How does 3D Scanning work?

Traditional methods of Reverse Engineering and First Article Inspection are outdated and wasteful. With 3D Scanning, the process is changing. You can quickly capture current geometry where no CAD data is available and you can quickly inspect your product when production begins.

With our non-contact 3D Scanning service, thousands of measurements per second are captured into specialized software that can turn that data into usable CAD files or compare it to existing files.

Benefits and uses of 3D Scanning

    Save time and money on first time Inspection
    Check tooling for accuracy or wear
    Create visualization models demostrations or promotional material
    Replicate old parts that have no CAD data
    Capture data of conceptual design models
    Copy existing part designs for after market applications
    Analyze competitive products
    Minimize out-of-tolerance parts in production
    Find shrink and warpage problems with injection molded parts quickly and inexpensively
    Ensure proper build parameters are being used on Rapid Prototyping Equipment
    Quickly verify the accuracy of vendor or 3rd party First Article Inspections
    Communicate dimensional problems clearly to overseas suppliers
    Inspect parts for wear patterns

3D Scanning Technology

SFDesign uses only the latest in 3D scanning hardware and software and it is our goal to provide the best 3D scanning file output in the industry.

SFDesigns possiable output formats

    STL
    DGN - Microstation
    Parasolid
    STEP
    SolidWorks
    Inventor
    Creo
    Solid Edge

Why use us?

Fast Our team has a range of experts with different skills that means we can optimise based on your projects requirements.

Diverse TeamWe have a strong mix of designers and engineers with experience in different software.

Strong Checking ProcedureWe have a strong system of revisions and checks in place.

Locally owned & OperatedWe love this city and the relationships we develop with our clients.

Work onsiteWe can come to you, and are flexible at all times.

We enjoy itEveryone on the team at SFDesign is passionate about their work given the wide range of projects available.