At EIS, our goal in adopting new technologies is to offer innovative ways of helping our clients address the challenges their businesses face. Reverse engineering equipment parts that are damaged, or parts that are missing drawings, are some of those tasks we can help you accomplish. Adding this type of scanner to our capabilities creates more efficiency in time and costs.
How Does the Process Work?
First, targets are placed approximately 3” apart on the component to ensure continuous calibration of the scanner. A handheld laser scanner is then used to scan the part, taking 1.3 million measurements per second with up to nine ten thousands of an inch accuracy. After processing the scan, the mesh file is exported to a modeling software. Here our design team finalizes the design and produces new fabrication drawings, sends the model digitally to a CNC machine, or to a 3D printer for production. The scanner can also be used for QA/QC purposes to verify that a new component is fabricated to the correct dimensions and tolerances.
Contact us today if you have parts that are damaged or difficult to replicate.