Introduction: Full-body Scanning Rig

This project aims to provide guidance to 3D print components which assembled to an aluminum profile fixture, is capable to scan a group of people at full-height. The rig is designed to be simple to build from off-the-shelf components, for basic consumer scanning setup. Concepts and considerations behind the design and development of the rig is shared for better appreciation where possible.

This project will primarily focus on the 3D printed parts with sharing of design concepts. Links to how's and why's will be added where possible for notable details.

The work done will be several and will be an exciting journey. Main work activities include:
I. Assembly of aluminium profiles
II. 3D Printing
III. Making the wire loom with rocker switch

This project involves various operations as well as potentially heavy objects, hence take necessary precautions to ensure your safety and those around you.

To begin, there are two parts to be 3D printed. The Slider Module and the Wheel Hub.Download these two parts from

Step 1: Assembly of Aluminium Profiles

For our fixture design, we used Grieger range of aluminum profiles and accessories to join them.

Building this fixture is as huge as your imagination goes, however the following are recommendations for you to try.

As usual, do conduct your tests to understand the limitations as well as stability of the fixture to prevent toppling and enhancing safety.

As you can see in the pictures, there is a main fixture and two side LED fixtures, with the main fixture used to hold the notebook, power extension and wire loom with switch.

We recommend you to try out the LED fixtures as a start, and then advance to build your own fixture to carry what you need.

As reference, the LED fixture is made of 40x40 Al profile with 10mm slot. The lengths are:

1.5m x 01

0.4m x 02

0.3m x 01

Sandwich the length 0.3m between the 0.4m lengths into a h-shape base, then connect the 1.5m profile to the center of the 0.3m profile.

This profile will be for you to test the slider base later.

Step 2: 3D Printed Parts

Before starting with 3D printing, a discussion on the design, and may it guide you in your own design steps.

Download the parts from

Step 3: