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3D Scanning in Lakeside

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3D Scanning in Lakeside

Lakeside’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

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 Lakeside and the surrounding regions.

Accurate & Powerful Data

3D Scan On-site

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.

Maximise Resource

Eliminate the unreliable and demanding burden of manually measuring or replicating intricate surfaces or parts

Quality Data

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

On-site 3D Scanning

For large or fragile objects, Formeon offers the convenience of on-site 3D scanning services. Alternatively, for smaller items, clients can opt to send them to our studio using a 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.

Generate CAD From Scan

An efficient way of generating CAD data for manufacturing in the absence of existing part information.

Restore Design Intent

Restore worn faces, warped walls or broken features and bring a part back to its original specification.

No Reliance on Hand Measurement

3D scanners can easily capture complex shapes and surfaces that would be challenging and time-consuming to measure and recreate by hand.

Contact Formeon

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

Sectors 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

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

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

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.

Our Work in 3D Scanning

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 Lakeside

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 Lakeside can streamline your workflow.

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