Luers, Drug Delivery, Medical Implants, Dental Implants
Electric Vehicles, Batteries, Farming & Mining Equipment, Recreational Vehicles, Marine
Manifolds, Pumps, Nozzles, Electronics
Packaging, Disposable Cutlery, Sporting Goods, Tech Manufacturing
Die Casting, Metal Stamping, Plastic Injection Molding, Metal Injection Molding
3D Printing, Medical Implants, Rapid Prototyping, Direct Manufacturing, Tech Tooling
Firearms, Weapons Systems, Hypersonics
A major consumer product company struggles to develop, approve, and launch multiple high-level cavitation molds for high-volume production & global distribution.
Computed tomography and value-add services from Nel PreTech.
Client saves $1 million in direct cost and gains $60 million in cash flow four months sooner.
Major sporting goods manufacturer needs a CAD model built using scan data from an existing golf club.
3D scanning and mesh editing in specialized CAD modeling software to remove features.
Client saves time with our quick turnaround and develops a new product with our accurate scan data.
Global OEM medical device company needs help developing and launching drug delivery pumps.
CT scanning and value-add services create a turnkey solution to give the client a competitive advantage.
20 new tools in 20 weeks.
Surface variations can be analyzed with user-definable color patterns. Cross sections give the ability to see otherwise hidden features. Materials of different densities and surface finishes are a good fit for 3d scanning as well.
There are a variety of technologies used to acquire x, y, z coordinates of a real-world object. If you choose to work with Nel PreTech, you’ll find we employ the newest 3d scanning technologies. Talk to our experts to find the appropriate fit for your application.
Some of the advanced 3d scanning services you’ll be able to choose from at Nel PreTech are structured light scanning and x-ray computed tomography. Each have their own benefits and applications.
Optical, non-contact, structured blue-light technology is used to measure different object sizes, surface finishes, and shape complexities with repeatable accuracy. This type of 3d scanning projects a fringe pattern across the surface of an object. The way the object distorts the light is recorded and turned into a dense point cloud with millions of points of data. Complex geometries and dense materials are a perfect fit for this type of 3d scanning.
Non-destructive, x-ray computed tomography can provide precise examinations of internal structures and external components. This type of 3d scanning projects a beam of x-rays onto the object and a detector collects the data to form a 3d model. It is often used for flaw detection, failure analysis, assembly accuracy, reverse engineering applications, metrology, and 3d measurement.
Getting to know the customer, the part, and intended use of the 3d scan data we provide helps us determine the best delivery method for your objectives. To learn more about our 3d scanning deliverables read: Engineered Formats & Outputs for 3D Scanning Services.
1. Raw data: A cloud of points. Sometimes a company may want this data for archival purposes or to test a tool over time to see if there is any wear.
2. STL file: Polygon mesh
3. Surface Wrap: Exact and true representation of the part “as is” in a .step file.
4. Parametric Model: Builds perfect surfaces on top of an imperfect part or scan data.