Unlike the consumer goods industry, the heavy industry involves large and heavy products and equipment. These products and equipment are intended for heavy-duty use and wear and tear. They are also designed to withstand harsh conditions like mining sites, landfills and construction sites. Due to its heavy usage in harsh conditions, heavy equipment need regular inspections and often need repairs on-site. Creating replacement parts can also pose a challenge as some equipment still in use may not be currently supported by the OEMs. 3D scanning plays a big role in the heavy industry as it allows engineers to use 3D scanners to reverse engineer parts that are no longer supported by the OEMs. 3D scanners are also used for inspections due to their portability.