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Learn how we’re using 3D scanning in the large range of sectors and applications

3D scanning and reverse engineering is useful in many sectors large and small. From inspection to documentation, 3D scanning can help reduce development time, recreate obsolete components or documentation historic artefacts..

Automotive & Motorsport

For custom performance parts or the reproduction of obsolete components, 3D scanning is vital in the Automotive and Motorsport industries.

From cars to motorcycles and bicycles to trucks, using 3D scanning for after market parts, customisation, tuning or restoration is a perfect use case. Efficiently create duplicate reference data of existing parts or scan an area for fitment or space constraints.

3d scanning sector automotive and motorsport

Applications

Shorten Development Cycles

3D scanning quickly creates reference data that can be worked from

Capture complex, flowing surfaces

Manually measuring compound surfaces is difficult and prone to errors

Replicate out-of-production parts​

Paired with 3D printing, 3D scanning can help replicate parts that are no longer available

Generate data that fits perfectly

3D scanning digitally replicates reality perfectly and this is crucial for well-fitting parts

Medical & Healthcare

Medical professionals are using 3D scanning to ensure human anatomies are captured and cared for with efficiency and precision.

Being able to scan the human anatomy provides an unrivalled insight into patient care, efficiency and comfort. The healthcare industry and particularly prosthetics and orthotics can benefit greatly from 3D scanning technology.

3d scanning sector medical and healthcare

Applications

Scan patient anatomy perfectly

No need to guess or estimate sizes. Create an accurate representation of a limb, mould or cast

Right first time fit

Making multiple iterations of an item is not efficient or even viable all the time

Portable & suitable for home use

Our scanners can be set up anywhere and don't require special lights or environments

Non-contact with scanning subject

The very act of measuring a soft, organic mass can change its size - not with 3D scanning

Industrial Manufacturing

Ensuring production continuity is imperative and 3D scanning is poised to improve, document or replicate parts and components.

Scanning and reproducing broken parts or improving the design is an attractive use case for scanning. Whether it’s for maintenance, repairs or operational requirements, we’ve got you covered.

3d scanning sector industrial manufacturing

Applications

No need for original part data or designs

Obsolete parts and designs are a real problem when your supplier no longer stocks a part

Improve upon existing designs

The current part may not be performing as well as it could with some tweaks

Create moulds to replicate parts

Use the current part to create a mould or form and mould, cast or press raw material into shape

Assess wear and tear of components and tools

3D scanning can be used as a preventative maintenance tool to highlight wear or damage

Aerospace & Defence

3D scanning is being used in aerospace and defence applications for inspection, modelling and measurement.

3D scanning is vital to industries like general aviation, vintage restoration, and defence manufacturing. Precise 3D scans inform decisions, streamline processes, and enhance safety making for a stable, efficient development.

3d scanning sector aviation and defence

Applications

Shorten Development Cycles

When there are no replacements, suppliers or CAD, create new data from the old

Blade surface inspection

The smallest inaccuracies on turbine or propeller blades can create several concerning behaviours

Surface damage assessment

Damage is not always visible and it can be very difficult to measure the true extent of damage

Assembly spatial analysis

Knowing a new part, a redesigned housing or fresh ducting will fit in the assembly provides peace of mind

Power Generation

The energy sector is using 3D scanning to inspect, analyse or build spatial models to enable efficient design cycles.

Energy generation is at the pinnacle of small and large-scale engineering. 3D scanning is primed to assist in the inspection, creation and assessment of components and assemblies.

3d scanning sector power generation

Applications

Create data for CFD analysis without CAD

Inheriting operating assemblies without CAD is commonplace - but how do you assess its efficiency?

Inspecting surfaces for damage

Bird strikes, foreign bodies or transport can damage parts in ways not always visible

Analyse the wear of moving components

Bearing faces and moving assemblies can, over time become worn and it's difficult to assess the extent

Arrangement of an assembly

Creating a new part to fit within an assembly is difficult without the full assembly in CAD

Consumer Products

Product and packaging designers use 3D scanning to better understand products and to enhance the development process.

3D scanning can be beneficial in various stages of product development, including creating reference data, simulation, and analysis.

When creating packaging, often there isn't a solid CAD model, so 3D scanning can provide a digital reference to build off of. ​

3d scanning sector consumer product design

Applications

Shorten product development stages

Capture the surface details of clay or the fine edges of foam to speed up development

Enhance CAD outcomes

3D scanning allows you to have a solid foundation of reference data to work from

Quickly develop, recreate or document prototypes

Save time, energy and storage space by digitally storing prototypes, test rigs or trial parts

Assess competitor products or designs

Use scanned data to analyse what your competitors are doing well or how you could improve them

Augmented & Virtual Reality (AR & VR)

AR & VR studios and creatives are using 3D scanning to create a familiar link to reality users crave in an increasingly digital world.

Taking the real, physical world into the digital realms unlocks the previously unseen potential of the digital world - a true link to reality. Scan real-world items and use them across exciting digital media platforms, from websites to games and safety apps to digital catalogues.

3d scanning sector special effects

Applications

A digital link to reality

Create digital versions of real-life items to bring the real world into the web, games or VR experiences

Digital representations of real-world items

Bring real-world items such as furniture, branded goods or new designs into AR experiences

Enhance, customise or manipulate digital data

Use the digital data to quickly change colourways or experiment with design variations

View, resize and move data in the digital world

Scale, reshape or explore real-world items like never before and share them worldwide

Arts, Culture & Heritage

Artists and museums around the world utilise 3D scanning to digitise, store and reference fragile art pieces and artefacts.

Being able to preserve historical or cultural objects and present them in a way that can be accessed anytime, anywhere is invaluable. Capture form, colour and scale with our 3D scanning expertise.

3d scanning sector History

Applications

Digitally preserve fragile objects

Not only is 3D scanning non-contact, once you have the scan data the objects can be archived

Archive data in an easy-to-process way

Once scanned, the data can be organised and the objects stored for the long term to reduce risk

Inspect, analyse or observe artefacts

Measuring or closely inspecting important objects manually can be a risky task

Scale and manipulate digital models

Scaling up and 3D printing art or artefacts paves the way for enhanced experiences

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