Do You Need Extreme Accuracy?

Sometimes we need extreme accuracy – whether it's to map out damage/wear or to produce models of parts that are no longer produced.

Object Scanning

Object scanning is scanning with very high accuracy and is an excellent tool for checking the dimensions of different objects.

Our object scanners can scan parts from the smallest things of a few mm. to parts up to 2-3 meters.

Anko has 2 types of object scanners:

ATOS is used to create a 3D model of a chair from the 50s.

Handheld Scanner

This is very flexible and can be used almost anywhere, with a stated accuracy of 0.025mm.

An example is inside a water turbine, where an annual inspection is typically conducted to map out cavitation damage on the turbine's runner.

Where 0.025 mm is within the requirements for accuracy, our handheld scanner can also be used to check dimensions on parts, etc.

Example: Checking the dimensions of an 8" T-piece.

Stationary Scanner

Our other object scanner is a stationary scanner with very high accuracy. It can map surfaces with accuracy down to 0.01 mm, determined by which lens set is used.

This is often used to check dimensions on machined parts, etc.

Common for both scanners is that we can generate self-running datasets (requires no software installation) where scanned parts are compared with theoretical models to show any deviations. The image below is taken from such a dataset, showing measured deviation in relation to the theoretical surface.

Scanned parts are compared with theoretical models.

Copying Parts Using 3D Scanning and 3D Printing

3D printer technology and 3D scanning today offer great opportunities to copy or replace parts that are no longer available in any other way.

This can be parts that are defective for some reason and are no longer possible to purchase.

An example could be parts for vintage vehicles.

One of our customers had one center cap for an old rim and wanted three more.

The center cap was scanned by us, and a 3D model in STL format was constructed. With the help of a 3D printer, new center caps could then be printed.

3D model of scanned center cap.
More examples of scanned parts where the purpose was to print copies.
More examples of scanned parts where the purpose was to print copies.