In it's simplest terms 3D scanning is capturing a real life object and turning it into a digital model.
For years Thinglab's team of 3D scanning experts, equipped with industry leading hardware and software, have been offering 3D scanning services to a wide range of professionals including;
We have the experience, expertise and equipment to offer high quality 3D scanning and reverse engineering services with rapid turnaround times.
We understand the need to be flexible when it comes to scanning your items. We can scan anything from as small as a coin to a large object . Which is why we offer on-site 3D scanning services or the option for you to ship your object to our Melbourne studio for our team to scan in-house.
Our digital models can be used in all major 3D modelling and CAD software including; SolidWorks, Inventor, CATIA, Creo, Geomagic Design, Inspire, Evolve, Rhino, MODO, 3DS Max, Maya, Z Brush, Mudbox and many others.
Scanning for output in all major mesh formats such as STL, OBJ, PLY with or without texture map (colour).
We can also provide scan data in solid or surface formats for use in solid modelling and CAD applications such as STP (STEP), IGES, Parasolid.
We can also provide native SolidWorks files with feature tree.
What is 3D Scanning?
3D scanning is a method of digitalising physical objects to create 3-dimensional computational geometry (CAD). There are various scanning technologies used to achieve this, the main two being white light and laser.
What are its applications?
Industries such as game creation, reverse engineering, heritage, the arts, industrial design, architectural survey and film are all benefiting from the advantages of 3D scanning.
Are there any limitations?
3D scanners can capture almost anything you put in front of them large or small; however there are some limitations including, occluded areas, very shiny and very dark objects. There are normally workarounds for these types of subjects, please feel free to contact usif you would like further details.
How long does scanning take?
We specialise in some of the fastest 3D scanners on the market. Each object is different and requires different amounts of post-processing work however typically models are created in hours or days, rather than weeks.
What's the next step?