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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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Practical Industry Applications to 3D Printing Beyond the Hype

Published on May 4, 2017

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.

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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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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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Getting Started on Reverse Engineering from Scan to CAD

Published on November 30, 2016

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.

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

Published on September 23, 2016

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?

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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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