Choosing the Right 3D Scanner for You

Choosing the Right 3D Scanner for You Welcome back to Justifying 3D Scanning for your Business. This is part 2 of a 2 part series, if you haven’t read part 1 yet you can read it here. In this blog we will discuss different criteria to consider when choosing a 3D scanner. There are many different types of 3D scanners and scanning technology. Everything from tracked 3D scanners, structured light systems to plugin-play portable 3D scanners. Below is an outline […]

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3D SCANNERS IN EDUCATION

As we move toward the future of manufacturing and design, consumers are demanding a more 4.0 Industry trend. This new trend takes old industry models and leaves them in the dust and at the forefront of it all, technology is setting the pace. The impact that technology has had on today’s schools has been quite significant. This widespread adaptation of technology has completely changed how teachers teach and students learn. By embracing and integrating technology in the classroom, we are […]

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Calibrating the HandySCAN 3D

Calibrating the Creaform HandySCAN 3D Changes in the environment may affect the scanner calibration, mostly due to pressure or temperature variations. Optimizing the calibration allows you to get back to the initial measuring characteristics. VXelements includes an application to optimize the scanner calibration, available through Configure | Scanner | Calibration or by clicking on Scanner calibration in the main toolbar. Creaform will recommend doing this each time you use the scanner. An annual factory calibration is also recommended to keep […]

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Creaform 3D Scanning Tips

Creaform 3D Scanning Tips The Creaform handheld 3d scanners are very easy to use and acquire data very quickly. In fact, the scanners are so easy to use with their ability to self-position in relation to the parts being scanned that you can just hold the part in one hand and the scanner in the other to create the entire mesh of the part. With that being said, it does come down to what you are trying to get out […]

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Scanning the Tallest Man in the World

Scanning the Tallest Man in the World The Guinness Book World record for tallest man in the world was a man named Robert Wadlow from Alton Illinois who stood at 8 ft 11.1 in tall.  Since he died in 1940, I obviously did not get to scan him.  But courtesy of the Collections of the St Louis Science Center, St Louis, Missouri; I was able to scan one of his shoes.  For this scan I used the Creaform GoScan 20. […]

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Justifying 3D Scanning for your Business

Justifying 3D Scanning for your Business When investigating new tools for our business, the first thing that we are asked by upper management is “What is the justification for the cost?” If we were to flash-back to when 3D scanners first hit the commercial market I would say that the technology wasn’t quite there yet, and the cost was exorbitant to the company. Fast forward to the present, today we can say that this just isn’t true anymore. Still, many […]

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Highlights of the Creaform Handyscan

Highlights of the Creaform Handyscan By now you’ve probably seen some blogs or videos of ours regarding Creaform scanners.  Maybe you’ve seen live presentations or demos.  Today we are going to talk about the benefits of the Handyscan 3D scanner, looking particularly at the Handyscan 700.  We’ll also go over who potentially can get the most out of this scanner. First thing is that the Handyscan is fast!  By moving the scanner around the object being scanned as if you […]

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Creaform 3D Scanning: The HandyPROBE

Creaform 3D Scanning: The HandyPROBE The HandyPROBE is Creaform’s version of a portable Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) for accurately measuring parts ranging in size from .7ft to 33ft. Unlike most other portable CMMs however, the HandyPROBE uses optics rather then encoded multi jointed arms. This allows us to take very accurate and mobile point measurements with the small light weight and wireless handheld device. Measuring with the HandyPROBE is made easy thanks to Creaform’s C-Track optical tracker. C-Track Optical Tracker […]

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New! Creaform MAXSHOT 3D

NEW Creaform MAXSHOT 3D OPTICAL COORDINATE MEASURING SYSTEM Creaform’s MaxSHOT 3D is a game changer for product development, manufacturing, quality control and inspection teams that need the highest measurement accuracy and repeatability for large scale projects that range in parts from 2-10m. “Imagine achieving accuracy better than 0.015mm!” Thanks to its sophisticated user guidance technology and easy to use software, the MaxSHOT 3D is ideal for users of all levels – even non-metrology experts – so that you can gain peace of mind knowing your measurements are […]

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