FAQ's - Konica Minolta Sensing

Frequently Asked Questions


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  • What services does the 3D Scanning Lab provide?

    Konica Minolta Sensing 3D scanning and engineering services are available in the areas of inspection, 3D scanning, reverse engineering, and design. Some examples include:

    • Complex Surface Measurement
    • First-article inspection
    • Warp, shrink, and twist analysis
    • Trend analysis
    • Human anatomy and face scanning
    • 3D color and texture mapping
    • 3D parametric and freeform modeling
    • Generation of manufacturing models from prototypes
    • Reengineering of damaged tooling or objects
    • Generation of models for aftermarket product design
    • Ergonomic design
    • Mechanical engineering
  • Where is the 3D Scanning Lab Located?

    The Konica Minolta 3D Scanning Lab is conveniently located 30 minutes from NYC.

    101 Williams Drive
    Ramsey, NJ 07446
    Toll Free: (888) 473-2656
    Fax: (201) 785-2482

  • What is the average turn-around on a project?
    The turn-around of your project depends on the size and complexity of the scan object. It can range from a couple of hours for a full scan or 3D model to a number of days. The staff at the 3D Scanning Lab will work with you to ensure your projects are delivered quickly and accurately.
  • Do you provide scanning services on-site?
    You do not have to be located in close proximity to the lab to receive the services of the 3D Scanning Lab. As an added convenience and service to our customers, our highly trained technicians are able to travel to your location anywhere in the United States. Our on-site scanning is performed with the highly accurate and portable Range 7 and Vivid 9i scanners resulting in high quality 3D laser scanned images.
  • Can I ship my scanned objects to be scanned? Where?

    In addition to in-house and on-site services, the 3D Scanning Lab offers the option of shipping your item(s) directly to the lab. We guarantee that your project is worked on with the greatest care and expertise. Our security enabled lab ensures that your project will be worked on safely in a monitored environment.

    101 Williams Drive
    Ramsey, NJ 07446
    Toll Free: (888) 473-2656
    Fax: (201) 785-2482

  • What file format can I receive my scan data in?
    We can deliver your scan data in many files formats including STL, IGES, STEP, Parasolid, SolidWorks, and more. The 3D Scanning Lab staff will provide the appropriate file formats based on the customers requirements and applications.
  • Is there any risk of damage or security of the scanned objects?
    The 3D Scanning Lab utilizes the Konica Minolta Range 7 and Vivid 9i non-contact laser scanners. Both scanners allow objects to be scanned without the need for direct contact which eliminates any risk and makes it suitable for cultural artifacts and other delicate items.
  • Is there a size constraint set by the 3D Scanning Lab?
    The Konica Minolta 3D Scanning Lab includes a metrology lab with temperature controlled at 20°C ±1° and a 120’ x 100’ bay for large object scanning (cars, boats, etc).



Scanning Practices

  • What is the best way to scan shiny surfaces?
    Best practice shows that by keeping the scanner 90 degrees to the surface you are trying to capture, obtains the cleanest data. Also, by using the dark scanning mode one can optimize the results.
  • Is there a way to reposition the scanner without recalibration of center axis of the rotating stage?
    Yes, with the newest version of Range Viewer 2.00 you can do 360 degrees of scanning, reposition scanner to capture a different angle, do a picked point alignment to bring the current position into reference with the last scanned set, and then switch back to using the rotating stage and everything will continue to register around the original calibrated center of axis. Note: part CANNOT be repositioned on turntable.