MDS can 3D scan or reverse engineer almost any component from the smallest bracket up to a full vehicle body scan for aerodynamic assessment and development. We make use of hand held and desktop scanners to ensure we have the right scanner for the job. We use Solidworks exclusively for all post processing work, ensuring the quality of scanning is accurate for reproduction.
Scanning has allowed users to reverse engineer to a level of detail not previously achievable in the past. Hand measurement has it’s place and we hand measure various elements after a scan to ensure our scan measurements correlate with hand measurements. Scanning can produce different results depending on the scanner and the operator, and different setups for each scanner can produce different results. Scan quality can vary wildly even with the most advanced scanner, and this is why we always recommend using a professional operator for the most consistent and professional results.