3D Laser Scanning

Innovative, reliable 3D laser scanning solutions for an increasingly demanding industry

A picture is worth a thousand words, and now, with the advancements in both laser technology and computing power, API Services is proud to provide a variety of vivid 3D laser scanning solutions designed to suit virtually any customer need. Let API Services handle your company’s needs of speed, quality, and efficiency, by applying cutting-edge technology and methods to existing products and workflows.

API Services is pleased to offer scanning solutions for:

  • Reverse Engineering – Accurate transformation of prototypes and shop floor parts into CAD data that reflects actual conditions or the design intent.
  • Preservation – Turning priceless artifacts into digital copies that precisely document their unique, original condition.
  • Inspection – Comparing a part or fixture to a known value to identify deviations.
  • Scan to BIM (Building Information Modeling) – Accurately capture the live state of a building, and its assets, and host the data virtually, making project collaboration seamless.
  • Qualified Labor and Training – We can provide certified and knowledgeable personnel to scan your parts onsite, or train your people, either at your facility or ours.
  • Instrument Rental and Sales – Different solutions for budgets of all sizes.
  • Virtual Environment – Look like a hero with plant layout and collision detection services that can prevent potential problems and save your company millions!
  • 3D Printing and Preparation – Taking your part from concept to reality.
  • Forensics – Documenting and analyzing a multitude of scenes and scenarios down to the most minuscule of details.
  • Consulting – Give us a call anytime, our team of experts is glad to help!


When 3D laser scanning was initially introduced to the AEC marketplace, traditional survey and point cloud registration methods were accepted as adequate for the time. With today’s laser scanning projects increasing in complexity and detail, it’s more critical than ever that all measurements produced are correct and trusted. Today’s needs require an answer beyond current traditional methods, we need accurate 3D laser scanning. You can rely on API Services to fulfill your scanning equipment purchase, rental, leasing, and training needs.  

API Services Provides 3D Laser Scanning Solutions for:

  • High Definition Scanning/Surveying
  • Scanning Equipment Rental
  • Qualified Labor
  • Instrument Repair and Calibration
  • Application Consulting
  • Software Customization
  • Training
  • Design and As-Built CAD modeling
  • 3D Analysis of Design versus As-Built
  • Simulations

 Whether you need measurement data for:

  • 2D drawings
  • 3D CAD
  • Plant layout
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • Interference studies or any other construction, renovation, rehabilitation, restoration or preservation need.

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 What We Do

  • Capture the dimensions of an object quickly with high density
  • Capture distances up to 180 meters or 590 feet
  • Capture accuracies from 0.2mm to 1mm
  • Generate as-built models from scans
  • Provide scans as documentation
  • Inspection
  • Provide input for 3D printing

 

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