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3D Scanning in Oxford

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3D Scanning in Oxford

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

Why Work With Formeon?

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

Accurate & Powerful 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

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

Reliable 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

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

Designers and engineering teams value reverse engineering for its efficiency and cost-effectiveness in replicating, developing, or archiving real-world components. We produce usable CAD models, aiding development, analysis, or manufacturing. Formeon capture and recreate intricate details and complex surfaces, resulting in substantial time and cost savings while reducing the risk of human errors during measurement and replication.

Generate CAD From Scan

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

Reinstate Design Intent

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

Remove Hand Measuring Parts

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

Contact Us

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

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

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.

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 Oxford

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 Oxford.

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