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5 Benefits of Automated 3D Scanning

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Whether you've been working with 3D scanners for a while now, or totally new to the 3D scanning business, you might want to invest in an automated 3D scanner (if you don't already own one). Here are five reasons why we think that automated 3D scanners are worth your investment. 


  1. It’s less tedious work for you and requires less time!

One of the main benefits of automation is that it minimizes the tedious work of performing the scanning process by hand. All you have to do is press a few buttons and let the scanner perform the task for you, so you no longer need to get bored doing repetitive work. In addition to relieving you of the need to scan each object manually, automating the 3D scanning process also shaves off the time taken to complete the task! This frees up your time to work on other important tasks while letting your machine do the more tedious work for you.


  1. It saves you money in the long run.

The initial investment to automate the 3D scanning process may discourage you from considering the option. However, automating the process will actually make it cheaper in the long run, making your investment worth the money. With an automated system, you will not need to allocate as much human resources to operate the system, giving you considerable cost-savings in the long run.


  1. It increases the accuracy of your results!

It is important not to neglect quality while pursuing quicker results. However, it is impossible to maintain strict quality control when scanning manually due to the possibility of human error – especially when the work is repetitive or time-consuming, which causes fatigue or lapses in due process. Automating the process gives you the ability to repeat the same measurements quickly, in the exact same way, and with minimal involvement by a human operator. This allows you to scan numerous objects with great accuracy, in a short span of time.


  1. It increases the efficiency of your workflow.

Automating the 3D scanning process allows for much faster inspection of objects. This increases the efficiency of the quality inspection as well as the measurement process, leading to quicker turnaround and hence contributing to an improved production workflow.


  1. It reduces waste and supports lean manufacturing.

Finally, automated 3D scanning minimizes both material and manpower waste, due to its ability to speed up the measurement of complex parts as well as its thoroughness in capturing even the most complex-shaped objects, something which traditional tools are usually unable to achieve. This allows you to accurately inspect any part of an object in detail so that you can easily spot errors before production. This means fewer defects during production, fewer occurrence of returns and a smoother workflow – contributing to lean manufacturing initiatives.


Are you looking for an automated 3D industrial scanner? Check out Medit’s Solutionix series which are fully automated, allowing for fast and easy scanning for maximum efficiency.


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