3D scanning is a process of collecting digital data on the shape and appearance of a physical object, creating a digital model of it. This can be done using a variety of technologies, such as structured light scanners, laser scanners, and photogrammetry.
Laser 3D scanning is a process of collecting 3D data using a laser as the primary source of measurement. It works by projecting a laser beam onto the surface of an object, and then measuring the reflection of the beam using a sensor. The scanner calculates the distance between the scanner and the object by measuring the time it takes for the laser beam to bounce back. This process is repeated many times to build up a 3D model of the object. Laser scanners can be handheld or fixed, and can be used to scan objects of various sizes and shapes with a high degree of accuracy.
Structured light scanners use a projector to create a pattern of light and shadows on the surface of an object. A camera is then used to capture the distorted pattern and measure the deformation of the pattern. By analyzing the distorted pattern, the scanner can calculate the distance between the scanner and the object at each point on the surface, allowing it to build up a 3D model of the object. Structured light scanners can be handheld or fixed, and can be used to scan objects of various sizes and shapes.
Photogrammetry 3D scanning is a process of collecting 3D data by taking a series of overlapping photographs of an object or scene from different angles and using specialized software to process the images and calculate the 3D positions of the points in the scene. This process allows the creation of a 3D model of the object or scene. Photogrammetry 3D scanning can be done using specialized cameras or with the cameras on devices such as drones or smartphones.
Automotive companies use 3D scanning for reverse engineering, quality control, inspection, new product development for production parts, and manufacturing tools. A wide range of EMOs and automotive part suppliers are involved in designing, developing, and manufacturing motor vehicles. They are meeting the challenge of designing cars in a short amount of time to meet the fast-paced growth of the market. Cutting-edge technologies, including 3D scanning, are what they seek to reform the automotive industry.
The aerospace industry is one of the most critical and demanding industries in the world. It requires intensive planning, development, testing, and manufacturing processes to ensure the safety of passengers and crew. The use of 3D scanning can help to improve these processes by providing a more accurate and complete view of the aircraft or component under development. With this information, manufacturers can catch errors and correct them before they cause problems in the real world. In addition, using 3D scanning for reverse engineering can help to recreate legacy parts or create new ones.
3D scanning jewelry, precious metals, and gemstones with the goal of creating a digital copy of the original object. The digital copy can be used for many purposes, such as repairing or duplicating a valuable item. With our professional 3D scanner system specifically designed to scan small objects with complex shapes that require fine details to be scanned with utmost precision.
16 million data points captured per scan enables accurate measurement of complex shapes and minute surface features
3D scanning technology is widely applied to medical beauty, medical equipment, biomedical engineering, orthopedics surgery, digital dentistry, etc., gradually becoming the foundation of technical innovation in the medical field. eCadCam provides integrated and precise 3D Solutions for surgeons, health care professionals, and medical equipment manufacturers. Our goal goes to help them easily confront challenges and grasp opportunities in 3D Printing prosthesis model manufacturing, medical machinery customization, quality control etc.
3D digitization is increasingly used for protection and restoration of cultural relics, construction of digital museums and design of handicrafts. 3D scanning is the fastest way for current 3D reconstruction. 3D scanners are user-friendly and very portable. They can easily acquire the 3D data of objects such as cultural relics, sculptures and artworks. 3D scanning technology enjoys fast measurement speed and accurate capturing capacity. It can get enough and precise 3D data from different directions, which contributes to restoration of culture relics in accidental damage. Experts can virtually restore the heritages through computer, and exert 3D models to do assistant researches.
3D laser scanning will change the way consumers interact with brands and will make our expectations higher with our shopping standards. Soon consumers will realize they get better products that are sustainable and suit them better than the original ways of producing goods. Many men and women around the world can never find the right shoes, most people have different size feet even by a few centimeters. Others have wider feet than the basic shoes provide, and this can be a pain when shoe shopping. When customers don’t like shopping, a big brand can lose customers. 3D Scannin offers a solution to both of these problems. It is a way to give someone a customized shoe that does more than looking good. It allows a customer to identify the issues they have and create a shoe based around their own measurements, not just the average size of someone else’s feet.
Reverse engineering is the process of developing a CAD model from a physical part. In the automotive space, this is typically used for legacy parts and tooling for vehicles no longer in production. Historically, this process would be accomplished through manual measurement, 3D scanning creates a digital copy of the object, allowing the measurement work to be done by software tools.
Inspection, a process to ensure that products are free from defects, is essential for manufacturing, especially for high-precision parts. The requirements for inspection are increasing as the manufacturing technology improves. Traditional methods are time-consuming and not efficient to inspect due to their limited uses and troublesome operations. It is hard for them to obtain complete data on complex parts, and they fail to measure ductile parts or parts with curved surfaces. The advent of 3D scanning technology has greatly alleviated these pain points.
eCadCam offers white light, blue light and laser scanning. Our engineers will choose the technology that best meets your needs for reverse engineering or inspection. Our 3D experts will work with you to figure out which machine best fits your needs based on size, portability, and accuracy.
3D scanning is generally the first step in reverse engineering complex parts. The ultimate goal of reverse engineering is generally to create a 3D CAD (Computer Aided Design) model for use in the customer’s design system.
3D scanning refers to the rapid capture of data in order to define complex shapes utilizing optical technology. The 3D Scanners employs some type of optical projection, either laser or structured light, and one or more cameras. The cameras detect pixels along the projected stripes in order to triangulate data points along each stripe.
We use powerful software tools to convert raw data sets into high-quality 3D CAD models, or to compare the scan of your part to your original design in a comprehensive inspection report.
Send the parts to us, or we’ll come to you. Many of the systems that we employ are fully portable, allowing our teams to travel to remote locations to scan parts that are too large or heavy to ship to our facilit
A parametric model is composed of primitive geometric features, trimmed surfaces, fillets & radii. Geometry is developed using traditional solid modeling techniques such as sketching and extruding, using the underlying scanned data as a reference.
Our metrology experts will be your partner for reverse engineering and inspection projects.