3D Laser Scanning

0000 3D Laser Scanning Technology. If you are not familiar with the term “3d laser scanning”, it may bring to mind barcode scanning or body scanning at the airport. While a 3D laser scanner may look a little like alien technology, it is in fact a very down-to-earth combination of electronics and precision optics packed into a robust, portable unit. 3D laser scanning creates a digital representation of a physical object in the form of a point cloud which can later be converted into a …

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Another One Bites The Dust

0000 Nothing lasts forever, and unfortunately for our power generation customer near Dallas, Texas, that includes wind turbines. When a wind turbine has a catastrophic event, it can raise the question: was the tower damaged? Sometimes tower damage is obvious, but other times there can be very sutle dents, twists or bends that are not obvious to the naked eye. This is where 3D laser scanning comes in. From a safe distance, the 3D scanner can capture the geometry of the tower into an accurate …

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Create As-Built Drawings of Power Plant

0000Our client needed as-built drawings of the exhaust section portion of a power plant using 3D scanning in Alexandria, LA. The CAD model was needed to plan for scrubber installation at this plant. We approached the problem like any power plant, deploying our 3D scanners to capture an accurate point cloud. The scanning took 3 days. We then used the point cloud as a reference to extract a 3D CAD model. This was done in two phases; an initial phase where we captured major duct, structures and …

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