A striped pattern is projected onto the object. Stereo cameras determine the surface geometry from the reflection.
The object is X-rayed. A 3D model is generated from the X-ray sectional images.
A laser beam is directed at an object. A measuring point on the object can be determined from the reflection.
The object is photographed from many angles. Trigonometry is used to create a 3D model.
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We optimize the 3D scan data (e.g., reverse engineering)
With 3D-scanning, we can transform a physical object into a digital 3D model. Depending on the 3D-scanning technique, all external surfaces, colors or internal structures can be captured.
The 3D data is used for metrology applications, for reverse engineering or artistic projects.
The 3D-scan data is provided in STL format by default. This is a polygon mesh that contains all the information about the shape and dimensions of the part. If color information is also required, we export the 3D scan as an OBJ+JPEG format.
We have provided a 3D scan as an example for you to download. It is the 3D scan of a compressor wheel from a turbocharger. The 3D-scan data is available in STL format. You can view it, for example, with the free 3D Viewer Meshlab:
We make videos about 3D-scanning and reverse engineering. We will happily inform you when a new video goes online.