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 no 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 Services 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
Contact us with your objective, material, size, and quantity of parts to inspect.
Our experienced staff will work with you perform a free feasibility study and finalize a quote.
Ship parts to our facility via your preferred courier either ground or next day air.
We perform the scanning, analysis, and relay the results to you in a predetermined format.
3D Scanning System Capabilities
Structured Light Scanning
Blue light and white light part 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 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.
Jesse Garant Metrology Center was initially founded as a 3D computed tomography service company. Current energies for 3D CT services range from 80kv to 3MEV. Our diverse 3D CT capabilities allow us handle the majority of internal inspection needs for industry.
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 customer’s objectives are met each and every time.
Types of 3D scanning analyses available include:
After a part has been 3D 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
After two parts have been 3D 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.
After a part has been 3D 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.
Before a part is 3D 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 for predetermined points selected by the client.
- 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 part scanning 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.
- There’s no “one size fits all” when it comes to pricing. Our technical staff will first review your project’s objective in detail, so that the price you are given remains competitive while still achieving the highest quality possible. Pricing for premium timing is available upon request.
To begin, contact us to receive a formal quote in as little as 24 hours.
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Do you sell 3D scanning systems?
No. We are strictly a part inspection service company specializing in nondestructive testing.
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 for part scanning.
Do you provide on-site 3D scanning services?
What is the accuracy of the 3D scan results?
The scan accuracy varies widely from the machine being used and size of part. For part scanning 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 3D 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?
How large are the 3D scan dataset files?
3D datasets typically range from 20MB to 2GB in size
3D Scanning Applications
Over the years we have grown our internal database to span across various industries, parts types, and materials. Click a link to learn more.
3D Scanning Outsourcing Reasons
As most clients identify 3D scanning for a quick validation, there are actually several other ways this technology can benefit companies internally. Click to learn more on how 3D scanning services can further benefit your company.
3D Scanning Resources
Jesse Garant Metrology is committed to educating our customers about the technology behind our services. For more information on 3D scanning, including an introduction how it works, the benefits and its applications, see the following resources: