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3D Scanning in Acocks Green

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3D Scanning in Acocks Green

Acocks Green’s leading provider of metrology grade 3D scanning services. We deliver expert physical object digitisation services for part or assembly analysis, inspection, and reverse engineering.

Working with Formeon

Formeon are experts in high-precision 3D geometry capture and detailed reverse engineering services within Acocks Green and its surrounding regions. We proudly lead the way in 3D scanning and reverse engineering, delivering exceptional quality and precision in transforming physical objects into digital formats for a wide range of applications. Our services, supported by state-of-the-art scanning technology and expert engineering expertise, cater to the varied requirements of different industries, including meticulous part inspection and reverse engineering.

Accurate & Powerful Data

On-site 3D Scanning

Comprehensive Inspection

Scan to CAD Geometry

3D Scanning Service

3D scanning digitises physical objects and creates precise 3D models. It's invaluable for design and reverse engineering, allowing detailed form capture and part analysis that would be unfeasible to measure by hand. 3D scanning enhances quality control when used to accurately compare parts to CAD designs ensuring manufacturing precision. We can also support in preserving cultural artefacts through non-intrusive methods of study and recreation.

Optimise Resource

We take care of the unreliable and labour-intensive practice of manually measuring or reproducing complex surface features and components.

Precise Data

High-speed metrology grade 3D scanning captures parts and assemblies with precision, eliminating the need for error-prone manual measurements.

On-location 3D Scanning

We provide the flexibility of conducting 3D scanning at your premises for oversized or delicate objects or smaller items that can be sent via courier to our studio for scanning.

Reverse Engineering Service

Designers and engineering teams value reverse engineering for its efficiency and cost-effectiveness in replicating, developing, or archiving real-world components. We produce usable CAD models, aiding development, analysis, or manufacturing. Formeon capture and recreate intricate details and complex surfaces, resulting in substantial time and cost savings while reducing the risk of human errors during measurement and replication.

Create CAD From Scan

A cost-efficient and effective method of creating manufacturing-level CAD data when none is available.

Renew Design Intent

Capture precise dimensions and geometries of a part and restore its original design, even if the physical part has worn out or altered over time.

Remove Hand Measuring Parts

Digitally capturing the features of an object removes the need for complex and often error-prone and time-consuming hand measurement.

Get in touch

We handle a mix of projects in many different industries. Need 3D scanning in Acocks Green or nearby? Feel free to reach out, and let's talk about your project.

Sectors Formeon Serve

We operate in various sectors, performing 3D scans on a wide range of components, objects, and assemblies. Our capabilities extend from scanning substantial items like boats and vehicles to capturing intricate details such as gears or key fobs.

Aftermarket & Motorsport

  • EV or bespoke vehicle conversions
  • Performance parts
  • Out-of-production parts

Power Generation

  • Gear wear analysis
  • Enclosure design
  • Spatial reference models

AR & VR

  • Special FX documentation
  • Real world digitisation
  • Augmented reality models

Industrial Manufacturing

  • Safety equipment
  • Production line components
  • Digital spare parts

Consumer Products

  • Competitor analysis
  • Prototype digitisation
  • Deformable objects

Robotics & Machinery

  • Complex linkages
  • Gears
  • Moulds and casts

Aerospace & Defence

  • Damage assessment of airframe
  • Obsolete OEM parts
  • Aerodynamic CFD & FEA

Medical & Healthcare

  • Orthotics and prosthetics
  • Custom mobility products
  • Compression garments

Arts, Culture & Heritage

  • Digital archiving
  • Restoration 
  • Large and small statues

The 3D Scanning Process

Achieving effective on-site 3D scanning involves a combination of adhering to site-specific rules, technical flexibility, and strong collaboration with clients. These elements together ensure that the scanning process is efficient, environmentally friendly, and produces valuable data that meets the necessary criteria.

Part Review

We start by gaining an understanding of the intended purpose of the data, as this will impact subsequent stages and ensure that any scanning conducted is thorough yet cost-effective. Additionally, we assess the size, material, and complexity of the component.

Setting Up

Whether we're in our scanning studio or out in the field, we create a plan to scan everything we need. Then, we place scanning markers or reference objects randomly to help the 3D scanner work accurately in 3D space.

3D Scanning

After making sure our 3D scanner is accurately calibrated, we initiate the scanning procedure. We systematically scan all the areas requiring data, much like digitally applying spray paint. This information is then transmitted to our computer as a point cloud, ready for further processing.

Post Processing

Once all necessary geometry is captured, the point cloud data is converted into a mesh and refined to remove scanning artefacts and extraneous elements. From here, we either deliver the refined mesh data as an .STL or advance to the reverse engineering phase.

Our 3D Scanning Examples

Nissan 370z Rays Wheel

Using a 3D scanner captures information at such a rapid pace it is hard to imagine ever creating this information by hand. Using our scanner, we’re able to capture the compound-curving surfaces of the 19″ alloys and tyres in extreme detail.

This was all done without the need for sprays or special tricks to capture the glossy surfaces or black, energy-absorbing rubber.

Applications

Titanium Wheelchair Frame

Titanium, known for its strength and lightness, is ideal for crafting durable, lightweight wheelchair frames.

This process ensures accurate replication or modification of the frame, enhancing the wheelchair's functionality and comfort for users, crucial in mobility aids. 3D scanning thus plays a vital role in customising and improving these essential assistive devices.

Applications

VW Amarok Grille

3D scanning parts to an accuracy of less than half the thickness of a human hair means the data you get can be used in confidence and create parts that require tight tolerances for quality control or fitment.

We 3D scanned a VW Amarok grille and were able to capture its complex form, intricate assembly clips and deep pockets that some scanning technologies simply cannot reach.

Applications

Gearbox Input Shaft

3D scanning of a gearbox input shaft, a critical component transferring power from the engine to the gearbox, enables exact digital replication for reverse engineering and accurate reproduction or redesign.

Essential for quality control, it provides detailed dimensional inspection to ensure manufacturing precision. This process is also vital for maintenance, analysing wear patterns on the shaft, which is fundamental to guide effective upgrades and enhance gearbox performance.

The non-intrusive, accurate, and efficient scanning process ensures the integrity and functionality of this key mechanical element.

Applications

Acocks Green 3D Scanning Service

Interested in unlocking the full potential of 3D scanning and reverse engineering for your project? Fill in the contact form or contact us, and we'll get back to you with expert insights tailored to your specific needs in Acocks Green.

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