In this blog, we are going to demonstrate how to process 3D scan data using Artec Studio and Geomagic Control X. We are going to scan a control arm that has been cast. It has a machined stud on one end, a pressed-on stud on the other, and a tapped hole that we inserted a bolt into to more precisely capture the void in the threaded hole. We are using the Artec Space Spider for this application because this scanner is perfect for capturing intricate details in high resolution with exceptional accuracy. After scanning the control arm, we will be post-processing and aligning the data using Artec Studio, and creating an inspection report using Geomagic Control X.
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In this video we are going to be scanning a McDonald’s egg McMuffin from start to finish using the Artec Space Spider. The Space Spider is a high-resolution 3D scanner based on blue light technology. It is perfect for this application because we want to capture the McMuffin in full detail. For this scan, we will use the scanning turntable to easily allow us to capture 360 degrees around the object minimizing the number of setups we have to do.
Hole-filling is good practice when creating a good-looking mesh. It's essential for 3D printing because, without a "watertight" mesh, the printing software won't know what to print. For reverse engineering, some holes are ok if you have sufficient data to extract the geometry you need. For quality control or inspection scanning, hole filling is usually not appropriate. You don't want to inspect something that doesn't accurately represent the part. In this video, I will walk through the different hole-filling options we have in Artec Studio.
March 8, 2022
3D scanning is one of the most efficient and easiest ways to capture 3D data. 3D scanners offer accurate data and high-resolution results. In some cases, you may need to use multiple scanners to capture large areas and fine detail.
3D printing works by taking digital files and bringing them to life as objects in the real world. 3D scanning does just the opposite – it takes an existing object and captures it digitally. This blog discusses how adding high-resolution 3D scanning to your workflows can help your business make better decisions, save money and reduce your time to market.