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3D Scanning in Wigan

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3D Scanning in Wigan

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

Why Work With Formeon?

Formeon offers state-of-the-art 3D scanning and reverse engineering services in Wigan. 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

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.

Optimise Resource

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

Precise Data

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

Scan to CAD Geometry

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

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.

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

Sectors Formeon Serve

We operate in various sectors, performing 3D scans on a wide range of components, objects, and assemblies. Our capabilities extend from scanning substantial items like boats and vehicles to capturing intricate details such as 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

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 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

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 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

Need 3D Scanning in Wigan?

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 Wigan can streamline your workflow.

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