Project Injection molding is a manufacturing process for producing parts in large volumes. Before moving into mass production, engineers must feel confident in their product because they are investing both time and money in tooling and injection molding for the volume of parts they want. The coupler “elbow” pipe shown below is a connector part for an irrigation water system. It is currently in the earlier stages of design development before the product hits the market. To ensure the highest
Artec Space Spider 3D Scanner and ANSYS® SpaceClaim® direct modeling software optimize fixture design process for high speed CyberOptics SQ3000™ CMM valve body inspection application. Project Slow, costly and inflexible are words that have been heard over and over when discussing the creation of inspection fixtures used to measure parts and assemblies with coordinate measurement machines (CMM’s), vision systems and manual inspection processes. Dedicated fixtures are often required for applications that require precise mounting surfaces and datum features while rigidly
Movement in Body Scanning If you’ve ever attended an Artec demonstration with Laser Design, or read our previous blog on correcting for movement, you’ve probably heard the phrase: “Fix it in post”. In the 3D scanning world, this means small mistakes can be made during scanning, but they will be fixed during post-processing. For example, a heavy-duty Artec carrying case with a hinged handle will contain two rigid subcomponents: the case, and the handle, and when flipping the case upside-down,
Project For a diabetic, there are few things more important than delivery of insulin at proper amounts and frequencies throughout the day. Many diabetics now use insulin pumps to automatically deliver both Basal and Bolus (background and mealtime) doses when needed to achieve the best control of their blood sugar levels. If the pump, or any component of the delivery process fails, the effect could be detrimental. For these reasons, it is imperative that all components in this process are
As the progress of technology marches on, consumers will rightfully wonder more and more whether their purchase of some product today will become obsolete by tomorrow. Although cell phones and PC operating systems have conditioned us to assume the availability of software updates after purchase, very few of us expect massive overhauls, much less anything more than marginal new features. Artec 3D shocked the world by announcing a collection of new features summed up as: Artec HD Mode! Available for
One of our favorite things about 3D scanning is that the data can be used for so many different applications. Measurements available with this technology can be used to perform first article inspection, create a prototype for 3D printing and even create a parametric 3D CAD model. The file available via the download links included was created as a parametric SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD model using Geomagic Design X. Please watch the video included and contact us to learn more about
MSRP Change Starts October 1, 2020 Artec has recently announced a 15% MSRP (manufacturer’s suggested retail price) increase for the Artec Leo. The price increase provides an opportunity for Artec to better expand its product portfolio in the future. Although the Leo price change will have an effect on bundles (Leo + Space Spider, Leo + Eva, etc.) no other products will see their prices change. Lease options for the Artec Leo are also available. The last day you can
Take Still Images to Interactive 3D If you have seen some of our previous blogs including Using Artec 3D Scanners for Heritage Preservation, 4 Possible Uses for Portable 3D Scanners and 3D Scanning a Glider, you probably noticed they have an interactive 3D model example. This interactive platform for providing a 3D viewer and portfolio, among a number of other tools and features, is from Sketchfab. With a subscriber base that continues to grow, Sketchfab is an outlet to explore,
3D printers use specific digital files to create three-dimensional physical parts and other objects. They are particularly useful for fabricating parts with complex or irregular geometry that might otherwise be difficult to construct, along with creating working samples of unique prototypes for testing, development, and manufacturing. Clearly, the applications for this technology are numerous—but before you can begin making use of 3D-printed parts and objects, you’ll need a digital version in a usable file format. While there are a variety
Laser Design recently worked with a commercial glider operation, Cross Country Soaring, to perform a complete 3D scan of one of their Grob 103 Twin II gliders. Cross Country Soaring is based out of Minneapolis, and the 3D scanning was performed at a hangar at a nearby airport. How Do You 3D Scan a Glider? To complete the project, our 3D scanning experts used a combination of the Artec Ray long range 3D scanner and the Artec Leo handheld 3D
