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FSB South East Awards Finalists

Physical Digital celebrate as they make it to the shortlists for the FSB South East Awards for Business and product innovation.

The FSB Awards recognise the best small business right across the UK, from every sector and industry. The category Physical Digital have entered is varied, with many businesses offering unique specialisms making them stand out in their field of expertise. We were recently advised that we have been lucky enough to be selected as finalists for this award, alongside some fantastic other regional businesses, all striving to develop their companies through innovation.

Physical Digital is the UK’s leading supplier of optical measurement using 3D Structured Light (3DSL). We specialise in delivering 3D scanning services to industry, working more specifically within the Aerospace, Power Generation and Automotive industries. Because of the nature of these industries, they command the highest level of accuracy, repeatability and traceability.

Our 3D scanning services capture surface data from a physical object, producing a highly-accurate digital representation. The captured data can then be used for inspection and performance analysis or passed onto our in-house design team for full reverse engineering, which is ideal for legacy product remanufacture.

Our expert team offer the UK’s highest resolution and highest accuracy 3D measurement services to capture the detailed surface data of an object, using the industry leading non-contact optical metrology systems, Physical Digital offer both in-house and on-site, mobile measurement services, providing a flexibility of service to our customers and ensuring that 3D scanning is completed in a timely manner, with the least amount of downtime for operational products as possible.

Over the past 18 months, we have been working towards an industry-respected accreditation for Aerospace called NADCAP, which will provide recognition for our services of the highest-calibre and set us apart from other service providers within the UK. We have recently received NADCAP certification for our Quality Management System and are currently undergoing thorough technical audits for Measurement and Inspection and 3D Structured Light. Once completed, we will be the first business in the world offering 3DSL services accredited to this specific NADCAP standard. To prepare us for this process, our business has undergone some changes including the introduction of a specialist environmentally controlled measurement cell. This managed environment controls lighting and temperature which is fundamental for dimensional metrology. We maintain the standard reference temperature of 20° according to the International standard. This constant temperature reduces the thermal expansion of materials, ensuring the highest level of accuracy is achieved.

To find out more about our measurement services, see the dedicated service pages on our website:

3D Scanning

Automated measurement

Quality Inspection

Reverse Engineering



Looking forward to the final!

We are very much looking forward to the FSB South East Awards final, which is being held at on the 12th April 2019. Take a look at the companies who join us as finalists within the Business and Product Innovation category:

Snowy’s canine therapy centre Ltd

Inner-vision Technology Ltd

J Randalls

Crumbs Brewing