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3D scanning

What is 3D Scanning?

3D scanning, also called 3D laser scanning, is the process of using a 3D scanner to accomplish a goal such as measuring the shape of a part or building. There are two main types: 1) long range 3D scanning, and 2) part 3D scanning.

What Can You Do with a scan?

  • Map out structure, piping and conduit to accurately plan changes to your facility
  • Engineer new product prototypes
  • Perform first article inspection, verifying that the part was built as designed
  • Create a 3D CAD model complete with 2D drawings having only the part for reference
  • 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

who uses 3D scanning?

  • Boeing
  • NASA
  • Navantia
  • General Electric
  • Nike
  • Hershey
  • … and many more!



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