3D laser scanning and breakthrough to the world

3D laser scanning and breakthrough to the world

Understanding the world of 3D laser scanning

3D laser scanning is a technological advancement that captures an object’s exact shape and size into a 3-dimensional representation. It captures 3D point cloud data from the surface and allows the generation of a real-world object into digital documentation, such as accurate and reliable 3D models and as-built 2D drawings. Laser scanners were intended to record and operate physical data and transform it into a digital format. Therefore, the 3D laser scanners are like duplicating the physical objects in the real world into the digital world. It is a technology which has allowed exceptional tools and opens opportunities for advanced solutions such as digital twins.

How 3D laser scanning influences designs in Bristol, and across the world:

3D laser scanning consistently influences and transforms the world through its various applications in different sectors. These include:

  • The 3D scanning and models help designers to fit their designs into objects existing in the real world. Therefore, 3D laser scanning incorporates the object into a design and creates parts that consistently fit. For instance, it is applied to developing avatars used in virtual reality, such as creating video games and developing deities. 3D laser scanning is used in creating physical and digital copies of different objects for application in different areas.
  • It is applied in developing prototypes, which helps reduce the cycles taken to create a design. 3D scanning technology makes it possible to create a finished design from one or no prototype. Since it uses precise measurements of the objects in the physical world, it has high accuracy and reliability, eliminating the need for several prototypes.
  • It has revolutionized quality control in manufacturing. In combination with statistical analysis software, 3D laser scanning help improve and maintain the quality of manufactured products by ensuring the shapes, sizes, and scales are accurate within a scaled as-built 2D drawing.
  • 3D laser scanning has a wide range of applications in engineering, making processes that were not possible now possible. An object can be directly translated into the engineering process and manipulated to various results using the technology. The data obtained from the 3D laser scanning help perform engineering processes such as computational fluid dynamics.
  •  3D laser scanning facilitates an efficient production process by capturing the changes to tooling, facilitating the transfer of hand modifications and optimizations from one tool to another, and ensuring that all the parts produced are similar. Through the 3D scan data, new parts can be created from the optimized part or tool.
  • In a survey, the 3D scanning allows accurate and reliable capturing of millions of 3D data points referred to as point clouds to produce a digital representation of landscapes and structures with the required level of detail.
  • 3D laser scanning has also facilitated collaboration through 3D environments that create a single 3D model to visualize various decisions made from different places. It thus brings various functions closer and establishes a smooth and effective workflow despite the difference in locations of the functions and decision-makers.

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