From engine blocks to surfboards to statues, even helicopters and mining equipment; 3D Prototyping can assist in the 3D scanning of your objects. From creating an STL file to be utilised in 3D printing, to full reverse engineering and inspection reports our qualified technical team are here to assist.
With manufactured and engineered components having increasingly more complex geometry, scanning components is the fastest and most accurate way to inspect or convert to CAD/CAM files for replicating/modifying/inspecting or reverse engineering of an original component.
3D Prototyping can offer a cost effective solution for Engineers, manufacturers, researchers, artists, designer & toolmakers to have components scanned or verified at any stage of product development, reducing development and manufacturing lead times.
At 3D Prototyping we utilise the Shining 3D OpticScan QL, blue light optical scanning system coupled with high end SHININGFORM XOR software to convert and inspect the scanned component. Being a non-contact scanning system delicate and intricate components can easily be scanned, with sizes ranging from 10mm to 2000mm. Blue light scanning technology allows for the scanning of darker objects, shiny surfaces, and during daylight.
Reverse engineering is a process of capturing data from a physical component, with our Shining 3D optical scanner, from the point cloud data captured we can then export it to the powerful SHININGFORM XOR software where surfaces are added to the polygonized model to produce a water tight surface file, which can then be exported to CAD/CAM and rapid prototyping software.
Suitable files that can be exported in are STL, IGES, TXT, STEP ASCI and parasolid XT.
After manufacturing a complex component how do you check critical areas with a high degree of accuracy?
With the Shining 3D system coupled with the powerful SHININGFORM XOR software we can overlay the original CAD file to the high resolution scan to compare features, surfaces and tolerances.
This will clearly highlight discrepancies between design and manufacture of components for close fitting parts and where flatness and tolerances are of high importance to a components manufacture, thus eliminating the guesswork, which will reduce development costs and cycle times as well as improving your bottom line.
This can be used for quality control, tooling verification, plastic components, aerospace, and metal products to establish conformity to the original CAD data.
In order to accurately quote on scanning an object smply take a series of photos from different angles; together with a ruler or tape measure next to the part so that we can get an idea of scale. Go to our Request a Quote section and complete the required fields and upload your photos and we can then provide you with a quotation or if needed contact you for further information. Onsite scanning is available on a daily rate for more information please contact us directly on 07 3262 9283.
So what ever your requirements, even if you're not quite sure what you need, feel free to contact our qualified sales team on (07) 3262 9283 or Request a Quote.