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3D Inspection for Dimensional Analysis

There are multiple applications of 3D laser scanning that can deliver vital data points in comparison to traditional CMM or other measurement tools. Our scanning software can produce all-inclusive data on an object including dimensions, deviations, material density, and inconsistencies, all of which is essential to the quality of your project. 3D inspection, metrology, or commonly known as dimensional analysis, can deliver results in real-time as your project is scanned. 

Post 3D scanning, data can be compared to CAD models in order to create first articles of inspection, FAI, heat mapping, and other quality control variable reports. We also provide resources for CFD and FEA. 

Inspection Reports We Can produce

  • Heat Mapping
  • First Article Inspections, FAI
  • Whisker Plots
  • Geometry Analysis
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics, CFD
  • Finite Element Analysis, FEA
  • CAD File Analysis

Tangent Solutions 3D inspection services uses a blue light laser scanner to scan real objects into digital form by laser triangulation. Lasers are sent out to hit a reflective target that sends the light back to the camera, creating a data point in the software.

As the handheld laser scanner moves over multiple targets, it creates imaging between the targets instantaneously. There is no limit to the amount of triangles it can create or points covered, creating an indefinite scan size and indefinite amount of results delivered. CMM technology is limited to points and time, traditionally only being able to gather 300 points in hours versus in the scanner’s ability to collect millions, in minutes. 

Some laser scanners only scan to a picture while Tangent Solutions scanning technology is exact in metrology, creating useable mesh data with up to 0.02mm, giving you  unmatched resolutions and detail.

Scan data is multifaceted It.  can be rendered in CAD software, analyzed for CFD, develop FAI reports, 3D modeling along with many other capabilities. Tangent can provide you with various file exports including STL, OBJ, STEP, STP, along with creating reports and filling in your company’s existing QC documents. 

Why Use a Blue Light Scanner versus CMM Technology for 3D Inspection?

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3D laser scanning makes dimensional analysis, manufacturing, rendering, and product development tremendously easier. When your business relies on quality and precision, you need the most precise accuracy of 3d laser scanning. Here are industries we’ve worked with but are not limited to: 

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive Interiors
  • Architecture
  • Plastic Modeling
  • Consumer Products
  • 3D Printing
  • Digital Assets
  • Ecommerce
  • Amphibious Devices
  • Motorsports
  • Injection Molding
  • Automotive Wraps
  • Manufacturing
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