There 3D scan collects data that allows the engineering industry to disassemble components without the usually necessary physical destruction, helping its workers find critical areas, correct errors and create objects through preventive test runs; alerts you to the existence of otherwise invisible defective components; revolutionizes the healthcare industry by helping physicians prepare for and more safely conduct surgery.
What are the positive aspects of 3D scanning?
Production less expensive economically.
Fewer iterations in progress , with less likelihood of annoying bottlenecks forming in the process.
Greater efficiency in terms of time and work, with a consequent increased productivity .
Through 3D scanning, the shape of the object is captured very accurately and the resulting data used as a reference to create a new 3D CAD model.
That pattern can then be used to create new patterns and/or tooling, allowing a manufacturer to build brand new components, yet have the same dimensional characteristics as the original. The decoded CAD model can also be used to 3D print a duplicate of the original.
High-quality 3D scans help speed up the reverse engineering process and make it more efficient overall.
Product development and design
One of the most functional uses of 3D scanning is that it allows you to improve existing products.
In fact, it can offer mechanics and technicians a new way of seeing objects and their functioning, encouraging them to make them more efficient.
Additive and subtractive manufacturing
Prototype building is a staple in manufacturing, and 3D scans can be turned into 3D prints that serve as prototypes.
Additive manufacturing occurs when an object is produced by adding layers of material, such as in 3D printing. Subtractive manufacturing, in contrast, occurs when the layers are gradually eliminated, until the finished product is revealed.
While additive manufacturing is useful with smaller products, subtractive manufacturing is a good choice for large parts.