanning services.

Training Tips for Three Peaks

Training Tips for Three Peaks

Our 3D scanning team has been preparing for a 24-hour physical and mental team challenge which involves over 460 miles driving between the mountains.

Benchmarking in the USA

Benchmarking in the USA

Recently, one of our Engineering team completed a project in the States, supporting vehicle benchmarking.

3D scanning the original Davy Lamp

3D scanning the original Davy Lamp

3D scanning experts from Physical Digital recently took part in an historic project in conjunction with the Royal Institution and the creators of the Magic Box exhibition facility.

Formula Student Torsion Testing

Formula Student Torsion Testing

Physical Digital is supporting the University of Liverpool’s Motorsport Formula Student team by carrying out torsion testing on the chassis of their 2016 race car.

Engineering seen by teens as 'fulfilling, prestigious'

Engineering seen by teens as 'fulfilling, prestigious'

Physical Digital's engineering team endorses research by the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering which shows that engineers are held in high esteem by 16-17 year olds globally. We encourage young people to consider engineering as a worthwhile and satisfying career.

Giving students a competitive edge

Giving students a competitive edge

Physical Digital is pleased to support the University of Warwick’s Formula Student team – WR6 - in their endeavours to win the Formula Student 2016 competition.

UK Aerospace set to take off

UK Aerospace set to take off

Over the next twenty years, demand for air travel will help the UK’s aerospace sector to grow, resulting in increased comfort, connections and opportunities for passengers and the aviation industry itself, according to a report by the aerospace trade organisation.

Keeping Production Rolling

Keeping Production Rolling

The Physical Digital design team has been working on a specific measurement solution for one of our clients assembling cars on a production line.

ScanBox Recommended by Opel Cars!

ScanBox Recommended by Opel Cars!

Opel's German automotive manufacturing plant is benefiting from the same automated measurement technology that Physical Digital offers using the robot housed in our ScanBox facility in the Midlands.

Reliant Robin 3D Scan

Reliant Robin 3D Scan

We were delighted to carry out high-accuracy 3D scanning on a client's Reliant Robin recently.

Southern Manufacturing Show 2016

Southern Manufacturing Show 2016

Just confirmed! Physical Digital will be showcasing its high-accuracy 3D scanning services at the Southern Manufacturing Show in Farnborough FIVE this February.

From A to Z! Review of 2015

From A to Z! Review of 2015

From Immingham to Invercargill (New Zealand), North Dakota to Northampton, Scotland to Slovakia, Physical Digital’s engineers have travelled the world this year bringing the fully-mobile, high-accuracy GOM ATOS and Tritop non-contact scanning systems to the aid of many engineering and design projects.

What is CAD and how does it help engineering projects?

What is CAD and how does it help engineering projects?

One of the complementary services we offer that has proved incredibly popular with clients is reverse engineering components using Computer Aided Design (CAD) from the high-accuracy data we gain from our 3D non-contact scanners.

3D scanning a Goblin engine

3D scanning a Goblin engine

Benjamin Singer, Senior Applications Engineer, appears in our latest video to explain how we are scanning an impellor from a Goblin aircraft engine.

3D synergy: the 3D Technology Centre

3D synergy: the 3D Technology Centre

The 3D Technology Centre in the Midlands offers an innovative and seamless solution for 3D optical measurement, printing and inspection.

Award Winners!

Award Winners!

Physical Digital has won the FSB Business Innovation Award 2015!

FSB Business Awards

FSB Business Awards

Physical Digital's 3D scanning staff are thrilled to be finalists in two categories of the FSB Business Awards 2015 at the prestigious Mercedes-Benz World at Brooklands tonight, 18th November.

Metrology on the Move!

Metrology on the Move!

Experts from the Physical Digital team are attending the European Portable Metrology Conference in Manchester this week.

Angelic Bulldog Project Video

Angelic Bulldog Project Video

In Summer 2015, Physical Digital was invited to assist the Angelic Bulldog motorcycle land speed attempt project team by 3D scanning the gearbox, engine and chassis of the vehicle.

Advanced Engineering comes to NEC

Advanced Engineering comes to NEC

The Physical Digital ScanBox video - highlighting the UK's first and only superfast, high-accuracy automated GOM measurement cell that we have just established in the Midlands - is being shown for the first time at the Advanced Engineering Show this week.

Testimonial: Angelic Bulldog

Testimonial: Angelic Bulldog

Project leader Gabriel Uttley explains why the Angelic Bulldog motorcycle land speed record attempt team has used Physical Digital's 3D non-contact scanning expertise to assist the project.

Announcing Geomagic Design X

Announcing Geomagic Design X

The newest version of Geomagic Design X has been introduced. Here we take a look at some of the advantages of the new software.

Excellence in Engineering celebrated

Excellence in Engineering celebrated

Our team was delighted to be chosen as finalists in the British Engineering Excellence Awards. The Directors attended the Awards Ceremony in London.

ScanBox in action!

ScanBox in action!

It has been a week of firsts at Physical Digital. The UK's first and only GOM high-resolution automated 3D scanning cell has been installed in our new dedicated site in the West Midlands.

Work in progress!

Work in progress!

Physical Digital's new automated measurement cell has arrived in the heart of British manufacturing!

Making Measurement Matter!

Making Measurement Matter!

Metrology experts from Physical Digital will be highlighting the latest innovation in 3D scanning technology - the UK's first ScanBox 5120 service facility - at Make Measurement Matter on 15th October.

