3D Scanning Services

The Most Accurate 3D Scanning Services Available

When accuracy and detail are paramount on your design project, Tangent’s 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 when it comes to 3D scanning. 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, so there aren’t any delays in your production process.

Accuracy Up to 0.02mm

3D Scanning Services

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

What Can You Achieve With 3D Scanning Data?

More Than Just A Laser

Reverse Engineering

Combining 3D product scanning with CAD model rendering provides unmatched power for the reverse-engineering process. Scan data is taken into our CAD design software and drawn precisely to the the mesh.  

Data Analysis

Scan data can sho inconsistencies, variances, and other deviations by providing a heat map, showing differences set to your parameters. Key data points can also be measured and compared to tolerance parameters in prepared reports for your review.  

Quality Control

The scan collected provides data positions that are essential when verifying quality  of a project or product before taking it to manufacturing. Our technicians can compare scan data to your original CAD models to find any discrepancies. 

Digital Assets

From artificial reality assets, to the newest NFT marketplace, 3D laser scanning can take any object to a virtual platform. 3D laser scanning is the fastest way to create a 3D model from its original existence. 3D scanning is also invaluable to e-commerce with the ability to scan products instantly. 

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. This creates the opportunity to have ultra-fast, working prototype of your project.  

File Creation

Our team of design engineers specializes in creating CAD files from scan data. 3D models can also be modified in order to cut down on production time or create an entirely new design.  Files commonly delivered are in STEP or XT format.   

Data Created From 3D Laser Scanning

CAD Files

If your project goals are to have a file that is consistent in measurement and essential data like hole location, radii, planes, and sketches, then data must be reverse engineered based on the mesh files. 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

Mesh Files

When our technicians use our portable 3D laser scanner to capture your project, the blue light laser reads everything in the environment around it. Data must be post processed, cleaned up, and orientated to then be exported as a mesh file. A mesh file is essentially a shell, a guide of the project. Mesh files are perfect for conceptual projects, 3D printing, and digital assets. Exports are available as an STL or OBJ file. 

Understanding the 3D Scanning Workflow

Locations We Offer 3D Scanning Services

Orange County, CA

Los Angeles, CA

Irvine, CA

San Diego, CA

Phoenix, AZ

Anaheim, CA

Las Vegas, NV

Ontario, CA

Find out about our 3D mobile scanning services. 


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 seems 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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Our Technicians Are Ready To Scan Your Project