Calibrating your GO!SCAN 3D Scanner

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Due to the inevitable changing of environmental conditions, it is important to be able to optimize data acquisition by running a quick scanning calibration. It is not necessary to do before every scan, but calibration should be done on a regular basis and when the scanner is exposed to an obviously different environment than the last time it was calibrated. The GO!SCAN system is supplied with a calibrated and serialized reference artifact, also known as a calibration plate. This is […]

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Creaform 3D scanning: The GO!SCAN 50

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Creaform 3D scanning: The GO!SCAN 50 The GO!SCAN 50 is Creaform’s most versatile hand-held portable 3D scanner. With hybrid positioning, professional grade measurements, and full color scanning, the GO!SCAN 50 can do it all while still bringing the easiest to use white light 3D scanning experience to users. The scanner itself weighs only 2.2 pounds and is small enough to fit into carry-on luggage. Besides the scanner, all you need is a PC or laptop for the whole scanning process. […]

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Un-Boxing Your HandyScan 700

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  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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Stratasys 3D Printing: Be the First to See the NEW Stratasys F123 Series 3D Printers

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Be the First to See the NEW Stratasys F123 Series 3D Printers Join us for an upcoming workshop and be the first to see the NEW F123  Series 3D Printers. The Stratasys F123 Series combines powerful FDM technology with design-to-print GrabCAD software for the most versatile and intelligent solution available. Produce fast, effective prototypes for concept development, as well as highly accurate and robust parts for design validation and functional performance. Can’t make it to an event? Each of our 3D […]

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St. Louis 3D Printing and 3D Scanning Workshop

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CATI and TechShop St. Louis would like you to be our guest at our 3D Printing and 3D Scanning Seminar in St. Louis on March 9th.  There is no cost to attend and lunch is included. This event features brand new content as well as a live demonstration of 3D Scanning, 3D Printed Tooling for Injection Molding, and 3D Printed Tooling for Thermoforming. Seating is limited, so be sure to register early to reserve your spot. Event Information: When March 9, 2017 9:30am – […]

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Stratasys 3D Printing: Accuracy of Stratasys FDM vs. Hobbiest FDM Machines

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Accuracy of Stratasys FDM vs. Hobbiest FDM Machines   What is the actual difference between Stratasys FDM machines and hobbiest FDM Printers?   There are so many FDM machines out there on the market today that utilize FDM technology and it can be hard to distinguish between them. Parts off one machine can look just as good as parts off a different one. But one of the main things to take into consideration is Reliability and Repeatability. If you are […]

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IMTS Show – Chicago, IL September 12-17, 2016

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Are you heading to IMTS? If so, be sure to check out CATI and MCAD Partners Stratasys and Creaform. Stratasys North Building, B Hall – Additive Manufacturing – Booth N-60 Visit the Stratasys booth to see the Infinite-Build 3D Demonstrator and Robotic Composite 3D Demonstrator up close. These new demonstrators are glimpse into the future to where the next generation of FDM technology has the potential to go. Learn how the next FDM platform will: Improve quality, cost and delivery […]

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Leveraging 3D Technology in the Product Development Lifecycle

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In previous blogs I introduced you to our new product, the Creaform hand-held scanners. I want to share a presentation in which we used our 3D technology to produce a part in production material. On a Wednesday morning we had a customer provide us with the following requirements for their legacy part… Customer didn't have CAD or paper drawings Is it possible to scan for electronic data? Add another outlet Incorporate LED lights 3D print for verification Produce in Delrin/Acetal […]

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