3D DIGITAL SCANNING SERVICES
detailed 3D digital scanning
can we 3D scan your part?
This is the most common question that we get asked. Generally, the answer is yes, we can 3D scan your part. You will need to provide us with some basic information on your project. We will need to know the size of the object and what the item is used for. A photo is helpful so that we can get an idea of how detailed the part is. It’s important to know if its load-bearing or if there is any damage to the part. All these questions can usually be answered with a chat over the phone to one of our team or a brief email.
Digital 3D scanning large objects
When 3D scanning large items we use our handheld mobile scanners. This type of scanner is suitable for a range of 3D objects from the size of a kettle up to the size of a vehicle. This type of scanner is mobile, so we can visit your site to carry out the 3D scan. It captures very fine details and it is perfect for replicating larger objects.
Digital 3D scanning small objects
For smaller objects, we use desktop 3D scanners. They are perfect for smaller items and range from around 30mm high up to roughly 350mm high. These scanners are part of our in house service and don’t travel to site. Small items are mainly posted out to us. It works well for cogs, clips, jewellery and other small but detailed objects.
Recent 3D Digital Scans
This is an unedited digital 3D model of a ford front bumper. The holes on the bumper are from markers to aid with 3d scanning
The client wanted to use the information for several different reasons. The main aim was for fixing locations and modifications.
A customer made use of our 3d digital scanning services to create a mount for the main badge to fit to the ashtray.
We 3d scanned the ashtray and the badge to capture the curves of both, and we then used our SLA 3d printers to create a mount to create what looked like an OEM badge mount.
We used our on-site mobile 3D scanning service for Raw Steel Choppers to digitally replicate this rare chopper frame for a project.
They were asked by one of their customers to reproduce the frame to a high level of accuracy and make any modifications needed. The scan was sent on a CNC company.
Here we used our desktop scanner for this world war one death penny. The customer wanted to reproduce the coin for so they could have their own copy.
The coin was 3D Scanned with our desktop 3D scanner, we then cleaned the scan ready for printing. The coin was 3D printed on one of our resin printers which print with perfect accuracy.
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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 to the highest level of accuracy. Providing you with the information to design a matching part that fits perfectly. Or if you are altering a current design, you can use our data scans as a good starting point.
Simplify the prototype process – Using our range of 3D scanning services can reduce the number of prototype cycles needed. You can also compare the data between each version. The process will also highlight any design flaws. A high-resolution point cloud map can easily highlight any flaws.
Improved Quality Control – You can use the model 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 scanning 3D parts you can create an exact drawing within hours, saving a lot of work. By reverse-engineering the model you can design a new product. You can then compare the drawing for the old and new products. We can provide your company with the information you need.
Keeping costs down – All of the above points save time during the designing, prototyping and manufacturing process. As we all know time is money. Using our 3D scanning services can make the design to manufacture process 75% faster, and therefore 75% cheaper!
Already have your scan data? – If you already have your 3d model but need it reversed engineered and maybe 3D printed, check out our other services here.
Scan to CAD
Our 3D scanning service is ideal for CAD users. We can capture highly detailed information using the point cloud created by 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 your company time and money.
If you work in CAD and want to measure an obsolete part this can be quite difficult. 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 point cloud data for a relatively low cost. Our reverse engineering service could be useful in this process.
Lost CAD drawings are now a thing of the past. We can provide you or your clients with this information from a physical part. If you ready to find out more about our 3D scanning services to CAD, then please get in touch.
Our 3D scanning services and reverse engineering services work hand in hand. You can utilise the data to streamline the manufacturing process for your project or clients.
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 high quality and more accurate parts? Then our 3D Scanning Services is the service you need for your projects.
If you would like to find out more about our range of services, please get in touch to discuss your project requirements.