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How to Replicate Objects With 3D Scanning and 3D Printing [with Video]

Published on January 22, 2019

In this tutorial, we are going to demonstrate the 3D scanning to 3D printing process by taking a squirrel skull and making it twice the original size.

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Which 3D Scanner is Best for Scanning Small Objects?

Published on December 18, 2018

The best way to judge the data quality of a 3D scanner is to take a single scan and evaluate the raw scan quality, one that hasn’t undergone any post-processing. For this demonstration, a strawberry was scanned in order to show the differences in quality of various structured-light 3D scanners. Let’s see which 3D scanner is best for scanning small objects.

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[NEW GUIDE] Making a Case to Your Boss: Why Invest in a 3D Scanner?

Published on November 8, 2018

How do you convince upper management that a 3D scanner purchase will turn out to be a great investment for your company? Good news! We’re here to help. 🙂

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Comparing Standard versus High-End Scan to CAD Reverse Engineering Package

Published on October 30, 2018

This test demonstrates the Scan to CAD process by reverse engineering an industrial part quickly within a 0.01” tolerance using two different packages.

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Looking for a professional 3D scanner that’s affordable? Meet Metron E

Published on September 12, 2018

Metron E is an affordable 3D scanner that’s the perfect solution for those who still need high quality results found in a professional system without the expensive price tag. What makes this system special is that it’s easy, efficient, and economical. It’s powered by FlexScan3D scanning software that streamlines the 3D scanning experience.

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Evaluating the Accuracy of a 3D Printed Part Against the CAD Model

Published on August 20, 2018

How do you gauge the performance of a 3D printer? We’ll show you by performing an accuracy test using a 3D scanner. See how to tweak printer settings to improve accuracy.

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Understanding 3D Scanners: Field of View Explained and How It Impacts Scan Quality

Published on July 26, 2018

We answer common questions on field of view, how it affects scan quality, and the difference between a fixed versus flexible field of view 3D scanner.

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What’s New in Rhino 6 for Windows? [With Highlighted Videos, Tutorials, and Resources]

Published on May 11, 2018

The wait is finally over! Rhino 6 for Windows is the next iteration of the 3D modeler packed with new features and improvements to enhance your modeling experience. Rhino 6 makes you more productive while helping you present your best work. Let’s look at the highlights of the new features that Rhino 6 for Windows have to offer.

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Integrating 3D Scanning to the Art of Bronze Sculpting

Published on March 21, 2018

Jamie Lester, founder of Vandalia Bronze, is masterful in bringing bronze monuments to life. For the longest time, he wanted to focus on the digital aspect of sculpting by using ZBrush as part of my creative process. It wasn’t until he was exposed to 3D scanning that it motivated and inspired him to pursue it even further. Learn how the sculptor uses Artec 3D scanners to enhance his craft.

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What Are The 3D Scanning Trends for 2018?

Published on February 15, 2018

Here’s a quick look at some of the trends we’re looking to see for professional grade 3D scanning for 2018.

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