A 3D laser scanner is a device that measures an object without touching it. The scanner creates a point cloud of geometric samples from the surface of the object. These points can then be used to extrapolate the shape of the object within specialized software. The collected data can then be used to construct digital, 3D models useful for a wide variety of applications such as reverse engineering, prototyping, and quality control/inspection. L.A. Turbine utilizes this technology to expedite repair and redesign work to reproduce components when an engineering drawing does not exist.
L.A. Turbine also utilizes a CMM (Coordinate Measuring Machine) to accurately inspect parts.