3D Scanning & Reverse Engineering-Architecture

3D Scanning & Reverse Engineering-Architecture

3D Scanning & Reverse Engineering

3D Scanning and Reverse Engineering services offered by us:
  • Tools, dies, molds or stamped parts 
  • CAD updating of finalized tool shapes after welding/grinding during try-outs.
  • Springback compensation 
  • Prototype parts or models
  • Inspection and measuring
  • Missing CAD data creation from 
  • Watertight solid models for 3D Printing or CNC Machining
  • Archiving of museum artifacts into 3D data
3D Scanning 
We offer high precision, fast and versatile 3D Scanning services on a variety of objects ranging in size from a match box to a full car. 
3D Scanning is professionally completed using either white light or laser scanning technology. 3D scanners output a point cloud, each point having an x,y,z coordinate similar to a CMM measuring machine. The scanned point cloud is then meshed and exported into special reverse engineering software where the CAD models are expertly created.
Scanning can be completed at our office or at our customers facility using our handheld portable scanner. 

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Reverse Engineering 
State-of-the-art Reverse Engineering software is used for processing scanned point clouds into high quality clean meshes, surfaces and solid CAD models. The scanned data and reverse engineered surface data is analyzed to ensure the resulting data meets the customer deviation expectations, thus ensuring optimum quality is achieved. A deviation analysis report can also be provided for customer approval prior to delivery.
We are capable of producing A-Class Automotive Surfacing from a wide variety of supplied scanned point cloud data formats and have successfully Reverse Engineered a complete motor vehicle for one of the local OEM's!


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Springback Compensation
Springback is the geometric change made to a part at the end of the forming process when the part has been released from the forces of the opened forming tool. Appropriate tools must be designed to compensate for the Springback ensuring the dimensional accuracy of the final stamped part is achieved.
3D Scanning is available customers stamped parts should they be encountering any Springback problems during try-outs.
Springback Compensations can also be completed on the complete panel geometry or on specific problem areas of the panel geometry only. 
Analyzing and compensating Springback ensures accurate tooling processes are created early in the design phase and also minimizes the risk of costly tool changes to the tooling process at a later stage.
We efficiently solve our customers Springback problems!