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  • Writer's pictureIsaiah Wells

What to Look for When Hiring a Company for 3D Scans

Technology is at our fingertips and it's imperative to harness it to work more efficiently, utilize data-driven decision making, and create a more engaging collaborative experience for our teams and audiences. 3D scanning technology can do so much and it has revolutionized industries from manufacturing and engineering to real estate and tourism. Business owners throughout Wisconsin and the world are harnessing the power of 3D scanning technology to enhance projects' efficiency, accuracy, and overall cost. However, not all 3D scanning companies are created equal. With numerous options available, it's crucial to know what to look for when hiring a company for 3D scans.

Expertise and Experience: Don't underestimate the power of an expert. You want to work with someone that specializes in 3D capture technology because they'll streamline the process, be timely, deliver unmatched results - and most importantly, offer you support. Partnering with an expert in 3D capture technology adds a reliable team member to the project that will take ownership for delivering quality work and ensure a great experience. An expert is very affordable and truly cost effective in the long run. Their knowledge and expertise can help guide and you won't have to worry about whether or not you'll have usable data, accurate image representation, or substandard scans. Remember why you're using 3D Capture Technology in the first place - it's because of the cost effective nature of it and the accurate and immersive workflow capabilities of it. Hire the expert.

Technology and Equipment: You may be tempted to sum the quality of 3D scans up to the technology and equipment used. Yes, those are important aspects but the greatest variable is the person or company that you trust to complete this work for you. Just having the equipment does not guarantee a quality result. Experts in this field are able to navigate all technological aspects and utilize the equipment with professional ease. Ensure that the company you choose utilizes advanced 3D scanning equipment capable of capturing detailed and accurate data. Additionally, inquire about how the finished scan will function to ensure compatibility with your project requirements.

Customization and Flexibility: Every project is unique, and your chosen 3D scanning company should be able to tailor their services to meet your specific needs. Look for a company that offers customization options and is willing to adapt to any changes or challenges that may arise during the project timeline. You want a flexible and ready-to-serve partner that's willing to help you at a moment's notice. Partnering with a company that offers you continued support from start to finish is going to be the best choice. They should be willing and ready to offer solutions, guide you on best practices, or recommend alternative paths. 

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Accuracy and Precision: Accuracy is paramount in 3D scanning, especially for applications such as reverse engineering, quality control, dimensional inspection, or construction to name a few. You'll want to find a company that isn't new to this technology and can deliver precise and reliable scan data that meets industry standards. Don't cut corners here! 

Cost and Value: While cost is undoubtedly a consideration, it's essential to focus on the value offered by the 3D scanning company. You'll want to work with a company that specializes in 3D capture technology and prioritizes accuracy, and quality of service. In addition, this company should be viewed as your trusted partner and willing to build a strong and collaborative relationship with you and your team, which will deliver additional ROI for each project. Investing in a reputable company will save you time, money, and frustration by avoiding costly questions, errors, or rework.

Customer Support and Communication: Effective communication and ongoing support are crucial for a successful 3D scanning project. Choose a company that maintains open lines of communication, provides regular updates on project progress, and offers responsive customer support to address any concerns or questions you may have along the way.

You're now armed with an insightful perspective on what to look for in hiring the right company for your 3D scanning needs. Don't be burdened with trying to figure it all out on your own or manage the technology. Meet with a 3D capture expert and explain your project's requirements, timeline, use, and goals. Ensure they're willing to support you along the way and act as the team lead and take ownership over the responsibilities and technology of your 3D Capture Technology project. By thoroughly evaluating these aspects and choosing a reliable 3D scanning company, you can ensure the success of your projects and unlock the full potential of this transformative technology.

IBEX Productions offers 3D scanning & capture technology services. We utilize top of the line equipment, offer full time project support, and will serve as your trusted advisor in helping deliver a streamlined experience and unmatched results. 


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