3D Scanning & Data Capture

3D scanning is a high-accuracy geometric data capture method. It is the first step toward a variety of technical applications including Reverse Engineering and scan-to-CAD comparison. Data capture with 3D scanning is efficient, flexible, and highly accurate.

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On Site. On Point.

Are your parts stationary or too large to ship?

No problem. We can come to you.  With technicians based in multiple locations across the US, onsite, portable 3D scanning and data capture is a core component of our service offering.

What can we scan?

From the face of a penny, to the contours of a fighter jet and everything in between.  A variety of scanning technologies are leveraged as needed given constraints of material, size and complexity. See how scanning can be used in your industry.
Scanning Platforms
  • Red Light Laser
  • Blue Light Laser
  • White Light
  • CMM-Mounted Systems
  • Arm-Mounted Portable Systems
  • CT Scanning (for internals)
Applications & Outputs
Download sample files in our resource center.

Coverage: for Organic Shapes

Organic shapes - such as a rifle stock, computer mouse, motorcycle helmet, or prosthetic - can be very difficult to define with traditional CMM inspection.  3D scanning renders this a non-factor.  Scanners collect high resolution data on these organic surfaces very quickly, and accurately. A point cloud contains millions of points which can used to show incredibly fine detail in any near-flat or contoured surface.

Speed: Gather Data Quickly

A typical CMM will capture a few dozen points per minute. Scanning can capture hundreds of thousands of points per minute. 3D Scanning is an excellent tool for product and process designers who are looking to very quickly capture, measure and verify that a part is conforming to spec. Scanning-based Inspection (CAV) uses this full-coverage advantage to demonstrate deviation visually. Specific dimensions can be extracted from the 3D data at any time.
Considerations before starting a 3D Scanning project:
  • What are the dimensions your part(s)? Are your parts too large to ship?
  • How complex are your part(s)? Are there internal features to be scanned?
  • How do you intend to use the resulting scan data? Reverse Engineering? 3D Printing? Comparing Scan to CAD?
  • What are your requirements for dimensional call outs? Are you looking for first article inspection?

Tell us about your project! Get a quote in less than 2 hours.  952-895-1150. 8am-5pm CST

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- Paul A, Enercon Technologies

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