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3D Scanning in Knowle

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3D Scanning in Knowle

Precision 3D scanning solutions covering Knowle. We provide high-accuracy digitisation of real-world assemblies and components for industrial inspection, analytical evaluation, and reverse engineering applications.

Why Work With Formeon?

Formeon are experts in high-precision 3D geometry capture and detailed reverse engineering services within Knowle 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.

Powerful & Precise 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.

Enhance Efficiency

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

Quality Data

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

On-site 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

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.

Scan to CAD Geometry

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

Reinstate 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 Formeon

We work in many industries and undertake many different projects. Reach out today if you need 3D scanning in Knowle or nearby and let’s discuss your project.

Industries Formeon Serve

We get involved with many different sectors 3D scanning many different parts, artefacts or assemblies. We can 3D scan large objects such as boats and vehicles down to smaller parts like 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

3D Scanning a Part

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

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 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 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

After capturing the required geometry, the point cloud data is transformed into a mesh and cleansed of any scanning artefacts or background surfaces. We then either provide this refined mesh as an .STL file or proceed with reverse engineering.

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

Knowle 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 Knowle.

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