3D Laser Scanning

3D Laser scanning, how it works.

3D Laser scanning has changed the way we take site measurements.  Using our own high precision 3D Laser scanner, we can accurately measure up to 80m, capturing up to a million points per second with each radial scan completed in minutes.

Our 3D Laser scanner is moved to a number of vantage points around a site or piece of plant to capture the data required. This data is then processed by registering all scans together to form a single point cloud. From this point cloud we are able to add geometry and surfaces and take measurements that can be used by third parties to produce as-built drawings, add new features that are required to interface with existing structure, or produce entirely new designs.

Why use 3D Laser Scanning?

There are a number of real benefits in using cloud point data . These range from dimensional accuracy, scale of data collection, and time and cost savings.

The value of point clouds is accentuated in complex and detailed environments . It is true that a tape measure may work in the most basic of environments, but the data is only as accurate and complete as the person on site is able to capture. It is not unheard of to hear from engineers who measure existing projects, and end up returning to site multiple times to re-check.  The result is that the final cost for all their re-checking is usually close to, if not over, the cost of an initial laser scan.

Click on the button below to view our Capability Statement for some real life example applications.