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3D Scanning in Ashford

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3D Scanning in Ashford

Professional metrology grade 3D scanning services in Ashford. We generate accurate data to digitise real-world objects and assemblies for inspection, analysis or reverse engineering across many industries.

Why Work With Formeon?

At Formeon, we specialise in converting physical objects into accurate digital models through advanced 3D scanning and reverse engineering services. We are equipped with cutting-edge laser scanning technology and offer tailored solutions that encompass design optimisation, digital archiving, part inspection and reverse engineering. We serve as your trusted partner for all your 3D scanning and CAD generation needs in Ashford and the surrounding regions.

Accurate & Powerful Data

On-site 3D Scanning

In-depth 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.

Enhance Efficiency

Remove the unreliable and challenging drain on resource of measuring or recreating complex surfaces and parts by hand

Reliable Data

3D scanning at ensures the precise capture of components and assemblies, removing the need for unreliable manual measurements.

On-site 3D Scanning

Formeon provides on-site 3D scanning for large or delicate items or we can use our studio and receive smaller items via courier.

Reverse Engineering Service

Engineering teams and designers use reverse engineering for its efficiency and cost-effectiveness in reproducing, designing or preserving real-world components. It generates usable CAD models, supporting development, analysis, or manufacturing processes. We excel in capturing intricate details and complex surfaces, leading to significant time and cost reductions and minimising the potential for human errors in measurements 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.

No Reliance on Hand Measurement

3D scanning is much quicker than hand measurements, significantly reducing the time required for data collection and recreation.

Contact Us

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

Industries 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

How We 3D Scan Objects

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 begin by understanding what the data will be used for as this will influence the next stages and ensure any scanning done is comprehensive yet cost-effective. We also review the part's size, material and complexity.

Setting Up

Whether we're in our scanning studio or on-site, we put together a strategy to scan all the necessary geometry. After that, we scatter scanning markers or reference objects randomly to ensure the 3D scanner knows where it is in 3D space.

3D Scanning

After calibrating our 3D scanner, we start the scan. We cover every part that requires data collection, just like digitally spraying paint on it. This data is then sent to our computer as a point cloud 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.

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

Need 3D Scanning in Ashford?

Seeking detailed and accurate 3D models for your engineering projects? Reach out or use our contact form, and discover how our tailored 3D scanning and reverse engineering services in Ashford can streamline your workflow.

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