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Laser Scanning

Laser scanning is an effective and fast tool for use in 3D measuring of any target. With laser scanning we are able to measure a target in one day that would take one month using traditional methods.

Plant and ship scanning

3D scanning of production plants, ships and large industrial targets to create initial project data. 

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Part scanning

Accurate scanning of small parts, creation of design models and shape analyses. 

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Drone mapping

Generation of 3D materials of large outdoor areas for use as initial project data. 

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Close-range photogrammetry method to produce 3D models.

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Elomatic is a forerunner in laser scanning in Finland with almost 20 years’ experience in the field. We have carried out hundreds of significant laser scanning projects around the world.

Laser scanning benefits

  • The design project becomes risk-free and one avoids unpleasant surprises at later stages of the project
  • Cost savings during installation and larger prefabricated entities can be installed faster
  • Traditional initial data surveys and modelling steps are left out
  • Safe measurement method for challenging environments


We have fixed prices for our services. Please contact us for an offer, we will deliver it quickly.

We only need the definition of the target and general description in order to estimate the amount of work. A layout drawing and a few general photos of the area in question are sufficient. If required we can come to the site already before the offer has been drawn up.

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Samu Sundberg

Director, Reality Capture Solutions

email: samu.sundberg@elomatic.com

Plant and ship scanning

We can achieve about 5 mm accuracy for large areas with our plant laser scanners, and even up to 2 mm for small precision objects. Scanning can be done in grayscale or colour. In addition to laser scanning, a tachymeter can be used to bind the scan to the desired facility coordinates and ensure overall accuracy. Project sites can be far away, the equipment is transported as flight luggage.

Point clouds

The material is always delivered as an easy-to-use application that opens in a web browser without any application installation. You can navigate in the app through 360-degree panoramic photos and take measurements with the measurement tool. In addition, the point cloud is delivered in a suitable format for the CAD system in use. Designing a change directly on a point cloud is a cost-effective way for smaller modification design or device installations.

3D point cloud modelling

Laser-scanned materials can be further processed into true surface models with plant modelling accuracy, allowing it to be utilised in the same way as normal 3D modelling. This is a good way to maintain a 3D model of your plant for future needs.


If 3D systems have not been taken into use on projects and 2D systems are used instead, the laser-scanned materials can be used as orthophotos. They are dimensionally accurate, overhead projected views of the scanned materials, which are read, for example, in the background of an Autocad factory layout. This is a cost-effective way to update old 2D layouts.

Cloud server

Point clouds can be published on a secure cloud server to which permission can be granted to different users. This makes it easier to share material when there are multiple parties involved in a project. The platform is also suitable for sharing comments and it is possible to link external documents.

Plant scanning references

Laser Scanning is an efficient way to survey process plants and devices to create initial data for revamp and upgrade projects. The materials can be used either in point cloud form or in a 3D model. The 3D model can be ‘intelligent’, i.e. contain process information, or simply function as a geometric model. Demolition and installation plans can also be created with the help of the produced materials.


Ship scanning references

Laser scanning is an effective method to accurately survey the existing situation in retrofit projects of ships and offshore structures. Laser scanning is used e.g. efficiently in retrofitting ballast water management systems and scrubbers, in propulsion upgrade (LNG) planning as well as the analysis of ship structures already during construction.


Part scanning

An agile, hand-held laser scanner with approximately 0.1mm accuracy is used in part scanning. The measured objects range from match-sized to passenger car-sized objects. The surveyor travels to his destination with the devices, or easily-movable parts can be delivered to our office for measurement.

Triangulated mesh

Instead of a point cloud, a triangulated mesh surface pattern is created directly in part scanning. It is read with coordinates directly in the CAD system used. From this, you can take measurements and design-related parts or tools.

3D surface / solid model

A scanned triangulated mesh can be modelled into a real 3D model with a dedicated application, making it more useful, for example, for modification planning or structural analysis.

2D drawing

The 3D model produced from the laser-scanned materials can be used to make manufacturing drawings for the production of spare parts.

Shape analysis

Shape analysis compares the scanned materials and the original design template with a dedicated application. The method provides the magnitude and direction of deviations in the form of a report. It is used in quality control of component manufacturing, in damage inspections and in inspections of machining allowance. 

Part scanning references

In part scanning we make use of optical scanners that deliver high levels of accuracy. Scanning delivers accurate 3D models for use in upgrade planning and simulation. Shape comparisons are used to identify production accuracy, production quality and accident damage.


Drone mapping

Drone mapping is based on photogrammetry. It produces a 3D point cloud and a triangulated mesh model, which at its best produces an accuracy of up to 10 cm. The method is suitable for the measurement of large outdoor areas where the main need for design is the use of space, such as conveyor lines, new buildings or equipment placement outdoors. The method is also used for floor area and volume measurements.

Drone mapping references

Aerial scans are done responsibly and safely with drones. The method produces area models for retrofits and maintenance needs. 



The close-range photogrammetry method produces a 3D point cloud or triangulated mesh surface model based on a series of photographs that are systematically taken. The method can provide up to one millimetre accuracy. The material can be used, for example, in spatial planning or visualization materials, as the model has realistic texturing.