3D Scanning Services (Digitization – Laser/Optic)

Any 3D physical object, part or system (e.g. mould, fixture, product, assembled systems, metal, plastic, formed surfaces) can be scanned by our 3D scanning devices and their digital data can be acquired as point clouds. These point cloud data are converted into polygon mesh structure (triangle polygon data) via 3D Scanning Systems in order to obtain surface data as .stl formats.
Thus targeted part or system is transferred to digital platform as point clouds/.stl data. Now you have a 3D data that can be modified in any way you want.

3D Scanning Options: Laser or Optical Systems

Scanning process can be done by “Laser” or “Optical” systems. It can be accomplished in a couple hours by our 3D Scanning Systems while it would take weeks to do it with traditional ways such as marking points on the part.

Basically detailed part structure and/or roughness of the part’s surface will affect the scan process’s result and scan time. All the details cannot be digitized when roughness and complexity of the parts increase therefore it will take more time for a high quality result.

Surfaces that are going to be scanned should be painted as matt white powder coat in highlighted environments or if the part is bright or transparent. In this way you will obtain more detailed high quality scan data.

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Applications you can do with the .stl data you’ve got from 3D Scanning:

+ Reverse Engineering
+ Rapid Prototyping
+ Direct tool path generation on scan data by supported CAM software for CNC milling
+ Part Measurement
+ Quality Control
+ Process Control

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If we explain them in details:
+ These data can be used in the process of obtaining CAD data of the parts that don’t have CAD data in digital platform (Reverse Engineering).
+ These data can be used to duplicate a sample part by rapid prototyping.
+ Point clouds that are obtained can be used as surface data in the format of STL(polygon mesh). Some CAM softwares are directly able to generate tool path on polygon mesh so that data can directly use for manufacturing when result is good enough.
+ It can transform the work of conventional CMMs into mobile system thus saving from time and cost of extra staff. In this way mould/die, fixture, product and assembled systems can be measured.
+ It can be used in the comparison of the manufactured product with the 3D CAD model.
+ It can be used to determine the deformation and corrosions that can happen in the moulds/dies which are used for a long time.
+ It can be used to evaluate the spring-back of the sheet metal tools.

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