Gilt Edge Soccer Marketing utilizes 3D body scanning for the U.S. Women’s National Team customized Foosball Table. Project Gilt Edge Soccer Marketing was tasked with creating custom foosball tables featuring every player on the U.S. Women’s National Soccer team wearing the new team uniforms for this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup. Lacking an existing database of accurate geometry and full 3D color assets for the players, Gilt Edge needed a high quality and portable 3D body scanning solution during the
Climate Change, Manufacturing Tolerances or Design Changes What caused so many more home runs in Professional Baseball this year? Laser Design will not be able to help you learn how Climate Change affected the home run statistics this year, but utilizing 3D Industrial CT Scanning could help identify changes in baseball design and manufacturing which may have contributed to a record spike in home runs experienced in the 2019 regular season. Using X-Ray Industrial Computed Tomography, a high resolution, metrology-grade,
Application Spotlight: Laser Design’s Terrestrial 3D scanning team recently had two projects with a similar goal of projecting images and video onto an irregularly shaped surface. Both projects took place in high-traffic areas where accessibility provided issues, and the need for accurate models were key to make sure images and video would appear as intended. The areas were 3D scanned and the scan data was used to create a mesh surface that our clients were able to implement for their
Summary Two archaeologists hosting the TV show America’s Lost Vikings decided to use color 3D scanning to try and determine the true age of this controversial artifact. The Goal To precisely scan in under one hour a large runestone, and then process the scans into an extremely detailed 3D model which they would then use for depth measurement and comparison of the engraved runes. Tools Used Artec Eva & Space Spider For more than a century now, historians and scientists
3D Scanner Excels at Long Ranges for Half Cost As published in New Equipment Digest | By John Hitch View original article here Artec 3D has made a name for itself as the premier manufacturer for high performance, affordably priced handheld 3D scanners. They may not always be the most powerful, but Artec’s understanding of what users want and need—a balance of simplicity and professional quality— puts the Luxembourg-based company in the same lofty stratosphere as Apple. And come to
Client: The Basilica of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception in Norfolk, VA is faced with an aging building in need of a plan to preserve its historical significance. Architect and church member, William Bissell, began to work with the church to produce a Historic Structure Report (HSR). The purpose of an HSR is to provide documentary, graphic, and physical information about a property’s history and existing condition. The HSR outlines a scope of recommended work or repair and serves
Client: A local mechanical design contractor was faced with engineering a complete MEP overhaul at MSP International Airport. Existing documentation of the site was outdated, incomplete, inaccurate, and difficult to obtain. 3D laser scanning was utilized to help facilitate the process to complete the building information of what was already existing. Project: The Laser Design team utilized a number of different scanners (Leica P30 and FARO Focus 120), to laser scan all MEP equipment to capture 3D data (Point Cloud)
Medical Device 3D CT Scanning with DeskTom CT Scanner The DeskTom 3D CT Scanner is the industry best for Price Performance with both High Accuracy (5μm) and High Resolution (4μm), as well as a small footprint for any office or lab utilization. This metrology grade CT scanner measures precisely and is ideal for First Article Inspection, Defect Analysis, and Material Science applications. Medical Fluid Handling Devices Medical Fluid Handling Devices often suffer from liquid leaks that can be catastrophic and
Laser Design’s Service Bureau adds large volume CT scanning solutions with the addition of the RX Solutions EasyTom Industrial CT Scanner. Laser Design, Inc., a CyberOptics (NASDAQ: CYBE) company, and premier provider of ultra-precise 3D scanning systems and 3D measurement services has added the EasyTom CT scanner to its growing line of scanning technologies for large volume inspection Expanding CT scanning capabilities for larger assemblies can help ensure the complete 3D capture of complex internal geometries without needing visual access.
K9 Helm, maker of cranial protection for canines in rescue operations, needed CAD models to 3D print working samples for testing and development and ultimately manufacturing. They reached out to Laser Design for 3D scanning services to reverse engineer their prototype models into high-quality, highly accurate CAD models.
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A bustling Midwestern hospital needed to make design changes to their 2-story boiler room. Having a visual representation in 3D would allow the hospital to make the necessary design changes to accommodate the new boiler. There were 2 floors to the boiler room as well as a pump area at the hospital needing to be scanned.
Pacific Eagle came to the Laser Design team to 3D laser scan 4 rental unit buildings and create a 3D Revit model so they could make their design changes virtually before starting construction on the new project to create condo units.