Laser Design: Innovator in 3D Laser Scanning Industry
Laser Design, Inc., a CyberOptics (NASDAQ: CYBE) subsidiary, is the premier provider of ultra-precise 3D scanning systems and 3D measurement services, have helped customers successfully complete their most complex inspection, analysis, and reverse engineering projects for more than 30 years. Our experienced metrologists and engineers know that today more than ever, speed and quality give manufacturers the competitive advantage.
Local feel, world-wide presence. Whether the project is performed in our lab or at your site, our expert metrologists and experienced engineers will make it happen – on your schedule. Plus, we are locally based, as well as world-wide. Our international offices are located in India, Korea, China, Taiwan, Singapore, and the Netherlands to best serve you wherever you are located.
The Laser Design Difference
Our business is based on honesty and integrity. Even if you never set foot in one of our offices, you can always expect our very best work. Not only will we always do our best possible job for you, but we also guarantee that we never use low-end or inaccurate scanners. We stand behind our work.
Our 3D Scanning History!
We are industry leaders and have a long history of success. We don’t just have over 30 years of experience. We have over 30 years of successful business experience and satisfied clients, and we are the leading supplier of ultra-precise, 3D laser scanning systems and services.
We use the best equipment. Our unique, ultra-precise systems perfectly capture 3D shapes – even in objects with complex geometries and free-form surfaces. We use the best, so you get the best. The lab employs numerous CMMs, vision systems, 3D scanners, surface analyzers, and other inspection equipment.
However unique the project, we can make it happen. Laser Design’s Surveyor line of automated and portable scanning systems are ideal for 3D scanning applications involving inspection and reverse engineering of complex shaped parts of virtually any size, shape, color, or material.
Our process saves our clients money by making production time substantially faster. Our patented laser line-probe technology dramatically reduces scanning time and data collection.
Top-notch clientele. Our customers are the best. Among others, our clients include leading U.S. and international manufacturers of electronic devices, cellular phones, plastics, automobiles, medical devices, testing equipment, electrical equipment, aerospace equipment, and numerous educational institutions, art and natural history museums, as well as government agencies. See what our customers are saying about us.
Laser Design History
At first the technology seemed mysterious and magical. The industry has since caught up with us and 3D scanning has become an essential and integral part of the manufacturing process. As always, we want to improve our customers’ efficiency, quality, time-to-market and ultimately their bottom lines.”
Back in the mid-1980s entrepreneur C. Martin Schuster had a novel idea: Use line-laser scanning to accurately digitize and model complex 3D shapes so they can be used in CAD/CAM systems for industrial manufacturing. Laser scanning technology was in its infancy and using it to capture three-dimensional whole-part geometry was revolutionary for the time.
After a few years of percolating his idea, Schuster incorporated as Laser Design Inc. in 1987 with an innovative, talented group of engineers and software developers. By 1991, the company was actively pursuing the emerging technology of line range laser probes enabling many thousands-fold faster 3D data capture than single-point laser probes. In 1996, after 10 years in the business, Laser Design introduced its own line range laser scanning probes to the market and has been the vanguard of the field ever since.
Over the years, widespread customer acceptance of non-contact laser scanning has grown dramatically as more and more companies embraced the concept of whole part inspection made possible by laser scanning. The number of laser scanning applications has skyrocketed from its initial use in reverse engineering to include inspection and verification, ultra-precise measurement, long-range scanning, product design, and FEA testing.
“3D laser scanning is not just for plastic molding any more,” said Schuster of the current diverse marketplace. Fields as varied as automotive, aerospace, architecture, archaeology, medical devices, and consumer and commercial electronics as well as apparel have all found an essential use for non-contact scanning technology.
With no end in sight for the advancement of the technology or the proliferation of applications, Schuster reflected on Laser Design’s genesis: “At first the technology seemed mysterious and magical. The industry has since caught up with us and 3D scanning has become an essential and integral part of the manufacturing process. As always, we want to improve our customers’ efficiency, quality, time-to-market and ultimately their bottom lines.”
We hope you will join the ranks of our satisfied customers and allow us to help you improve your product, streamline your manufacturing process, and save you both time and money.