Skip links

3D Scanning in Macclesfield

On-site service

3D Scanning in Macclesfield

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

Working with Formeon

Formeon offers state-of-the-art 3D scanning and reverse engineering services in Macclesfield. We use advanced laser scanning technology and dedicated software to capture and provide highly accurate CAD models. Our expertise covers various industries, offering bespoke solutions tailored to the unique requirements of each project, whether it's part inspection or competitor analysis. We ensure precision, efficiency, and dependability to meet your engineering needs.

Accurate & Powerful Data

On-site 3D Scanning

In-depth 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

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

Quality 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

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.

Generate CAD From Scan

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

Renew Design Intent

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

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.

Contact Formeon

We work in many industries and undertake many different projects. Reach out today if you need 3D scanning in Macclesfield 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

How We 3D Scan Objects

Successful on-site 3D scanning requires a blend of compliance with site-specific regulations and operations, technical adaptability, and robust client collaboration. These components collectively guarantee that the scanning procedure is efficient, considerate of the environment and produces data that is valuable and meets the requirements.

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 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.

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 Macclesfield

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 Macclesfield can streamline your workflow.

    Got an image? Upload it here

    We use cookies to provide the best web experience possible.