3D Scanning

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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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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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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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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Choosing Between a Stationary or Handheld 3D Scanner

Published on February 28, 2017

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?

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Examining the Reverse Engineering Workflow from 3D Scan to CAD

Published on January 31, 2017

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.

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