Capture your part with high accuracy using 3D scanning in los angeles

  • Speed project execution

  • Work more accurately

  • Decrease engineering costs

  • Make change orders a thing of the past

  • Capture an entire site

  • Reduce product design iterations

  • Get as-built drawings where non exist

  • Capture one-of-a-kind parts

Available Scan Output Formats Include:


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Industrial 3D Models


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Part Models


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Architectural Models


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Inspection Reports


2d Drawing of impeller
2D Drawings


3D printed part
3D Print Files & Parts

Examples of things you can accomplish using 3D scanning can include:

  • Use 3D scanning to model piping, conduit, tanks,
    and other industrial equipment
  • Capture and improve hand-made prototypes
  • Test an injection-molded part for accuracy
  • Obtain a CAD model for a part with no prior drawings
  • Plan the renovation of a building
  • Test whether something has been worn or damaged

Dennis D.
Dennis D., Whirlpool Corporation

“We contracted Arrival 3D to do a scan and create a 3D model of a manufacturing assembly that we transferred to another U.S. manufacturing location. This technology allowed us to transfer the line in record time! Arrival 3D was very responsive, met deadlines and were cost competitive.”

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Frequently asked questions about 3D Scanning:

If you have never utilized 3D scanning, that is not a problem. Many of our customers are first-timers. For your convenience, we have compiled a list of questions that often get asked:

Can you scan parts as big as ______?

The answer to this question is nearly always yes. We have different types of scanners that can capture a wide range of sizes. Once we understand what you are trying to accomplish, we can make sure the scanning technology used is sufficient for your requirements.

What is the accuracy of the process?

The accuracy of our 3D scanners themselves start at .001″ and go up from there, depending on the technology and the size of the object or area scanned. But this number usually only applies for a single scan under ideal conditions. for this reason, the question of expected accuracy is best answered once we have a clear understanding of the project.

How much does 3D scanning cost?

3D Scanning projects are usually broken into two parts: 1) the scanning itself, and 2) turning the scan into the desired output type. The cost of scanning starts at $100 for a simple part. For on-site area scanning, costs start at $1,500/day (or less depending on location). The second part, turning your scan into the desired output format such as a CAD file, varies from part to part and the type of output file needed.

How long does it take?

Small projects can usually be turned around in a week or less. If CAD modeling is involved, projects can take longer depending on complexity.

Los Angeles 3D Scanning Services Gallery

Here are some example renderings of projects similar to those we have done in California:

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Who uses 3d scanning services?

  • Power Plant Engineers
  • Facility Managers
  • Architects
  • BIM Managers
  • Aerospace Engineers
  • Mold Makers
  • Machinists
  • Product Designers
  • Inventors
  • Quality Managers

  • Forensic Engineers
  • Law Enforcement Agents
  • Artists & Sculptors
  • Archaeologists
  • Scientists & Researchers
  • Dentists
  • Game Designers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Virtual World Creators
  • Marketing Directors

What metro areas you do serve around Los Angeles?

Our scanning resource is located between Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Bernardino County and Riverside County, providing 3d scanning services to surrounding cities including Santa Ana, Irvine, Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Anaheim, Riverside, Corona, Fontana, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Glendale, Pasadena, Pomona and San Diego.

How does a 3D scanner work?

A 3D laser scanning equipment used to scan a building will be a tripod mounted instrument that transmits pulses of laser light through a spinning mirror. Scanners used for parts usually project a light pattern or laser line and have cameras that observe the projected light to acquire the 3D shapes.

Can I scan something for 3D printing?

Yes. We can convert 3D scans into 3D-printer friendly models. We can also take care of the 3D printing for you using 3D printing services, or we are happy to just provide the 3D file if you prefer to handle that part yourself.

3D Printing Services

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.

Will 3D Scanning damage my part?

No. 3D Laser scanning is a non-contact technique. For highly reflective parts, we may coat the part with a light talcum powder which is easliy removed.

Are 3D scanning services safe?

Our on-site laser scanning process uses eye-safe instruments in most cases. For flammable environments we use an explosion-proof scanner. 3D scanning promotes safety because it permits you to take measurements from a safe distance from your plant hazards.

What types of 3D scanners do you use? Are they for sale?

We use some of the best 3D scanners available. We are resellers for a great structured light scanner made by Evatronix.

Can I do the scanning myself?

DIY 3D scanning may be an option for you. Scans can be captured using a simple camera in a process called photogrammetry. 3D scanning DIY kits can also be bought on ebay for under $200. It is probably not going to be as accurate as a professional scanner, but If you have the time and patience, you can do DIY 3D scanning for free.

Do you rent 3D scanners?

Renting a professional quality scanner can be a smart choice for some. For example, a Faro Focus 3D rental or an Artec Eva scanner rental can cost around $600 a day. If you do rent a scanner, we can support you with software processing such as 3D model creation.

Why choose us for 3D scanning services?

We offer high accuracy, quick turnaround, and professional quality results. We maintain an array of 3D scanning equipment and select the best 3D scanning technology for your application. We also offer reverse engineering services, 3D inspection services, rapid prototyping 3D printing, and more.

sample files to download

Here are a various types of scan output formats that you can download and test with your software. (These are for your testing use only, and not for publishing or distribution)


spoiler 3d scan
Porsche Spoiler Mount STL Raw Scan


automotive bracket scan
Cast Bracket Cover XYZ Point Cloud


brake caliper 3d scan
Vehicle Brake Caliper STL Raw Scan


autosurface nurbs automotive bracket
Auto Mounting Bracket STP NURBS Autosurface


autosurface NURBS model
Kidney-shaped Part IGS Hybrid NURBS


tuyere 3d scan
Tuyere Prismatic STP Generic CAD


worm gear steering gear 3d model
Shaft Screw Gear IGS Generic CAD


flanged pipe solidworks model
Flanged Fitting SLDPRT Feature-based Model


flange hidden line drawing
Flanged Fitting SLDDRW Solidworks Drawing


3d perspective part view
Flanged Fitting PDF Dimensioned 2D CAD


drone 3d model
Stockpile Drone Scan 3D PDF Color Mesh


Autodesk Revit model
Warehouse Scan RVT Autodesk Revit Model


piping 3D scan and model
Piping with Ground DWG Layered AutoCAD


warehouse 3d scan and CAD model
Building Structure DXF Layered AutoCAD


deviation image with annotations
Molded Trumpetn PDF Deviation Report

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