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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Every day, we have great conversations with people who are looking to find the right 3D scanner to help solve work-related challenges. There are times when they have already decided on whether to get a stationary or handheld 3D scanner before realizing one might be better suited for their applications after talking with us. How do you know if a stationary or a handheld 3D scanner is most suited for your needs?
Our team will be a part of the 3D Scanning Workshop at the Additive Manufacturing User Group (AMUG) Conference and Expo to demonstrate how 3D scanning technology plays a crucial role in the additive manufacturing process.
There are two types of 3D measurement equipment commonly used for reverse engineering to capture 3D measurements of a reference part due to their affordability, portability, and versatility: contact 3D scanners and non-contact 3D scanners. In this article, we will discuss the differences in the reverse engineering workflow for these types of measurement tools, their advantages, and drawbacks.