3D Scanning for Reverse Engineering Complex Shapes
For many years, Laser Lines has been one of the UK’s leading suppliers of 3D printers, lasers and accessories, products that help our customers be more efficient. Many of the companies we work with are in the manufacturing sector and have often faced the challenge of how to recreate or fix a production part that is discontinued. Now, we have a range of 3D scanners that makes reverse engineering even easier, even for complex shapes.
We are now selling the Evatronix range of eviXscan 3D scanners, which is perfect for use in the manufacturing sector. The range represents an accurate, fast and efficient way to reverse engineer parts for which there is no 3D CAD or drawing.
The scanners will precisely capture the existing part’s geometry as a point cloud which can then be used to create a CAD model for remanufacturing. They suit a whole host of applications and are capable of capturing geometry to 10 microns accuracy.Peter Smith, Technical Sales Engineer at Laser Lines’ Design Engineering Group
The evixScan 3D scanners are fast and accurate so time taken to build complete models is very short. These features also make the scanners ideal for fast metrology of production parts, tooling etc.
The multi-national automotive supplier, Cooper Standard, uses Evatronix scanners to reverse engineer door seal tools and to monitor tool wear. Even with these complicated, organic shapes – traditionally difficult shapes to recreate – Evatronix scanners provided the ideal solution where accuracy was key. Due to the ease of use and massive time saving, it means Evatronix scanners in the manufacturing sector are becoming a cost saving essential. See the video below for more.
There are several scanners in Evatronix’s eviXscan range, with the 3D Loupe+ being the most accurate and versatile. The 3D Heavy Duty version is perfect for use in dusty, damp and challenging conditions, such as outdoors, because it can be environmentally sealed.