How importance 3D scanning play in aerospace manufacturing?


3D inspection penetrates into the aircraft development & design, parts manufacture, parts assembly, complete assembly, testing and MRO (Maintenance, repair, operations) and so on, it brings unprecedented efficiency to these processes.

Scantech world-leading 3d measurement technology helps to solve difficulties for aircraft manufacturer, provides complete solution for aircraft manufacturing

– Product Inspection


3D scanning aerospace

Scantech 3D measurement technology truly deliver non-destructive testing. Compared with contact measurement, laser 3D scanning is much faster, more complete data and high flexibility. The 3D data can also be easily obtained on the parts that are difficult to detect in the traditional solutions such as complicated curved surfaces, turbine blades, and dead angles. The handheld 3D scanner can obtain true and reliable 3D data without causing secondary damage to the parts of the aircraft parts, thereby obtaining the deviation chromatograms, obtaining a perfect correction plan, greatly improving the detection efficiency and reducing the time and labor costs.


In the R&D phase of the aircraft, computer simulations can be performed on various parts of aircraft through 3D scanning. ScanTech metrology-class 3D scanners can acquire real CFD analysis models; at the same time, they can also measure and verify lightweight structural deformation conditions in aircraft operation tests, so as to achieve faster optimization of aircraft manufacturing.

– Wind Tunnel Testing


Through ultra-high accurate 3D scanning, we can compare the “as built” vs. ”as designed” shape of scale models in wind tunnel testing to ensuring the scaling doesn’t cause deviations.

-Structural Design · Reverse Engineering


Through 3D scanning of internal and external structures of the aircraft, we can get accurate 3D data and then generated CAD models. The structural dimensions of the fuselage and supporting facilities will be completely reconstruction for the secondary development and design of aircraft. SCANTECH provides reliable 3D digital solution with lower costs and better technology.

– Quality Control. Virtual Assembly


The 3D model obtained by 3D scanning can be applied to a virtual assembly. The virtual assembly can verify the correctness of assembly design and operation by 3d visualizing and spatial interacting, so as to figure out the problems during the assembling process as soon as possible and modify the model.
SCANTECH provides powerful 3D digital support for virtual assembly by our advanced 3D scanner.

– Repair & Maintenance


Maintenance & repair is an important part of the entire product cycle. A high-precision 3d measurement solution is a reliable guarantee to the safe flying of the aircraft.
ScanTech 3D measurement solution supports:

  • Wear and tear analyses
  • Inspection of repair work
  • 3D measurement of damaged/prepared surfaces


3D scanning penetrates all aspects of automobile manufacturing.


How can 3D scanning help companies stand out in the highly competitive auto manufacturing market? Lower development costs, distinctive exterior designs, and strict quality control are important factors affecting automakers’ great strategic goals.

ScanTech has rich experience in automotive manufacturing industry. It provides professional metrology-grade 3D digital solutions for manufacturers in the automotive industry and provides comprehensive 3D solutions for all aspects of the entire automobile manufacturing industry.

3D laser scanners can quickly and easily acquire 3D data on the surface of the workpiece. Through reverse design, it is easy to redesign and reshape the product’s appearance. This greatly shortens the product development cycle and saves much development and design costs.

In quality control, ScanTech 3D scanner can detect and compare key components such as engines, transmissions, and steering gears. It can quickly obtain the deviation value in the production process and achieve high precision with advanced 3D measurement technology.

1. Quality control:

The 3D scanning data and the original CAD drawing can be compared and analyzed, the deviation value of each position can be easily obtained, and the size detection of large curved surfaces and complex structures can be provided friendly solution. In addition, data such as concentricity, hole pitch, and assembly clearance can be easily obtained by fitting a 3D data, and 2D dimensions can be extracted and obtained in 3D data.

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2. Virtual Assembly

3D scanning assembly to obtain a complete high-precision 3D model. The assembly can be simulated through professional 3D software, easily to get the assembly results and analysis. If the virtual assembly fails, the assembly can be later improved based on the deviation data.

3.Reverse Engineering

3D scanning the surface of measured object can easily obtain high-precision 3D data of measured object. 3D data into the 3D modeling software can provide the basis for design, greatly reduce the time of artificial mapping, laser 3D scanner accuracy is up to 0.03mm to ensure more accurate reverse modeling, greatly save development costs and shorten development cycles for automotive manufacturers

4. Motion analysis

The user uses a laser 3d scanner to perform 3D scanning of open and close parts such as automobile doors and trunks under different conditions to obtain structural relationship of the open closures under different motion conditions, and provide precision 3D data for subsequent structural analysis, dimension design and others.

Machinery Manufacturing

3D scanning keeps products lean and quality drives profitability.

3D measurement technology has a wide range of application prospects in the field of mechanical manufacturing, providing a variety of 3d digital solutions for the development of mechanical manufacturing. For example, product design, product optimization, first part inspection, assembly analysis, quality control, and simulation can be used to greatly improve the efficiency of 3D measurement, and it will be an advantage for manufacturing companies in the market.

ScanTech has very rich experience in the field of machinery and customize products and solutions for different mechanical parts sizes and various testing requirements, only to help the machinery manufacturing enterprises to more efficiently realize the production and manufacturing needs.

1. 3D inspection

Scantech 3D measurement technology truly deliver non-destructive testing. Compared with contact measurement, laser 3D scanning is much faster, more complete data and higher flexibility. The 3D data can also be easily obtained on the parts that are difficult to detect in the traditional solutions such as complicated curved surfaces, turbine blades, and dead angles. The handheld 3D scanner can obtain accurate and reliable 3D data without causing secondary damage to the objects.
According the color map, engineers can get a reliable correction plan, greatly improving the detection efficiency and reducing the time and labor costs.

