Onsite Digital Scanning

hand held digital digital scanning scanner reverse engineering historic lintel replication

Our hand held digital scanner allows us to create full 3D CAD models and accurately manufacture replacement elements such as for this historic lintel. Whether you are looking to preserve, restore or replicate old-world forms, digital scanning produces the most accurate results.

FORMA provides complete onsite digital scanning capabilities to create replications of historical elements without having to remove the original from the structure. The hand-held digital scanner produces a full 3D CAD model and allows broken or missing details to be digitally added to complete the original shape. The model is then used to generate CNC cutter paths to cut the stone/granite or create molds for GFRC, GFRG or Composite Polyurea replications. This process saves time and money and produces a highly accurate replication of the original elements.

Digital scanning system.

Full 3D lintel CAD model shown on scanner laptop screen, 34 Beacon St, Boston.

Worn, historic lintel prior to replacement. 34 Beacon St, Boston

Blue surface shows high resolution of the lintel scan data, 34 Beacon St, Boston, MA.

Original historic insert before replacement, 540 Commonwealth Ave, Boston

Insert mold plug CNC milled in HDU from scan data, 540 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA.

Final, full GFRC insert replicating the original historic piece developed from 3D CAD model created from onsite scanned data, 540 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA.

CNC milling of mold plug for replication of historic concrete wall insert from onsite digital scan data, 540 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA.