3D scanning

We offer two methods for 3d scanning – using a 3d scanner & using photogrammetry to digitize objects.

Not sure what you need, or what it costs? We can explain which service is right for you and tell you more about our fees. Get in touch.

3D scanner

Accuracy is best with the 3d scanner – Our EinScan Pro can reproduce surfaces with accuracy up to +/- 0.1mm

How it works – The 3d scanner projects a patterned light over the object and then cameras in the scanner look at how the light shape has distorted and it works out where it is in space.  Some of this happens real-time and some of it calculates after the scanning is complete.  With our scanner and our software, we can go back and re-scan any areas that were missed.

Photogrammetry

Photogrammetry works best on people and very small objects. The accuracy for this method is +/- 1.0mm

How it works – By taking a lot of high resolution photos, our software program searches for overlapping patterns so it can stitch together the scene.  The software runs after the photos are taken. 


Fix it in post!

Unfortunately, no 3d scanning method is 100% perfect – even the best scanners will leave behind remnants and holes that need to be cleaned up in CAD after the scanning process is complete.

Understanding 3D scanning deliverables

We provide the customer with any level of scan data in the industry-standard format:

  • raw data (uncleaned)
  • cleaned-up water-tight model
  • sheet body
  • solid body – featureless
  • solid body – fully featured, native SolidWorks or Fusion360

Drop us a line and we can help you figure out what level of scan data fits your need.

Bonus!

At Maryland CAD Solutions, LLC, we love a little extra something. Below we have included a few helpful hints about 3d scanning

These restrictions apply to ALL 3D scanning technologies – left column is for photogrammetry, right for a scanner device
Taking photos around the object to prepare for Photogrammetry software meshing

Let’s build something together.