Quality of finish in a project or product is directly determined by the quality of planning and data collected to support decision making, design requirements, and manufacturing processes.
C&A Group utilises 3D Laser Scanning Technology to ensure the quality and accuracy of measurements taken for parts, equipment, and spaces are of the highest calibre to ensure manufacturing and project execution quality. We utilise Creaform’s Go!Scan 3D Laser Scanner to capture small and medium-sized objects and Lieca’s RTC360 for larger objects and spaces. Our 3D laser scans take a permanent record of the objects and spaces with ultra-high accuracy and precision. Using this, architects and engineers recreate digital models of the project or utilise the scans directly in model overlays, comparisons, or presentations.
Uses of 3D Laser Scanning
At C&A Group, our 3D Laser Scanning Services in Lethbridge are put to the best use for our clients in these applications:
CAD model creation
Our high-definition 3D laser scanning technology scans any object or space to create meshed surface models or point cloud models to be exported for use in BIM’s or 3D Modelling software systems (Revit, Navisworks, Solidworks, etc.) for creation and review of 3D Models.
Utilisation of 3D laser scanning technology allows our expert Lethbridge engineering team to quickly and accurately reverse engineer parts or components from OEMs that are either discontinued or have too great a lead time to replace or stock parts that are critical for your processing equipment. It can also be used to effectively repair parts and components that are worn or difficult to measure by hand with typical measuring equipment (Tape measures, callipers, etc.).
3D laser scanning of interior or exterior spaces in buildings allows for the accurate and detailed creation of a building information model that can be used by architects and engineers throughout design and construction. It eliminates the need to go to the site to take field measurements or sift through blueprints to create a model that can be used for concept or construction drawings. Use of the point cloud data as an overlay or foundation for model creation allows for easy comparison and interpretation of accurate field data.
3D laser scanning can be used to inspect structures or mechanical systems to understand surface wear, component wear, or corrosion to analyse fit for current/future use, maintenance records, or replacement planning. This process is non-intrusive and requires no physical interaction or measuring equipment to complete.
With 3D laser scanning, a permanent digital records of antiques, family heirlooms or precious valuables can be created easily and accurately for future generations to observe and share. Museums, auction houses, or antique collectors use this technology regularly to preserve and communicate records and data.
Benefits of our 3D Laser Scans
Quality of measurements and data is critical for success and our 3D laser scanning technology can scan buildings and spaces with an accuracy as high as 1.9mm (.074in). We can scan small to medium parts and components with an accuracy of 0.05mm (.002in).