3D Scanning & Reverse Engineering

Determine design requirements and options for new product development. Gain product insight with the reverse engineering process. Capture an object's shape and design intent.

The Reverse Engineering process analyses the structure, function and operation of a device or object. The goal of the process is to discover the technological principles of the item.

3D scanning has become a viable method to create a 3D virtual model of an existing physical part for use in the reverse engineering process. It allows data to be captured digitally without damaging the physical object being scanned. It is a way of capturing an object’s exact size and shape.

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High resolution

Our 3D scanners have a 3D resolution of 0.5mm, a precision point of 0.1mm and a maximum deviation of 0.03% per 100cm. The models obtained in this way are precise and usable in all segments of industry and engineering.

Color texture

The revolutionary 3D scanning technology available captures the original texture of the object in 24-bit color during the scan, so the 3D computer models obtained are a true representation of the original object to the smallest detail.

No markers

The latest generation of 3D scanners we use can scan objects without first preparing and marking the object being scanned, thus extending its possible deployment. In addition, the devices and process are completely safe for human health.

Unlimited size

Advanced software tools and portable 3D scanners allow us to scan objects of any size and complexity - monuments, vehicles and archeological sites are just some examples of larger objects that we can digitize successfully.

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WHAT IS A 3D SCANNER?

A 3D scanner is a camera-like device that captures objects and stores a record relative to three-dimensional space. Depending on the application, the object being digitized and the required precision requirements of the model, we use the appropriate type of 3D scanner.

For the needs of industry, parts inspection and reverse engineering, we use stationary high-resolution 3D scanners that provide a high level of detail and precision for the resulting 3D model.

On the other hand, portable 3D scanners allow 3D scanning of large objects and people, so textured models can be used in the special effects industry, stop-motion animations, video games, digitization of exhibits and monuments, marketing and forensics.

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OUR PROCESS

1

Understanding your customer

To begin, we laser scan the components to produce a point cloud in 3D space. This builds a representation of the external surface of the item.

2

Defining requirements

Scanning techniques cause unwanted artefacts such as noise, outliers, holes, or ghost geometry. These must all be removed to create a true scanned replica. In the Post-Processing stage, we manually fill holes, clean, align and merge scan data.

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Build the Cad

There are two options with building CAD data from the scan data. Either laying a surface over the scan mesh and building clean CAD surfaces for the components. We undertake whichever will deliver the best results for you.

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Whatever your 3D Scanning or Reverse Engineering needs, we're here to help you.

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