3D scanning is one of the most innovative engineering services available in the market today. With 3D scanning, you can quickly and cost-effectively create a digital model of a physical object. 3D scan data of production parts can be compared against the original CAD design to identify the cause of defects. 3D scanning can also be converted to CAD, allowing you to recreate discontinued parts. 3 Space 3D scanning services are completely non-contact and non-destructive, meaning that any part, no matter how fragile or aged, can be 3D scanned as a first step toward reproducing it.
Our high-resolution 3D scanning services can capture even the finest details of a part, and we are equipped to scan objects in a wide range of sizes — from a coin to a car. We offer a number of 3D scanning technologies, including full-color and high-resolution inspection scanning.
For most applications, 3D scans must be reversed engineered. 3D scanning produces a mesh or point cloud, which must then be converted into a solid CAD model using specialized software. Reverse engineering is a necessary step if you intend to prototype or manufacture the parts you have scanned. With reverse engineering, you can also easily modify the original design of your parts.
Reverse engineering allows you to recreate discontinued or hard-to-find parts. This can be invaluable when servicing older equipment that would be costly to replace. Additionally, you can reverse engineer an OEM part in order to use the model as the basis for deigning your own aftermarket parts.
Why 3 Space?
At 3 Space, our end-to-end in-house services along with our design, engineering and manufacturing expertise mean that you get top-quality results at every stage of your product’s development. We are eager to work with you to solve your project’s challenges and help make your product the best it can be.