Simpleware Ltd provide world-leading software solutions for robust, fast and easy conversion of 3D images into high quality meshes, these can be used for:

  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Rapid Prototyping (RP

The ease and accuracy with which models can be generated from 3D datasets such as MRI, CT, and MicroCT, has opened up image-based analysis to a variety of applications, including:

  • Industrial Reverse Engineering
  • Biomechanical Research
  • Implant Design & Manufacturing
  • Research in Materials and Composites
  • Natural Sciences

Simpleware Ltd's software solutions are based on core image processing platform, ScanIP, with optional bolt-on modules for mesh generation and CAD integration.


ScanIP Main features:

  • Extensive support for range of import file formats
  • Customisable workspace with multiple 2D / 3D viewing modes
  • Powerful segmentation tools including Level Set Methods
  • Metal Artefact Reduction (MAR) Algorithms
  • Model accuracy contingent only on image quality
  • Volume and topology preserving smoothing
  • Robust multi-part surface mesh/STL generation
  • STL mesh decimation

ScanFE Main features:

  • Mesh generation from data sets of arbitrary geometric complexity
  • Topology and volume preserving smoothing algorithms
  • Meshing of multiple structures/regions of interest
  • Conforming contact surfaces/interfaces
  • User definable adaptive meshing
  • Material properties assigned to mesh based on signal strength
  • Robust coupled fluid-structure domains meshed

ScanCAD Main features:

  • User-customisable graphical interface with 2D/3D views
  • Direct import of most common CAD formats into 3D image
  • Support for multiple CAD imports
  • 'On the fly' repair of non-watertight CAD models
  • Real-time interactive or keyboard input for positioning
  • Constrained motion positioning along user-defined vectors
  • Geometry preserving re-sampling