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    3D Printing, 3D Scanning, Education

    Using 3D Scanning in the Manufacturing Industry

    April 6, 2021

    3D Scanning has been around for quite some time now and has evolved to have a place in a multitude of applications, especially for manufacturing. Whether the need is to reverse engineer a long out-of-production part, or to perform quality inspections on parts and equipment, 3D scanning is up to the task. Let us look at a few of instances where Artec 3D solutions are making it possible to get much needed data that would be hard to get any other way.

    3D Scanning, Automotive

    Using 3D Scanning in the Automotive Industry

    March 2, 2021

    3D scanning has become a large component of business with tremendous benefits for a multitude of sectors, but its roots lie in manufacturing. Efficiently creating accurate new designs to meet demands carries its own set of hurdles, but there are often other projects that also require precise solutions. Some of the demands that modern automotive manufacturing companies may face include redesigning a part to fit in a particular location, or documenting legacy parts for continued production support. Let’s look at how Artec uses their 3D scanners to provide solutions for these challenges.

    3D Scanning, Aerospace Industry

    Using 3D Scanning in Space Travel

    February 10, 2021

    NASA has renewed determination to send humans further into space than we could have dreamed. They have developed advanced programs like the Orion capsule and the Space Launch System, but whatever the program the one key step in preparing astronauts for the journey is successful training. 

    NASA needed a way to scale down the cost and timing of traditional training while still maintaining its strict quality standards, especially when it involves the exploration of Mars. Mars is a long way away and missions are expected to last months, possibly years. NASA engineers recognized the advantages of immersive environment technology and began using it to create realistic training experiences while running a diverse range of simulations.

    3D Scanning, Medical

    Using 3D Scanning for Children's Healthcare

    November 10, 2020

    3D scanning is becoming more and more vital in the world today. The ability to create an exact one-to-one replica of the object being scanned has uses well beyond the commonly thought of engineering departments. Healthcare has been utilizing scanners to great effect! In this article, we show examples of how healthcare professionals are utilizing this technology including creating custom 3D printed helmets for children with brain-related neurological conditions and even reconstructing body parts for patients with physical deformities.

    3D Scanning

    Using 3D Scanning for Heritage Preservation

    October 16, 2020

    3D scanning and 3D printing are impacting the world of historical preservation. Whether it is scanning a city center or documenting the details of an extinct civilization, 3D scanning is making the ancient world accessible in ways we never before imagined. This is relevant now more than ever to researchers, as the artifacts they typically must examine are quite old, and in many cases extremely fragile. Thanks to 3D scanning these objects and many more can be accurately documented with no risk to the original artifact.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD

    SOLIDWORKS 2021: Tips For a Successful Upgrade

    October 2, 2020

    It's that time of the year, sweater weather is finally here! We always look forward to this season, not just for the pumpkin spice and the apple pie, but because it's the update season for SOLIDWORKS to play with! Less than two weeks ago, the enhancements and new features for SOLIDWORKS 2021 were released, and we want to make sure your transition into these changes goes as smooth as possible. Here are the key points to help you have the best experience when upgrading to SOLIDWORKS 2021.

    3D Printing, Education

    Surprising Ways a Performing Arts Department Can Use 3D Printing

    August 28, 2020

    In our most recent article in this series, we went through how 3D printing is influencing and bringing changes to engineering departments across different schools. Other departments like fine arts also have the need to create prototypes, for props and costumes. The show must go on as they say and 3D printing has been instrumental in making sure that happens. In this article, we look at how fine arts departments are including 3D printing in their curriculum and what impact this technology has had when it comes to theatrical productions and theater art classes.

    3D Printing, FDM Technology, Education

    Surprising Ways an Engineering Department Can Use 3D Printing

    July 21, 2020

    As we have seen throughout this series, departments in different areas such as healthcare and fine arts have benefited from 3D printing and have taken advantage of the different 3D printing technologies available. Today, engineering departments are also implementing 3D printing to expand their students' knowledge and prepare them for future jobs in manufacturing. Different universities have implemented rapid prototyping centers or created curricula to offer advanced additive manufacturing degrees or certifications. In today's article, we go over some of these programs.

    3D Printing, 3D Scanning, Education

    Surprising Ways an Archaeology or Anthropology Department can Use 3D Printing

    April 10, 2020

    Throughout previous articles in our series, we’ve discussed how 3D printing is beneficial for different education departments such as architecture, fine arts and chemistry. To continue this series, we want to review how 3D printing, along with 3D scanning, is also bringing benefits to the study of archaeology. These technologies are being used in Archeology or Anthropology departments at many universities and quickly replacing traditional methods of replicating and studying historic artifacts and fossils.

    3D Printing, Education

    Surprising Ways a Chemistry Department can Use 3D Printing

    March 10, 2020

    As we have seen in this blog series, additive manufacturing is becoming commonplace in many disciplines not typically thought of such as architecture and fine arts. Other disciplines, such as science, have benefited from using 3D printing to advance research and understanding by turning difficult concepts into tangible models. In this article of our series, we look at a few examples of this and specifically how 3D printing has been beneficial in Hunter College’s chemistry department.

    3D Printing, 3D Scanning, Education

    Surprising Ways a Fine Arts Department can Use 3D Printing

    February 24, 2020

    Additive manufacturing is alive and well in the manufacturing disciplines, and as I mentioned in the first blog of this series, it’s also impacting the education sectors. In addition to architecture, additive manufacturing is used in other departments such as the Fine Arts. There are many disciplines that fall under the category of “Fine Arts,” but for the topic at hand we are going to discuss how digital scanning and 3D printing are revolutionizing the traditional means of sculpting and even fashion.

    3D Printing, 3D Scanning, Education

    Surprising Ways an Architecture Department can Use 3D Printing

    January 14, 2020

    3D printing is becoming the norm in terms of prototyping for the manufacturing industry. The ability to create functional designs and even manufacture parts in a fraction of the time it would take by using traditional methods is astounding. It isn’t just the manufacturing sector that is reaping these rewards.

    The education sectors are also seeing the benefits. These benefits spread across many different departments, but in this blog article, we look at how architecture departments in different schools are benefiting from 3D printing.