3D scanning and measurement

3D optical scanning & measurement can assist your industry projects

These accurate techniques can deliver a true & accurate representation of your products or plant & equipment with both production quality & planned preventative maintenance for use in the following ways;

Digital Archives

3D digital records for the conservation of all pre-digital objects from past products to components of machinery.

Rapid Manufacturing

A quick, reliable and cost-effective way of precise production. Used for engineering design, tool making, jigs and fixtures, turbines, aerospace, power generation, art & archaeology, consumer products, prototypes and injection moulding.

Reverse Engineering

Fast replication of freeform and organic products within tool making, design, enhancement, models, rapid prototyping, injection moulding, rapid milling and products including all pre-digital legacy equipment.

Quality Control

To ensure the repeatability and accuracy within manufacture: Tool making, Sheet metal, Aerospace, Turbines, Injection Moulding, Consumer Goods, Power Generation, Casting and Forging. CAD Comparison, First Article Inspection, Route Cause Analysis all computed within the GOM software.

Component Testing

Stiffness Tests, Simulation, Strain, Component Dimensioning, Deformation Analysis.

Legacy Equipment

Many manufacturing businesses still operate machinery that was built in the ‘pre-digital’ era.  Using 3D optical scanning parts can be recreated as 3D CAD models to ‘reverse engineer’ and digitise major components or complete assemblies of equipment with incredible levels of fidelity to the original part. This data can then be used to manufacture replacement parts or spares.  Using these technologies, the life of the equipment can be potentially extended indefinitely.

Spares and Part Replacements in new out of warranty equipment

After making a major purchase of high value or bespoke equipment, the operator can find that the replacement of parts can have a number of challenges, including:

  • Long lead in periods for delivery.
  • High cost of spares due to the manufacturer’s monopoly on the equipment.
  • Large cost of spares due to a whole assembly having to be purchased rather than just replacing the part that is defective.

We can capture the data from original parts and hold that data in a digital archive until such point as the client requires it. We can then use this data to manufacture a new part at a potentially lower cost and with shorter lead times to meet the clients’ deadline. Parts can also be optimised to improve their performance or to increase life and efficiency.

Equipment Optimisation

This is the process of improving the performance of a component or equipment where digital data and drawings are inaccessible or simply do not exist. We would therefore have to capture the part’s geometric data to start the optimisation process.

 3D Design & Visualisation

Capturing free-form surfaces, hand-made or hand-modified designs into CAD. Ideal for turning original designs into production-ready data. Turning real life objects into computer animation. Visualising products at the prototype stage of production.

Computer Aided Engineering

Scan data from an object can be modelled in CAD and using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) or Finite Element Analysis (FEA) these analysis packages requiring accurate scan data to compare “as built” to the computed model and support optimisation to drive performance of a product or part.

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Photogrammetry provides a very high accuracy 3D measuring machine for large objects and can be used independently of environmental conditions; within climatic chambers or in the open air.

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