Laser Scanning and Inspection

Quality control, inspection, on-machine verification, reverse engineering, virtual assembly or 3D modelling- The ROMER Absolute Arm offers first-class performance on the most complex surface types.

A to Z Composites Inc. has an operator on staff that is factory certified in the operation of both the portable Romer arm and PC-DMIS software.  We are pleased to offer a one stop shop to reverse engineer factory parts and convert them into composite designs.  With the aid of scanner data we can produce short run tooling for prototype work or long life aluminum molds to address production needs.  The Romer arm further allows us to revisit molds that have been in service so that we can identify worn areas, impact damage or warping.


Capabilities include but not limited to contact point metrology, laser scanning for QC and FAI.  Reverse engineering data produces MESH files that can be bundled and output as STL for CAD manipulation. Sample part scan overlay can be applied to existing CAD files for direct part comparisons. Truly a modern age solution to what was a tedious process of collecting data by hand or creating point clouds via contact probe.

With a ultra-wide laser stripe of up to 150 mm, the RS4 can capture 752,000 points per second, reducing the number of passes required to fully scan a part and minimizing overall measurement time. Automatic laser control means that multiple surface colors can be scanned in a single pass. The scan width and point density are entirely variable, allowing the user to guarantee maximum scan detail where it’s needed most.


Industry Experience

From a garage in Southern California 30 years ago, to a 10,000 square foot facility with 20+ staff, A to Z has grown into one of the leading precision composite shops in the country. Whether we're building custom jet ski racing hulls entirely by hand, or producing thousands of parts for the military, we're proud of our innovation, efficiency and quality control: Bringing you parts that work- on time and on budget.


We have access to a wide range of graphite and fiberglass fabric styles, both dry and pre-pregged, that offer a wide range of advantages when used in place of metals, ceramics, or polymers. By using a variety of prepreg carbon fiber, fiberglass, kevlar, thermoplastics and a wide range of adhesives, we create products that are superior to steel in weight and tensile strength, have excellent impact resistance, dimensional stability under temperature fluctuations, and do well in harsh chemical environments.

We work closely with PTM&W for most of our thermoset resin systems, which range in cure temp from 68 to 450° F. A to Z has been utilizing ceramic based pre-preg systems for extremely high temperature applications (up to and beyond 2000°F) with great success.

A to Z is also capable of creating prototype parts and one-off molds using a wide variety of materials including high and low-temp tooling boards, foam, wood and plastic faced plaster (PFP) molds.

Our Facility

Our 10,000 square foot facility is optimized to deal with all stages of part production. We can take your idea from sketch to CAD model, prototype through to finite analysis. Our facility is AS9100 compliant and meets all quality requirements associated with the handling and storage of hardware, electrical components and composite materials.


Our lay up and static-free assembly clean rooms, paint booths and curing ovens are maintained to ensure your product is of the highest quality.


A to Z guarantees every component that comes out of our shop. From ensuring fiber alignment when laminating, to trimming, testing and final measuring, we ensure every step is completed in a precise and careful manner that ensures product accuracy. Our Quality Control Manager has been certified to perform internal audits by RABQSA