2.Reverse Engineering

For reverse engineering of mechanical products, ScanTech handheld 3D scanner can obtain high-precision 3D data of the object easily. The accuracy of the 3d laser scanner is up to 0.03mm to ensure more accurate reverse modeling and shorten the development cycle, help company achieve high performance at low cost.


The phenomenon of wear is inevitable during the process of fabrication and application of mechanical products. Small part cause huge losses, so it is very important for the maintenance of mechanical products. HSCAN, PRINCE, AXE 3D scanner can accurately obtain 3D data of mechanical products. Through comparison and analysis of 3D data, it can accurately and timely find the wear parts, and provide data basis for the maintenance of parts.

4.Mould Inspection

Molds need to be repaired regularly, but how much to fix, where to repair is a difficult problem in mold inspection. PRINCE, HSCAN, AXE 3D scanner can easily obtain the entire mold shape data, the 3D shape data and the original drawings are compared to get the color map, accurate measurement data provide reliable basis for mold repair.


High precision 3d scanning improves efficiency of mold inspection.

ScanTech plays an increasingly important role in the field of mold manufacturing because of the continuously improving 3D measurement technology. 3D scanners play an essential role in mold repair, inspection, design for their high accuracy, fast speed and high portability.

1. Mould repair

The mold volume-produce leads to the die wear and product error. 3D scanning is used to measure the mold regularly, Compared with the original CAD drawing of the mold, the concrete position and the specific deviation value can be easily obtained. 3d scanning can reduce mold repair time, and easily reduce the risk of mold production error.

2. Mould inspection

Quality assessment of mold is often required for the first inspection and quality control. 3D scanner can assist the mold manufacturer to perform rapid quality assessment in the mold forming stage. ScanViewer software provides accurate data support for deviation correction by comparing with original CAD.

3. Mould Design

The CAD model of Mold can be quickly generated by 3d scanning so that the secondary development and optimization of mold could be much more convenient. 3D scanning can reduce mold modification, shorten delivery time, and greatly improve efficiency of mold design

4. Mould database construction

The 3D data of mold could be stored in the database by 3D scanning. It can effectively manage the product data, process data, drawings and documents, and enable the 3D data of the mould to be shared and searched conveniently.

Health Care

3D scanning technology is widely applied in the fields of medical beauty, medical equipment, biomedical engineering, orthopedics surgery, digital dentistry and so on, become the technical basis for new generation of innovation in the medical field.

ScanTech provide complete and precise 3d solution for surgeons, health care professionals, medical equipment manufacturers, easily take up challenges in 3D printing, artificial limb model manufacturing, medical machinery customization, quality control and so on.


Energy industry is a pillar industry of national economy and national defense construction. The design and quality of the product directly determine the efficiency of energy conversion. Therefore, it can’t be separated from high efficiency and precision measurement methods.

The energy conversion equipment is generally large, not easy to move, curved surface, complex structure, so there are many difficulties in the measurement and detection process. The traditional measurement method restricts the speed of energy industry development.

ScanTech handheld 3D scanner with features of high precision, fast speed, complete data, strong environmental adaptability and flexibility, greatly reduce the difficulty of energy industry, greatly accelerate progress of design and development, strictly control product quality, and provide powerful 3D technology in the field of energy industry.

Application in Energy industry:

– Solar
– Wind
– Nuclear
– Oil and Gas

VR Showcase

Virtual reality is a powerful man-machine interface, including real time simulation and interaction through a variety of sensory channels. But in the process of development of virtual reality technology, complex 3D modeling has become obstacle to its progress.

ScanTech 3D laser scanning technology reduce technical threshold of 3D modeling to accelerate the popularization of VR. ScanTech 3D scanner obtain 3D point cloud from scanned object to acquire high precision and high resolution digital models.

PRINCE, HSCAN, AXE handheld 3D scanners with features of high speed, high precision, active, real-time, flexible and non-contact measurement can apply to various applications, greatly improve the efficiency of 3D reconstruction in the field of VR.

Antique & Sculpture

3D digitization is increasingly used in protection and restoration of cultural relics, construction of digital museums and design of handicrafts. 3D scanner is the fastest way for current 3D reconstruction. It is easy to operate, portable and can easily acquire 3D data for the surface of objects such as crafts, artifacts, sculptures.

Scantech White Light 3D Scanner is developed specifically for artists in the field of cultural and sculptural works. It can perform 3D scanning without sticker. Scanning is very smooth and can produce extremely realistic 3D color models with rich details and high precision.


-Protection and restoration of cultural relics
-3D data archives of cultural relics
– The construction of virtual museum


-Process Structure Analysis
-Secondary development design
-3D visualization

Education & Research

Because the increasing application of 3D digitization, the demand for talents in the market for 3D technology is growing. Colleges pay more attention to reserve talents in the field of 3D digitization.
Scantech 3D scanning technology will provide advanced 3D measurement equipment and professional training services for universities and research institutes. We provide powerful technical support for scientific research, and help institutions cultivate more and more professional talents in the field of 3D digitization.


3d scanning technology greatly reduces the cost of 3D game development and 3D movie production, effectively turning highly creative imagination into reality.
ScanTech laser 3D scanners possess advanced 3D measurement technology and can perform highly realistic 3D reconstruction capabilities in areas such as reproducing real world objects and characters, constructing virtual scenes, 3D animation production, and designing fantastic 3D worlds.