3D Scanning for Inspection Service
With the help of our co-ordinate measuring machines (CMM's,) 3D scanners and other manual apparatus we can verify that your part matches the original design. Our reports can quickly and accurately identifying any discrepancies between the part and the plan.
Using our state-of-the-art 3D scanning and CMM contact probing technology, we can acquire accurate geometrical and surface data for part inspection.
The data can be aligned and compared with either be compared to a CAD model, drawings other scan data or simply to measure a part. With this we can write complete inspection reports which include deviation analysis, feature comparisons and much more.
When working at base we do so in our specialist built, temperature controlled inspection room to produce the most accurate data. Much of our equipment is fully portable however, so we can inspect at your site.
We would usually deliver our reports in PDF format, although we have many different options available, including branding them with your logo's instead of our standard templates. We can also provide the raw measurement data for you to analyse in your CAD systems.
Using our full-colour 3D printing service, we can print your part with the deviation analysis wrapped around it. This is a great additional way we've been developing as a new way to put the results in your hands.
How it Works
- We use our state-of-the-art systems to capture detailed shape and feature data on your part(s). You can bring your item(s) to our inspection room, or we can travel to you.
- Almost anything can be measured. Scanned items can be almost any size, although some reflective or absorbent materials may require extra preparation work. Our automatic CMM has a 1m x 1.5m measuring range although we also have portable CMM's for larger or immovable parts.
- Once we've taken the measurement data from the part we can compare it with a reference CAD model or drawings to check it is within tolerance and identify any differences between the model and the part.
- We can present the results in numerous ways, including easy-to-read PDF reports or as manoeuvrable 3D PDFs.