About 3D Scan Spray

To achieve optimal accuracy and results with 3D laser scanning it is often necessary to apply an anti-reflection coating. Helling 3D Scan Spray is especially designed for this purpose, providing a great solution for coverage.

Check out our most frequently asked questions below- if you have another question not answered, feel free to contact us.

Why choose Helling 3D Scan Spray from Laser Design?
Is 3D Scan Spray Removable?
Is 3D Scan Spray Good for Use in the Dental Market?
Does this 3D scan spray work with white light 3D scans?
How can I purchase 3D Scan Spray outside of the USA & Canada?
What are the technical specs of the 3D Scan Spray?
What is the Tariff Schedule B or HTS (Harmonized Tariff Schedule) number?
How does the spray work with scan targets?
Can 3DScanSpray be used on polished/coated or transparent optical surfaces? Whats is the cleaning process for such surfaces?
Can all particles from the 3DScanSpray be removed from a part?
How well does the spray work on clear glass?
How does Helling 3D Scan Spray compare to dulling spray?
What is the Export Classification?
What is the drying time of the spray?
What types of parts and colors can be sprayed?
Can we prep a part using alcohol wipe? or clean the part to remove the spray coating with alcohol wipe (or perhaps soap and water)?
What is the thickness of the spray?
What kind of environment should the spray be used in?
What is the spray made of?
Can the Helling spray be used on electronics such as tablets and smartphones?
How long does a can of spray last?
Can the Helling 3D spray be used on hot surfaces?
What are the hazardous ingredients (including the propellant) in the Helling 3D scan spray?
Why don’t Sections 3 and 8 align on the English MSDS and why are they different from the Spanish and other MSDS?
Additional information on differences between the English and Spanish MSDS.


Why choose Helling 3D Scan Spray from Laser Design?

  • Provides more uniform coverage using less spray material due to proprietary reflective qualities
  • Using less spray means this 3D scan spray is more cost effective than other commonly used reflective sprays!
  • Because of the fine grained structure of our spray it is possible to apply evenly layers of spray with minimal thickness (average particle size of 2,8 µm).
  • The Helling 3D Scan Spray is anti-glare and easily removable
  • 3D Scan spray is imported from Germany, and specifically designed for 3D scanning. As the leading spray used in Europe we are excited to be the exclusive North American distributor.


Is 3D Scan Spray Removable?

Yes, this spray is not only the least harmful of all sprays to your parts, it also gives the best coating too.

Small white particles coat the surface, and if the surface is porous like wood then the particles can get embedded. They don’t fuse or melt to the surface, so elbow grease and a brush can remove the particles.On non-porous surfaces like machined surface metals, the spray wipes cleanly off. Craggy surfaces like cast metal surfaces require more than just a rag to wipe over it, but a couple scrubs back and forth to make sure the cloth brushes through all the crags.

The Helling 3D Scan Spray is the optimal product for accurate laser technology and is available in a 400ml spray can. Order Your 3D Scan Spray today.

Is 3D Scan Spray Good for Use in the Dental Market?
This spray is ideal for dental applications especially for single tooth scanning/measuring for re-building (synthetics, synthetic coated models) and mold/wax figure models. Note: this spray is not safe for use inside a person’s mouth.  It is intended to be used only on inanimate objects.

Does this 3D scan spray work with white light 3D scans?

Yes, the 3D spray is suitable for use with all types of 3D scanners including white light systems. It dulls the surface of any shiny or reflective part.

How can I purchase 3D Scan Spray outside of the USA & Canada?

To order 3D scan spray in other areas outside of the Continental U.S & Canada:

In Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia and Peru contact:
ALVARO G VASQUEZ
Tel: 305-599-7694
www.intexportrade.us
algvasquez@intexportrade.us

For all other areas outside of the US & Canada contact Helling GmbH directly.
HELLING GMBH
Spökerdamm 2 • 25436 Heidgraben
Telefon: 04122 – 922 – 0
Fax: 04122 – 922 – 201
E-Mail: Helling GmbH

Technical specs:

Safety Data Sheet – SDS
Laser Scanning Cleaner – SDS 
LDI’s Exclusive Selling Certificate for North America
Shelf Life of Helling 3D Scan Spray
ISO Certification
Anti-Glare Certificate
Anti-Glare Data Sheet
Video of Spray in Action


What is the Tariff Schedule B or HTS (Harmonized Tariff Schedule) number?
Anti-Glare Spray Cans and Cases: 3206.49.6050
Part Cleaner Cans and Cases: 3814.00.5090


How does the spray work with scan targets?
Best practice in using 3D Scan Spray with scan targets is to:
– Apply before or after a light coat of spray
– Wipe scan spray off the targets using a cotton swap, tissues, or your fingertip
– For parts that require a heavier coat of spray (like glass), apply the stickers first, then spray, and then wipe off the spray from the stickers.


