Inspection

3D Scanning for Inspection Service

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3D scanning technology lets you verify that manufactured items match the original CAD model, quickly and accurately identifying any discrepancies between the part and the plan.

Using our state-of-the-art 3D scanning and contact probing technology, we can acquire accurate geometrical data for product inspection.

The data can be accurately aligned and compared with either a CAD model or another scan. Industry-standard inspection methods including RPS alignment, GD&T compliance and feature comparison are all easily achievable.

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3D scanning is ideal for analysing complex or unusual parts that can’t easily be captured by measuring, such as castings and pressings. It can also be used to identify areas of damage.

The 3D scan data also lends itself to creating physical replicas through 3D printing, allowing visitors to ‘touch’ items that would be too rare, valuable or fragile for them to handle otherwise.

How it Works

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  • We use our state-of-the-art scanner to capture detailed shape data on your part(s). You can bring your item(s) to our workshop, or we can travel to you. The scanning process is completely contactless.
  • Almost anything can be scanned. Scanned items can be almost any size, although some reflective or absorbent materials may require extra preparation work. Our scanner also needs to be able to ‘see’ every surface of the object. We are happy to advise you on what is possible.
  • We process the scan data, import it into an inspection package and ‘overlay’ the actual scan on the original CAD model, allowing us to identify any differences between the model and the part.
  • Deviations can be viewed from any angle and accurately measured, allowing you to alter your plans to address the problems.
  • We can present the results in numerous ways, including easy-to-read PDF reports or as manoeuvrable 3D PDFs.