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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.