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3D Scanning in Southend-on-Sea

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3D Scanning in Southend-on-Sea

Delivering metrology grade 3D scanning solutions in Southend-on-Sea. 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 Southend-on-Sea 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

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

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

Quality Data

Utilising metrology grade 3D scanners ensures more reliable results than error-prone hand measurements, capturing data points quickly and precisely.

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

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.

Scan to CAD Geometry

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

Reinstate Design Intent

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

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're involved in many fields, working on all kinds of projects. Need 3D scanning in Southend-on-Sea 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

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

Either in our scanning studio or on-site, we create and implement a scanning strategy to ensure we capture all required surfaces and features. We then get started randomly applying scanning targets or reference artefacts to make sure the 3D scanner will be well-referenced in 3D space.

3D Scanning

After making sure our 3D scanner is accurately calibrated, we initiate the scanning procedure. We systematically scan all the areas requiring data, much like digitally applying spray paint. This information is then transmitted to our computer as a point cloud, ready 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.

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

Need 3D Scanning in Southend-on-Sea?

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 Southend-on-Sea can streamline your workflow.

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