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Get a 3D Model of Your Parts or Machinery Easily and Quickly

At Omnifab, we are proud to offer professional 3D scanning services in Quebec, Ontario, the Maritimes, and the Northeastern United States.

Using our portable 3D scanner, we can capture the most intricate details of physical objects to create functional digital designs

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3D Scanning: Cutting-Edge Technology for Your Industrial Projects

3D scanning is a process that involves capturing and converting physical objects into three-dimensional digital models. This modeling is achieved using devices that collect data on the shape, size, and texture of an object from various perspectives.

 

Once this data is acquired, it’s processed by specialized software to create an accurate 3D model, which can be used in a multitude of applications, including:

  • Reverse engineering
  • Part replication
  • Part repair
  • Improvement or modification of existing objects
  • Development of manufacturing molds
  • Inspection, verification, and quality assurance
  • Simulation and testing
  • Archiving
  • And much more!

At Omnifab, we offer this service at our facility or yours, which is very convenient when the item to be scanned is difficult, if not impossible, to transport.

To create detailed three-dimensional models from physical objects of various sizes, we rely primarily on structured light scanning technology.

This 3D scanning technology delivers an exceptionally high level of precision (0.250 mm/m, down to 0.1 mm).

Once the scanning process is complete, we can share the 3D scan with you in the file formats that suit you best:

  • .step
  • .sat
  • .iges
  • and more

With just a few clicks, you can transfer your 3D models to virtually any industrial design or CAD software.

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How Does a Structured Light 3D Scanner Work?

The process of 3D scanning using a structured light scanner involves several steps:

 1 – Light Projection:

The scanner projects structured light, typically in the form of line or dot patterns, onto the surface of the object to be scanned. These light patterns create shadows and deformations on the object’s surface based on its geometry.

2 – Image Capture:

One or more cameras are used to capture the image of the object with the projected light. The cameras record deformations and variations in the light patterns resulting from the object’s shape.

3 – Depth Calculation:

By comparing the deformations of the light patterns in the captured image to the known projected light, the scanner can calculate the depth or distance of each point on the object’s surface from the scanner.

4 -3D Reconstruction:

Once the depth of each point on the object has been calculated, the image processing software can reconstruct the object’s complete three-dimensional geometry. This creates a detailed 3D model of the scanned object.

5 – Post-processing:

After scanning, post-processing steps may be necessary to eliminate artifacts and enhance the quality of the 3D model.

A Few Achievements Showcasing Our 3D Scanning Expertise

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Whether you want to entrust us with a 3D scanning project or learn more about this service, don’t hesitate to contact us.