Large-Volume 3D Laser Scanning

3D Metrology & Alignment of Large-Volume Objects

Laser Trackers | Portable Arms | Laser Scanners | Total Stations | CMMs

Objects that cannot be moved easily from their environment or shipped to a service provider to be inspected in a lab are usually referred to as large-scale parts or large-volume objects. For this type of inspection application, a long-range 3D laser scanner or laser tracker is often used to capture large amounts of data in a short period of time Articulating arms or Portable CMMs as they are often referred to, are extremely useful for large objects with intricate details. Whatever the measurement challenge may be, ECM has the best tool for the job. 

In the Field

3D Laser Surveying & Scanning

ECM’s field engineers are available to report directly on-site for short and long term projects. The ability to bring our expertise directly to your location is what has made ECM an industry leader since it’s founding in 2001.

Large Volume 3D Measurement & Alignment Services for a Variety of Industries

leica-applicationExamples of large volume objects would be aircraft, vehicles, yachts or ships, power generation equipment including nuclear plants, large tooling and other load-bearing structures like bridges and building. ECM specializes in large-volume 3D laser scanning applications. Our experienced engineers bring the measurement equipment to the job site, stay for as long as it takes to capture the data needed in order to conduct the post-processing and reporting of the data. When completed, the customer receives a complete set of reports and full access to any raw scan data needed to thoroughly complete the inspection process. 

  • Fast and Accurate Results, Reducing Your Production Time
  • Verify As-Built and CAD Model Comparisons
  • Detect Problems BEFORE You Enter the Production Phase

ECM’s engineers and technicians are trained and prepared to take on a wide variety of projects using the latest in high precision measurement technology. Our lasting relationships with the industries’ top equipment manufacturers give us the confidence to meet your project needs:

  • Laser Trackers (Faro, Leica, API)
  • Portable Arms PCMM (Contact & Non-contact)
  • Laser Scanners (Terrestrial/Large Volume)
  • Total Stations
  • Interferometers


Data Collection

  • As-built measurements for design & verification
  • Data acquisition for modeling and post-processing
  • Point Clouds & XYZ data points


  • First Article Inspection
  • In-process Inspection
  • Periodic Inspection
  • Gage RR


  • Equipment Installation
  • Generator Alignment
  • Aircraft and Antenna Boresighting
  • Rail Alignment and Installation

Tool Building

  • Tool/Part design & certification
  • Assembly & Installation
  • CAD Modeling


Geospatial Scanning
3D Laser Scanning Metrology Services