3D Scanning for Custom Footwear Part 1

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  On-Demand Personalization is on the Rise In today’s modern age, the new size is custom. With giant strides in technology like 3D printing and 3D scanning, what used to be cost-prohibitive customization is now possible. With the movement of e-commerce by consumers, it also brought about the ability to do away with off-the-shelf, one-size fits all purchasing. Consumers are looking not only at aesthetics and beauty in products but also quality, comfort and unique fit. This movement can be […]

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Scan to CAD Comparison in VXModel to Double Check Reverse Engineered Models

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So you’ve spent some effort to go through the 3D scanning and reverse engineering process in VXModel to get yourself to a fully parametric CAD model. How can you check to make sure your model is accurate to the scan, or the design intent assumptions you made did not throw geometry too far out of spec? Here we will be looking at a quick and easy way to get an answer at a glance. Lets first take a look at […]

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Creaform portable 3D scanner tracking, Go!SCAN

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Creaform has three main portable 3D scanners for collecting surface data information. There is the Go!SCAN, the HandySCAN, and the MetraSCAN. All three of these have different ways in which they figure out where they are in 3D space relative to the geometry being scanned. Lets take a look a the different methods each scanner uses to help identify which scanner could work better for your application. Keep in mind that this is just one aspect to choosing which scanner […]

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Getting Sharper Edges from Creaform Scans using VXmodel

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Sometimes when reverse engineering, a fully functional CAD model designed with a full feature is not needed. With the Creaform VXmodel software, a “dumb” solid body can be made from a watertight mesh using the “Auto surface” command. However, sharp corners become rounded due to resolution. By increasing the resolution this can be fixed to a certain extent, but it will never become that sharp edge of the scanned model. Also, flat faces will be mostly flat, but not perfect. […]

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Automating Inspection Reports with CREAFORM and PolyWorks

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    Batch inspections in metrology When we have to measure large batches of parts with precision and speed, it’s imperative to find every advantage to improve our repeatability and minimize cycle time. Traditional CMM (coordinated measuring machine) measuring systems and the associated software are usually too slow to meet the very short cycles required for batch inspection. Moreover, they create a bottle neck in the operation workflow with every part flowing through one QC operator. When this happens, a […]

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What’s New in VXElements 6.2 SP1

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Creaform is constantly working to improve upon their products for greater speed, accuracy, and ease of use. Part of that never ending goal is software improvements within Creaform’s VXElements software packages. A service pack update for VXElements 6.2 has just been released, correcting a few bugs found since 6.2’s release earlier this year in May. See below for a list of those specific fixes. BUG FIXES VXElements: Fixed a bug where probing a single point would trigger a Multishot acquisition […]

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3D Scanning, Reverse Engineering in SOLIDWORKS, and 3D Printing a Buckle Clip

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Meet Rob, Rob has a leg brace, but one of the buckles broke. Poor Rob. Lets make a new clip for Rob! How are we going to go about reverse engineering this fairly complex clip design? We could use the old caliper method, but it might be hard to get some of the angles right and it would take a while. Lets see what else we have on hand around the office. We can get accurate measurements from one of […]

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3D Scanning – Mesh Alignment and Merge for Parts that Require Multiple Scans

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When 3D scanning, sometimes it is necessary to use multiple scans to capture the entirety of an object. When still in Creaform’s VXscan, scans can be merged so that the complete object is in the single scan. However, if the meshes are brought into Creaform’s VXelements from another source, the meshes cannot be merged in the normal way. In this case they can still be merged, but some steps have to be taken first. Both scans will need to be aligned exactly […]

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What’s New in Creaform’s VXmodel 6.2 – Assemblies

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Scan Assemblies CREAFORM just released VXelements 6.2 which includes new features and enhancements. One of the top features in VXmodel is the ability to create assemblies with scanned parts. This enhancement has been a long time coming and now allows the user to scan individual components and align them the way they would fit together, almost like a mate feature in SOLIDWORKS. Prior to this build, users could only assemble scans using manual maneuvers or some crafty superposition with the […]

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Getting Started on Creaform’s Customer Center

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Now that you’ve got your new Creaform 3D Scanner, it’s time to get on the Creaform customer center and get access to tons of great information and resources that will help you get the most out of your new Creaform product. Start off by heading to www.creaform.com and clicking on the “customer center” link located at the top right of the homepage. From the customer center login page, click on the access request link. You will be asked to fill […]

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