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Northeast 3D scanning services

Northeast 3D is thrilled to announce an exciting new addition to our arsenal of digitization tools! 

As part of our continued dedication and commitment to technology and expertise, we have added state-of-the-art ScanTech to our selection of 3D Scanners! This unbelievable line of technology is on the cutting edge and promises to be the most advanced and helpful tools yet. ScanTech is already vastly improving the capture speed and accuracy across the world, and soon you can expect to see it doing the same for our you! 

We specialize in new or replacement component design and development, E.O.T.(grippers/work-holding), non-contact measurement, and quality inspection (CAD to physical part heat-mapping) as well as full color product or archival 3D scanning.

Our new Scantech KScan20 is a market leader with the only red/blue hybrid laser technology giving the best of both worlds and also offers photogrammetry mode for large objects. It can achieve an accuracy of .020mm(0.00079”). 

3D scanning

  • Laser: Resolution - Red laser .050mm(.002”), Blue Laser(HD) .010mm(.0004)  

    • Accuracy - .020mm(0.00079”)

  • Structured light: Resolution – Up to .16mm(.006”)

    • Accuracy - Up to 0.040mm(.0016”)

  • Photogrammetry: Resolution – size dependent.

    • Accuracy - Up to 0.040mm(.0016”)

Scan to CAD (STL to Step surfacing or full solid model) conversion

  • Spare parts design

  • 3D/2D Inspection - Physical part Inspection against CAD model.                 

  • Inspection reports can be customized as per use case.

  • Reverse engineering.

Reports examples 

  • Surface deviation against nominal CAD 

  • Section deviation analysis   

  • GD&T parameters check  

  • Alignment comparison  

Scanning processes

  • Structured Light – Full Color!

  • Laser Scanning – High precision metrology

  • Photogrammetry – Large objects

  • 3D Printing of scanned components!   

Color 3D scan of sneaker
3D scanning a casting
CAD drawing of 3D scanned parts
reproduction scan of broken die cast part
broken die cast part
Northeast 3D scanning a car
scanned car model

Northeast 3D provides 3D Structured light/laser scanning

and Inspection services in areas of:

  • Product and Tool Inspection

  • Tool and Die duplication

  • Tool rework

  • Spare part design development and drawing generation

  • Scan to CAD Comparison

housing picture
housing drawing
heat map of scanned housing
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Where can 3D scanning be used?

3D Scanning and digitization is a versatile and ever-growing technology with new use cases across a wide array of industries. Whether it is traditional engineering and manufacturing to cutting edge medical prosthetics, architecture or arts and entertainment, 3D scanning can save you time and money. In this article we cover a few of the common use cases we see.

New Product Development

3D scanning provides the flexibility to create new products in CAD based directly on the geometry of the part from the real world. For example, an aftermarket adaptor or mount can be designed directly on the surface it is to be mounted using a scan object. This process enables engineers to design the system while making sure it does not collide with other parts where it is mounted and all the mounting points align properly. Because the initial design is created in CAD, the design is ready for inspection if postproduction scanning is necessary.


Mechanical wear is inevitable during the fabrication and application of mechanical products. Even small parts also cause huge losses; therefore, products’ maintenance is indispensable. The latest 3D scanners can accurately obtain 3D data of mechanical products and can assist in correctly finding the wear parts and better understand how to maintain the products.


The process of creating or recreating a CAD model for reproduction purposes requires some understanding of the original designer’s thought process. 3D scanning is the ideal tool for capturing the output of that thought process. Once extracted, a designer utilizes the data captured by the 3D scanner to reverse engineers an object transferring the model into CAD. This can then be used for design changes or manufacturing replacements. .

Quality Assurance/Quality Control

Compared with contact measurement, 3D laser scanning is much faster and more flexible with capturing full 3D data. The 3D data of complex curved surfaces, coaxiality and cylindricity can also be easily obtained, while the traditional solutions are difficult to achieve. However, handheld 3D scanners can get complete 3D data without mechanical contact or wear of parts and obtain deviation color maps.


3D scanning of people, props and environments can be used to easily generate models and components for the production of movies, commercials, events and shows. Some common examples include special effects, demo props, video games, animation and interactive displays. After the subject has been scanned, the mesh and texture can be cleaned up and modified and a skeleton can be added for animation. These assets can be used in any 3D modeling and animation software.

Sculpture and Art

Replicating a one of a kind hand made piece of are is nearly impossible. However 3D scanning allows artist and designers to capture their work and bring it into the digital world. This use case can allow the scaling and replication of works from today or the past bringing works of art, back to life.

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