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3D Reverse Engineering

3D imaging and laser scanning is becoming the accepted standard for reverse engineering and 3D inspection.

Luminous have been applying these technologies to a range of industrial clients in heavy manufacturing, oil & gas, automotive and ship building for the last 10 years.

Eliminate Dimensional Uncertainty

Improved Quality Assurance

Many of our clients have introduced 3D laser scanning as part of their QA procedure when fabricating new equipment.

A laser scan provides an exact 3D replicate of the item eliminating any dimensional uncertainties.

We have used this technique to verify the build tolerance of nozzles and tie in locations of hundreds of manifolds, spools, pigs, christmas trees and a wealth of other bespoke fabricated equipment.

Scan to CAD Comparison

If you have a design model in 3D we can use this a reference model and do a direct comparison against the scan data.

The results from this comparison can be displayed as a precise visual colour deviation report.

Many users find 2D CAD plans hard to understand, a 3D visualisation of the data can be much more powerful at communicating a defect or issue with the design.

Reverse Engineering

For old or ageing items that need replacing and have no existing plans, we can scan and reverse engineer them into an accurate 3D model.

Once a 3D model has been created a full set of traditional plans and GA’s can be generated from the model.

We have reverse engineered everything from trains and vehicles, to heavy equipment, cranes or critical components.

Tank - 3D Reverse Engineering - Luminous Group

Damage Evaluation

Sometimes it can be very hard to quantify damage through either fire, stress or impact especially on uneven or complex surfaces.

By using laser scanning it is possible to then carry out detailed 3D analysis.

We have used this process on fire damaged facilities, bridges and even in the legs of jack up vessels to provide quantifiable damage reports.