Common applications for 3D Laser Scanning
3D Laser Scanning is used in numerous applications: industrial, architectural, civil surveying, urban topography, mining, reverse engineering, quality, archaeology, dentistry, reverse engineering, and mechanical dimensional inspection are just a few of the versatile applications. 3D laser scanning technology allows for high resolution and dramatically faster 3d digitizing over other conventional metrology technologies and techniques. Some very exciting applications are animation and virtual reality applications. There are many applications where 3D laser scanning can be utilized. At Hive Virtual Plant, we provide high-end 3D laser scanning technology provided by Leica Geosystems. In this blog, we share some information about some common applications for 3D laser scanning.
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Transportation applications, such as an accident investigation. The scene of the accident could be 3D laser digitized, and a simulation of an actual accident event or “what if” scenarios explored.
For mechanical and civil engineering
A practical mechanical and civil engineering application would be to assist in the production of “as-built” data and documentation. Currently, many manufacturing or construction activities are documented after the actual assembly of a machine or civil project by a designer or engineering professional. 3D laser scanners could expedite this activity to reduce man-hours required to fully document an installation for legacy.
For rebar inspections
Laser scanning can also be an excellent method to document a rebar installation for inspection requirements. Other civil activities could be for a roadway periodic inspection. The digitized roadway data could be contrasted to previous roadway 3D scans to predict the rate of deterioration. This data could be very helpful in estimating roadway repair or replacement cost information.
When an alternative is needed
When personnel accessibility and/or safety concerns prevent a standard survey, 3D laser scanning could provide an excellent alternative. 3D Laser scanning has been used to perform accurate and efficient as-built surveys and before-and-after construction and leveling surveys.
As you can see, there are many different applications for 3D laser scanning. If you are looking for more information about 3D laser scanning technology by Hive Virtual Plant, we encourage you to continue browsing through our website.
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