The use of modern-day technology has become integrated into our lives even as it undergoes tremendous advancements. 3D laser scanning is one aspect of this progress. This is a type of 3D scanning that produces accurate and detailed information of a real-life object by projecting the object with rays of light.
This light bounces back to a sensor and the distance and time it took to reach the object and bounce back are calculated. This distance is used to calculate coordinates that form point clouds. The point clouds are processed to recreate a digital representation of the real-life object.
3D laser scanning is beneficial in the following ways:
Laser scanning is considered to be the fastest type of 3D scanning, as it’s able to collect millions of 3D coordinates within a second unlike other hand tools and traditional scanning techniques that scan only one point at a time. This means that a very complex task can be completed in a very short amount of time.
It also quickly measures large parts of an object without using a probe, which increases the speed. The results from a laser scanner survey are fast and accurate and can be used by contractors to capture and monitor every phase of the project.
Due to its fast speed, the time spent on a single project is minimized. This translates to reduced project charges. A laser scanner also provides the most accurate results so mistakes are avoided, which saves on material cost in the process.
With laser scanning, machines can replace some of your labor force so you only end up hiring a few people and reducing labor costs.
Furthermore, 3D scanners are affordable and it is easy to source them from companies specializing in other 3D scanning devices. The devices are not complex to use, so operating one requires little to no training.
It is Accurate
The coordinates provide the exact shape and size of the object. This means that the 3D model will be identical to the original model. There is no room for mistakes, therefore, the 3D model created from the laser scanner survey can determine if there are any differences between the features on the model and those on the real-life object.
The scanner also has sensors that monitor the performance of the entire scanning process. In case of any error, the entire process stops.
It is Safe
If you want a work environment with minimal accidents, laser scanning is the best option. It allows surveyors to remotely monitor the progress of the project without being physically present in the area.
Also, portable laser scanners can be used to collect data from a distance in dangerous or impassable places and keep contractors safe from possible risks.
Requires No Contact
You don't have to worry about the texture or condition of your surface since 3D laser scanning is an optical-based technology. This means you can measure any type of object be it small, large, fragile, or distorted since no contact is needed.
This non-contact aspect is also helpful to the workers since they do not need to put themselves in risky or dangerous situations.
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