3D scanning in naval engineering

3D scanning is a great tool to assist the naval engineering industry in the different phases of construction. Whether it is in the dimensional inspection of parts, in the modeling of existing components for new designs, in aerodynamic studies or in the renovation of existing spaces.

3Dscanning and dimensional analysis

3D scanning provides a three-dimensional measurement of the part which, when compared with the CAD model generated during the design phase, gives us information on the state of the part. By applying color maps, geometric part measurements, sections or comparison points we generate visual reports that allow to make decisions based on a pre-set tolerance. This is fundamental to analyze if the part is valid, to study if a modification is necessary or to evaluate the assembly of different components.

Our different scanning solutions allow us to work at different scales, from cm pieces to large boats offering the necessary precision for each job.

Reverse engineering and 3D modeling

A polygon mesh is generated from the scan and transformed during the reverse engineering process into a 3D CAD model.This is a basic object to be able to make redesigns or modifications in those parts of which, due to the time or erosion, do not have precise plans anymore.

Reverse engineering is extremely useful in parts that require high precision or in aerodynamic studies, being a key element in the analysis of competition boats.

It also plays an important role in retrofitting or renovation processes. The irregular shapes of the structure of the boat itself, often makes it difficult to design new parts that fit the existing dimensions. Hence the possibility of using real information during the design phase.

All sizes possible

The versatility of the scanning systems allows us to not only focus on the manufacturing of parts. The same process of scanning or reverse engineering has allowed us to work on large ships or large structures in the naval industry, such as shipyard docks or large gates.

With this we can control the deformations of the structure, create the plans of the current state of the object or area or integrate our measures in a BIM model.