Category Archives: Metrology

3D Scanning a Roller Coaster

Roller coaster installation and maintenance is serious business. Borrowing from The Perfectionists tolerances are tight especially when you take into account the speed of travel and the forces involved. For the past 35 years, Dr. Masoud Sanayei, a Professor of … Continue reading

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The History of Precision

If you are in the measurement business, as most of us are, then you are going to want to carve out some time to read The Perfectionists – How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World, by Simon Winchester. It will … Continue reading

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Rapid Conference 2015 Call for Speakers

Looking to branch out, to venture into a new world where laser scanning, 3D printing and additive manufacturing all come together? Continue reading

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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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