world-class 3d scanning services
Our team of expert scanning technicians and 3D CAD modelers is ready to help you tackle your 3D scanning needs. Whether you need a simple CAD model or a full digital twin transformation, you have come to the right place. Some of our favorite applications are:
Buildings & Architectural
Industrial & mechanical
oil and gas
Factories & warehouses
Ships & boats
staircases & windows
tanks & vessels
and many more! 3D scanning allows us to be your "easy button" so you can receive:
Why do 3d laser scanning?
- Get as-built 3D CAD models of your plant
- Take measurements from a safe distance
- Get walk-through virtual tours
- Get color panoramic images
- Learn about design clashes in advance
- Obtain drawings where none existed before
- Obtain millimeter accuracy over large areas
- Get sections, elevations, floorplans and maps
3d scanning solves problems like:
- Map out structure, piping and conduit to accurately plan changes to your facility
- Engineer new product prototypes
- Performing first-article-inspection, verifying that the part was built as designed
- Create a 3D CAD model complete with 2D drawings having only the part to go by
- Create a BIM model for building renovation
- Make digital modifications to parts by changing their size or adding/removing features
- Closely analyze parts for subtle flaws and fitment issues
AT A GLANCE 3D scanning services faq
WHAT TYPES OF OUTPUT FILES CAN BE OBTAINED?
Many standard 3D files can be produced including Solidworks, STL for 3D printing, AutoCAD, STEP, IGES, XYZ, ReCap and many more. Here is a more extensive list of the file formats you can get from 3D scanning services.
How much does it cost?
On-site 3D laser scanning cost starts at $1,750 per day or more depending on the situation. Every scan is different, so call us for a customized quote for your project.
How long does it take?
Typical turnaround for a simple scanning project is usually a week or more. If CAD modeling is involved, the turnaround time varies according to complexity.
WHAT TYPES OF 3D SCANNERS DO YOU USE?
We use some of the best 3D scanners available. And if we don’t have it, we know where to get it.
What accuracy can be expected?
Recent model 3D scanners like the units we use are incredibly accurate and precise. There are factors that influence the overall accuracy such as project size and method of targeting/control, but in general the expected accuracy range is around 1/8″.
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How much can be covered in a day?
Here is a nice fly-through video showing just how much plant equipment can be scanned in a single day.
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Experiment and test these models with your own software.
How Others are using long range 3d scanning
obtain as-built models of your plant
Many industrial facilities have outdated as-built drawings. 3D scanning provides a way to obtain updated drawings in the form of 3D CAD models of structural steel, ducts, equipment and piping. Armed with accurate models, your engineers can route new designs around existing objects, avoiding potential clashes and interferences during new construction.
Design to fit existing pipes, vessels and equipment
When a processing plant adds a new product line, there is new piping and equipment that needs to be installed. With careful planning and the as-built drawings obtained from doing 3D laser scanning, the new piping designs can be engineered for precise fit, minimizing installation delays due to unforeseen conflicts.
plan for building renovations
3D laser scanners are very efficient at capturing floors, walls and ceiling of building interiors as well as anything outdoors. Apartment complexes, hotels, hospitals, casinos, shopping malls, and parking garages are all great examples of architectural structures that can be scanned. The point clouds can be used directly s, or we can extract a Revit model for you.
blueprints for boats, ships & vessels
When a boat is in dry dock for maintenance, it is an opportune time to take a 3D laser scan of the hull. Any sized boat, ship or vessel can be scanned. For smaller boats (depending on location) this can be done in a day. The scan can be turned into 2D drawings for use by a naval architect, or into 3D solid models for various types of analysis.
analyze wind turbine towers for defects
Wind Turbines can be scanned safely and easily from ground level. Scans can be used to analyze to identify any dents that may be present, and map out their location and depth. Scans can also be used to analyze the tower has a whole, and determine whether it has been structurally compromised after a failure event.
measure stockpile volumes
Measuring stockpiles is easily done using long range 3d laser scanning. The scans can also be taken from the air using a drone. The scans are used to create a digital model of the pile from which the volume can be calculated. Aerial scanning has the advantage of capturing the top of the pile which is sometimes not visible from the ground.