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Top 3D Laser Scanning Services: The Definitive Guide.

For complex manufacturing, construction, public safety, reality capture, or any other project that requires you to measure and collect accurate dimensions of a building or 3D object; you can go down two roads.


One of them is to manually measure and calculate each dimension using traditional layout methods (which can be very tedious and usually require a lot of physical labor). Or you can utilize and implement technology to transform your teams work flows.


At Scantek, we combine modern 3D laser scanning technology with our enterprise-level solutions to provide the most accurate 3D laser scanning and reality capture services.


ScanTek 3D is the most trusted and reliable company for designing and processing 3D digital models or CAD models using different scanning techniques, such as 3D measurement, LiDAR scanning, reality capture technology, etc. Our team is known for delivering the highest quality deliverables, all on-time and within budget.


Get in contact with our team to learn more about our 3D laser scanning services and what other solutions we offer to the most innovative companies in the world.


What is 3D Laser Scanning?


3D scanning is the digital scanning of an object which contains an array of differentially distributed points, unlike the colors that are present in a regular 2D image. These points collectively form a 3D image of that object or infrastructure, showing all its correct dimensions, appearance, shape, and faces.


An important point to note, is that the invisible laser beam that is emitted from the laser scanner, does no damage or harm to the object or building being scanned. This is particularly important for capture and data collection of ancient objects and heritages!


What is a 3D Laser Scanner?


3D laser scanners are devices that collect details from each point of an object using laser reflection resulting in a 3D model depicting the appearance, shape, and size of the object. It emits an invisible laser that reflects from the object and is collected through a camera inside the 3D scanner. A collected array of these points is called a point cloud. Different point clouds, obtained by positioning laser scanners at different places, are used to construct a digital 3D model.


Many different types of 3D scanners exist, some of which are handheld 3D scanners, desktop 3D scanners, etc. Each type is different from others regarding their price ranges, technology, and various other features. They are all used within the requirements for 3D scanning a particular event/object.




Top 3D Laser Scanning Services:


3D laser scanning and Point Cloud Data can be used for various industries and projects that require the collection and processing of precise measurements efficiently and cost effectively. Some of these important services are mentioned below.


1. Construction BIM


BIM Construction or Building Information Modeling is recently being enhanced by the implementation of 3D laser scanning. 3D laser scanning provides accurate, precise, and correct measurements for BIM, which allows construction engineers or architects to perform their work more accurately which in turn will result in a higher-quality product/project.


BIM can utilize the 3D information to assist in constructing or renovating a project by providing the actual details of the size and dimensions of the existing building.


At ScanTek, our Scan-To-BIM solutions can get your modeling project started on the right foot by using real accurate data upfront!


2. 3D Photography and Documentation


3D objects can be photographed or documented in full detail using the 3D scanning process. These 3D photographs or documents contain complete information about the size, shape, appearance, and dimensions of that object. Whenever you need to go through the required data present in digital form, you can access it through the data saved on the cloud with our cloud storage solutions. This is mainly done for heritage photography or documentation for use by both architects and historians.


3. Drone & UAV Operations


An unarmed Aerial Vehicle (UAV), also known as a drone, is an unarmed aircraft without a human pilot. These are used for various purposes, including their use in 3D scanning of a geographical area to construct 3D maps and representations of that area.

These 3D maps are useful for preplanning and preconstruction.




4. Public Safety Forensics


For public safety measures, the law and enforcement authorities need an authentic and fully documented map to position security at required points. 3D scanning provides a 3D map and an overall view of an area, which can help security authorities ensure public safety. This is particularly useful in the case of high-profile events.


5. Commercial As-built Surveying


During construction projects, as-built drawings and models are designed to locate inaccuracies for the building so that they can be worked on. If there are any mistakes that occur during this process, it could cause monetary losses or even waste the initial work done to design the infrastructure.

Here, 3D laser scanning can provide accurate and precise drawings upfront to ensure precise fault finding and reworking are found and documented properly.




6. 3D/2D Manufacturing


CAD models or digital 3D models can be created by using 3D laser scanning or by processing the scanned data to bring life into real-world objects by 3D manufacturing or printing. This data can also be transferred to 2D drawings and fabrication tickets for manufacturing and design.




7. 3D Real Estate and Virtual Tours


3D scanners are used to capture 3D pictures or 360° videos of different apartments, houses, and other real estate properties. These pictures, videos, and scans when combined, can result in 3D real estate and Virtual Tours. Brokers and Agents can use these virtual tours to let their customers view the property without being on the site.

This allows team members to keep a complete record of all available properties. These virtual tours can also be used for heritage buildings or renovation purposes.


8. Software and App Development


The data collected through 3D scanners is not readable or viewable until it is built up using different software or apps. These apps or software combine different point clouds to construct a single digital 3D model or a CAD model. All the data obtained from different point clouds is merged in a single model, which gives complete information of the object or building that was scanned.


We offer a complete and diversified array of different 3D scanning services that can be tailored for your specific project requirements/needs. Our vast experience with different clients and industries are considered key factors in our longstanding success.


At ScanTek, client satisfaction is considered our upmost priority. Whatever your project requirements are, we are here to help you bring your ideas to life!


Get in touch with our team of professionals to learn more about our 3D Laser Scanning Solutions!


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