3D scanning is the process of converting a physical object into a digital format, facilitating digitalisation in
manufacturing. Using a 3D scanner, the shape and geometry of the object is collected from various angles and
reconstructed, this results in a 3D model in digital format such as stl or stp file. The acquired 3D data can be
- First article inspection
- Quantification of geometrical changes like deformation
- CAD/CAM machining for production
- Reverse engineering
This enables process and product optimization in a smart manufacturing environment.
The attendees will become familiar with the principles of common 3D scanners based on laser, white light
and x-ray technologies. Three-dimensional scanning approaches for both external and internal features, from
simple to complex parts with varying surface finish will be described in detail. Common 3D measurements and
simple reverse engineering approaches using will be explained.
This course consists of 3 full-day sessions including: a hands-on session using 3D scanners, data analysis, and
reverse engineering. By the end of the course, the attendees will be able to recommend suitable 3D scanning
technologies for their applications, and have a better appreciation for digital manufacturing.
Who Should Attend
The course is suitable for those who are currently employed or wish to be employed in the manufacturing
related fields. A typical candidate profile could be:
- Quality control manager/engineer/technician
- Process technician/engineer
- Production supervisor/manager
- Individuals and staff who are seeking capability improvement in terms of advanced and digital manufacturing