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.
Building anything from scratch can be difficult, especially when you don’t know how to approach it or where to start. Reverse engineering makes the design process much easier by using existing knowledge and building off of it. It eliminates the need to design from a blank slate. In part 1 of our reverse engineering series, we cover the basics of reverse engineering from scan data to CAD.
As a biological anthropologist, Claire Terhune’s lab in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Arkansas is dedicated to understanding how modern humans evolved from other primates, and how early humans migrated out of Africa and dispersed into Asia and Europe. Discover how she uses 3D scanning technologies to advance anthropological research by discovering more about our shared evolutionary path.
Be our guest and receive a free expo pass on us to FABTECH 2016 in Las Vegas on November 16-18, 2016. The pass gives you access to 1,300+ exhibits, hands-on product demos, networking, keynotes, and special events.
There are two main options to consider if you need a 3D scanner for your upcoming project and you don’t have access to the equipment at your disposal. You can invest in getting 3D scanning capabilities in-house by buying a 3D scanner, or you can outsource your 3D scanning work by hiring a contractor or a company that will provide 3D scanning services for you. How do you know which option is right for you?
3D printing is an interactive technology that gets students engaged about learning. 3D printers give teachers new ways to teach various school subjects by giving students the hands-on experience. While it’s easy to get excited about implementing 3D printers into the classrooms, it doesn’t come without hurdles. Let’s examine how to overcome these challenges.