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.
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.
The possibilities are endless