3D Data has many uses in our digital world and 3D models provide much more information than 2D drawings. Here is a list of some of the applications that 3D data can improve:
- Various Industry-specific Applications
Once we've scanned your object and provided you with 3D model, you have the original "real" object and you have the back-up virtual model. There are many industries that are moving toward 3D data archival for parts, products and designs. Here is a list:
- Consumer Products
- Industrial Design
- Historic Preservation
- Fine Art
Read "How to Convert One Thousand 3D CAD Files Daily" to see how one on-line retailer makes use of their 150,000 - 3D model files.
The CAD/CAM services team has worked with many clients to scan and convert many different objects to create 3D digital documentation and archives, both on-line and private. Most of our clients have sited one of these reasons for maintaining a digital archive:
- Protection from accidental part loss
- A permanent "virtual" blueprint that won't deteriorate
- Faster new design when start from a base
- Reverse Engineering
- Rapid Prototyping
As 3D technologies advance, more uses will develop for 3D models.