The 3D scanning process can be said that being digitized the objects with 3D scanning devices and being transfer to the computer environment in various formats.
Digitization can be explain as the data type which expresses the real object when the model of the actual object is sent to the computer after scanning.
The point cloud data which will fill the inside and outside of the object to be scanned with the 3D scanner can be intervened, corrected, and added to the current model after transferred to the digital platform.
How Works the 3d scanner?
Laser and optical methods are commonly used in scanning processes. In the scanning process, firstly a concentered light ball is sent to the object to be scanned and defined general features and forms a central point cloud.
In the today’s world, this scanning process is done in the latest technology devices and all the details of the real object can be transferred to the computer environment.
In scanning process, the difference between the digital state and the actual state of the digitized real object can be shown. There are some reasons for this.
For example, when the surface of the object is indented too much and the outer surface of the actual object is so shiny or dirty the error rate will increase. Also the volume increases as the surface area increases and it cause bigger error rate.
What is Reverse Engineering?
Reverse engineering means separating that object in order to knowing the working principle of a device or copy or improve that object.
A 3D scanner can be defined as a crucial step in reverse engineering and it is also the part of analyzing the structure of an object.
Developing any product from the zero point can be very expensive and people want to develop existing designs in some cases. In these cases, Reverse engineering is applied.