Quality control of products and services is becoming an increasingly important element in the process of optimization. The goal is always the highest efficiency as possible, which is achieved through precise manufacturing or service. In optimization, quality control plays an important role, as it involves a precise check of the work done and gives feedback. We will present you a nice example of implementing quality control into the work process.


Officine Forgiarini, founded in 1962 and located in Italy, is a 60-year-old machinery manufacturer, covering industrial automation construction, abrasive making machines, and customized machining of large machines. With its own design, machining, and assembly teams, Officine Forgiarini has gained the trust of many users around the world by focusing on the needs of its customers and giving solutions that truly work.

Officine Forgiarini
Officine Forgiarini

Over the years, Officine Forgiarini has encountered many problems, and the team members have continued to find solutions that have made Officine Forgiarini’s business long-lasting. They decided to digitize their production, incorporating quality control for optimization. In this article, we present a case study on how Officine Forgiarini solves the challenge of inspection in the production process through the high-precision 3D digitizing solution.

Many of the parts made by Officine Forgiarini in the mechanical production process are large in size and obtained by milling. After machining, there is a lack of a viable method of quality control to check whether the parts produced meet the requirements, especially the diameter of the base of some rings, etc. This directly affects the progress of the next step in the process. If the parts are not qualified, the assembly will not proceed successfully and need to be reworked, consequently extending the work period and preventing delivery within the agreed time frame.

Officine Forgiarini


Shining3D has a simple but high-precision digital solution – quality control with the FreeScan UE 3D scanner. It represents a convenient and high-precision device that can provide fast 3D scanning of large objects.


To solve this problem, Officine Forgiarini decided to collaborate with Shining3D, by adding the FreeScan laser handheld 3D scanner into their workflow.

3D skener Shining3D FreeScan UE je odlično orodje za izvedbo kontrole kakovosti.
3D skener Shining3D FreeScan UE je odlično orodje za izvedbo kontrole kakovosti.


Example of parts on a Kaplan turbine

  • An appropriate number of markers are stuck to the entire part of the turbine.

  • 3D scanning with FreeScan UE

    In the 3D scanning process of large objects, cumulative errors can occur during the assembly process of each scan frame. To obtain accurate information about the position of the markers, a unified coordinate system is used, which eliminates errors and ensures precise scanning of large objects.

  • The reference markers are imported into the Shining3D scanning software and the complete 3D data is obtained on this basis.

  • Finally, the complete 3D data from the scan is imported into the quality control software, including the measurement of the diameter of the arc and the inspection of the assembly interface.

Kontrola kakovosti s FreeScan UE
Kontrola kakovosti je z uporabo 3D skenerja FreeScan UE zelo natančna.
3D skeniranje velikih objektov s FreeScan UE.
Kontrola kakovosti s priročnim 3D skenerjem FreeScan UE


  • Rapid 3D inspection of large parts. With the 3D digitizing solution, the conformity of the part can be measured within one day.

  • Solving the problem of rework. If a part does not pass the quality control, it can be adjusted directly, without having to be returned. 

Prednosti kontrole kakovosti se kažejo v hitrem 3D pregledu velikih delov.


Thanks to the high-precision of the Shining3D FreeScan laser handheld 3D scanner, Officine Forgiarini has been able to obtain the conformity of the machined parts quickly. The quality control ensured the successfully delivered numerous machines for professional fields. In the future, Officine Forgiarini will also continue to adhere to the principles of being down-to-earth, striving for excellence, and keeping up with the latest developments to complete more professional machinery production challenges