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3D Scanning Services

3D Scanning for Engineering – 3D Scanning Service – 3D Scanning for CNC

When you need a fast and accurate method of putting physical measurements of an object into your CAD system, CAD / CAM Services provides expert 3D scanning. The 3D scanned data can be represented by a scale digital model or a 3D graphics rendering. The scanned data provides all of the physical dimensions of the object, such as length, width, height, volume, feature size, feature location, and surface area. This 3D scanned data acts as a bridge between the actual physical object and manufacturing.


The data from the 3D scan can be converted into CAD / CAM data used by CNC machines. Our 3D scanning service is invaluable for CAD modeling, reverse engineering, contact/non-contact dimensional inspection, and ISO 17025-accredited integrated metrology services and saves many hours of grueling redesign work by your engineers.Even the movie and entertainment industry makes use of 3D scanning to create animated versions of real physical objects.However, most of our customers are in manufacturing, engineering and military environments. The ability to reverse engineer nearly any object makes it possible to create and do things that previously were impossible.

Not only has 3D scanning created possibilities, it has also created opportunities because the technology we use is both mobile and adaptable to many different scenarios.We can even perform on-site 3D scanning that provides incredible accuracy at prices that offer a far better ROI than having your staff reverse engineer an object by hand.

Basic 3D Scanning Service

Small objects to entire rooms can be scanned using a powerful 3D real-time scanning system. The system makes use of specialized sensors to gather data, regardless of the object’s shape or size. The data is captured from 3 & 4 axis creating multiple angles and converted into a 360 degree 3D mesh, which is automatically and perfectly aligned, because of we smooth that data.

We can even combine and finalize meshes with different customizable settings to help you get the results that you need. Finally, we edit, process and export the data for you to use with your own 3D modeling software, such as SolidWorks, Revit, CATIA or we can create the 3D model or render for you.

Advanced 3D Scanning Services

There are many different methods for capturing the 3D measurements of a physical part and thus, many different types of scanners. For more advanced requirements, we also offer to scan with a high-accuracy white light technology that enables capturing digital 3D scans from physical objects in mere seconds.

Using a pair of machine vision cameras, the scanner captures a single scan at up to 0.0018″ accuracy and generates up to 2.6 million points per scan. Because scanning is done with no physical contact, there is no measurement interference for true non-destructive reverse engineering and testing.

We interpolate the dense point cloud captured by our structured light scanner into highly accurate 3D CAD models that can be confidently used for reverse engineering when the highest accuracy possible is essential (for instance in aerospace and military applications sensitive manufacturing operations and metrology applications.)



CAD Conversion FAQs

There are special CAD translator software packages available on the market, why should I pay you guys?

It is better to ask the following question:

What can you do that a software translator cannot do?

  1. Verify files.
  2. Update files
  3. Fix files
  4. Convert the CAD data to native intelligent CAD data with full feature trees.
  5. Update data to the current CAD standards.
  6. Work in the native PLM systems.
  7. Correctly write scripts for this process as needed.

My company wants to change the focus of our CAD systems, is it possible to do this with your help?

Of course, we offer CAD migration services. If you want all the Cad Perfect™ files to comply with your updated company standard, just send us the guidelines and we will make Cad Perfect™ files which are perfect for you!

I have some exotic files nobody knows even how to open. Can you help me even in this case?

Yes, we performed successful conversions from many local or exotic and ancient CAD systems. You can continue the development of old projects in modern software with our help.

I have some weird CAD files from the previous century, can you help me?

Yes, absolutely. We can perform legacy CAD conversions.  Just send us some example files, and what CAD system we need to wind up in, and let us design the best solution for you.We have worked with old Computer Vision tapes, Anvil, and many other 1980’s systems.

Which CAD systems do you work with?

We support all the modern CAD systems including SolidWorks, Catia, Siemens NX, PTC Creo, Inventor, Revit, AutoCAD, and many others.

Which CAD file formats do you work with?

All the CAD file formats are listed on this page but bear in mind that we also work with exotic and legacy CAD systems.  After 31 years of providing CAD Services, we have run into almost any CAD file format.

What do I get?

You get native Cad Perfect™ files with the full-featured model tree (where applicable, since some file types have no trees), and features can be fully parametric. It all depends on your goals.  We prefer to not translate any files. Our goal is to deliver to you a file that you do not have to touch. Our work is exactly as if you had reproduced that work in-house.

What do you need to provide me with an accurate quote?

We need to know source CAD and target CAD software. Since large quantity orders can be discounted by us you can provide us with the number of parts you need to be converted.

If you tell us the desired purpose of the conversion we can offer you some conversion options. We can also convert your files into vendor-neutral file types (.STEP, .STL, etc,).

Please email us even cell phone photos, and the rough size of what you wish scanned and converted [email protected].

What is a CAD conversion?

A CAD conversion is when our team of engineers takes your sketch, physical drawing, existing CAD file, 2D CAD file, or idea and transforms it into a professional 2D or 3D CAD file. For instance, you can send us a picture of your legacy drawing, and we can create a 3D CAD model from scratch in your favorite CAD program (like NX, CREO, CATIA, SolidWorks, etc.).

A CAD conversion takes many shapes, and our engineers are able to perform most of the CAD conversions that you can think of. As long as you want high-quality 2D or 3D CAD files, then CAD/CAM Services can help.

Can you turn a sketch I have into an engineered CAD file?

Some of our most fun projects are taking someone’s sketch on a napkin, and transforming it into a manufacturable part. Yes, we can turn your sketch, idea, or dream into an engineered CAD file. Our team will go through engineering simulations, Design for Manufacturing (DFM) best practices, and tough calculations to make sure our designed part will work perfectly for you.

Allow our team at CAD/CAM Services to be your on-call engineer. We love going back and forth with inventors and dreamers like you, and our goal is to provide 3D CAD files and 2D manufacturing drawings. With our help, you can start building your dream part, assembly, or product today.