After objects have been laser scanned, the next step is reverse engineering – recreating a workable solid model. These models can be exported in a variety of formats, and then be used to produce accurate machined or 3d printed replicas of the original.

For example, these Dana 60 Spicer locking hubs were laser scanned (blue images) and recreated in Solidworks (silver images).

Or this supercharger adapter plate that was scanned and recreated: