3D Laser Scanning
3D Laser scanning is a non-contact, non-destructive measurement technology that digitally generates 3D point cloud data, ultimately turning your physical parts/products into a digital representation of the physical object’s exact size. Our CMM-based laser, as well as our Portable Scanning Arm system, can capture an abundant amount of precision data in a relatively abbreviated period of time (in comparison to some traditional methods). Our experience in 3D Laser scanning services serves a broad spectrum of industries from Aerospace and Automotive scanning to Medical devices and supplies. Scroll down to see the list of industries served!
Typical applications for quality Laser Scanning:
New Part/Product Development
Part to CAD Comparisons
Data Archiving of Legacy Parts
Scanning makes measuring complex parts simpler and faster than ever before. By capturing detailed point cloud data through the laser scans, we are able to inspect your most intricate of parts. 3D metrology allows designers & manufacturers to get a visual perspective of what’s going on with geometric features and free-form surfaces of their parts/assemblies. Help your team resolve issues and make design improvements with the detailed feedback provided as a result of our 3D laser scanning services.
In-House CMM-Based Laser Scanning
Made To Measure’s CMM-Based Laser Scanning expertise can aid your company with overcoming quality bottlenecks, design modification recommendations, and much more.
On-Site Portable Arm Laser Scanning
With our RPS Portable Measuring Arm, we can take our Laser Scanning services straight to your location! We understand it’s not always the best option to ship larger, heavier parts to have them measured outside of your facility. Made to Measure provides On-site Laser Scanning for your projects that aren’t as mobile as our metrologists. We’ll come to you and preform the scans, saving you time and unnecessary headaches!
Our portable measuring arm services allow you the flexibility to have scans completed in the privacy of your own facility. Save on logistics, shipping wait times, cost and more! Reach out to us today and see how we can work with you to get your inspections completed smoothly! 847-851-1160
First Article Inspection
For inspection applications, a point cloud comparison to the CAD model can provide an excellent overall picture of the parts conformance to the actual design. Since the entire part is digitized, nothing is overlooked. Dimensional deviations, errors in form, features out of place, or missing features are just some of the defects that can be found. This type of inspection can be very useful for tooling approval or deciding whether a part and process is ready to begin PPAP.
Reverse Engineering applications can range from totally new products to those that have been in production for many years. For new products, laser scanning can be used to digitize clay models or fabricated models with the resulting point cloud data used to create a CAD model. Laser scanning and reverse engineering also comes into play with current or past production pieces that require new tooling and the databases aren’t available or do not match the current configuration of the part.
For modeling applications, 3D Laser scanning is an effective and efficient way to get your part into a CAD Model! How does it work? You send your part(s) to our facility. We receive and scan them in our lab. Our scanner creates a point cloud file that we turn into a CAD model during the post-processing phase. Once the CAD model is created, it’s reviewed and digitally sent off to your team for the next leg of the journey. Whether it be for improvement of parts, flaw detection, or even an update to your internal documentation, we’ve got you covered.
3D Laser Scanning Capabilities
- Capture shape, size, color, and surface details
- Accurate to .002″
- Export to CAD model
- Editable digital design format
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