What is 3D Scanning?

3D scanning is the process of capturing three-dimensional data of a physical object using a variety of scanning technologies such as structured light, laser, or photogrammetry.

The scanner captures the shape, size, and texture of an object and creates a digital 3D model that can be used for various purposes, such as 3D printing, product design, engineering, or animation. 3D scanning is becoming increasingly popular in various industries due to its accuracy, speed, and cost-effectiveness.

It allows for the creation of detailed, high-quality models that can be used for visualization, analysis, and production purposes. The applications of 3D scanning are vast and varied, ranging from automotive and aerospace engineering to medical imaging and cultural heritage preservation.

Our Core Competencies in 3D Scanning

At Indicate Technologies, we specialize in providing high-quality 3D scanning solutions to our clients across a wide range of industries.

Our core competencies in 3D scanning are centered around our ability to deliver accurate, detailed, and cost-effective solutions that meet the unique needs of each of our clients.

One of our primary strengths is our expertise in laser scanning technology. We use state-of-the-art laser scanners to capture precise measurements of an object's surface, which allows us to create 3D models with high accuracy and resolution. Our laser scanning technology is particularly well-suited to complex objects or objects with intricate geometries.

In addition to laser scanning, we also specialize in photogrammetry and structured light scanning. Our photogrammetry solutions use photographs of an object taken from different angles to create 3D models, while our structured light scanning technology uses a structured light projector and camera to capture surface information.

At Indicate Technologies, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide tailored solutions that meet the specific needs of each of our clients. Whether you need 3D scanning for reverse engineering, quality control, or another application, we have the expertise and technology to deliver the results you need. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you with your 3D scanning needs.

Leading 3D Scanner Brands


Artec 3D

Handheld and portable


OGP Shapegrabber

Data from a single measuring machine


RX Solutions

X-Ray and Computed Tomography (CT)



From metrology-grade to consumer-grade color 3D scanners



Color management, and appearance capture

Popular 3D Scanning Technologies


Structured Light 3D Scanning

Structured Light 3D Scanning uses a structured light projector to project patterns onto an object, which are then captured by a camera to create a 3D model. This technology can capture detailed surface information quickly and accurately, making it a popular choice for many industries.

Laser 3D Scanning

Laser 3D Scanning uses a laser to capture precise measurements of an object's surface, creating a 3D model with high accuracy and resolution. Laser scanning is often used for complex objects or objects with intricate geometries, as it can capture highly detailed information.

LiDAR 3D Scanning

LiDAR 3D Scanning is a remote sensing technology that uses laser pulses to create a 3D digital representation of the physical environment. It works by emitting laser beams from a sensor, which bounce back off objects in the environment and return to the sensor. The time it takes for the laser pulses to return allows for the calculation of distance and the creation of a 3D point cloud. LiDAR has become increasingly popular due to its ability to quickly and accurately capture detailed 3D data of large areas.

X-Ray Computed Tomography

X-Ray Computed Tomography, or CT Scanning is a type of scanning done by taking X-Rays of an object from multiple angles, which are pieced together to form a 3D model of an object. This process details the outer and inner surfaces of the object in extreme detail. It also allows for defects like voids to be spotted in welds or cast objects.

Photogrammetry 3D Scanning

Photogrammetry 3D Scanning uses photographs of an object taken from different angles to create a 3D model. Photogrammetry can be done with a simple camera, making it a cost-effective option for many applications.