Creaform 3D Scanning: How to Scan the Human Body With the GoScan50

How to Scan the Human Body With the Creaform GoScan50 Creaform has an impressive range of handheld scanners that can record hundreds of thousands of points of data every second with up to 30 micron accuracy, but how would we go about scanning the human body? The high accuracy and tracking targets are great for scanning large objects to perform high accuracy inspections and for reverse engineering, but you don’t really need that kind of accuracy for the human body. […]

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Un-Boxing Your HandyScan 700

  Getting your HandyScan 700 set up and ready to scan is a quick and easy process. This blog will highlight some of the key steps that you don’t want to miss. First step in unboxing your HandyScan 700 is going to be making sure all of the contents are there. Using the slots on the side of the foam, lift the foam and contents up enough to check for looks like a flat wood box. With all the necessary […]

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What is Photogrammetry?

What is Photogrammetry? Photogrammetry No it’s not a new type of selfie, photogrammetry is a 3-D coordinate measuring technique that uses 2-D photographs and a known scale length as the fundamental tools for metrology applications. Simply put, the distance between 2 points on an object can be determined by measuring them in a picture and applying a scaling factor. In practice, a user would place reflective targets across the surface of their critical features and use these locators to create […]

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Creaform VXelements has been updated!

VXelements, the software used with Creaform 3D scanners has been updated to version 6.0!  The update includes a major overhaul of the interface.  Now VXelements has a home page. You can choose which aspect of the software you will be using.  One of my favorite enhancements is part of the VXinspect and VXmodel.  Now you can choose from recent CAD files!  SOLIDWORKS has had this for a long time, and now VXelements has it also! When in VXscan, the workflow […]

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Desktop Metal – Studio 3D Printer

The Studio Printer is getting closer to release and we’ve been getting a lot of questions on how it operates and compares to other metal printers currently on the market. Here’s a little bit of a deeper dive into the Studio Printer.   The Studio will print material using a method called Bound Metal Deposition (BMD). The concept is very similar to Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) in that we are extruding material through a heated tip and drawing out each […]

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Creaform 3D Scanning: HandySCAN 3D Scanner Now Certified by Airbus

HandySCAN 3D Scanner Certified by Airbus     Metrology-grade 3D laser scanner is now recognized in the Airbus Technical Equipment Manual (TEM).   Creaform, the worldwide leader in portable 3D measurement solutions and engineering services, announced today that its flagship metrology-grade portable 3D scanner, the HandySCAN 3D, has been certified by Airbus and will be added to the company’s next Technical Equipment Manual (TEM) release.   This certification comes following the recognition of HandySCAN 3D’s specifications by the French National […]

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Reverse Engineering with Creaform and SOLIDWORKS

Reverse Engineering with Creaform and SOLIDWORKS   The hand held Creaform scanners are a great addition to your Inspection lab to speed up bottle necks and get more info quicker on your parts, but they can also be used for quick and effective reverse engineering. Once we have all of this scanned data acquired, we can use the VXElements software to extract all of the useful information we might need to build up a new part or a variation of […]

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Stratasys 3D Printing: Boom Supersonic & Stratasys Sign Technical Partnership

Partnership to Improve the Speed of Development for Supersonic Aircraft With 3D Printing   Three-year agreement to enable Boom to leverage FDM-based 3D printing for production-grade aircraft parts and advanced composite tooling on their path to transform air travel   Additive manufacturing facilitates rapid development and cost efficient production of specialized tools and flight parts for Boom to engineer inaugural, high-speed aircraft in 2018     MINNEAPOLIS & DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, […]

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Still Time to Register for the St. Louis and Kansas City Product Development Forum Events

Are you in the Kansas City or St. Louis area? If so, don’t miss our Product Development Forum. We are down to the last two dates of the series. Our Product Development Forum is a unique event showcasing the tools you need to help take your product from concept to reality and improve your product development process. This year, to show our appreciation and say thank you to our clients, we have shifted the focus of the agenda to a […]

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CREAFORM 3D Scanning: Tips & Tricks – Scan-to-Print on the New Stratasys F123 Series

Scan-to-Print on the New Stratasys F123 Series   As part of our CREAFORM blog blast, I’ll be talking about how to use a HandyScan 700 in conjunction with a new Stratasys F370 to get a printed replica of an existing part in just a few hours!   A lot of times, designers want to take an existing object or mockup, and bring it into a digital environment where they can make modifications. Often times, we aren’t looking for an in-depth […]

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