3D Object Scanning Samples
The 3D scanning services provided us can capture 3D measurements from objects as small as a pin head or as large as a bus. When we remove the constraints imposed by conventional measurement technologies, the scope of applications becomes virtually limitless with 3D digital data in hand. We have stocked our tool kit with a wide array of portable measurement technologies. For each project we will select and/or combine the best technologies.
We have a variety of scanning tools that can be used to develop a 3D model. A 3D scanner takes non-destructive measurements of a target object to digitally reconstruct its shape and in some cases texture. A 3D scanner outputs a point cloud, or a series of points in 3D space, that correspond to the surface of the target object. Further post-processing can turn this point cloud into a mesh, or a digital surface composed of triangles. Computer aided design (CAD) software can import this mesh for use in further design and slicing software can turn this mesh into g-code for 3D printing.
What is 3D scanning?
3D scanning is a process of analyzing an object from the real world, to collect all the data in order to recreate its shape and appearance, digitally. Thanks to this process, the object can become a 3D model, which could help you as a base for the 3D project you are about to develop, but it can also be useful to reconstruct, analyze, or simulate ideas.
Different machines and methods exist to 3D scan objects. You might not know it, but there are different ways possible to create a digital version of a real object. We are going to see more in detail of how each of them works. There are a lot of different 3D scanning methods, but today, we will focus on three of them, that we can consider as the main ones: Laser 3D scanning, photogrammetry, and structured light scanning. The choice of the 3D scanning technique will be made regarding your project or its context.
How to use 3D scanning?
3D scanning can be a faster and easier technique to create a 3D model for 3D printing if you just want to recreate an existing object. Once you have your 3D model, you can add the modifications to it, it can actually be a great basis to start your project.
What are the applications of these 3D scans? The medical sector is really making the most of this scanning technology. It is also helping to create made to measure prosthesis for patients, from 3D scans. The use of 3D scans is already quite popular in the dental sector, for example, to observe, simulate options, or even create some dental devices, like braces, implants, and dentures. Using 3D scanning and 3D printing is perfect to avoid all the disadvantages of molds and the whole process of creating these molds.