Portable 3D Laser Scanning

Our portable 3D laser scanning service can provide fast and accurate scanning of parts, processes and equipment on site at your facility, wherever you are in the UK.

Our portable 3D laser scanning services are ideal for:

– Reverse engineering
– Rapid and accurate 3D digitizing
– Easy part-to-CAD inspection
– Inspection of geometric features
– Gap-and-flush inspection
– Tactile measuring of soft and fragile parts
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Why 3D Laser Scanning?

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

The unique appeal of portable 3D laser scanning is that it brings cutting-edge scanning and measuring technology to you. Our specialist team of technicians can provide a portable 3D scanning service at your facility, wherever you are in the UK.

Our Nikon MMDX100 arm scanner is the most advanced available with an accuracy to 54 microns (2σ) Such accuracy allows us to scan complex forms of all types, from a human hair to tiny components within complete assembly and even a full size car, all completed with minimal disruption and without the costly requirement for transporting equipment to our premises.

We offer our on-site laser scanning service with a range of industry-leading equipment. In addition to the Nikon ModelMaker MDX100, we also use the MMDx50 and the MMDx200, portability enabled using the Nikon MCAx Manual Coordinate measuring arm for precise results whether in a lab, on the shop floor or in the field.

Technical Specifications

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.

The Nikon ModelMaker MMDx handheld laser scanners are designed for portable 3D inspection and reverse engineering. The range is a leap forward in 3D laser scanning, delivering high frame rates and large stripe widths up to 200mm for ultra-productive and accurate scanning.

MMDx scanners are autonomous, incorporating Enhanced Sensor Performance (ESP3) to scan almost all industrial materials and surfaces without the need for user intervention, saving you time and money.

Digital camera technology delivers measuring accuracy to 7 microns and a true non-interpolated resolution of over 1,000 points per stripe. No other non-contact measuring technology is more accurate and productive, with high frame rates and laser stripes up to 200mm.

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 British military 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 portable 3D Scanning are extensive in terms of efficiency and cost. Digitising the shape and features of a prototype using a handheld 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 to transport prototypes to our premises, portable 3D scanning is a substantially more cost-effective solution than traditional measurement methods such as tactile probing.

What we need to know

The first stage in successful portable laser scanning is selecting the right laser scanner for your application from our range of Nikon ModelMaker MMDx handheld scanners. 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 receive your initial enquiry, we’ll arrange to have a chat to find out more about your 3D laser scanning needs, either over the phone or in person. Once we understand what you would like to achieve, we will usually request photographs of the applicable parts or structures or arrange a site visit to see them in situ. From therein we will be in a position to advise on the best laser scanning solution for your individual project and the timeframes involved in delivering 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.


Nikon Modelmaker MMDx

The ModelMaker MMDx handheld laser scanners are ideally suited for portable 3D inspection and reverse engineering applications.
Modelmaker MMDx

Nikon MCAx

The MCAx Manual Coordinate measuring Arm is a precise, reliable and easy-to-use portable 7-axis measuring arm.
Nikon MCAx

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