Site Surveys / 3D Laser Scanning

Due to the nature of many projects that Nova have been involved in, our engineers are often required to visit sites to perform site surveys and site measurements. This has been extensively across the UK and into Europe. We have vast experience in many industries including:

  • Structural Site SurveyAutomotive Plants
  • Metal Processing Plants
  • Structural Steelwork
  • Petro Chemical Plants
  • Automotive Tooling
  • Power Stations
  • Food Process Plants
  • Heating and Ventilation (HVAC)

Laser Scanning Services for Design Engineers

3D Laser ScanningNova have invested in a Faro Focus3D X130 portable laser scanner allowing our engineers to combine high precision scanning technology with true mobility and ease of use. This technology allows us to be at the forefront of measuring and quality control accuracy.

3D Scanning is a fast, efficient process used to collect 3D point cloud data for the creation of 3D models. Using specialist software, the 3D data is then quickly processed into a triangle mesh or STL file which can then be used for a range of applications including comparing ‘as-built’ to ‘as designed’ and 3D printing. Due to the speed, accuracy and high quality results that 3D Scanning Systems offer, they are now being used widely as an industry standard.

What is 3D Scanning used for ?

Non-contact, accurate measuring systems provide accurate and reliable data which interfaces with standard 3D CAD packages for fast, effective, quality inspection and analysis. It also offers a vital tool for reverse engineering, prototyping, model making, pattern and tool making, together with forming the basis for 3D printing. Nova Design offer a range of 3D scanning solutions to meet all these requirements.

Who uses 3D Scanning ?

The benefits of 3D scanning are widely recognised within a range of industry sectors including aerospace, automotive, forensic archaeology, medical, heavy industry, research and development, investment castings, sculpture/arts, animation, film industry, tool making and product design

3D laser scanners are revolutionary, non contact devices for surveying complex plant and utility engineering projects from ground and subterranean level. Our intricate survey data is the proven platform for major infrastructure projects throughout the UK.

Working closely with our 3D scanning service partners, Nova’s scanning technicians work with the latest in laser scanning and digital surveying technology following predetermined project specifications working diligently to client method statements and provide survey records as a point cloud, 2D drawings, 3D HD images or even a full 3D BIM model.

The Focus3D X 130 can scan large and distant objects up to 130 metres away with an accuracy of ±2mm even in direct sunlight. With its integrated GPS receiver, the laser scanner is able to correlate individual scans in post-processing making it ideal for surveying based applications.

What are the benefits of 3D Scanning ?

  • Fast
  • Flexible
  • Non-Contact
  • Highly portable
  • High quality and quantity of data captured
  • High accuracy
  • Wide range of applications

Nova’s fees are amongst the most competitive in the UK surveying industry – we aim to provide full formal quotations within 48 hours of receipt. If you have a design problem involving site measuring or simply require a team to conduct a site survey, please make contact – we can solve this problem for you.

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