Capture your project in digital form using 3D scanning services
- Complete projects faster
- Attain higher accuracy with your designs
- Reduce labor costs
- Nearly eliminate rework and change orders
- Visit the site virtually
- Reduce product design iterations
- Update your as-built drawings
- Preserve irreplaceable parts forever
Benefit from the many possible outputs available including:
3D scanning can help you solve problems such as:
- 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
“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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Are you new to 3D scanning?
If so, that is not a problem, many of our customers are. Here are answers to questions that people often have about 3D scanning:
What is 3D scanning?3d scanning is the process of using electronic instruments to capture the shape of an object in digital form. read more about what 3d scanning is
What is the process?The scanning process differs depending on the type of scanning being done. Read more about the process of 3D scanning
How accurate is it?Depending on the type of scanning, accuracy can range from 1/8″ for building scanning to .0005″ for high resolution x-ray scanning. The typical accuracy for an average part is about .005″.
How much does it cost?In-house 3D scanning cost of small parts starts at $100 or more depending on part size and complexity. On-site 3D laser scanning cost starts at $1,500 per day or more depending on the situation. Every scan is different, so call us today for a personalized quote for your project.
How long does it take?If minimal processing is required, we can deliver your scan results in a mtter of 2-3 days. If CAD modeling is involved, the turnaround time varies according to complexity.
3D Scanning Gallery
Here are some example renderings taken from recent 3D Scanning projects that we have worked on:
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Who uses 3d laser scanning services?
- Power Plant Engineers
- Facility Managers
- BIM Managers
- Aerospace Engineers
- Mold Makers
- Product Designers
- Quality Managers
- Forensic Engineers
- Law Enforcement Agents
- Artists & Sculptors
- Scientists & Researchers
- Game Designers
- Virtual World Creators
- Marketing Directors
Why do companies use 3D laser scanning services?Companies scan to solve problems such as:
- We have a mold that we’ve been using for 30 years and have no drawings for it
- We need to install additional piping within an already congested space
- We are re-purposing a space and need as-built drawings
- We have a hand-made prototype and need to create drawings to manufacture it
- We need to perform a FAI (First Article Inspection)
Read more about why companies use 3D scanning 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. Read more about the file types available.
What types of things can be scanned?Just about anything can be scanned. We have scanners for very large environments such as power plants, and different scanners for small parts such as a car part or even something as small as a tooth.
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 laser 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?Here is a list of 3D scanners that are available
Can I do the scanning myself?Yes! But should you? Here are our thoughts on when and if DIY 3D scanning is a good idea.
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)