I'd be interested in this information as well and hope that this thread gets back on track.
In Reply to Wayne Falco:
Any company recommendations for 3D Laser Scanning?
Thoughts on service and price?
I recommend Nvision Inc. for a great 3D Scanning service company.
We partnered with them many years ago and they are outstanding. We first started having Nivision scan some products for us and then quickly purchased a 3D Scanning System of our own. Today we still use them for high level Validation of Gauges and they support us on our 3D Scanning Hardware and Software we have in house.
Great group of people that know what they are doing.
"Too many people walk around like Clark Kent, because they don't realize they can Fly like Superman"
I have used GKS for scanning. I usually get the stl data and assemble it to my part.
(952) 884-9648 x 232
GKS Inspection Services
Laser Design Inc.
9401 James Ave So, Suite 162
Minneapolis, MN 55431
There are also different scanning technologies available, the 3D laser allows for a line of site inspection or you can use CT scanning if you want internal geometry too. However, the CT scanning has some limitations on accuracy and depth of penetration.
Here's a link to an affordable and experienced 3D laser scanning company:
They've done a lot of scanning for John Deere and other companies.