Laser Scanning

Nel Pretech is an industry leader in dimensional inspections with state-of-the-art laser scanning capabilities. Laser scanning is non-invasive and incredibly accurate, allowing customers to easily get the measurements needed for inspection and reverse engineering. Read on to learn more about laser scanning and Nel Pretech’s capabilities:

What is Laser Scanning?

Laser scanning is one of the most trusted means of collecting data for dimensional inspections. By way of an intricate system of electronics, lasers and measurement recording software, laser scanning measures fine details and provides a 3-D model that can be used for part manufacturing, general inspection, and reverse engineering. Measurements are taken comparatively quickly along an X, Y and Z axiom — and with remarkable precision. At Nel Pretech, we are able to run this data through our specialized software to give our customers very detailed reporting. The process is often preferred by manufacturing and engineering clients because of its accuracy, and its non-contact interface with your parts means that digital images can be captured safely without risking physical damage.

Setting the Gold Standard in Laser Scanning

Nel Pretech’s comprehensive laser scanning services help customers get the most detailed part information possible. Our laser scanning services are thorough and give customers the images they need to compare entire parts and components to CAD, as well as general dimensional inspection and reverse engineering. Our equipment is top-of-the-line; the laser scanner itself is attached to the articulating probe of our CMM — allowing us to better negotiate around a part with minimal physical intervention during the process. It is efficient, less time-consuming, and more accurate. As a result, Nel Pretech customers can get better data more quickly.

Don’t Be Limited By Part Size — We’ll Come to You

Nel Pretech understands the challenges businesses face when it comes to actually having a part transported in order to perform dimensional inspections. Oversized components are expensive to ship, and taking them directly from the shop is often impractical. To help better serve customer needs, Nel Pretech offers onsite 3-D laser scanning solutions for customers within the Chicago area and Northwest Indiana. Nel Pretech operates the fully portable RA-7325 SI Romer arm, which has a measuring range of 8.2 feet and a volumetric accuracy of .0017 inches. The Romer arm is certified to B89 specifications and is factory calibrated.

Why is Nel Pretech the Best Option for You?

In short, we are the experts. Nel Pretech understands this industry inside and out. Our skilled staff provides any guidance you need — and we are well equipped to do so. We operate a 1,000-square-foot laboratory and have provided more than 15,000 dimensional inspection projects for clients since our founding in 1993. Nel Pretech understands customer needs — we listen to customers and effectively explain options for solutions. We value our customers’ feedback, and help them make the best decision possible when it comes to laser scanning or any other Nel Pretech service.