3D car scanning

Automotive 3D Scanning

can we 3D scan your Car?

Yes, we can 3D scan your car! We can scan the whole car inside & out. We can scan part of your vehicle such as the chassis, the door or the bumper. You may want us to scan detailed mechanical parts for reproduction or modification. We also scan vintage cars, sports cars, kit cars & help with car restoration projects.

We offer a mobile car scanning service. We can travel to your location and carry out the 3D scan. Talk to us about your project, tell us what you need, and we can advise you on the simplest way to achieve this. If you are looking for a detailed and accurate data, our 3D scanning service is what you need.

3D car scan, an example of a 3D scanned VW Caddy tray,

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3D scanning large objects

3D scanning large items such as cars.

When 3D scanning large items such as cars we use our handheld mobile scanners. This type of scanner is suitable for objects from the size of a kettle up to a vehicle’s size. This type of scanner is portable, so we can visit your site to carry out the 3D car scan. It captures very fine details and is perfect for replicating larger objects.

3D scanning small objects

3d car scanning small objects

For smaller objects, such as car parts we use desktop 3D scanners. They are perfect for smaller items and range from around 30mm up to roughly 350mm. These scanners are part of our in house service. Small items can be posted out to us. This works well for cogs, clips, vents, adaptors and other small but detailed objects.

Recent 3D Automotive Scans

3d car scanning bumper

car bumper

This is an unedited 3D scan of a ford front bumper. The holes on the bumper are from markers to aid with 3d scanning.

The client wanted to use the data for several different reasons. The main aim was for fixing locations and modifications.

3d scanning a car ashtray.

MG Ashtray

A customer took advantage of our 3d car scanning services to create a mount for the cars’ main badge to fit the ashtray. We 3d scanned the ashtray and the badge to capture both curves, and we then used our SLA 3d printers to create a mount to create what looked like an OEM badge mount.

3d car and bike scanning.

Chopper Frame

We used our mobile 3D scanning service for Raw Steel Choppers to digitally scan this rare chopper frame. 

One of their customers was asked to reproduce the frame and make any modifications need and the data sent to a CNC company.

3D Car Scan of a VW Caddy tray.

VW Caddy Tray

Here we used our mobile 3D scanner.  We scanned the tray that is part of a dashboard on a VW Caddy.  The client wanted to design a secure lid to cover the tray. 

This went on to become a prototype product that sold to end-users.  This 3D scan was also reverse-engineered & 3D printed. 

Advantages of 3D Scanning

Saves time when designing products – If your product design is based on an existing object, then 3D scanning can capture every detail of the part. Providing you with the data to design a matching part that fits perfectly. Or if you are altering a current design, you can use our 3D scan data as a good starting point.

Simplify the prototype process – Our 3D scanning services can reduce the number of prototype cycles needed. You can also compare the 3D scan data between each version. The 3D Scan process will also highlight any design flaws.

Improved Quality Control – You can use the 3D scan data to check the quality of your product. You can also check the scale and stability of the product. It is perfect for the manufacturing process, whether it’s 3d printing, CNC milling or injection moulding, you can spot deviations immediately and rectify them easily.

Re-manufacture parts without CAD Drawings  Want to re-manufacture parts but don’t have the original drawing? By using our 3D scanning services, you can create an exact drawing within hours. By reverse-engineering the scan data, you can design a new product. You can then compare the drawing for the old and new products.

Keeping costs down – All of the above points save time during the designing, prototyping, and manufacturing processes. As we all know, time is money. Utilising our 3D scanning services can make the design process 75% faster, and therefore 75% cheaper!

Already have your scan data? – If you already have your scan data but need it reversed engineered and maybe 3D printed, check out our other services.

Scan to CAD

Our 3D scanning service is ideal for CAD users. We can capture exact detail using our 3D scanners. Then transfer this data into a 3D solid CAD model. 3D scanning is a much faster and more accurate way to collect data. Saving you time and money.

If you work in CAD and need to measure an obsolete part, this can be quite a challenge. By using our 3D scanning services, we can create an accurate drawing within hours. This type of data is almost impossible to recreate by hand. We can provide you with accurate 3D scan data for a relatively low cost.

Lost CAD drawings are now a thing of the past. We can provide you with this information from a physical part. If you are ready to find out more about our 3D scanning services to CAD, please get in touch.

Reverse Engineering

Our 3D scanning services and reverse engineering services work hand in hand. You can utilise the scan data to streamline the manufacturing process. 

We will reverse engineer the data. You can design a part to fit on to the original part. 

You can also redesign and improve upon the original object and remove design flaws from the original part. 

Do you want to make your designing and manufacturing process more accurate and much simpler? Manufacturing better quality and more accurate parts? Then our 3D Scanning Services is the service you need.

If you think that our reverse engineering service would work well with your car 3D scan and you would like to find out more, please get in touch to discuss your requirements. 

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