Industrial 3D scanners – devices for professionals

Application of industrial 3D scanners

Industrial 3D scanners can help create models of parts, machinery, equipment and industrial installations, making design, analysis and maintenance easier. They are also used in architecture and construction where they are used to create models of buildings, rooms, monuments and even entire cities, helping architects and engineers to plan and analyse projects. In the case of medicine and healthcare, they are used to create anatomical models, prosthetics, orthopaedics and surgery, which helps to customise treatment. In the automotive industry, industrial 3D scanners are used to create prototype models, cast moulds or analyse the surface of car bodies. 3D scanners are used in structural analysis, maintenance and repair of aircraft and rockets for the aerospace industry

Types of 3D industrial scanners

The most useful type of 3D scanner in industry depends on the specific application and requirements of the job. Each type of 3D scanner has its own unique advantages and limitations.

  1. Laser scanners – often used in industry to collect point clouds of data. They are very precise and can quickly scan large numbers of points on the surface of objects. Laser scanners are particularly useful in the automotive, aerospace, architecture and construction industries where high accuracy measurements are required.
  2. Photogrammetric scanners – use the analysis of images of objects from different perspectives to create 3D models. They are useful in areas where access to the object is limited or direct laser scanning is not possible, such as in the cultural heritage field, archaeology or the film industry.
  3. Structural light scanners – use light pattern projection onto the surface of an object and pattern deformation analysis to reconstruct the surface topography. They are used in applications where real-time scans are needed, such as quality control in manufacturing or surface inspection.
  4. Ultrasonic scanners: ultrasonic scanners use sound waves to measure the distance from the scanner to the surface of an object. They are used in petroleum, marine and composite material applications.

Choosing the right 3D scanner depends on many factors, such as accuracy, scanning speed, type of object surface, availability and budget. In some cases, especially in more complex projects, it may be necessary to use different types of 3D scanners to obtain comprehensive and accurate data. It is worth consulting with 3D scanning experts to select the right type of scanner for your specific industrial application.

Professional 3D scanner for professionals

Professional 3D scanner for high-speed scanning without reference points


The latest scanner that uses photogrammetry to position itself in the environment. This makes scanning very fast and does not require taping of the objects to be scanned, just turn on the scanner and scan. The photogrammetry in this scanner has another application, namely it is useful in the accurate scanning mode, allowing very precise measurements of objects with an accuracy of 0.01 mm.

ZG industrial 3D scanners – why opt for this type of equipment?

ZG’s industrial 3D scanners feature a variety of scanning modes, plus the devices are highly accurate. Depending on the model, scanning accuracy can reach:

  • 0,01 mm
  • 0,02 mm

It is also worth mentioning that the solutions proposed by our company are light and handy. In addition, our scannners cope well with uneven illumination of the scanned object (these parameters are met by the RigelScan 3D scanner, among others). Check also properties of our other scanners: AtlaScan 3D Scanner, ZG HyperScan 3D Scanner and ZG’s small and precise 3D scanner CereScan.