3D Scanning Services

3D Scanning Services

$ 155 per hour
  • 3D Laser Scanning
  • In-house in Our Office
  • Same Day Service

Accuracy Up to 0.02mm

access to the Most Accurate
3D Scanning Services Available

When accuracy and detail are paramount t0 your design project, our 3D scanning services provide you with access to the most advanced laser scanning technology, empowering your team with the ultimate tool for digitally rendering physical objects found in the real world.

There is no project too big or too small. 

Our 3D design engineers are ready to turn your big ideas into reality by providing a digital representation for more efficient product development. Most projects can be scanned on the day they arrive and promptly returned, without delays in your production process.

What Can You Achieve With
3D Scanning Services?

Data Analysis

Scan data will show inconsistencies, variances, and other deviations that can be illustrated in a heat map. This heat map shows differences set to your parameter, tolerances, and variables.

Reverse Engineering

Utilizing 3D laser scanning for reverse engineering applications, provides unmatched accuracy in your CAD files. Scan data can be converted into STEP, IGES, or XT files, to name a few). 

Quality Control

Verify quality of a project before taking it to manufacturing. We can compare scan data to your original CAD models to find any discrepancies. 

Digital Assets

3D laser scanning is the fastest way to create a 3D model from its original existence. 3D scanning is invaluable to e-commerace, NFTs, and more.

Scan data can be post processed quickly in order to make a mesh file for 3D printing. STL files are a universal file for 3D printers and can be created within one business day. 

File Creation

To see samples of the most common file deliveries, take a look at our sample page. 

Data Created from 3D Scanning Services

CAD Files

If your project goals include manufacturing or modifications, you need a CAD file. 

What is a CAD file?

A CAD file is a 3D digital file forma that contains detailed information about the design, such as measurements, dimensions, shapes, and materials used.

CAD files are widely used in industries such as engineering, manufacturing, and product design. The allow designers to create and modify designs quickly and accurately, and can be easily shared among team members and clients. 

Using the initial mesh file, CAD files are created from this process and exported in STEP, IGES, XT; to name a few common file formats. 

Reverse engineering 3D scan data is the most time-consuming but the most vital in order to create a highly-precise, detailed 3D models. 

Questions on what type of files you need? View our sample folder.

Mesh Files

If you are looking for 3D print files or strictly conceptual purposes, mesh files are perfect.

A mesh file is essentially a shell, a guide of the project. Generated in either STL or OBJ format, scan data is processed, cleaned up, and orientated to then be exported as a mesh file. 

STLs are the files needed to later be reverse engineered into CAD files. 


3D scanning services starts at $155 per hour. This is the rate for in-house scanning, performed in our office by our technicians. 

There is a one hour minimum for in-house scanning but most projects we can complete within that timeframe. Most projects can be dropped off in the morning and picked up before end of day. 

3D laser scanning works by preparing laser triangulation. The object to be scanned is prepared with reflective targets that the scanner records by bouncing lasers on and back to the scanner. Between these targets, a digital mesh is recorded, identifying different surfaces, dimensions, and features. This scan data digitally records all that it sees into a 3D model. 

Immediate data from 3D laser scanning is prepared in the native software. All scan data must be post processed with the quickest files being prepared as STL and OBJ files. Scan data can be reverse engineered to create CAD files. 

Tangent Solutions main office is located in Irvine, in the heart of Orange County, Southern California. Our services are available to all domestic and international clients as our technology is completely mobile. 

Mobile 3D scanning services, data analysis, product development consulting, CAD design services, and reverse engineering. 

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