3D Laser Scanning

Laser Scanning is the process of collecting 3D points which through their density represent a “point cloud” which can be manipulated and enhanced to produce 3D models of exported into 2D drawings. Formby Surveys offer this highly specific service in consultation with a leading specialist in this field, to provide clients with a full 3D real-time data capture solution suitable for highly detailed work, or within areas with need rapid data collection such as hazardous environments.

3D laser scanners measure fine details to quickly generate highly accurate point clouds. The scanners are ideally suited to the inspection and measurement of complex geometries and contoured surfaces which require huge amounts of data for their accurate analysis and where doing this is isn’t simply completed with the use of a more traditional measurement method.

Collected 3D data is useful for a variety of reasons. The scanners are often used by the entertainment industry to produce video games and movies. However, more relative to our industry, the scanners are widely used for industrial design, quality control/inspection and reverse engineering.

Our 3D Laser Scanning and Point Cloud services are usually required by Architects, Engineers and Building Surveyors to record the progression of a building at any one time.

If you require further information regarding this service, or if you would like to request a quote please don't hesitate to contact us.

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