Industrial Design and Innovation

With over 30 years’ experience in design and manufacturing, we are able to innovate a solution, design it and then produce a machine or mechanism which will answer your needs.

 

 

Reliable and Accurate 3D Laser Scans

From simple forms to complex structures,
we scan them all.

 

 

CAD Draughting

Need drawings for something being manufactured?

We do 2D production drawings,
from concept to conclusion.

 

3D CAD Modelling

We use Solidworks to create products for moulds, prototypes, 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC machining and more..

 

Reverse Engineering

Do you have an imported machine you would like to improve on or duplicate?

2D Laser Cutting

At Redlinelaser, we provide a 3D scanning service whereby we take real world objects and convert them into accurate useful 3D CAD models.

These 3D models can be used in a variety of ways, here are some popular uses:


1. Archive
: Kept safely as digital replicas.
2. Catalogue: Items such as antiques, furniture, plant and equipment, products and vehicle spares are scanned and produced as 3D files with colour textures for use in an online catalogue. File size is small so objects load quickly.
3. Repair: An elaborate carving around an antique mirror is missing. The frame is then scanned, a new piece is created using a portion of the existing carving and inserted into the model of the frame to create a complete piece. The new piece is then 3D cnc machined, finished off by hand and glued into the frame resulting in a beautifully restored antique mirror.
4. Reverse Engineering: Parts of an existing vehicle or machine are scanned and the critical geometry is extracted by using the surface directly from the scanned file, a new CAD model is created and then 2D CAD drawings are made from which the parts may be manufactured using either conventional or CNC manufacturing methods.
5. Replicated: Objects such as sculptures, architecture or artefacts are scanned and moulds are produced with which new accurate items may be reproduced.
6. Manufacturing: A boat hull and cabin is scanned and the 3D CAD file is used in ones existing CAD system as a basis from which to design accurate and close fitting interior cabinetry, piping systems and 3rd party equipment. This process may apply to vehicles, craft and buildings.
7. Part Comparison: 2 parts are scanned and compared digitally. The resultant deviation is shown in a colour map. Another method of demonstrating deviation is using dimensions taken directly off section lines of the scan models and compared dynamically for on the fly comparisons.
8. 3D Printing: Scanned items can be 3D printed as samples, prototypes or even as low volume production parts. Partnering with local 3D printers, we are able to assist you with sizes from 20mm up to several metres.

So…How big can I go?

We can scan items as small as a 50c piece up to 10m x 10m. Larger pieces can be done in 10m sections and re-joined to produce the life size CAD model.

And how accurate is it?

Small objects can be scanned to 100micron [0.100mm] while larger objects can be as close as 500micron [0.500mm]

Want to learn more about 3D Laser Scanning and Reverse Engineering?

Faster than modeling by hand.

Good turnaround times, even for complex, difficult forms that will be hard to model.

Accurate, hi resolution geometry.

For 3D printing, game asset creation or even visual fx for film, we can customise the output.

Cost effective savings.

Free up your artists and get true, watertight geometry for a competitive price.

Let us scan for you now!

Contact Us

5 + 5 =

Fantastic service and excellent quality meshes!
Highly recommended.

John Smith

3d Artist, Freelance

Marc Erasmus

 

Cell : 074 200 7969

 marc@redlinelaser.com

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Unit 19a River Park
77 De Waal Road
Diepriver, Cape Town 7800
021 705 1192