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3D Laser Scanning - Industries 

No matter your industry, Proto3000 can help you with any 3D laser scanning solution. With accurate, detailed CAD scan data produced, any industry can easily benefit from 3D Laser Scanning. It is easy to see why more and more industries can be aided by 3D scanning technology. As technology advances, 3D Laser scanners become more accurate, portable, durable and produce a greater ROI. Ask one of our experts how 3D laser scanning can help your industry today.

Proto3000's products and services are based on one mission: to help our clients seamlessly create, simulate, verify, and collaborate designs in 3D.

  • Shorter turnaround times
  • Increased profitability potential
  • Speed to market and interoperability, while reducing your costs.

Listed above are industries for which Proto3000 has helped developed extensive knowledge and experience, through solid service, support and design engineering services. These industries exemplify a fraction of the many application opportunities available with 3D Laser scanning technologies.

Innovation being one of our core values, Proto3000 is always up to the challenge of carrying out projects in new areas. From one-step 3D laser scanning assignments to extensive turnkey product development projects, Proto3000's solid field expertise and cutting-edge technology give us the confidence to ensure your project's success.

Animation & Entertainment

Multimedia and Innovative Website Designers use our 3D Laser Scanners to assist their clients to showcase their products virtually! 3D Laser scanning has propelled into the world of multimedia, thanks to unique capabilities and the hyper realistic results it generates

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Multimedia and Innovative Website Designers use our 3D Laser Scanners to assist their clients to showcase their products virtually! 3D Laser scanning has propelled into the world of multimedia, thanks to unique capabilities and the hyper realistic results it generates.

Applications Include:

  • 3D scanning of still face/body for realistic human representation
  • Movie animators want to scan famous actors facial features to produce life like animation characters
  • 3D scanning for special effects or face replacement (stunts)
  • Digitizing of real life inanimate objects/environments for optimum realism
  • Digitizing of small scale model sets for production of full size decors
  • E-Marketing/Web Development
  • 3D scanning of objects for interactive 3D content
  • Product animation
  • Visualization in 3D for online sales
  • Production of 3D models for web design
  • 3D Documentation
  • Color/non color 3D scanning for the creation of 3D working instructions (3D Via Composer)
  • Components
  • Tools
  • Assemblies
  • Serious/Industrial Games
  • Color/non color 3D scanning for development of interactive immersive training applications
  • Actual machines
  • Tooling
  • Equipment
  • Augmented Reality / Intense Gaming


The Automotive industry uses our 3D Laser Scanners!

Proto3000 is a key partner in the automotive and transport industries. Having worked with many manufacturers such as Renault, Chrysler, Bombardier Transport and Recreational Products, Prevost Car, Nova Bus, Mack Truck, we are experienced with all the challenges that both these activity fields present.



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Applications Include:

  • Styling, Design and Reverse Engineering
  • 3D scanning and reverse engineering of body panels and existing parts
  • 3D scanning of clay models
  • Surface reconstruction and class A
  • Creation of engineering surfaces (class B)
  • 3D modeling
  • Mechanical design
  • Design of pneumatic and hydraulic systems
  • Design of electrical systems
  • Finite element analysis (FEA)
  • Styling and design modifications
  • Body-in-white
  • Tooling design
  • System engineering
  • Component engineering
  • Black box projects
  • Lean design
  • Prototyping
  • 3D scanning to collect and track modifications made to a prototype
  • Rapid prototyping services
  • Simulation
  • 3D scanning of model directly in wind tunnel
  • Data preparation for stress analysis and digital simulation
  • Finite element analysis (FEA)
  • Manufacturing
  • Touch probe and 3D scanning inspection
  • Machine/robot alignment, adjustment and calibration
  • Equipment positioning
  • Design update after tooling modifications
  • Tooling control
  • Tooling design
  • Gauge design (check and production)
  • Industrial engineering
  • Creation of work instructions
  • Lean production design
  • Quality Control
  • Probing/3D digitizing inspection of vehicle parts, assemblies or full-sized vehicles
  • First-article inspection
  • Supplier quality inspection
  • Tooling inspection (probing or 3D digitizing)
  • Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Gauge R&R
  • Automated inspection programming
  • Metrology outsourcing services
  • Aftermarket
  • 3D scanning and probing/non contact inspection of existing vehicles components / assemblies
  • System design
  • 3D correction and improvement

Consumer Goods

Develop your consumer products by utilizing our 3D Laser Scanners !

Developing Consumer Products?

Proto3000 has the handheld 3D Scanner for your needs. By using our 3D Scanners, you are able to develop amazing looking products. Scan the object and change it the way you see fit. Scan your part to CAD, will speed up your projects and also have fun in the process.


