3D Scanning

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3D Scanning
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What is 3D scanning?

3D scanning captures the 3D data of an object or environment using specialized equipment, creating a precise digital image. The process involves emitting light or other electromagnetic radiation and measuring its reflection or absorption to make a 3D representation of an object or space. The resulting data can be stored as a point cloud, which can be used to generate 3D models for analysis, visualization, or engineering applications. 3D scanning has many applications, including product design, reverse engineering, quality control, cultural heritage preservation, and medical imaging. It helps create accurate models of physical objects that can be modified, reproduced, or visualized digitally. The technology continuously evolves and has become more accessible and cost-effective, enabling broader adoption in various industriess

How does 3D scanning work?

Laser 3D scanning uses a laser to shoot a beam of light at an object to measure its shape and geometry. The laser moves in a pattern across the object’s surface, capturing millions of data points through the reflection of the laser light. The scanner uses sensors to measure the time the laser light takes to bounce back from the object, allowing it to build up a highly detailed 3D model of its surface. The scanning process produces a cloud of data points that can be processed using specialized software to create a 3D model file. The resulting 3D model can be used for various purposes, such as 3D printing, reverse engineering, quality control, and inspection. Laser 3D scanning is a precise and reliable technology that provides accurate, high-resolution models, making it a valuable tool in various industries.

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Reverse Engineering

Capturing the detailed geometry of a physical object and turning it into a 3D digital model is made possible with the help of laser 3D scanning. This process is known as reverse engineering and is widely used in various industries like automotive, aerospace, and product design. This technique is beneficial when the original design data is unavailable or needs to be updated.

Engineers can create accurate and detailed digital models that can be used to recreate or improve upon existing designs. By digitally capturing the exact shape and surface information of a physical object, engineers can use the data to design new parts or updates that can be easily manufactured.

It is a crucial tool for reverse engineering as it allows for precise, efficient, and cost-effective redesign and re-manufacturing of parts and components.

Quality Control

Laser 3D scanning is an advanced technology becoming increasingly popular for quality control applications across different industries. This technology enables a highly accurate and efficient way to measure and inspect complex objects, including their shape, size, and surface details. Instead of relying on traditional measurement techniques, which can be time-consuming, subjective, and prone to errors, this process provides more reliable and repeatable measurement data. Furthermore, it can be performed non-destructively, particularly useful for inspecting fragile or expensive parts. Industries that benefit from 3D scanning services for quality control include aerospace, automotive, medical devices, and consumer goods. Adopting 3D scanning in quality control can improve product performance, reduce defects, and increase customer satisfaction.

Prototek's Services


HandySCAN BLACK™ | Elite


.0009 in

Volumetric Accuracy:

.0008 in + .0005in/ft

Measurement Resolution:

.0009 in

Measurement Rate:

1,300,000 measurements/s

Scanning Area:

12.2 x 13.8 in

Depth of Field:

9.8 in

Recommended Part Size Range:

.15 – 13 ft

Output Formats:

.dae, .fbx, .ma, .obj, .ply, .stl, .txt, .wrl, .x3d, .x3dz, .zpr, .3mf

Transforming the manufacturing landscape.

Are you looking to revolutionize your product development process? With 3D scanning technology, you can take your innovation to the next level by creating products tailored to your customer’s unique needs. Our 3D scanning service enables you to capture the precise measurements of any object and create a digital model that can be used to manufacture customized products. Instead of relying on the traditional one-size-fits-all approach, you can now offer your customers products that fit their specific requirements, increasing customer satisfaction and loyalty. Upgrade your manufacturing process with 3D scanning technology and stay ahead of the competition.

With our advanced 3D scanning solutions, you can:

Why choose Prototek for your next project?

At Prototek, we provide an all-encompassing 3D scanning service that uses the latest scanning technology for utmost accuracy and precision. Our top-of-the-line facility and team of seasoned technicians ensure that every project is completed to the highest standards. We can handle various projects, from small parts to large objects, and offer multiple output formats, including fully optimized 3D models. At Prototek, we value customer satisfaction more than anything else and maintain clear communication, timely delivery, and affordable pricing. Whether you require a 3D scan for inspection, reverse engineering, or prototyping purposes, you can trust us to provide a dependable and efficient service.

What do our customers say about us?
They are competitively priced for their services and a very personable team to work with. If you haven't used them - do it! You'll have a lifelong vendor you be happy with that repeatedly goes above and beyond what is asked.
Product Designer
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