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
As-built documentation serves a variety of purposes throughout the design and construction process, but it’s particularly useful when it comes to renovating public spaces in buildings or upgrading manufacturing plants and mechanical spaces. Perhaps your company has just purchased a facility and didn’t receive documentation on the building. Or maybe you did receive documentation—and it’s 20 years out of date. Before you can reliably design and execute a renovation or upgrade, you’ll need to know what’s already there. As-built documentation
Efficiency is the name of the game when it comes to the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. How can your team capture highly accurate data that can be manipulated to fill a variety of needs and utilized across these three disciplines—all on a tight timeline? The answer lies in Building Information Modeling (BIM), a process used for facilities management, design, maintenance, and planning for maintenance costs over time. BIM allows for a more efficient transfer of knowledge and coordination
While they provide an immense amount of useful data and insights, 3D scanners are an investment. Perhaps you’re hoping to try out a 3D scanning technology before putting funds toward your own unit, or you’re interested in the expertise that a professional technician can provide. A 3D scanning service bureau can provide access to this useful technology for either a one-off project or ongoing services—generating high-resolution 3D scans that can be used for everything from reverse engineering to inspection and
Capturing both the internal and external geometries of small or complex parts is no easy task, but it can provide significant advantages for designers, engineers, and manufacturers across a variety of industries. Luckily, metrology-grade computed tomography (CT) offers a reliable, nondestructive method for capturing high-resolution 3D data of complex and free-form parts—without the need for line-of-sight visual access. CT Scanning results include millions of data points that can be measured and analyzed to provide a number of key learnings. With
The practice of heritage preservation has been around for thousands of years, but the discipline has become more advanced in the past several decades. As technology and society’s understanding of what constitutes identity, culture, and heritage progresses, we’re seeing increased efforts to conserve, protect, and restore historic properties, landmarks, artwork, artifacts, and more. Many cities and states in the U.S. currently boast a heritage preservation commission dedicated to protecting key pieces of local and national history. In the last three
Portable 3D scanners have made the process of 3D scanning more accessible than ever before. Instead of having to deal with bulky stationary units, 3D scanning technicians and operators can complete a scan wherever their subject lies, whether that be in the field or the lab. Industries from aerospace to law enforcement are constantly discovering new uses for this type of equipment, and we couldn’t be happier to assist this technology in taking off. Because the applications of this equipment
If you’ve seen a 3D scanner in action, you know that scans can be accomplished quickly and used to create detailed digital models of just about any object. But moving a scanner around a subject is a deceptively simple act—there’s a lot more going on beneath the surface. Whether you’re thinking of purchasing an Artec 3D scanner or you’re interested in terrestrial scanning services for a large project, we’re here to provide a more in-depth look at exactly what happens
In the last 30 years, Laser Design has participated in, facilitated, and supplied equipment to a number of 3D scanning projects. Our experiences in the field and in the laboratory have shown us the sheer breadth of this technology and the range of objectives it can accomplish. Would you believe that our scanners have passed over everything from a live lobster to the President of the United States? With the right scanner and 3D scanning software, even novices can create
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
Over the past 10 years, 3D scanning has garnered tremendous mainstream attention. What was once a niche, specialized industry is now something that most everyone with access to the internet can see and read about—and, with the help of 3D scanners and printers, experience for themselves. The barriers to entry for the 3D world have never been lower. With every passing year, more and more businesses and organizations will rely on and leverage 3D scanning technologies to generate assets for
For all the glory that the Artec 3D portable scanners receive, we can’t forget that Artec Studio 3D scanning software is the “secret sauce” that makes the whole process work so well. Built to take your 3D scanning projects from scan to polygon-model-export, Artec Studio contains a simple and intuitive core workflow, as well as myriad branches of processing tools and elements that help you handle all of your unique and interesting scanning projects. Mastery of these tools takes an
Whether you need a solution for new product design, 3D printing, or visualization and simulation, 3D scanning can deliver high-quality results. Portable 3D scanners—whether handheld or stationary—offer a higher degree of control and more maneuverability than their bulky counterparts, making them a popular choice across a range of industries. But with a variety of providers and a plethora of devices on the market, how do you choose the right portable 3D scanner for your needs? At Laser Design, a brand
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.
We’ve all faced it: You’ve heard about a high tech, well-known product on the market that could dramatically improve your workflow.
But it’s a complex device – like a 3D scanner. What are the key aspects that you should be considering? How do you make the right decision?
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