What are the advantages of 3D scanning?

What are the advantages of 3D scanning?


  • Quickly capture all of the physical measurements of any physical object.
  • Save time in design work.
  • Ensure parts will fit together on the first try.
  • Capture engineering optimizations inherent in manufactured parts.
  • Utilize modern manufacturing on parts that were originally manufactured before CAD.

How accurate are handheld 3D scanners?

The accuracy spec for a tripod-mounted 3D scanner could be 2cm. Therefore, the scanner will return measurements within 2cm of the actual dimensions it is recording.

How accurate is a laser scanner?

It has impressive 18”angular accuracy, as well as range accuracy of 1.0 mm + 10 ppm. It’s 3D point accuracy is 1.9 mm @ 10m, 2.9 mm @ 20 m, and 5.3 mm @ 40 m. It gathers low noise data to allow for better images, with crisp, high-quality scans that are rich in detail and ready for use in a range of applications.

Can you 3D scan a car?

Automotive 3D car scanning has driven Mimic 3D to become the industry leader in 3D scanning services. The use of various 3D scanning technologies allows us to scan full-size cars in as little as two hours, without the need for photogrammetry targets, which saves hours of cleanup and preparation time.

Is it worth investing in a 3D scanner?

Only professional 3D scanners are able to provide high accuracy and though they are pricier than scanners with lower specs, they are almost always worth the investment. Manufacturers of 3D scanners will always state the accuracy in the specs of their device. The accuracy you require depends on the task at hand, but ultimately the choice is yours.

What should you consider when choosing a 3D scanner?

Though accuracy is one of the key aspects to consider when choosing a 3D scanner, it is important to explore other factors, such as the resolution of the scanning device.

Why is accuracy important in a 3D scan?

Accuracy is extremely important when key decisions need to be made based on the 3D scan data. This is especially true for industrial applications when precision is of the utmost significance. To get the best accuracy, the scanner needs to be calibrated.

Can a 3D scanner be calibrated after purchase?

For some 3D scanners, onsite calibration is also possible. This is where the accuracy settings of the 3D scanner can be manually adjusted by the customer to meet the manufacturers’ optimal standards any time after the purchase to better suit his or her needs.