3D Laser Scanning Servies Can Help Businesses Examine Unexplained Problems

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In the end, the problem was small. So small that it never would have been discovered if you had not contracted with a 3D laser scanning service. It turns out that some very small screws were cracked in the large cooling system blowers that were located in every rental unit. The problem, however, seemed too common to ignore.
It just did not seem likely that all so many of the units would have started to fail within the same few weeks. The units, of course, were no longer covered by warranty and you feared that you would be faced with expensive replacement costs. Instead, a repairman suggested that you remove one unit and send it in for NDT testing. And, that testing indicated that there was indeed a faulty part. Once identified, however, the repair was fairly fast. It required the same repair on every unit, but it was a project that was completed with less expense than having to replace all of the units.
Computed tomography CT scan services were first developed by two engineers who later won the Nobel Price for their contributions to math and science. In 1972 British engineer Godfrey Hounsfield from England’s EMI Laboratories worked with South African-born Tufts University physicist Allan Cormack. Together they developed the technology that would grow into the CT scanning services that are now used worldwide. Although the Hounsfield and Cormack technology was first developed for medical scanning purposes, it has since been moved into nearly every field. Everything from manufacturing plants to airport security systems make use of these original CT scanning technologies.
The development of 3D laser scanning services further extended scientific scanning technologies. Everything from wall thickness analysis to reverse engineering can be achieved with the 3D technology. As x-ray inspection have progressed to the point of being able to record up to 30 frames a second 3D scanning services progress as well, scientists continue to find even more uses. Consider some of the possibilities:

  • Parts inspection and consistency checks for large manufacturing plants.
  • Inspection services for courtrooms and classrooms across the country.
  • Railcar wheels inspections to detect cracks that could lead to derailment.
  • Providing detailed measurements for 3D printing projects.
  • Bone density reports for aging patients.

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