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3D Scanning

3D scanning is a technique for recording exact and intricate surface information about physical three-dimensional objects. A 3D scanner is a device that analyses real-world items to gather data on their size, shape and colour. It’s a fast and effective way to create a digital model of any object.

At Absolute 3D, we offer professional 3D scanning service, either from our Melbourne office or at an alternative location of your choice. With our portable equipment, we can travel to your Australian home or business to construct high-quality digital models at a time that’s convenient for you.

Creaform GoSCAN 3D™

We use top-of-the-range Creaform Go!SCAN 3D scanners to capture complex free-from components in full colour and with pinpoint clarity. Our Creaform scanners are the best in the business, boasting and accuracy of 0.1mm – thinner than a human hair. And with a resolution of 0.1mm, we can easily capture details smaller than a grain of sand. They also deliver a rapid measurement rate, with typical objects scanned in under five minutes. To find out more about Creaform 3D scanners, watch this brief demo video.

Why 3D Scanning?

Scanning is just the first step in generating your 3D model. Next, we refine the surfaces if necessary, and output a detailed 3D model in any major mesh format, including STL, OBJ, PLY and X3D. Our digital models are compatible with all leading 3D modelling software, such as Blender, Modo, Z Brush, Maya, 3DS Max and many more.

You can use this data for a wide variety of functional and creative purposes including reverse engineering, industrial design, quality inspection, game creation and craftwork, to name a few.

3D scanning is the ideal way to capture and replicate complex objects for use in an extensive range of applications. These include:

  • Repair of damaged equipment
  • Replication of existing items
  • Validation of CAD models
  • Performing rapid CAD-to-Part comparisons
  • Highlighting manufacturing defects
  • Artefact archiving and preservation
  • Scaling objects up or down
  • Prototype development
  • Conducting GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing) analysis

Practical Solutions

3D scanning can be performed in conjunction with Absolute3D’s design and printing services to create new objects and reproduce existing objects for a vast array of purposes. To find out more about how 3D scanning can provide an effective solution to your commercial or creative needs, simply contact Absolute3D today to discuss your idea or project.


Reverse Engineering