Everything You Always Wanted to Know About 3D Scanning – The Future

The Future - Desktop 3D Scanning and Manufacturing Before we finish our series “Everything you always wanted to know about 3D scanning” we wanted to take a moment to talk about what we think is the immediate future in 3D scanning and manufacturing: the technology is going Desktop. In the last few years, companies [...]

By |2017-01-26T19:10:22+00:00January 23rd, 2017|Categories: 3D Scanning|Tags: |0 Comments

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About 3D Scanning – Rapid Prototyping

  From Digital to Physical – Rapid Prototyping and Milling Up to now we’ve been discussing putting physical objects into the realm of the digital, but before we finish this series we need to talk about another common application for our 3D scanning and modeling processes. Chapter Nine focuses on creating physical objects from [...]

By |2017-01-26T17:40:28+00:00January 17th, 2017|Categories: 3D Scanning|Tags: |0 Comments

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About 3D Scanning – 3D Data for Visualization

Using 3D Data for Visualization While we touched on visualization, one of several downstream applications in Chapter Six, the subject is so comprehensive that it deserves a chapter of its own. As our lives become increasingly digital and interactive (via the web, video games, and even television and our cell phones), we have come [...]

By |2017-12-30T09:39:04+00:00January 6th, 2017|Categories: 3D Scanning|Tags: |0 Comments

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About 3D Scanning – Digital Model Formats

Digital Model Formats - The Many Flavors of 3D CAD We’re going to take a little pause here for a mini chapter. We’ve talked about the many things you can do with a CAD model but that can lead to some questions. How can I use an OBJ file and how is it different [...]

By |2017-01-26T17:43:34+00:00December 23rd, 2016|Categories: 3D Scanning|Tags: |0 Comments

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About 3D Scanning – Downstream Applications for 3D Data

Downstream Applications for 3D Data We’ve reached the fun part! What can you do with a 3D model? Practically anything! In a world that is increasingly digital, most industries now utilize 3D files in some fashion. We’re seeing them show up in many different places lately. At this point in the process, you have [...]

By |2017-01-26T17:43:43+00:00December 13th, 2016|Categories: 3D Scanning|Tags: |0 Comments

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About 3D Scanning – Inspection/Analysis

Inspection/Analysis - Comparison to CAD We are almost ready to move on to downstream applications for 3D models, but before we jump into that, we need to talk about one more application for scan data. Chapter Five will cover how this data can be utilized for quality inspection. Important Terminology CMM - Coordinate Measuring [...]

By |2017-11-27T19:26:22+00:00December 7th, 2016|Categories: 3D Scanning|Tags: |0 Comments

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About 3D Scanning – Reverse Engineering

Reverse Engineering Converting Raw Point Clouds into CAD Formats: Step 2 – Files that can be brought into Parametric Modelers You’ve read our overviews, figured out how to collect data, and now that you have this data, what do you do with it? Chapters Three through Five will cover how this data can be [...]

By |2017-11-27T19:26:47+00:00November 28th, 2016|Categories: 3D Scanning|Tags: |0 Comments

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About 3D Scanning – Digital Modeling

Converting Raw Point Clouds into CAD Formats You’ve read your overview, figured out how to collect data, and now that you have this data, what do you do with it? As you learned in Chapter Two, Direct Dimensions breaks data collection into two common methods: Laser Scanning and Digitizing. We also categorize the processing [...]

By |2017-11-27T19:27:35+00:00November 23rd, 2016|Categories: 3D Scanning|Tags: |0 Comments

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About 3D Scanning – Data Collection

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About 3D Scanning - Data Collection Now that you have a basic idea about how 3D scanning and modeling works, let’s really get started. Before you can have a 3D model, you must have 3D data to create that model. Let’s start there… So, what are the ways [...]

By |2017-11-27T19:27:45+00:00November 16th, 2016|Categories: 3D Scanning|Tags: |0 Comments

Everything You Wanted to Know About 3d Scanning – The Basics

Everything You Wanted to Know About 3d Scanning - The Basics Every year, we meet many people who think what we do is interesting, but aren't quite sure how our 3D scanning technologies can help them. We're sure that if you clicked on the link to read this article, you might be one of [...]

By |2017-01-26T17:42:59+00:00November 8th, 2016|Categories: 3D Scanning|Tags: |0 Comments