Category Archives: Metrology

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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Rapidform Success USA 2012

Their powerful point cloud engines and surface modeling capability are just as mature as any products on the market. Continue reading

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Using Laser Scanning To Reengineer Jay Leno’s Classic Cars

Jay explains how his team uses Rapidform XOR with their 3D scanners to reverse engineer car parts Continue reading

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Rapidform Announces 2012 Conference

Rapidform, one of the leading firms in the reverse engineering and inspection world has announced their Success Conference 2012. Continue reading

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The Meaning of +/- 1/4″

Is there any survey control/ laser scanner combination on the market today that can meet that requirement, at a reasonable cost, or any cost for that matter. Continue reading

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