Why 3D Scanning & Measuring is A Game Changer for Project Engineering

What is it?

3D scanning and measuring is a technology used to capture the physical dimensions and features of an object and create a digital model of it. The process involves using lasers, cameras, or other types of sensors to collect data about the object’s shape, size, and texture. 3D laser scanning falls under the discipline of metrology which is “the scientific study of measurement”.  

This data is processed by software to create a 3D model that can be used for a variety of purposes, such as product design, quality control, and reverse engineering. 3D scanning and measuring is becoming increasingly popular in industries such as manufacturing, architecture, and healthcare, where accurate measurements and models are essential for creating and improving products, structures, and devices.

How do we use it?

At Nix, our project engineers use 3D scanning and measuring for a variety of reasons. One of the main benefits is the ability to capture highly accurate measurements and dimensions and images of any environment we will be designing a custom built solution to be manufactured and installed. This information can be used to design and develop new products or structures.

3D scanning and measuring can also be used to identify potential issues or defects in products or structures, allowing our engineers to make adjustments before production or construction begins. Additionally, the technology can be used for reverse engineering, which involves creating a digital model of an existing object or structure to understand how it was designed and built. Overall, 3D scanning and measuring is a valuable tool for our project engineers to improve the accuracy and efficiency of their work.

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Pictured: 3D Scans of a Commercial Building for a balcony addition (in green)

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