Applications And Future Innovations: What Is 3D Laser Scanning Used For?

3D printing and scanning are two new technologies that are transforming the landscape of product design. Many industries rely on these innovative methods to make product design easier. 3D mobile laser scanning services are highly-accurate, making it a valuable service for all stages of design and development.

Laser scanning provides a highly-detailed digital mesh file that you can refine and use for prototyping, checking the quality of your products, and more. Tangent Solutions offers professional laser scanning services to bring your product designs to life.

Did you know that 3D laser scanning can be used for more than just product design? Here are some of the current and future applications of laser scanning.

1. Product Development

Product development is one of the most common uses for 3D laser scanning. Scanning a prototype, for example, allows you to analyze the data of your prospective product. A detailed analysis gives you the opportunity to make important adjustments and improvements.

At Tangent Solutions, we can also process your data into a CAD file that can be used for 3D printing, which streamlines the prototyping process.

2. Reverse Engineering

Reverse engineering is essential in many industries to recreate an existing component, tool, or product. This process allows you to learn more about an old product for documentation, modification, etc.

3D scanning an item allows you to obtain highly-precise measurements that include all features. With CAD model rendering, you can also adjust a design. The software will enable you to modify the existing design to create an entirely new product or simply improve the current one.

3. Quality Check

If your product design is already complete, a quality check is one of the final steps before you can take it to market. 3D scanning provides detailed, accurate measurements of your objects. Through this process, you can measure your prototypes or a small trial batch to ensure that the results are consistent and up to your standards.

After scanning items, you can be sure that they reflect the intended design and fit before sending them to mass production. If the results are as expected, then you’re equipped with a useful CAD file of your product for future use.

4. Digitizing Products

Precise and accurate notes are essential for any product. 3D laser scanning can give you detailed, reliable data on any of your existing products. Digitizing this information is an excellent idea that can help with product updates and other important tasks.

Digitization can help you organize information more efficiently and ensure that you can recreate products when needed, allowing you to skip over the lengthy reverse engineering process.

5. Large-Scale Scanning

Many 3D scanners are limited in terms of how large an area they can scan. We utilize a handheld scanner in Tangent Solutions to easily scan items of any size. This handheld scanner can be used to pass over very large objects. We can scan floors, cars, and even buildings!

Large-scale scanning allows us to expand our services to include architecture and construction. As scanning becomes more popular, we’ll be able to use it to solve problems in a variety of industries.

Trust Tangent Solutions For Your Scanning Needs

3D laser scanning already has endless practical applications, especially when paired with 3D printing. Tangent Solutions can help you increase productivity and improve your products. Reach out to us today to learn more about our scanning services!

Sean Kepler

Sean is lead engineer with his previous career stemming from mechanical engineering, automotive dynamics, and aerospace. Pulling from real-world experience, he has over 15 years of experience as a designer and in fabrication. Before creating Tangent Solutions, Sean was the lead designer for many winning off-road race teams as well as mass-market production companies

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Tangent Solutions offers the latest in 3D scanning technology paired with 15 years of CAD design experience, to bring your ideas to reality. Our team specializes in reverse engineering, manufacturing, and data verification. 

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