An introduction to

Laser Technology in 3D Scanning

Laser technology in 3D scanning has revolutionized the field of digital replication by enabling an intricate and precise scanning process. This technology involves the emission of a laser beam onto the scanned object, which then captures the reflected laser light. This interaction allows 3D laser scanners to gather vast amounts of data, capturing the intricate details of the object's surface. Through a process known as phase shift, the laser light's deviations are recorded, creating a comprehensive and highly accurate representation of the object's contours and features.

The result of the 3D laser scanning process is a detailed 3D model that faithfully replicates the scanned object's geometry. This digital model can be used for various purposes, from quality control and reverse engineering to creating a CAD model for further design and development. One of the standout advantages of 3D laser scanning is its ability to capture both the external and internal details of complex objects, allowing for thorough analysis and assessment. This technology has found its footing in industries ranging from manufacturing and architecture to healthcare and cultural preservation, where precision and fidelity are paramount. As the capabilities of 3D laser scanners continue to evolve, their role in shaping the future of digital replication remains significant.

High Accuracy – 0.020 mm of scanning accuracy

Narrow-space Measurement Capabilities – Laser Scanning can offer a significantly steeper view angle compared to other types of scanning, which is great for scanning deep holes or narrow cavities.




Scantech SIMSCAN

Hand-sized, only 570 g, portable 3D scanner. Ideal for scanning narrow spaced or under large objects.

Scantech TrackScan-P42

This system uses intelligent optical tracking measurement technology and high-quality optical equipment to carry out ultra-high precision dynamic 3D measurement without markers.

Scantech KSCAN-Magic

Uses infrared laser and blue laser technology with five standard working modes to deliver unparalleled scanning speed, accuracy, detail, scanning area, and depth of field.

Scantech KSCAN-20

Uses a blue and red laser scan mode to deliver high performance and ultra-high detail.

Scantech AXE-B17

Utilizes optical measurement technology with an ultra-fast scanning speed to capture 3D data and precise deviations on the geometric surface.

Scantech AXE-B11

Utilizes optical measurement technology with a fast scanning speed and high volumetric accuracy to capture 3D data.

Scantech Prince 775

Handheld 3D scanner with high work efficiency and ultra-high detail capturing. This scanner makes 3D capturing easy for a range of applications, from large planes to coins.


ShapeGrabber Ai320 is a benchtop fully-automated 3D scanning system for metrology-grade applications. The 360° rotary table paired with vertical laser scan motion achieves full part coverage at up to 1,500,000 points per second.

The ShapeGrabber Ai320 is a compact 3D scanner that operates automatically, efficiently capturing a broad range of parts in just minutes while ensuring a high density of data points.


Precision Automated 3D Laser Scanner
The ShapeGrabber Ai620 3D scanner is a high-precision, metrology-grade device designed for measuring the entire surface of intricate plastic, metal, and 3D printed components. In just minutes, it captures a wealth of data points, ensuring detailed and accurate results.


Large Capacity Fully Automated 3D Laser Scanning
ShapeGrabber Ai820 is a large-capacity fully-automated 3D scanning system for metrology-grade applications, perfect for large parts. This floor model 3D scanner is designed to serve a wide variety of parts in minutes with a high density of data points.


The following are some industries and applications that are benefiting by 3D scanning laser technology:

1. Aerospace
2. Automotive
3. Architecture
4. Art and Design
5. Manufacturing

1. Reverse Engineering
2. Quality Inspection
3. Product Development
4. 3D Scan to Print
5. 3D Visualization