Let’s start by making it obvious that 3D laser scanning is not a mystical process. The technologies are indeed cutting-edge and truly fantastic. But there is a lot of knowledge and expertise that lies behind the mirrors, which are located in the laser probe (without any smoke), which gives Laser Design customers the impression that laser scanning is simple. In this blog, you can deepen or augment your understanding of the 3D scanning or scan to BIM.
A line of laser light is used in 3D laser scanning, a non-contact, non-destructive technology, to digitally capture the shape of real-world items. “Point clouds” of data are produced from an object’s surface by 3D laser scanners. In other words, 3D laser scanning is a technique for accurately transferring the size, shape, and dimensions of a physical thing into a digital, three-dimensional representation. To swiftly produce point clouds with a high degree of accuracy, 3D laser scanners measure minute details and record free-form shapes. When measuring and inspecting curved surfaces and complex geometries that require enormous amounts of data for an accurate description and when doing so is impractical with the use of a touch probe, 3D laser scanning is the best option.
The process of 3D laser scanning the digitizer’s bed is used to place the object to be laser scanned. The laser probe is raised above the surface of the item by specialized software. After creating a 3D model using specialized software, 3D scans are compatible with CAD software and 3D printing. In a technique known as reverse engineering, a 3D scan can reveal a great deal of information about an object’s design.