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Common Questions on Portable CMMs

Published on November 7, 2017

Portable CMM is a device for collecting surface geometry measurements of an object. When we’re talking about portable CMMs usually what comes to mind is the type that uses a measuring arm, also called an articulating arm. This article answers common questions on portable CMMs.

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Automating the 3D Scanning Process and Why You Need It

Published on September 28, 2017

When you’re looking to purchase a 3D scanner, one of the options you should consider is to see if you want to automate the 3D scanning process. This way, much of the work doesn’t need to be done manually. This article explains the different ways to automate 3D scanning and the applications most suitable for each method.

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How to Scan Dark, Shiny, or Clear Surfaces with a 3D Scanner [With Video Demo]

Published on July 27, 2017

While 3D scanners can scan most objects without a hitch, there are some surfaces that are more challenging to scan. These type of surfaces include dark, shiny, and transparent surfaces. This article provides tips on how to make it easier to scan these difficult parts.

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Case Study: Reverse Engineering Car Parts from Scan-to-CAD

Published on June 28, 2017

Learn how Weistec Engineering implemented a cost-effective Scan-to-CAD process for reverse engineering that saves valuable time.

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What’s New in SpaceClaim 2017?

Published on June 23, 2017

The new SpaceClaim 2017 released earlier this year is full of new features and enhancements to make CAD modeling even more intuitive for creating and editing 3D models quickly. The new version will speed up your workflow and create better models for design, reverse engineering, manufacturing, additive manufacturing (or 3D printing), and simulation. Let’s take a look at some of these new features.

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How Structured-Light 3D Scanners Work (With Video Demonstrations)

Published on May 30, 2017

3D scanners might look like complex technology. But if you think about it, they’re pretty much devices that create digital replicas of physical objects with three-dimensional qualities, or the addition of depth information. It’s similar to using cameras to take photos of the real world into 2D images. In this article, we’ll explore the mechanics of how a structured-light 3D scanner works, including video demonstrations to show you how it all works.

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Practical Industry Applications to 3D Printing Beyond the Hype

Published on May 4, 2017

Are there real benefits to adopting 3D printing? Much of the spotlight is focused on the mass adoption of 3D printing by consumers or the potential of 3D printing. There is a lesser emphasis on discussing the positive impact 3D printing has on organizations that already adopted the technology to help them realize real benefits now. We’ll take a look beyond the hype to examine concrete examples of how 3D printing has made a real impact on different industries.

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What’s New in Artec Studio 12 3D Scanning Software? Most User-Friendly Version Yet

Published on April 26, 2017

Artec continues to redefine what it truly means to be a user-friendly 3D scanner with the new Artec Studio 12 software, the scanning engine behind Artec 3D scanners. How does Artec Studio 12 achieve this goal? Let’s look at some key features in this latest version.

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How to Ensure Your 3D Scanner Becomes a Return on Investment (ROI)?

Published on March 31, 2017

If it’s your first time purchasing a 3D scanner, it can be an overwhelming experience. How do you know which one will actually be able to solve your business problem after purchase? Here are some things you need to take into account to ensure you get the right 3D scanning solution that will produce a return on investment.

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Why is Artec Leo 3D Scanner Revolutionary?

Published on March 24, 2017

Artec Leo just came out this month and there’s a lot of buzz and excitement surrounding its launch. What’s remarkable about the new scanner is that it’s a professional grade 3D scanner that truly encapsulates an intuitive mobile scanning experience while attaining high resolution 3D models with great accuracy.

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