A First in Industrial CT Scanning Services

We have been talking about our new industrial CT scanning services over the last few months, and now have great news to share. 3D Engineering Solutions is the first company in the world to receive an ISO 17025 certification for industrial CT scanning services. This means that internal and external elements of an assembly can be scanned and analyzed with intense precision, like no one else can.

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What to Consider When Using Industrial CT Scanning

With 3D Engineering Solutions adding two new industrial CT scanning systems from Nikon Metrology, and the upcoming opening of an industrial CT scanning Center of Excellence (the first of its kind in the United States), I thought it would be a good idea to record my answer an important question about the technology:

When should I consider using industrial CT scanning vs. other scanning technologies for collecting 3D metrology and point cloud data?

Do you have any other questions or comments about industrial CT scanning or its uses? Please let me know. Feel free to contact me or call our offices at (513) 771-7710.

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Partnership with Nikon Metrology Brings Industrial CT Scanning to 3D Engineering Solutions

We have been fortunate enough to form a partnership with Nikon Metrology and use their latest CT scanning technology.  These scanning machines use X-rays to penetrate an entire assembly at one time, eliminating the need line of sight restrictions you would have with laser, probe, vision or structured light scanning systems.  Its non-destructive testing capabilities allow us to scan entire systems without disassembling critical components.  We will break down the paradigm that precision industrial scanning is expensive and time-consuming.  Our services will provide ISO 17025 certification quality combined with excellent turnaround for our services and 24/7 customer support.

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Industrial CT Scanning: the Future of Data Capture Modeling

3D Engineering Solutions has expertise in multiple types of industrial modeling and metrology techniques, including laser scanning, contact and non-contact dimensional inspections, and light scanning. These methods allow us to create highly accurate records of the structure of the subject. But our newest technology has us the most excited.

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Military Aircraft Parts Re-Engineered Using 3D Laser Scanning, Structured Light Scanning and GD&T Best Practices

3D Engineering Solutions was recently hired to re-engineer military aircraft components, including parts for large helicopters and jets.

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Long Range Laser Scanning & Digital Mapping Helps Move Church More than 1,000 Miles

At 3D Engineering, we are ecstatic about our latest long range laser scanning and digital mapping project.  As part of our BIM services, we employed long range laser scanning and digital mapping to capture exact position and orientation of each stone of an historical church building being relocated more than 1,000 miles from Middletown, Ohio to Bee Cave, Texas.

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Color Mapping Technology for First Article Inspection

As part of our ISO 17025 quality inspection services at 3D Engineering Solutions, we now provide color mapping technology for first article inspection of cast parts, a service many other engineering firms still do not offer.  Color mapping provides qualitative illustrations that show the difference between a scanned object and its nominal design.  We provide different types of analysis for our customers, giving them both quantitative and qualitative data.  This saves time and money in the qualification process and makes it easier for our clients to get parts to their customers.
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United States Department of State Grants 3D Engineering Solutions ITAR Registration

3D Engineering Solutions received International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) registration from the United States Department of State, enabling the company to provide its engineering services to the government and other companies working with government equipment and data.
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Leading Edge Scanning Technology Helps Improve Part Verification & Accuracy

We recently finished a project here at 3D Engineering that used scanning technology to verify the accuracy of plastic injection molded refrigerator parts.  In one sense, this is nothing unusual; we frequently using scanning to verify part accuracy.  Most companies, however, still use a fixed based Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) to conduct part verification.  CMM technology captures hundreds of data points, but scanning collects millions of data points, allowing us to gain much greater qualitative and quantitative information.  Because we have the equipment and the knowledge to implement scanning, we now use this leading metrology technology for most inspection projects, including First Article Inspections (FAIs) and Production Part Approval Processes (PPAPs).
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Popular Airsoft Guns Reverse Engineered, Helping Bring Back Offshore Manufacturing and Secure 300 U.S. Jobs

Recently, my company had the opportunity to reverse engineer parts for popular Airsoft guns once manufactured abroad.  When this particular gun maker learned that its offshore manufacturer was using its proprietary tooling to “back door sell” guns made with the equipment, it closed down operations and moved manufacturing back to the United States, which helped secure 300 domestic jobs.  But no CAD models or prints of the gun parts were accessible when the gun maker returned production back to the U.S., and that’s why 3D Engineering Solutions stepped in. The gun maker employed our reverse engineering services to digitize the assembly of air gun parts, which helped make manufacturing once again possible.

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