3D Scanning Streamlines Measurement Workflows and Increase Efficiency
Trains and subways are among the most eco-friendly and commonly-used means of transport. Ships and boats are essential for freight and world trade. Even the smallest components of these vehicles and vessels such as clamps and connectors must meet strict standards to avoid failures and ensure error-free processes. To ensure the high performance of modern transportation vehicles, manufacturers and engineers seek precise and efficient production control and cost-effective maintenance and repair.
Scantech offers optical measurement systems such as handheld 3D scanners KSCAN-Magic and automated 3D measurement systems AM-DESK to measure the complex dimensions of parts and even whole train body shells and ship hulls. Our non-contact and non-destructive 3D solutions can measure the parts thoroughly without causing any damage to them. The 3D data acquired can serve as references for product development, inspection, reverse engineering, maintenance, and more.
With ultra-high measurement rates, portable 3D laser scanners can help to facilitate manufacturing, improve the inspection processes and minimize downtime during maintenance. Thanks to the high-precision measurement results and portability of 3D scanners, we can help users save valuable time and money.
Improve the Quality of Trains and Ships with 3D Metrology Solutions
Efficient and NDT Measurement for Trains and Ships
With the help of Scantech’s 3D scanners, manufacturers and engineers can examine ships and trains, made in different materials with various characteristics. With optical and non-contact 3D laser scanning, subway body shells, ship hulls, components can be inspected to ensure their high quality. 3D scanning enables operators and engineers to measure parts regularly and efficiently, and compare the 3D model against the original CAD to identify GD&T.
With high-accuracy 3D scanners, Scantech can help redesign yachts to keep up with the latest design trends. It won’t be a problem when there is no drawing at hand as 3D scanning can capture the whole geometry of the yacht. When paired with professional 3D software, designers can generate 3D models ready for further design. Thanks to KSCAN-Magic’ built-in photogrammetry and large scanning area as large as 1440 mm * 860 mm, users can precisely measure the ship without accumulating many alignment errors. It takes about 1 hour to complete the scanning of the whole boat.Learn more >
Ship Component Inspection
Scantech provides 3D quality inspection solutions to help manufacturers control the quality of large-scale ship components such as a propeller. With optical tracking 3D scanner TrackScan’s super adaptability to environments and target-free 3D scanning, users can easily scan both bright and dark surfaces and obtained accurate 3D data of workpieces. By comparing it against the original CAD drawings, an intuitive report of the inspection can be obtain to check the quality of components efficiently.Learn more >
Subway Body Shell Inspection
Subway body shell needs to be measured to ensure its whole length and critical parameters such as length and width of doors and windows are within stringent requirements. 3D scanning can capture the complete 3D data of the subway hull and obtain specific values of vital parameters. For example, the measurement results can be used to inspect whether the mounting holes in the windows and doors conform to the standard and to check whether they can be installed successfully. Besides, the data can be stored and serve as a data basis for regular inspection and maintenance.Learn more >
Rail Transport Component Inspection
The improved technology development of rail transport requires the manufacturing of relevant equipment for higher performance. Portable 3D scanners play a crucial role in enhancing product development and quality control of rail transport and shipbuilding components. The components like structural casting for train chassis in these industries are usually large with complex curved surfaces and angles. High-accuracy 3D scanners can conduct on-site measurements, which requires no dedicated labs. This technology also features a fast measurement rate to complete tasks efficiently while not compromising accuracy.Learn more >
Quality Control of Railway Prefabricated Bridge Elements
Railway prefabricated bridge elements, crucial parts of rail engineering, are directly related to the construction time and quality of railway bridges. These components need to be thoroughly inspected to identify GD&T and deformations. Digital 3D solutions can be used to establish acceptable standards for the bridge elements. With photogrammetry and infrared laser scanning, these large workpieces can be accurately measured quickly. Inspection reports are generated to show whether these elements are qualified.Learn more >
Traditional Gauge VS Scantech’s 3D Scanner
Traditional Inspection Gauge
● Complex workflows
● Limited data collection
● Inefficient measurement process
● Require different measurement tools
Scantech’s Handheld 3D Scanner
● Large measurement areas
● Non-destructive inspection
● Precise measurement results
● Efficient measurement processes
● Complete data collection
● On-site measurement
● Comprehensive reports