Category Archives: Metrology

High Accuracy NIST LADAR

They believe the technology may be useful in diverse fields, including precision machining and assembly, as well as in forensics. Continue reading

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3D Laser Scan into Geomagic with a Faro Arm

Notice that the software automatically builds surfaces immediately doing away with the point cloud. If only it were that simple outside the lab. Continue reading

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3D Laser Scanner in a Box

An interesting, low cost dual laser scanner implementation from Combinatorial Design. Continue reading

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CMSC 2013

Michael Raphael from Direct Dimensions reports that the CMSC conference is next week, July 22 – 26 in San Diego. Continue reading

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Nikon’s CMM Horizontal Laser Scanner Arm

the automotive industry is probably the most advanced of any when it comes to the use of laser scanning. Continue reading

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3D Systems Buys Rapidform

3D Systems, a company that I had not been following purchased Rapidform, one of the top 3 short range scanning software players. Continue reading

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Land Speed Record Test Run Supported by Geomagic

The team is preparing to move the operation to the Alford Desert in southeastern Oregon for testing of the vehicle. Continue reading

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Large Volume UK Metrology Conference

The event will take place in the UK November 28 and 29, 2012. Continue reading

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Scene vs. Object Based 3D Laser Scanning

As he pointed out to me last week, the best way to think about the 2 worlds of laser scanning is not in terms of scale, but rather in terms of objects and scenes. Continue reading

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Rapid Technologies and Smart Manufacturing

Technologies include 3d imaging, modeling, 3d printing (additive manufacturing), laser cutting and CNC milling (subtractive manufacturing). Continue reading

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