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Nordisk 3D Service offers professional 3D scanning services for industrial purposes, including reverse engineering, deviation analysis, and quality control. 

We can 3D scan your ideas

Nordisk 3D Service (formerly Norsk 3D Service AS in Norway and Scan 3D Innovation AB in Sweden) can scan 3D objects from micro to macro. This includes jewelry, mechanical parts, sculptures, vehicles, buildings, and boats. The purpose can be, for example, to redesign an object into a parametric 3D model (reverse engineering) and perform deviation analysis or create a basis for prototyping and 3D printing. This applies to various fields such as industry, architecture, archaeology, art, and research. 

We can scan both small and large objects, including entire areas. This can include everything from aircraft, manufacturing halls, buildings, facilities, and terrain. The purpose can be, for example, digitizing production halls, measuring large areas for customized equipment design, modernizing buildings, mapping and developing outdoor areas. This applies to industry, business, and architecture. 

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3D Scanning
and Reverse Engineering

Reverse engineering involves CAD modeling of existing physical objects. These can be objects that lack 2D and 3D documentation for various reasons, such as old mechanical parts that are no longer in production, or objects that have deviated from the original CAD model.


The purpose of reverse engineering and 3D scanning can be quality control, 3D measurement, updating 2D and 3D drawings in a project, or the need for production drawings, i.e., a CAD model. In some cases, a 2D CAD drawing may be sufficient, but often a 3D CAD model is required.


3D scanning can improve workflow and provide higher precision compared to traditional methods of object measurement. It is particularly useful for objects with complex "non-geometric" shapes or freeform surfaces.


3D scanning is an invaluable tool in the daily work of design, deviation analysis, reverse engineering, and modeling for CAD. With a focus on efficient workflow, precision, and quality requirements, 3D scanning provides the perfect foundation for further processing and analysis. 

Processing of 3D scans into CAD models

In the processing stage after 3D scanning, we have many opportunities to implement changes in your project. This can include design adjustments, correction of deformed parts, or creating a flawless object that was originally partially damaged. We can create a perfect CAD model for new production. 

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Benefits of 3D scanning for industrial purposes and examples of use:

  • Accurate measurement

  • Short path from handmade prototype to production model

  • High resolution on 3D models

  • Quality control of details (QC)

  • Inspection and archiving of measurement data
    Automation of the measurement process

  • Reverse engineering (CAD modeling based on 3D scanning results)

  • Enables integration with other elements

  • Measurement of curved, welded parts and comparison with CAD model

  • Comparison of production parts step by step against a reference object

  • Deviation control

  • Need for a new production model for an existing object

From prototype to finished product

When developing completely new products, the process often starts with a handmade prototype. 3D scanning provides the opportunity to digitize handmade prototypes for further development. We can also scan existing environments for adaptation to a new design. Advanced design and freeforms that may be impossible to draw manually are not a problem with 3D scanning. 

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3D scanning for artistic purposes

New technologies and 3D scanning offer increasing possibilities for digitizing art. 3D scanning can be highly useful for archiving, but also for art production. We can scan unique handmade sculptures (e.g., in plaster or clay) that can then be used as a basis for enlarged bronze castings or other formats. A digitized 3D model of a sculpture also provides opportunities for volume calculations on the finished product on a completely different scale. This helps with material usage estimates and weight calculations, for example, for large stone sculptures before production. A major advantage of 3D scanning in art is the ability to use new production methods based on digitized models of handmade artworks. 

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3D scanning and BIM modeling for architects and the construction industry

We offer 3D measurement with laser scanning of large objects or landscapes for preservation or implementation in future projects. 

3D laser scanning is a digital technology that uses laser light to capture physical objects and create a digital three-dimensional version of them. A 3D laser scanner generates highly accurate point clouds. 

3D laser scanning is particularly well suited for measurement and inspection of surfaces and complex geometries, buildings, museum objects, boats, architectural works, etc.


Laser scanning is simpler and more time-saving than traditional measurement methods, especially when it comes to large objects such as buildings, machinery rooms, complex factories, etc.


We can also create BIM models based on 3D scanning and draw them in software such as Revit or ArchiCAD. 

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What objects are suitable for 3D scanning?

Almost any object can be scanned with certain prerequisites. We have a wide portfolio of 3D scanners and can therefore scan your project precisely with the right 3D scanner to achieve the best results.


3D scanning is a relatively new field undergoing strong development. It is therefore important that you can feel confident that we will carry out your assignment with the best conditions to provide you with the very best result that the technology allows at any given time. 

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What can I expect as a result of 3D scanning? 

The first thing we get after 3D scanning is a point cloud describing the geometry through millions of points forming a shape. After aligning all the scanning images, we generate a triangulated mesh model (STL file). A mesh model can be used for 3D print, measurements and curve analysis, conduct deviation control in relation to a CAD model, or further processed as needed into a CAD model for reverse engineering. We can also prepare quality reports, comparison reports, and deviation reports.

Are you interested in professional 3D scanning services?
 We at Nordisk 3D Service (formerly Norsk 3D Service AS in Norway and Scan 3D Innovation AB in Sweden) would be happy to provide you with a professional assessment of your project. Contact us!

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