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3D Scanning

Capture every detail of your machine part. Convert physical objects into precise digital models quickly and accurately.

Our 3D SCANNING process supplies you with a complete digital representation of your part to be used for reverse engineering, quality inspection or prototype printing.

3D scanning systems are used within various industries including automotive, aerospace, medical and manufacturers.

3D scanning is the process of capturing digital information about the shape of an object with equipment that uses a laser or light to measure the distance between the scanner and the object.

3D scanning can capture very small objects all the way up to full-size airplanes.

3D scanning can be used for reverse engineering and computer-aided inspections (CAI).

3D laser scanners capture tens of thousands of points per second and allow us to inspect parts quickly.

Advantages of 3D Scanning

  • Quickly capture all of the physical measurements of any physical object
  • Save time in design work
  • Ensure parts will fit together on the first try
  • Capture engineering optimizations inherent in manufactured parts
  • Utilize modern manufacturing on parts that were originally manufactured before CAD
  • Compare “as-designed” model to “as-built” condition of manufactured parts

3D Scanning Benefits:

  • Quickly capture all of the physical measurements of any physical object
  • Save time in design work
  • Ensure parts will fit together on the first try
  • Capture engineering optimizations inherent in manufactured parts
  • Utilize modern manufacturing on parts that were originally manufactured before CAD
  • Compare “as-designed” model to “as-built” condition of manufactured parts

Missing CAD Files

Very rarely does design work occur in a vacuum. New products usually rely on existing components, interface with other products, or are inspired by existing designs.

The idea that you can design a manufacturable part with a blank screen and creativity is somewhat of a myth. You must design all products within certain constraints, and many of these constraints are dimensional.

With a world quite literally full of objects to leverage, it is much more efficient to start with existing products that you know already perform well.

However, 90 percent or more products do not have existing CAD files. When CAD design files actually do exist, they may be 2D drawings or plans or out- of-date 3D files that do not reflect the as-manufactured product. Designers end up having to reinvent the wheel and spend significant time and effort recreating the designs from scratch. Reverse engineering enables you to recreate CAD files for existing products.

The Perfect Solution in a Variety of Situations:

Obsolete & Prototype parts | Reverse Engineering | QC Inspection
Movies / TV / Games | Art / Reproductions
Historical Artifacts
Medical /  Dental
Architectural / Construction
Marine

3D SCANNING PROJECTS

Reverse Engineering a Runner

 

Deriving new parts from Combined Data

 

Expediting Prototypes to Manufacturing

 

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