3D Scanning

Solutions / 3d-scanning

3D Scanning Overview

Axis Prototypes offers scanning services through a portable optical CMM 3D scanner, the MetraSCAN 3D, in order to deliver accurate 3D scan files. 3D scanning services can be a valuable time and cost saver when reverse engineering designs or when you need to compare a fabricated part to the original CAD (Computer Aided Design) rendering. 3D scanning tolerances are typically between 20 and 50 microns.

Scanning Guide

Service nameDescriptionWhat to provide?What do you get?
Scan-to- CAD comparisonCompare your physical object to the CAD data. Can be used for a variety of purposes for inspection- Physical model
- CAD file (format accepted: .IGS, .STP)
1. Report Format: .pdf
Client needs to identify if specific points of model should show a dimension (see image below)
Scan-to-PrintReplicate your object in one of our 3D printing materials (link to materials)- Physical model1. File Format: STL
2. Printed part
Reverse EngineeringObtain a modifiable file from your physical object- Physical model1. File Format: STL, STP, .IGS, (.SLDPRT or .CATPart)*
Reverse Engineering + DesignObtain a modified (modifications made by Axis) file from your physical object- Physical model
- Instructions for Design modification s
1. File Format: STL, STP, .IGS, (.SLDPRT or .CATPart)*
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