United 3D Labs offers laser and 3D scanning services with further reverse engineering and creating low-poly textured 3D models for real-time visualization.

  • laser scanning with FARO Focus scanners;

  • 3D scanning with Artec Eva and Artec Spider hand-held scanners;

  • shooting textures with Canon EOS-1D x Mark II objects; 

  • photogrammetry with Canon EOS 5D Mark IV; 

  • aerial shooting with DJI Phantom 4 PRO;

  • 360° panoramic images and videos with Insta360 Pro.

Trends in the global 3D scanning market 

Creating 3D virtual copies of physical objects is becoming increasingly popular. Besides, the objects could be quite different: they vary from a detailed 3D model of a huge oil refinery to digitization of historical artifacts within the framework of the cultural heritage conservation program. The trend is easily explained as computers now can cope with huge amounts of data necessary while creating 3D models. Moreover, such visualization tools as VR headsets enable users to interact with a digital copy instead of the original version. This way, it is often much more convenient. 

Laser and 3D scanning for industrial use 

Scanning in this area gives you the benefit of digitalizing and updating data on production facilities and technological structures (as drawings and diagrams can be irretrievably lost). This technology allows to obtain the most important initial information in the reconstruction of existing and construction of new facilities on the territory of your factory. Laser scanning is also widely used in the implementation of BIM solutions and creation of digital interactive models of enterprises. 

Cultural heritage conservation 

Laser and 3D scanning are indispensable for conservation of cultural heritage. Historical buildings and structures inevitably get destroyed under impact of adverse weather factors; priceless museum artifacts lose their original historical look over time. Creating digital copies is, in fact, the only way to keep the ancient relics for posterity. An additional advantage of the digitization of cultural heritage objects is that creation of 3D models and giving online access to them via Internet allows museums to acquaint a much larger number of people with their funds. 

Human factors 

Creating realistic digital copies of complex three-dimensional objects in most cases is not limited to laser or 3D scanning. Usually various technologies such as scanning, photogrammetry, aerial photography, texturing, etc. are used. Combined they provide high quality result. Undoubtedly, initial materials play great role in the quality of delivered solutions. Nevertheless, the very same reverse engineering or low-poly 3D models are created by people: it is their knowledge and experience that the results heavily depend on. 

3D modelers, engineers, scanning specialists of United 3D Labs will be glad to see you in our show room. Our team will demonstrate you Labs' ready-made projects on digitization of physical objects and facilities of industrial factories, oil refineries, museums and construction companies.