How does 3D scanning work?

3d scanning services real world objects into a digital file format for use in CAD programs for reverse engineering, rapid prototyping, inspection, troubleshooting and animation.

With over 10 years’ experience digitizing and reverse engineering products in a CAD environment we can take your project to any level you seek with the utmost accuracy and quality.

3D Scanning Services / Applications

Reverse Engineering

Reverse engineering is the process of capturing the existing geometry of physical part or artifact duplicating it directly or modifying its original design for an entirely different purpose.

Reverse engineering of an existing product that is not already in a CAD environment was a very time consuming process of measuring and creating the digital model by hand in a CAD program.

We can scan your existing physical geometry into digital product development environments for modifications in your own cad department or our team can do the modifications. We can provide your digital represtaion in many different compatable file formats.

3D Scanning Services
3D Scanning Services

Inspection

It is very important for any manufacturing company to know if the as built object they are producing matches the CAD design it was intended to represent.

Loss of tolerance during the manufacturing phase is a known problem for most types of materials.

Traditional point inspection may not accurately locate any trouble with the manufacturing tooling involved in the process. 3D Scanning Services captures the entire as built object and the entire surface can then be compared to the original CAD data the result is a complete picture of what may be happening during your manufacturing process. The data is captured in a full color map of the surface detailing any defects as highs and lows.

Digital Archiving Scanning

Preservation and duplication of original historical artifacts. 
So far the liberty bell, the monitors propeller and even the Statue of Liberty have been scanned and archived for historical purposes. 

Digital archiving is a unique and stimulating idea that recently has started to take off. Imagine scanning a complete museum collection and producing replicas in minute detail using rapid prototyping technology allowing visitors to touch and hold the objects while providing historians and enthusiasts access to rare and delicate specimens for study. A digital library could also be compiled creating a virtual museum for all with Internet access to view.