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What is a Point Cloud?

By |2019-06-03T16:27:20-05:00June 3rd, 2019|3D Scanning|

What is a Point Cloud? A point cloud is a 3D model that consists of a large number of points in three-dimensional space. Point clouds use the Cartesian coordinate system (X, Y, Z) to define the position of each point. These points represent a point on the surface of an object, defining the shape [...]

Photogrammetry vs. 3D Scanning

By |2019-04-09T16:24:41-05:00April 9th, 2019|3D Scanning|

Photogrammetry vs. 3D Scanning Digital 3D models are used for many different purposes in a variety of industries, and there are multiple methods of making them from a real object. The two primary methods for digital 3D modeling are 3D scanning and photogrammetry. In this article, we’ll discuss the process, advantages, and disadvantages of [...]

What is a CMM Machine?

By |2019-02-04T14:20:25-05:00February 4th, 2019|3D Scanning|

What is a CMM Machine? A Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) is a common find in the metrology lab of many manufacturing facilities. They serve as a method to perform dimensional analysis and are important to ensure a part’s quality. In this article, we’ll discuss what a CMM is, the benefits and drawbacks of using [...]

What is First Article Inspection?

By |2019-01-28T17:23:25-05:00January 28th, 2019|3D Scanning|

What is First Article Inspection? First Article Inspection (FAI) is a formal, documented inspection used to verify that a manufactured part meets the required quality specifications. These inspections are required procedures in the medical, automotive, and aerospace industries, and can be beneficial for any production parts with critical dimensions and tolerances.  In this article, [...]

White Light vs. Blue Light 3D Scanning

By |2019-01-22T14:18:59-05:00January 22nd, 2019|3D Scanning|

White Light vs. Blue Light 3D Scanning Structured light 3D scanning is a non-contact, optical scanning technology that utilizes light patterns to take measurements of a part and produce a 3D scan. The resulting scans can be used for quality assurance, quality control, and reverse engineering. White light and blue light are the two [...]

3D Scanning Parts for CNC Machining Part Inspection

By |2019-02-14T16:36:08-05:00January 11th, 2019|3D Scanning|

3D Scanning Parts for CNC Machining Part Inspection Assessing the quality of your parts can be difficult if you aren’t using the best technology for the job. In this article, we’ll discuss the different methods of metrology used for part inspection and how 3D scanning parts for CNC machining can be beneficial for quality [...]

3D Scan to CAD

By |2018-12-17T12:50:32-05:00December 17th, 2018|3D Scanning|

3D Scan to CAD If you have a part that you need CAD for, you might have heard that 3D scanning is a good way to get it. Below, we’ve broken down everything that you need to know about getting CAD from a 3D scan and important factors to consider when looking to reverse [...]

How Much Does 3D Scanning Cost?

By |2019-04-01T13:46:54-05:00November 9th, 2018|3D Scanning|

How Much Does 3D Scanning Cost? 3D scanning a part can cost anywhere from $100 to $1,000 or more. Our rates are between $100 and $200 per hour, depending on the 3D scanning technology being used. The cost is ultimately dependent on the size and complexity of the part being 3D scanned. This does [...]

3D Scanning Applications

By |2018-09-10T19:19:10-05:00November 30th, 2017|3D Scanning|

3D Scanning is a versatile technology with applications across a diverse array of industries. Whether it’s engineering, manufacturing, architecture or even arts and entertainment, 3D scanning can save you time and money. Below are just a few of the most common applications for 3D scanning technology. New Product Development 3D scanning can be a boon [...]

3D Scanning Technology Comparison

By |2018-09-10T19:17:01-05:00October 3rd, 2017|3D Scanning|

3D Scanning Technology Comparison There are a variety of 3D scanning technologies available. What distinguishes each technology is the means by which they measure the distance to points in their field of view. Each technology has its own strengths and weaknesses and is best suited to particular applications. Laser 3D Scanning Laser 3D scanners are [...]

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