Quality Inspection

3D scan data captured by 3d scanner/ CMM can be compared with the corresponding reference data (CAD) for quality inspection. This is possible either for the complete surface area and/or for feature-based inspections with regard to tolerances.

Quality inspection with 3d scanner/CMM becomes very handy when:

  • Need to measure soft parts: 3D scanning only touches the part with light, so there’s no part deflection or deformation.
  • Measuring parts takes too much time: 3D scanning is exponentially faster at collecting measurements than contact-based techniques.
  • Need to remeasure parts you don’t have   3D scanning creates a complete digital record that you can remeasure at any time.
  • Not sure why some parts fail: 3D scanning measures the entire surface of a part, so you’re less likely to miss an unexpected deviation from nominal.
  • You think you might be scrapping perfectly good parts: 3D scanning gives you a more complete view of your parts so you can make more informed decisions.
  • Need to measure complex parts: 3D scanning measures every surface at millions of points, making it easy to inspect even the most complex shapes.


  • Measure features with GD&T
  • Use Best parts for comparison and analysis
  • Display deviation color maps on 3D CAD models
  • Work with large data sets easily.
  • Increase measurement precision and trusted repeatability.