3D laser scanning is a highly accurate method of capturing data in 3D. With this process we can provide richer data which allows 2D drawings, 3D models, ortho-images and fly-through animations to be produced. We access a range of scanners to meet the individual requirements of each project. 3D laser scanning can be employed in a wide range of applications.
To date we have undertaken a wide range of scanning projects including aircraft, boats, buildings, statues, streets, rail and tube stations, petrochemical plants, factories and offices, cave systems, mines and quarries to name but a few. We also have a global network of contacts enabling us to, when appropriate, undertake laser scanning using local experts or equipment to reduce time and cost for data capture whilst allowing us to control the production of deliverables to achieve the standards required.
A big challenge on construction projects is being able to accurately and quickly collect 3D data. In the design phase, we can provide accurate as-built scans of the existing conditions. High tech robotic scanning is much faster and more economical than conventional field measuring and surveying techniques. Working with us on laser scanning eliminates the needs for revisiting the site for missed dimensions and location.
2D or 3D topographical information can be extracted from the point clouds. This can be delivered in a variety of formats and levels of detail that can be tailored to suit your specific requirements
We provide the existing conditions of a facility, accurately and completely documented prior to the start of any design or construction project
The 3D scan data can easily be imported into all commonly used software solutions for accident reconstruction, architecture, civil engineering, construction, forensics, industrial manufacturing and land surveying. Distance dimensions, area and volume calculations, analysis and inspection tasks and documentation can thus be carried out quickly, precisely and reliably.
The ScanStation P40 is the right choice Whether capturing 3D geometry of roads, rails, tunnels and bridges or high-definition scan data for topographic maps and as-built surveys, you know you’ll need an accurate long range scanning tool for your projects – the new Scan Station laser scanners from Leica Geosystems are the right choice, because every detail matters.
The Leica PP40 bring the highest quality HDR imaging and 3D data at a scan rate of 1 mio points p/second at distances of up to 270 meters. Supreme angular accuracy and range combined with survey-grade dual-axis compensation and low range noise form the basis for highly comprehensive 3D point clouds (colour) mapped in lifelike clarity.
The robust ScanStations function under the harsh working conditions, such as intense temperatures varying from – 20°C to + 50°C and conform to the IP54 rating for water and dust resistance.
The technology behind the Focus3D X 330 is simple. First, the laser scanner emits a laser beam from a rotating mirror out towards the area being scanned. Then the unit distributes the laser beam at a vertical range of 300° and a horizontal range of 360°.The laser beam is then reflected back to the scanner by objects in its path. The distance to the objects defining an area is calculated as well as their relative vertical and horizontal angles. The data is captured and transmitted via WLAN for calculating precise 3D renderings.
The Focus3D X 330 can scan objects up to 330 meters away. Large buildings, land-site excavations and vast terrains can be surveyed with fewer scans, thus resulting in quicker project scanning completion.
With its integrated GPS receiver, the laser scanner is able to correlate individual scans in post-processing making it ideal for surveying based applications.
Inspection automation has advanced from 2D to 3D measuring, and our Faro Arm technology allows us the freedom to quickly and accurately measure anything from simple brackets to complex fabrications with a measuring range between 0 and 76m, alongside an accuracy of up to 5 microns.
Using Faro Arm technology we can reverse engineer any part and create accurate and detailed engineering drawings for manufacture. The Faro Arm is connected to a PC which transfers point data, and in turn generates a graphical 3D model of your product on screen.
This enables us to take a part which has no engineering drawings, or even missing data, and quickly gather all the required information to produce drawings, programmes and to manufacture the part. This equipment is entirely portable, so if the part cannot be delivered to us, we are able to carry the service out at a location of your choice – ideal for parts that cannot be removed from their location.