Laser scanning user stories

Scanning and modeling of the theatre stage Senftenberg

3D models are not only used in the architecture of residential and industrial buildings to serve as a basis for planning and refurbishment work. Three-dimensional models have also found their way into art and culture, such as the theatre.

Together with Knispel surveying office, Laserscanning Europe GmbH has scanned and modeled the stage area of the new stage in Senftenberg (Germany). Read the entire report to find out which scanner and software were used for this purpose.

3D model theatre stage

Modeling of bridge constructions

Last year, Laserscanning Europe GmbH was given the opportunity to be part of a team in the capturing and modelling of bridge constructions. Together with its partners, Verkehrs- & Ingenieurbau Consult GmbH (VIC GmbH) and Ingenieur-Vermessung Dresden GmbH (IHH), eight bridge constructions of a motorway interchange were processed on behalf of DEGES.

Conversion of an old barn into holiday apartments

A current project shows quite well why laser scanning is the top capturing method for ancient buildings. A terrestrial laser scanner is ideal for such leaning and crooked buildings, where you don't know where to start measuring.

When walking through the building on site, the fractures in the roof truss revealed clearly that the load of the roof truss caused an exterior wall to tilt. How could anyone have captured this manually?

Combination of FARO scanner data and ZEB-REVO scanner data for as-built documentation

Laser scanning for as-built documentation and planning for subsequent reconstruction work


"ARBE – Arbeit und Beschäftigung für psychisch Belastete" (community offering employment and care for mentally strained people) as initiator of the project placed an order for surveying and digitalization of the buildings by means of laser scanning in order to use as-built documentation for future reconstruction work. The ageing buildings are used as facility for care of psychic burdened people.

Analysis of laser scanner data in different accuracy classes

Accuracy classes of laser scanner data

Our service department offers you the analysis of laser scanner data in different accuracy classes. Accuracy classes depend on the kind of further use of data; they are defined by the customer. As decision support, we provide a brief overview of analysis options for 2D data in respect of scanning data. Deviations can certainly be set anytime; they are implemented during processing.

Reverse Engineering for creating a protective cover for an airbag vest

Benefit of airbag vests for motorcyclists

Airbag vests for motorcyclists have existed for several years. That means in case of emergency, a mechanic or electronic sensor triggers a gas cartridge that charges the vest with lightning speed. Thus, the rider is protected manyfold by the vest, e.g. against the bounce; moreover, the vest secures the helmet.

Use of laser scanner reference spheres - Optimal distance to the scanner

Register point clouds using laser scanning reference spheres

In this user story, we want to find out the distance between scanner and reference spheres allowing spheres to be registered still well in FARO Scene software. Simply put: At what distance may I position my targets so that I can use them for scan registration.

FARO Focus S 150 or S 350 - What are improvements over the predecessor models FARO Focus X 130 and X 330?

Improvements of FARO Focus S 150 bzw. S 350

FARO Focus S 150 and FARO Focus S 350 are a further development of FARO's X series.

Significant product improvements have been made in the scanner's scanning accuracy and IP rating.