First for Automated Measurement

First for Automated Measurement

Proud to be offering the UK's first automated GOM high resolution contract 3D scanning service facility in the heart of British manufacturing.

Engineering Excellence recognised!

Engineering Excellence recognised!

We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the British Engineering Excellence Awards in the Small Business of the Year category.

Proposing a unique design

Proposing a unique design

A sneak peek at the next stage of the engagement ring designed by one of our engineers for his fiancée.

Angelic Bulldog Power Unit Scan

Angelic Bulldog Power Unit Scan

3D scanning conducted by Physical Digital has supported the Angelic Bulldog Project - the UK's motorcycle landspeed record attempt.

Cobra strikes again

Cobra strikes again

Physical Digital® partners with Majenta PLM to provide DAX Sports Cars with a full 3D model of the DAX Cobra 427 replica. Read more in the July/August edition of Develop 3D magazine.

Sponsoring Solid Edge University 2015

Sponsoring Solid Edge University 2015

Physical Digital® sponsored the third annual Solid Edge University event, which was hosted by the Silverstone University Technical College at Silverstone Racetrack on 8th July 2015.

Celebrating World Metrology Day 2015

Celebrating World Metrology Day 2015

The importance of Light in measurement technology is celebrated on World Metrology Day, held on the anniversary of the signing of the Metre Convention in 1875.

Kit car crazy at Stoneleigh!

Kit car crazy at Stoneleigh!

The expert team from Physical Digital® brought their high quality GOM non-contact 3D scanning systems to the Kit Car Show at Stoneleigh on 3rd and 4th May.

Supporting young engineers in Surrey

Supporting young engineers in Surrey

Physical Digital's Senior Applications Engineer Daniel Lainchbury demonstrates our industry-leading measurement systems to engineering students at Brooklands College.

Measuring up Down Under!

Measuring up Down Under!

Applications Engineer Ben Singer flies Down Under for a large scale project for a valued UK client.

At the forefront of good measurement practice

At the forefront of good measurement practice

Representatives from Physical Digital® will be lending their support to the High Value Manufacturing Catapult event at the National Composites Centre in Bristol on 25th March.

Exhibiting at Develop 3D Live!

Exhibiting at Develop 3D Live!

Bringing experts and inspirational speakers to Warwick along with the latest technology for designers and engineers, Develop 3D Live is the not-to-be-missed conference in this fast-moving field!

On the stand at Southern Manufacturing Show

On the stand at Southern Manufacturing Show

Physical Digital showed its 3D non-contact scanning capabilities when it exhibited alongside Majenta PLM at the Southern Manufacturing Show in February 2015. View the show video here.

UK needs more women in Engineering

UK needs more women in Engineering

Physical Digital® agrees with Dame Professor Ann Dowling, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, who argues that we need to encourage more young people, especially young women, to take up careers in science, engineering and technology.

Recreating a historic motor car

Recreating a historic motor car

We are following the progress of James Andrews, the enthusiast who is building an historic car inspired by vehicles designed by a 1930s motor company. We investigate the mystery behind the design that James is using for his car.

Physical Digital and Majenta PLM exhibit at Engineering Show

Physical Digital and Majenta PLM exhibit at Engineering Show

Physical Digital's Senior Applications Engineer Daniel Lainchbury appears in a video produced by our show partners Majenta PLM. He explains how our high end blue light 3D scanning systems can be used to assist all kinds of engineering projects.

Optical measuring systems replace conventional methods

Optical measuring systems replace conventional methods

News from GOM workshop: optical measuring systems are replacing conventional methods. 140 industry attendees at GOM's November workshop in Germany concluded that these innovative systems are leading the way for design, inspection and reverse engineering amongst other applications.

Pole position for Physical Digital's engineer Ben!

Pole position for Physical Digital's engineer Ben!

Move over Lewis Hamilton! Physical Digital's Ben Singer showed off his motor racing skills by winning the Formula 1 simulator competition at the inaugural TATA reception at the Science Museum on 4th November.

Physical Digital at Capture 3D Conference 2014

Physical Digital at Capture 3D Conference 2014

MD Tim Rapley will be meeting some of our US and international clients at the GOM Capture 3D Innovation Users Conference in California between 14th and 16th October. Physical Digital is the only independent company in the UK offering a mobile bureau 3D scanning service, using the industry-leading GOM ATOSIII system.

Physical Digital at Manufacturing Expo 2014

Physical Digital at Manufacturing Expo 2014

The Manufacturing and Engineering Expo is an inspirational business-to-business show, which provides an environment where industry professionals can assess and compare the latest products and services for engineering and manufacturing.

Physical Digital to attend TCT Show 2014

Physical Digital to attend TCT Show 2014

Physical Digital® announces their show partnership with Majenta PLM at the TCT & Personalize 2014 Show at Birmingham NEC between 30th September - 2nd October.

Tim talks about Legacy Components at TCT 2013

Tim talks about Legacy Components at TCT 2013

Tim Rapley participated in the TCT 2013 Seminar Programme discussing the benefits of reverse engineering legacy components drawing on Physical Digital's experience in this field.

Physical Digital at Kent Manufacturing and Engineering Expo

Physical Digital at Kent Manufacturing and Engineering Expo

Physical Digital is exhibiting at the Kent Manufacturing and Engineering Expo on July 10th. Join us on Stand 25 for live demonstrations of our kit, and take advantage of great conference speakers and a range of key exhibitors.




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