Data capture is the process in which we convert physical, real-world objects into electronic files. With these files, we are able to do things like inspect, design, modify, scale. Being able to capture this data is essential to building a better tomorrow.
When choosing how to capture the object in electronic format, we must first decide how we will use the data now and in the future. Below are the main avenues for 3D scanning real parts into the CAD world. Depending on the method, these can be hand held, arm based, rigid mounted, or a combination. Sometimes, depending on the fidelity you need, we will mix capture techniques to optimize the data file needed.
With these different methods comes strengths and weaknesses. Click on which option intrigues you to find out more.