Subcon Laser’s laser scanning equipment takes highly accurate and measured readings of both 2D and 3D components of all sizes – ensuring that even the largest and smallest components are handled with confidence.

Our laser scanning service is an auxiliary feature of our laser cutting and fabrication operations, supporting our in-house manufacturing with quality assurance at all stages of production.

We utilise a FARO Arm for laser scanning applications, investing in the latest established technology to provide our customers with a premium service that is continually developing to meet your needs.

Take a look at our applications for laser scanning below or get in touch with our team directly to find out more.

Reverse Engineering

Subcon Laser utilises laser scanning for reverse engineering applications, aiding design processes.

Where our customers do not have access to a CAD file, but do have a reference part or panel they would like to work with, our engineering department is able to create a useable CAD template to either replicate or modify the part.

Our experienced team offers design advice and feasibility throughout this process, drawing upon a wealth of experience to guide our customers to the most efficient and effective fabrication route.

Quality Control

Our other main use for laser scanning is quality control of parts fabricated by Subcon Laser.

We’re able to compare the tolerances of our laser cut and fabricated parts with original CAD files in order to highlight any discrepancies and thereby correct them. 

This ensures a highly accurate and streamlined inspection and manufacturing process for total cost effectiveness.

2D Laser Scanning

We can verify 2D components through laser scanning inspection. For large volumes or small batches, our laser scanning service is available to ensure your parts adhere to exacting specification requirements.

During 2D laser scanning, the laser beam is moved across the surface of the component and the returning light from the component is measured to derive information about the size, shape, texture, composition of the surface and more.

3D Laser Scanning

Laser scanning is also available for 3D components of all sizes and dimensions.

We have the option of utilising a tip touch process, also known as touch probing, for 3D parts; this allows our team to gather data by moving a probe stylus tip across the surface of the component. The tip touch process offers accuracy and repeatability, especially when handling reflective materials, enabling Subcon Laser to provide the most effective inspection service as per material requirements.

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