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How 3D laser triangulation helps us achieve precision in design, fabrication and installation of our railing systems

A 3D scan of the as-built structure can improve precision of railing design, fabrication, and installation by providing the design and engineering team with detailed and accurate information about the building's structure.

3D Laser Triangulation
3D laser triangulation at a job site helping with accurate measurements

The information from the scan is used to ensure that the railings are designed to fit the building precisely, without any gaps or overlaps. Additionally, the scan helps identify any potential issues or challenges that may arise during fabrication and installation, such as limited access to certain areas or the presence of existing structures that may need to be incorporated into the design. This helps to minimize the need for on-site adjustments and improve the overall efficiency of the fabrication and installation process. Additionally, the scan can provide a level of accuracy that would be difficult to achieve through traditional manual field measurements, resulting in a higher quality final product.

The scan helps identify any potential issues or challenges that may arise during fabrication and installation.


3D Laser Triangulation at a job site.
3D scan can provide a level of accuracy that would be difficult to achieve through traditional manual field measurements.

What is 3D laser triangulation?


A 3D scanner uses laser technology to capture precise and accurate measurements of a building's structure. The scanner emits a laser beam that reflects off of the surface of the building, and the scanner's sensor then captures the reflected light. By measuring the time it takes for the laser to travel to the building and back, and the angle at which the laser reflects off the surface, the scanner can calculate the distance to each point on the building's surface. This process is known as laser triangulation.

3D Laser Triangulation
The scanner emits a laser beam that reflects off of the surface of the building, and the scanner's sensor then captures the reflected light.

The scanner can then use the data it collects to create a 3D point cloud, which is a digital representation of the building's surface. This point cloud can be used to create detailed and accurate 2D drawings and 3D models of the building, which can be used in various stages of the building's design and construction.

Our 3D scanners are portable and can be used on site, allowing for real time data capturing and scanning of complex geometry, hard to reach areas and irregular shapes. This allows for accurate measurements of the as-built structure without the need for manual measurements or destruction of walls, floors, or ceilings.


A 3D Point Cloud representation of the as-built structure
From the data it collects, the scanner creates a 3D point cloud, which is a digital representation of the building's surface.
A 3D Point Cloud representation of the as-built structure
From the data it collects, the scanner creates a 3D point cloud, which is a digital representation of the building's surface.
A 3D Point Cloud representation
From the data it collects, the scanner creates a 3D point cloud, which is a digital representation of the building's surface.

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