Can 3DScanSpray be used on polished/coated optical surfaces? Whats is the cleaning process for such surfaces?
Yes, it can be used on polished/coated surfaces. You will need to be careful while cleaning due to low but existent abrasive properties of the product. We’d recommend washing the spray off under water and then using some kind of washing up liquid (if necessary).


Can all particles from the 3DScanSpray be removed from a part?
We are unable to guarantee a complete removal of all particles because it depends on the surface of the part. However, we have found that the spray is very low in detrimental material and a recent customer performed this Chemical Analysis PDF on a fine surface finish.


How well does this spray work on clear glass?
Our engineers advise that the spray works very well for clear glass. You just need to spray on a thick enough coating.


How does Helling 3D Scan Spray compare to dulling spray?
Dulling spray is designed for photography not for 3D scanning. Our experience is that a large quantity of dulling spray needs to be applied to achieve the desired effect for 3D scanning of shiny objects. The result is a coating that is way too thick / uneven and a process that is way too messy. Key differences are the uniformity of application and the particle size of the spray. The Helling spray is designed for demanding, high-accuracy applications where you want the minimum possible spray thickness applied as uniformly as possible. See below for our boilerplate explanation and thank you for your interest.


What is the Export Classification?
This product was developed for commercial purposes.


What is the drying time of the spray?
Our experience is that the spray dries in about 10 seconds and then you can start scanning. Translucent parts may require 2-3 applications of spray with 10 seconds of drying time in between applications.


What types of parts and colors can be sprayed?
Virtually all color parts and surfaces, including black and clear parts can be sprayed.


Can we prep a part using alcohol wipe? or clean the part to remove the spray coating with alcohol wipe (or perhaps soap and water)?
Yes, you can use for prep and cleaning/removal


What is the thickness of the spray?
the average thickness of the spray is about 2 microns.


What kind of environment should the spray be used in?
We recommending applying the spray with venting of fumes to the outside or with a downdraft table like this one.

If the product is being applied in a large amount over a long period of time, we’d also recommend some respiratory protection.


What is the spray made of?
The exact ingredients used in the Helling spray are a trade secret which cannot be revealed due to competitive reasons. The Helling 3D scan spray contains a harmless form of alcohol that is commonly used for disinfection along with a mineral compound of silicates and carbonates which are used in the cosmetics industry and as food additives. Notwithstanding that the solids used in the spray are generally regarded as harmless, we recommend using some kind of exhaust venting (downdraft table) and/or additional measures for respiratory system protection.


Can the Helling spray be used on electronics such as tablets and smartphones?
The Helling spray has been used successfully on many electronic devices. A little compressed air with an additional wipe of a rag normally off cleans most of the spray without any damage. Only a minimal amount of spray needs to be used so the risk of damage to the internal electronics is minimized.


How long does a can of spray last?
Assuming proper application of a very light coating, we estimate that a can of spray could last for spraying about 50 smartphones.


Can the Helling 3D spray be used on hot surfaces?
The spray seems to work well up until about 212°F. At increasingly hotter temperatures, the particles begin to coagulate and bounce off the substrate resulting in a speckled pattern of little white dots.


What are the hazardous ingredients (including the propellant) in the Helling 3D scan spray?
Hazardous components are the ones listed in section 3.2 of the MSDS.


Why don’t Sections 3 and 8 align on the English MSDS and why are they different from the Spanish and other MSDS?
The figures in section 8.1 may vary in different MSDS country versions. These are occupational exposure limits that are subject to national regulations. Country limits may vary, and there may be limits in some countries and not in others. An example is the general dust limit. For example, in Germany this does exist. In other countries, such as Great Britain, it doesn’t. There are dust limits only for specific powders/substances. Section 8.1 of the MSDS therefore generally refers to the national regulation from which the limit listed there comes from. In Germany, for example, this would be a standard called TRGS 900. In the UK it’s called regulation EH40. And in Spain Royal Decree 374/2001 transposing Directive 98/24 / EC.


Additional information on differences between the English and Spanish MSDS.
The English and Spanish versions of the MSDS may contain different information due to the different national regulations that apply. There are content differences that may not have anything to do with per se, but rather national regulations.

For USA:
Legal basis for the information in the safety data sheet = 29 CFR Part 1910.1200
This is a regulation that applies within the USA, which also regulates the contents and mandatory information in a safety data sheet.
The US regulation does not provide for a Spanish version. The safety data sheet has to be issued in English.

For Spain:
The Spanish safety data sheet, on the other hand, is based on a European regulation = Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006
This is the REACH regulation, which also regulates the contents of the safety data sheet within the EU.
The classification information is shown in Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (CLP Regulation). This is also a European regulation.

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