3D scanning has become an increasingly effective and popular way of capturing surface geometry due to strides made in accuracy and speed in both 3D scanners as well as point cloud data processing. The resultant measurement data can be highly dense allowing it to be processed in creative and useful ways. Of particular use is the ability to measure with great detail features and characteristics that previously were either extrapolated or simply excluded from conventionally obtained and sparse data.
3D LASER SCANNING
With this type of 3D scanning system, a laser is projected onto the surface of an object and a camera captures the reflection. The laser can be in the form of a single point, a line, or an entire field of view. When the reflection is captured, each point is triangulated, measured, and recorded, resulting in a 3D rendering of the shape and surface measurements of the object.
To obtain the maximum resolution from the scanning, we perform multiple scanning steps.
Because we don’t want a good scan, but the BEST!