SERVICES

3D Laser Scanning

We use industry-leading Nikon Metrology CMM and handheld laser scanners to capture the entire geometry of your physical objects with upto 1.8 microns accuracy. Nobody else is better equipped to meet your surface inspection requirements.

Our 3D laser scanning services could help you with:

– Verification of tooling inserts and cores
– Analysis of new parts from multiple cavities
– Inspecting complex and flexible objects
– Reverse Engineering new 3D CAD models
– 3D printing and rapid prototyping of designs
– Digitizing physical items for backup data
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Handheld 3D Laser Scanning

Portable systems with an accuracy upto 54 microns

Our team of laser scanning technicians travel throughout the UK to capture your items onsite for inspection or reverse engineering.

Portable Laser Scanning

Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM)

Achieve ultimate accuracy and repeatability with the most advanced Nikon CMM technology, available on site at Laser Scanning and operated by our specialist team.

Let Laser Scanning provide a total solution for your probing, scanning and digital inspection requirements from our innovative premises located just off junction 35A of the M1.

Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM)

Why 3D Laser Scanning?

3D laser scanning offers a precise and cost-effective way to digitise physical prototypes, capturing the shape and dimensions of an object so that they may be used in design, inspection and visualisation processes throughout manufacture, quality inspection and prototype testing.

We can provide your bespoke 3D scanning solution. Equipped with a range of cutting-edge scanners capable of varying accuracies and capture speed, offering both CMM and portable options, here at Laser Scanning we can cater to any 3D scanning project with our industry-leading knowledge and technologically-advanced Nikon hardware.

The benefits of 3D Scanning are extensive in terms of efficiency and cost. Digitising the shape and features of a prototype using a non-contact laser scanner reduces errors, streamlines production workflows and provides a highly-accurate quality control procedure. The laser scanning process has the ability to capture tens of thousands of points per second, meaning that a complete inspection may be up to 10 times faster than tactile probing, not to mention far more accurate.

With the need for extensive programming and repeated scanning cycles removed, and no need for costly clamping fixtures to hold prototypes in place, 3D scanning is a more cost-effective solution than traditional measurement methods such as tactile probing too.

Technical Specifications

The 3D laser scanning facilities we can offer are the most technologically advanced and accurate in the industry. Our centrally-located premises accommodates CMM 3D laser scanning equipment including the XC65Dx-LS, considered the ultimate scanner for feature inspection and capture of features, edges, pockets, ribs and freeform surfaces in a single scan on any surface.

Other onsite equipment includes the LC15Dx and the L100, two CMM scanners known to offer the best possible combination of speed and accuracy, even on multi-material surfaces that would previously present issues in laser creating part-to-CAD comparison reports.

Our capacity for portable laser scanning extends UK-wide, our specialist team highly-experienced in the use of handheld scanners including the ModelMaker MMDx50, MMDx100 and MMDx200. Handheld non-contact measuring uses digital camera technology to deliver a measuring accuracy down to 7 microns, with high-frame rates and laser stripes up to 200mm, allowing freeform surfaces to be scanned accurately and efficiently.

Handheld laser scanning using Nikon Metrology ModelMaker technology is ideal for measuring soft and fragile parts onsite at your premises, removing the risk of damage, possibility of inaccurate measurements and additional costs associated with disassembling machinery and transporting individual parts.

Service Limitations

With years of expertise and a range of advanced Nikon laser scanning technology at our fingertips, we can deliver detailed non-contact 3D scanning on objects of any size and for any project. We have performed 3D scanning services for a wide range of industries, from the Armed Forces to schools, luxury car manufacturers including Aston Martin and Range Rover, design and animation teams, art and archaeology projects and many more.

The benefits of 3D Scanning are extensive in terms of efficiency and cost. Digitising the shape and features of a prototype using a non-contact laser scanner reduces errors, streamlines the production process and provides a highly-accurate quality control procedure.

The laser scanning process has the ability to capture tens of thousands of points per second, meaning that a complete inspection may be up to 10 times faster than tactile probing, not to mention far more accurate. With the need for extensive programming and repeated scanning cycles removed, and no need for costly clamping fixtures to hold prototypes in place, 3D scanning is a more cost-effective solution than traditional measurement methods such as tactile probing too.

The range of laser scanning technology available to us means that few 3D scanning, measuring and design requirements are beyond our capabilities.

What we need to know

The first stage in successful laser scanning is selecting the right laser scanner for your application. To do this, we need to gather a clear idea of what you would like to achieve, what forms require scanning and how you intend to use the information delivered by the digital inspection process.

Once we received your initial enquiry, we’ll arrange to have a chat to find out more about your 3D laser scanning needs. Once we understand what you would like to achieve, we will usually request photographs of the applicable parts or structures. From therein we will be in a position to advise on the best laser scanning solution for your individual project and which of our cutting-edge portable or CMM scanners will deliver the result you require.

At Laser Scanning we believe that communication is key and that staying in constant communication is essential in delivering a project that not only meets our customers’ expectations but exceeds them. We pride ourselves on going above and beyond to deliver results that push the boundaries of what can conventionally be achieved in precision measurement and engineering processes. We know how important it is to deliver unbeatable accuracy in often tight lead times and our specialist team makes the process effortless, however big or small your project.

FEATURED PRODUCTS

Geomagic Design X

Geomagic Control X is the industry’s leading inspection software package providing the most powerful tools within straightforward workflows.
Geomagic Design X

Nikon L100

The L100 CMM laser scanner offers the best possible combination of speed, accuracy and ease-of-use. Check out the Nikon L100.
Nikon L100

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