I just invested in a 3d scanning system and am planning on buying reverse engineering software.
I need some ideas on how to make some money off of it and find people/companies/industries that may be able to take advantage of it.
I will be capable of scanning objects as large as car and as small as a golfball. After they are scanned I have 3d models that I can use one program to apply a surface texture/mapping which basically means I can take a picture of the item and apply it to the surface to give it identical appearance.
The reverse engineering software would allow me to take a 3d model and create an editable solidworks part with it. The would be required if you want to edit anything. Its great for scanning broken parts and repairing them in solidworks. I also know some people who have rapid prototype equipment so any part I scan or model could be printed in ABS plastic.
So, like I said: I need help finding people that can use this. I really need to make some money off of it since this is more of an investment than a toy for me to play around with. In general a simple 3d scan would be pretty inexpensive.
I’ve heard of this technology being used in restoring old cars, art, archeology, etc. So who does that type of stuff relatively locally and how can I expand on those?