GKS to Provide 3D Scanning Services via Partnerships with Mining Engineering Firms

(Minneapolis, MN; September 23, 2009) – GKS Scanning Services (www.gks.com) is seeking partnerships with Mining Engineering firms that want to offer 3D laser scanning to their customers. Many of these firms see the benefit of 3D scanning but have not yet incorporated this complementary technology due to its high cost and technical complexity. Since GKS is not a competing professional engineering firm, the company aims to form collaborative partnerships with a select number of these firms in different regions.

"Today large-scale 3D laser scanning is a viable alternative for making digital models of landscapes and structures for feasibility studies, mining operations, and reclamation projects like never before," said a GKS company spokesperson. 3D scanning is a great tool for capturing large-scale, complex entities, such as natural environments and locations. The collected data can be used to create universally usable, dimensionally accurate 3D CAD models or conventional 2D line drawings such as blueprints or maps.

Mining engineers like the idea of being able to laser scan large project areas and achieve highly accurate 3D models. However, they are still apprehensive about their ability to perform the scans and handle the voluminous amount of data that is generated. The GKS Professional Partner Program can be tailored to fit the specific needs of a mining engineering firm. GKS can provide scanner equipment rentals or full scanning services with one of its expert operators. The company can also provide 3D scan data processing services. All of these services are discounted when provided through a professional partner.

As with any complex technology, 3D laser scanning requires specialized equipment, software, and training for optimal results. Many of these scanning applications are one-time projects where the professional firm can’t justify the substantial cost of buying and learning a new system and its software. The experienced professionals at GKS can make the laser scanning experience smooth, seamless and profitable for their professional partners.

About GKS
With a quarter century in the contract metrology and 3D scanning business, GKS’ knowledgeable and experienced staff is available to assist customers with a wide variety of measurement and engineering services. For more information, email info@gks.com.