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Applications Include:

  • Styling and Design
  • 3D scanning of clay models or any mock-ups
  • Styling surfaces from scan or sketches
  • Creation of engineering surfaces (class B)
  • Creation of 2D plans from scan file
  • Design from scaled down color mock-ups, colored/annotated clay models
  • 2D drawing
  • 3D modeling
  • Mechanical design
  • Finite element analysis (FEA)
  • 3D scanning of the prototype after modifications
  • Styling and design modifications
  • Tooling design
  • Technical documentation (assembly, maintenance and repair document)
  • Design of related components
  • Reverse engineering
  • Tooling Update
  • Tooling design and update
  • 3D scanning or probing to collect and track modifications made to a prototype / tooling / mold
  • Design updating after tooling modifications
  • Packaging & Advertising
  • 3D scanning of the product to be packaged for negative models generation
  • Generation of data file for design software importation for fitting tests
  • Creation of 3D digital models for advertising of products not yet manufactured



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Use our 3D Laser Scanning technologies to advance your education !

Proto3000's distributes Handyscan 3D scanning technology and HandyPROBE portable probing technology have found numerous applications in the educational community and have opened the doors to new ways of doing. They are now used and taught in some of the best art and engineering schools in the world. Art Schools

3D scanning (color or not) of 3D artwork
Post-processing of files artwork re-scaling or rapid prototyping
3D archiving (virtual portfolios, etc.)
Architecture/Design Schools

Scale-ups/downs of architectural models through 3D scanning
3D archiving of architectural models
Restorations of existing buildings according to original plans
Building impairment assessment
Engineering Schools

3D scanning teaching and training tools (design, analysis and inspection applications)
Easily carried to classrooms, workshops and between buildings
Research assistance tool for students and faculty
Arm-free probing inspection teaching and training tool (metrology applications)



The Aerospace industry uses Proto3000's portable 3D Laser Scanners !

A large consumer of the portable 3D laser scanners is the Aerospace industry. Proto3000 has positioned itself as a reliable expert aeronautics service and equipment provider, by working with such reputable organizations as Boeing, Pratt & Whitney, Rolls Royce and CAE.


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Applications Include:

  • Aerodynamics and Stress Analysis (FEA, CFD)
  • 3D scanning of original models for finite element analysis (FEA), to significantly streamline the aircraft manufacturing development cycle
  • 3D scanning of mock-ups/models used in preliminary air flow analysis for components such as the ones listed below, to bring into CFD models:
  • External tanks
  • Engine cowlings
  • Aircraft wings
  • Exhaust mixers
  • Iterations, modifications and scale-ups (1:1) of 3D data files through CAD applications
  • OEM and Legacy Part Reengineering
  • 3D scanning of outdated, broken or damaged part
  • Transfer of 3D files into CAD applications for redesign, simulation and remanufacturing options.
  • Reverse engineering
  • Reverse engineering of gas turbines, engine bays, nacelles and cockpits
  • Re-motoring/ parts replacement: installation of new engine into an existing jet aircraft
  • Outdated designs without 3D models (prior to 1990)
  • Cost reduction measures: new supplier bids, fitting new controls systems, redesigns
  • Cockpit scan for redesign, simulation, ergonomic analysis, avionics retrofit
  • Installation purposes: high efficiency over 2D models, which may be unreliable
  • Reverse engineering for assembly/MRO manuals creation
  • Electronic history of model: no physical documentation to archive (cost sq. footage may be reduced)
  • Link to PLM product structure ensures proper configuration each time
  • Documents easy to consult at any time
  • Increased accuracy for shop floor personnel,preventative measures to avoid errors/misinterpretation
  • Maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO)
  • Conformity assessment of refurbished section to repair manual specifications
  • Damage assessment
  • Tooling Adjustment
  • 3D scanning or touch probing to collect and track modifications made to a prototype/tooling/mold
  • Design & engineering of aircraft components
  • Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Design of tooling and jigs for blades, tube bending, assembly
  • Styling and design of interior aircraft components
  • 2D drawing
  • 3D modeling
  • Mechanism design and kinematics analysis
  • Design of pneumatic and hydraulic systems
  • Data transfer

Heritage Preservation and Architecture

Artifacts, Heritage, Museums and Architectural associations use our 3D Laser Scanning for digital archiving !

Heritage preservation and architecture ways of working, conserving and archiving have been drastically changing over the past few years, with the introduction of the handheld, portable Handyscan 3D scanning technology.


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The full scope of use of the 3D scanning technology in these industries is yet to be determined, as new applications are discovered day after day.


  • Virtual Museums
  • Representation of art pieces for multimedia presentations
  • 3D scanning for virtual museums online or on-site
  • Conservation, restoration and digital archiving
  • Non contact 3D scanning of artworks, museum exhibits and existing buildings in order to create 3D files
  • 3D files post-treatment



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