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3D Scanning

3D scanning is a fast and effective way to measure physical objects or transform them into accurate digital models.

Absolute 3D offers professional 3D scanning services from our fully equipped Melbourne scanning studio, or we can travel to any location around the world to create high-quality digital models at a time and place that’s convenient for you. Our state-of-the-art equipment can digitize an object to an accuracy of up to 20 microns.

Scanning is the first step in generating your 3D model. Next, we refine the surfaces if necessary, and output a detailed 3D model in any major mesh format including STL, OBJ, PLY, FBX, VRML and X3D (with optional texture/colour mapping). Our models are compatible with all leading modelling software including Blender, Modo, Z Brush, Maya, 3DS Max and more.

We can also reverse engineer the scan data and output in formats such as STEP, IGES and Parasolid, for use in all major CAD programs. Alternatively we can provide native SolidWorks files, complete with feature tree.

3D scanning can also be performed in conjunction with our design and manufacturing services to create and reproduce objects for a vast array of applications, including:

  • Replacing obsolete or custom parts
  • Replacing vintage classic auto parts
  • Performing rapid CAD-to-Part comparisons
  • Digital archiving and preservation
  • Highlighting manufacturing defects
  • Prototype Development
  • Quality Control & Inspection

To find out more about how 3D scanning can provide an effective solution to your commercial or creative needs, simply contact Absolute3D today to discuss your idea or project.

raw scan data (stl Format) of some parts we recently scanned