This recent article from The Boss magazine explores why industrial companies need to adopt 3D scanning technologies
The world’s 3D scanning technology has developed quite quickly over the last decade, with the technology becoming more and more relevant in our daily lives. Here are some practical ways this technology can be used to improve the quality and efficiency of companies.
Depending on your niche and business, you’ll find different and creative ways to use these devices. From measurements, surveying, quality control and even design, there are multiple ways to make the most out of this growing technology. Here are some reasons why you should adopt 3D scanning in your industrial company and what parts of the processes 3D scanning would be applicable.
Makes Designing More Accurate and Efficient
When you’re in the design process of a product, it can often take longer than expected due to the time it takes calculating measurements. Also, the product going from designers to engineers and then printing the physical prototype will often be time-consuming. We can significantly reduce this time by implementing 3D technologies into the process.
Speeds Up the Prototyping Process
When you’re in the prototype phase of creating products, these prototypes will likely have to go through multiple iterations. If you’re using 3D scanning, you may expedite the process. 3D scanning will likely reduce the number of iterations necessary through the production and prototyping phase.
Scanners can help measure cross-sections and identify what parts of the design are warped. They can also store important data related to the item after it is scanned. This will help down the track when changes need to be made. 3D scanners can double the speed required compared to the conventional prototyping process.
Improves Quality Control
One of the best reasons to implement 3D scanning technology in your industrial business today is improved quality control. In the past, we had to rely on inadequate methods of measuring and testing product specifications. But now, with 3D scanning technology, it’s possible to be incredibly detailed without measurements.
This extreme accuracy in measurements will improve the quality of your products tenfold. These technologies can measure the volume of objects and the material and scale within millimetres of detail. Using this detail, the scanner relays information to the CAD software, where it can detect even the slightest imperfections with complete accuracy.
Not only is 3D technology exciting and innovative, but it’s also beneficial. The kind of 3D scanning and printing capacities that we will see in the coming years will have the ability to transform society into places we could only dream of. Precise technology will propel industrial companies to the next level, while those not using it may fall behind.
If you’re in an industrial company, you should take on board these technologies as soon as possible because you will be left behind if you don’t. As industry leaders, the best thing we can do is constantly look for ways to improve. One of the ways to do this is to be on the cutting edge of science. Contact us to discuss how 3D scanning could help your business.
See the full The Boss magazine article online.