The use of scanning or probing manufactured components can verify the accuracy of the finished product. It can be analysed in several ways to speed up current inspection workflow but also allows more complex analysis to be done.

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What is Inspection used for?


  • 3D Compare (Colour map)
  • 3D Dimensions
  • 2D Compare (Cross sections showing deviation)
  • Boundary deviation (For outer shape, trim line and holes cut in material such as sheet metal)
  • Silhouette Deviation
  • Geometry Deviation
  • Deviation Location/ Dent Inspection
  • Airfoil Analysis
  • 2D Twist Analysis
  • 2D and 3D Geometrical Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

We can also provide you with a 3D Inspection report

We are able to provide 3D inspection reports which are used for quality assurance purposes.

The usual deliverable to the client is in the form of a PDF report, including a 3D page where you can view the deviation in an interactive viewer.

For smaller parts we can use a range of technologies (Laser, Structured Light or CT) providing accuracies suitable for the application. For larger parts that cannot be moved, such a tooling, jigs or large installations, we use portable solutions (Portable CMM, Laser Tracker) to inspect in situ.
The laser tracker is commonly used to inspect geometry of larger components. With accuracies of 5µm/m, it is perfect to check alignment, layout or geometric tolerances of objects ranging in size up to 160m from a single position. For layouts of equipment on a larger scale, the laser tracker can be moved to multiple positions to take measurements where the range needs to be extended or line of sight is obstructed.

Inspection reports may also be created from long range scan data. Deviation is calculated from a CAD nominal or previous base line scan data.


Download a demo Inspection Report

This report gives a basic example of an inspection in Geomagic Control X.
This service is available at Chirk or at the client’s location. To find out more about Inspection Services, please contact us.

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Why choose OR3D for your Inspection Services?

OR3D provide routine inspection services for clients as well as less frequent inspections when component productions are run. Our 3D consultancy can support your company should you like to invest in the equipment and software needed to carry out the inspections in-house, providing state of the art equipment with bespoke training packages to suit all your needs.

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Examples of equipment and software we sell which may be used for inspection are below:

Radian Core (API Laser Tracker)

Radian Core is a high performance laser tracker that delivers essential laser tracking measurement capability at an affordable price. Its compact size and wireless operation allows the users to apply high accuracy measurement with the convenience of portability and great ease of use.


OR3D are the UK’s largest Geomagic reseller and are able to provide training, maintenance and support as well as access to a unique training portal.

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What happens next?
  • Our expert team will review your enquiry and get back to you by phone or email within the next few days.
  • We can answer any queries you may have, assist you in choosing the most appropriate product or get back to you with a quote for your upcoming project - we’re here to help.

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“I first saw OR3D at a MAC event at the NEC, in Birmingham, when James was holding practical demonstrations. I realised how much easier it would be for us to have our products scanned and then rendered to make 3D models as, with clients across the world, sometimes language can be a barrier. We previously used photographs to advertise our products, but these 3D images are consistent, our products look uniform, and the overall effect is informative and professional. I would certainly recommend OR3D and look forward to using their services again.”

Simon Hanmer (Managing Director of Freddy Products)

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