Tips and Resources

How Do I Determine Which 3D Scanner Is Right For Me?

Published on September 28, 2022

Are you on the search for a 3D scanner for work and don’t know where to start? We have a list of questions to help you figure it out.

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Ultimate Resource Roundup: Everything You Need To Know About Scan to CAD

Published on June 13, 2022

Recently, we created new resources on the topic of reverse engineering. We thought now would be a good time to do a quick roundup of the most recent and most popular Scan to CAD resources available for anyone who is interested in this topic.

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How to Scan Dark, Shiny, or Clear Surfaces with a 3D Scanner [With Video Demo]

Published on March 19, 2021

While 3D scanners scan most objects without a hitch, there are surfaces that are more challenging to scan. Here are some tips on how to scan difficult parts.

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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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Common Questions on Portable CMMs

Published on November 7, 2017

We’ll answer basic questions related to portable CMMs, including how they work and what applications are most suitable for using this measurement device.

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Automating the 3D Scanning Process and Why You Need It

Published on September 28, 2017

Explaining the different ways to automate the 3D scanning process, versus doing it manually, and the applications most suitable for each method.

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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. Here we’ll explore the mechanics of how a structured-light 3D scanner works.

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Practical Industry Applications to 3D Printing Beyond the Hype

Published on May 4, 2017

Are there real benefits to adopting 3D printing? Let’s examine concrete examples of how 3D printing has made a real impact on different industries.

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How to Ensure Your 3D Scanner Becomes a Return on Investment (ROI)?

Published on March 31, 2017

How do you know which 3D scanner will actually be able to solve your business problem after purchase? Here are some things to consider to ensure you will get a good return on investment.

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Choosing Between a Stationary or Handheld 3D Scanner

Published on February 28, 2017

How do you know if a stationary or a handheld 3D scanner is most suited for your needs? Before you decide, let’s take a look at the two options and the factors that will influence your decision.

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Getting Started on Reverse Engineering from Scan to CAD

Published on November 30, 2016

Reverse engineering makes the design process much easier by using existing knowledge and building off of it. We’ll cover the basics of reverse engineering from scan data to CAD.

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Buy a 3D Scanner or Hire 3D Scanning Services?

Published on September 23, 2016

How do you know which option is right for you? Finding the answer really boils down to your requirements. Let’s look at a few factors to guide you in this decision making process.

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Overcoming Challenges to Bringing 3D Printing into the Classroom

Published on August 31, 2016

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.

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Tips on Getting Quality Scan Data From Your 3D Scanner

Published on July 14, 2016

It’s important to understand that no amount of post-processing work can ever save you from poorly scanned data. So, what can we do to ensure we get quality scans prior to post-processing?

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