Our 3D Scanning Services are the perfect fit when data quality and accuracy are number one

Jesse Garant Metrology Center provides high quality 3D Scanning services for parts and assemblies. As not one single 3D scanning system can effectively scan and inspect every part in industry, we utilize a number of systems of various imaging technologies. This allows us to match every inspection project to the proper system, so we can obtain the highest quality of data at a competitive price. We do not scan people, buildings, landscape, or trinkets. We are the company organizations come to for high quality 3D scanning services of parts, objects, and assemblies.



Our 3D Scanning Advantage™


  • Dedication to handle small inspection projects
  • Onsite 3D Scanning for large parts or sensitive projects
  • Wide variety of capabilities to match each project with the right imaging system
  • Ability to handle overcapacity needs for companies who already use 3D Scanning
  • Experienced quality engineers who analyze each project according to the scan objective

3D Scanning System Capabilities

Structured Light Scanning

Blue light and white light scanning capabilities are able to scan micro parts up to objects several meters in size. Extensive capabilities allow us to pair each project with the right structured light system allowing us to generate the highest quality results each and every time.

Laser Scanning

Laser scanning capabilities allow us to scan small and midsize parts where high precision is required over the entire length of the part. Equipped with laser CMM systems we are able to generate clean external data for parts requiring micron level accuracy.

Once data is obtained, all of our 3D scan datasets are analyzed by our highly trained and experienced in-house staff. By controlling the entire process, including post scan analysis, we are able to ensure the customers objectives are met each and every time.

Types of analyses available include:

Reverse Engineering: After a part has been scanned, external data are extracted from the results. The primary output is an intermediary CAD file in point cloud/polygon format. Data can be currently exported into the following formats: STL, WRL, TXT, PLY, OBJ

Part to Part Comparison: After two parts have been scanned, both datasets are compared together. Alignment is performed by either a best fit method or predetermined data. Results are supplied in a color coded model showing deviations between each part for internal and external geometry.

Part to CAD Comparsion: After a part has been scanned, a supplied CAD model from the customer is compared to the dataset. Alignment is performed by either a best fit method or predetermined data. Results are supplied in a color coded model showing deviations from CAD for both internal and external geometry.

First Article Inspection: Before a part is scanned, a measurement program is developed around a supplied CAD model from a GD&T part print. The measurement plan developed can be for all of the GD&T part print points or predetermined points selected by the client.

Additional Resources

What is 3D scanning?
Please refer to our 3D scanning resource page found here: https://jgarantmc.com/3d-scanning/
How are the results reported back to me?
After scan data is reconstructed, results to the end client are relayed in one of three ways. If the project requires reverse engineering, point cloud data is generated with the option of secondary surfacing. If the project requires analytical results, freeware software is supplied for viewing the data and results in 3D. For clients that do not wish to utilize the viewing software, screenshots of the results can be supplied in a PDF presentation format. If the project requires metrology, results are reported in chart format listing the dimensions, tolerances, and deviations.
What are the common uses for 3D scanning?
Our part inspection services allow manufacturers to make qualified decisions at key stages throughout a part’s life-cycle, including:

Pre-production
Production
Failure Investigation
Sorting
Reverse Engineering

Pricing
There’s no “one size fits all” when it comes to pricing . A qualified project manager will develop a feasibility study, so that the price you are given is a competitive price while still achieving the highest quality data possible.

Speak to an project manager today to get a free quote or to answer any questions you may have before requesting a quote.

Frequently Asked Questions
Do you sell 3D scanning systems?
No. We are strictly a part inspection service company.


How do you achieve high quality results?
As not one single 3D scanning system can effectively scan and inspect every part in industry, we utilize a number of systems of various sizes and energies.

Do you provide on-site 3D scanning services?
Yes.

What is the accuracy of the 3D scan results?
The scan accuracy varies widely from the machine being used and size of part. For projects requiring accuracy tighter than 5 microns, very detailed scan calibration is required. During the quoting phase, scan accuracy can be provided to the customer prior to scanning.

What is the resolution of the 3D scan?
The scan accuracy varies widely from the machine being used and size of part. However, scan range resolutions vary from 5 micron to 200 microns. During the quoting phase, scan resolution can be provided to the customer prior to scanning.

How are the parts fixtured during a 3D scan?
Parts are fixtured in one of two ways. The first is by scanning a part in a free state environment where reference points are obtained during post scan analysis for alignment. The second is by scanning parts in a precise orientation according to reference planes or part print alignment.

Can you 3D scan a part hot or cold?
Yes. Custom scanning processes and fixtures can be developed between the customer and our analysts to obtain a desired environmental temperature.

How long does a 3D scan take?
The average scan time for our 3D scanning systems ranges between 5 minutes to 2 hours.

In what file format are the initial results captured?
STL.

How large are the 3D scan dataset files?
3D datasets typically range from 20MB to 2GB in size

Have A Specific Project In Mind?
In order to expedite the request for quote process, our experienced staff is ready to work with you to ensure all details are addressed and your project is accurately quoted.
Still Have Questions?
We understand you may have questions, even before requesting a quote. Our business development team will provide the answers you need, even before a project begins.