Industrial 3D Scanning That Will:

Improve Product Quality

Quickly and easily identify manufacturing defects and/or inaccuracies, material issues in a non-destructive way.

Manufacture Better

Shorten development time, reduce operating cost, increase production ability with easy to read 3D Scans, and the support of our tech team.

Reduce Recalls

Recalls are expensive. Uncover product recall issues quickly with an industrial scan to truly SEE inside your working products.

Let's get started solving your 3D Scanning Challenges

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Delivering the Exact Industrial CT Scanning Services Your Project Requires

  • Dimensional Inspection
  • 3D Metrology
  • Flaw Detection
  • Failure Analysis
  • Assembly Accuracy
  • Reverse Engineering Applications
  • Capability Study
  • Layout
  • Color Map
  • Porosity Analysis
  • Wall Thickness Analysis
  • STL
  • Engineering Support
  • Scan Evaluation
  • Material Identification & Optimization

Faster, Easier, & More In-depth CT Scans to Get You Answers When You Need Them

Our Industrial CT Scanning is industry leading, but it takes more than just a scan:
  • Inspection reports get delivered faster, particularly compared to other providers.
  • Easy to use viewer software, tutorials and help videos.
  • Access to our experienced team for reviewing results.
  • Web conferences are always available to discuss results.
  • Dedicated and responsive account ENGINEERS to keep your tight deadlines met. 

Industrial CT Scanning Expertise Across ALL Industries

Serving more than 3,000 clients in a diverse mix of industries.
Medical Devices

Luers, Drug Delivery, Medical Implants, Dental Hardware

Automotive

Electric Vehicles, Batteries, Farming & Mining Equipment, Recreational Vehicles, Marine

Aerospace

Manifolds, Pumps, Nozzles, Electronics

Consumer Products

Packaging, Disposable Cutlery, Sporting Goods, Tech Manufacturing

Traditional Manufacturing

Die Casting, Metal Stamping, Plastic Injection Molding, Metal Injection Molding

Additive Manufacturing

3D Printing, Rapid Prototyping, Direct Manufacturing, Tooling

Defense

Firearms, Weapons Systems, Hypersonics

Equipment & Expertise Make The Difference

CMM Inspection
Cutting-Edge Equipment
  • ZiessMetrotom800
  • Zeiss Metrotom1500
  • ATOS Q Blue Light Scanner
  • Unique Laboratory:

    - Maintains 68°F ± 0.5°F
    - Maintains 45% humidity ± 5%
    - Controls dust particulate, light candelas, noise decibels, air velocity
    - Maintains positive pressure
    Multidisciplinary Team
    • Work with CT specialists who are physicists. They understand the science behind x-rays.
    • Team up with designers who are also metrologists. They understand 3D scanning and the uncertainties involved in data capture.
    • Benefit from mechanical engineers who understand the way your part works, how it was designed, the forces applied to it, and how it fits within the context of an assembly or gage.
    Accreditation

    Establishes:

    • Competency of skill
    • Adequacy of equipment
    • Reliability of business process/quality management system
    • Contract review & final inspection
    • Proven measurement uncertainty

    3D Scanning in Days, Not Weeks

    Product & Problem
    Send your part and list specific requirements such as reverse engineering, first article inspection, case study, comparison to CAD and colormap analysis.
    Advanced Scanning
    Top technology quickly delivers cutting-edge scans & detailed product analysis.
    Data Analysis & Support
    Results are delivered, backed with our team of engineers to assist in analysis & review.
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    Let's get started solving your 3D Scanning Challenges

    Download a Brochure to See What's Possible

    You'll find all the detailed service information you need in one brochure.

    Download Brochure
    Get a FREE No-Obligation Project Quote

    Get a quote within 24-hours and keep your project on schedule.

    Get a Quote
    Discuss Your Project With an Expert Engineer

    Our Nel PreTech engineers are ready to get started on your product challenges.

    Ask an Engineer

    Case Studies

    Ct Scan
    Challenge:

    A major consumer product company struggles to develop, approve, and launch multiple high-level cavitation molds for high-volume production & global distribution.

    Solution:

    Computed tomography and value-add services from Nel PreTech.

    Results:

    Client saves $1 million in direct cost and gains $60 million in cash flow four months sooner.

    The Scoop: Product development & launch expedited with industrial CT scanning of new tooling.

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    Industrial CT scanning services allows analysis of hidden elements
    Challenge:

    Major grill manufacturer reaches out with malfunctioning glow plugs.

    Solution:

    Industrial CT scanning provides digital 3D x-ray images of internal components of the glow plug & finds a wire break inside the heating device.

    Results:

    Client is able to investigate the root cause of the glow plug failure and fix the problem.

    Grillers Rejoice: Pellet grills saved by industrial CT scanning.

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    Challenge:

    Global OEM medical device company needs help developing and launching drug delivery pumps.

    Solution:

    CT scanning and value-add services create a turnkey solution to give the client a competitive advantage.

    Results:

    20 new tools in 20 weeks.

    A Medical Miracle: Drug delivery pumps developed and launched in record time with 3D scanning services.

    Read the full Case Study

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    What is 3D Scanning?

    3d scanning is a technology used to collect a 3d data set of an object or part. The digitization process captures the exact size and shape of a part without need for cutting or destruction. The data is then used to construct a 3d model.

    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.

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    Beyond 3D Scanning Services?

    Fast 3d scanning and accurate 3d scan data are important to you. Instead of commoditizing 3d scanning, let us show you the value-add 3d scanning services we bring to your parts.
    • 30 years in business
    • In-depth knowledge of mathematics & ASME standards
    • Maintain, train, & contribute to development of industry's leading metrology, engineering, & 3d scanning software
    • Results in days to 1 week
    • Subject matter experts
    • Physicists & engineering physics graduates
    • Trusted consultants
    • Full attention of our resources
    • Questions answered within minutes/hours
    • Legal certification for compliance & protection to our clients
    • Deep understanding & management of measurement uncertainty
    • Quality assurance

    Types of 3D Scanning

    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.

    3d scaning sevices

    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.

    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.

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    3D Scanning Output Options

    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.

    3D Scanning Output Options

    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.

    Additional 3D Scanning Resources

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    Seeing Is Better
    Than Believing!

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