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3D Scanning in Folkestone

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3D Scanning in Folkestone

Delivering metrology grade 3D scanning solutions in Folkestone. Providing precision digitisation of physical components and assemblies for industry-level inspection, evaluation, and reverse engineering.

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 Folkestone and the surrounding regions.

Powerful & Precise Data

3D Scan On-site

Comprehensive Inspection

Scan to CAD Geometry

3D Scanning Service

The process of capturing the form and dimensions of a physical object using a 3D scanner. Our 3D scanning service creates precise digital models for applications like reverse engineering, quality inspection, and product design. 3D scanning offers several significant benefits, including exceptional accuracy and efficiency. It excels in capturing detailed geometries and complex surfaces, that are unfeasible to measure manually and replicate in CAD.

Enhance Efficiency

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

Precise 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.

Reinstate Design Intent

By analysing the scanned data, we can identify and correct manufacturing defects or deviations from the original design specifications.

No Hand Measurements

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're involved in many fields, working on all kinds of projects. Need 3D scanning in Folkestone or nearby? Get in touch, and let's chat 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

The 3D Scanning Process

To conduct on-site 3D scanning effectively, it's crucial to adhere to site-specific regulations, maintain technical flexibility, and establish strong client cooperation. These factors work together to ensure an efficient scanning process that's environmentally conscious and yields valuable data.

Part Review

Our process starts with a grasp of the data's intended purpose, as this shapes the subsequent scanning stages and ensures a thorough yet cost-efficient scanning process. Then, we look at the component's size, material, and complexity.

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 ensuring our 3D scanner is freshly calibrated we begin the scan. As if digitally spray painting the part, we make sure we scan every area that needs data collecting. This is then fed to our computer as a point cloud so we can work on it in the next step.

Post Processing

When we have captured all the geometry we need the data is converted from a point cloud to a mesh and is then cleaned up removing scanning artefacts and any areas of geometry or background surfaces. Is it from here we either supply clean mesh data or we move on to reverse engineering.

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

3D Scanning Services in Folkestone

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 Folkestone.

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