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AESUB - Matte and Disappearing Spray for 3D Scanning

Product SKU: AESUB-White

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AESUB 3D Scanning Spray 

AESUB is a spray formulated specifically to aid in 3D scanning. The spray imparts an even, thin, matte white surface finish onto the part allowing white light 3D scanners to resolve even the most challenging surfaces. It makes previously impossible to scan materials like glass, metal and clear plastics and rubbers a breeze. As well as providing a consistent scan surface for increased scan accuracy and easier feature tracking.

AESUB BLUE is a sublimating (Vanishing) Spray. The spray coats your part in a material that slowly sublimates (turns from solid to gas) so you can 3D scan your part without worry of damaging or altering your part permanently. After 1-3 hours, the white spray dissapears leaving little to no trace it was there in the first place. Ideal for client parts or sensitive, expensive equipment you can't afford to have damaged or altered after scanning.

AESUB ORANGE is a long-lasting sublimating (Vanishing) Spray. An alternative to Blue, Orange provides a longer scanning window with an average sublimation time of 24 hours

AESUB WHITE is a NON-sublimating spray. This is a more economical version of spray that provides the same quality of matte, white reflective surface that is ideal for scanning, but does not sublimate away. Use only on objects you intend to discard after scanning, or remain white permanently. Allows for handling unlike the SK3 Developer scanning solutions.

AESUB products works ideally with White light scanners. (scanners that project white light patterns onto the object to be read by cameras for point cloud triangulation.) This includes all of the Shining Einscan scanners.

REQUIRED use on the following materials for successful scan:

-Transparent materials - Glass, plastic
-Translucent materials - Polypropylene, wax, semi-translucent plastics
-Mirrored surfaces - Including Polished or raw metal, mirrors, chrome etc.
-Anisotrophic surfaces - hair, brushed metal etc.

Recommended but optional:

-High contrast materials - black and white stripes
-Surfaces with fine ripples/texture (ie FDM 3D prints)
-Shiny/Polished surfaces - Car paint, reflective plastics


Even with state-of-the-art scanners, it is necessary to apply matting spray in several application cases:
a) Transparent parts
As we are dealing with optical technologies, light needs to be reflected off the surface back into the sensor of the scanner. In case of a transparent surface, however, the light will go through the surface instead of being reflected by the same. In consequence, the scanner is not able to capture the surface structure.
b) Reflective parts
In case of reflective parts, such as a mirror, the light beams will be reflected in a focused way instead of in a diffused way. This means that the chance of a beam hitting the reflector of the scanner is greatly reduced and the scanner will only capture a fraction of the reflected light beams.
c) Deep Pocket
When the object to be scanned has deep pockets, the scanner receives a reflection from the walls of the pocket onto the bottom. This causes disturbance in the pattern of the light manifesting in the scan as “artifacts” or bad data.
d) High quality and accuracy
When quality and accuracy are important, AESUB aides in scanning by controlling for as many visual quality differences as possible, such as colour, reflection, texture, etc. The use of spray creates a matte, white coat reducing reflection and other inhomogeneities and thus provides ideal scanning conditions.
AESUB Blue Spray

Semi-permanent sprays (AESUB WHITE, SKD-S2 developer)
  • Surface remains white after scan
  • Cleaning required or disposal of scanned object
Vanishing sprays (AESUB BLUE, AESUB ORANGE)
  • Coating evaporates automatically
  • No cleaning after scanning required
  • No pigment-contamination of laboratories, sensors, environments, scanners and users


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