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    Step-by-Step Creating Custom Auto Parts

    January 11, 2022

    When Javelin’s Rob Greer needed to add a few little luxuries to his recently acquired 1969 Chevrolet Suburban pickup truck, he knew exactly how to go about it: 3D printing a custom automotive part.

    3D Scanning, Education

    3D Scanning for Universities

    December 20, 2021

    Now that 3D scanners are much more common and accessible to different technical and non-technical fields and practices, it is a fantastic time for universities to get their hands on a scanner for research and education. More engineers in the field are using 3D scanners to create micron-accurate meshes of real objects as a baseline for new CAD designs, and more engineers are expected to have some experience with a scanner. There are other professionals using 3D scanning to their advantage as well, such as architects and designers. With so many uses and scanner options available, you may need a little help to narrow down your list so that you can find the right fit for your research and educational program needs.

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    TriMech Acquires Adaptive Corporation and Forward Vision

    November 3, 2021

    Strengthens Position as Preferred Strategic Partner to Advanced Engineers and Manufacturers Across North America.

    RICHMOND, Va. — TriMech, a leading provider of engineering design and additive manufacturing solutions, announced today it has acquired Adaptive Corporation and Forward Vision. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. TriMech is a portfolio company of The Halifax Group, a Washington, D.C.-based private equity investor.

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    3D Scanning to Gain an Edge on the Competition

    October 19, 2021

    In the world of competitive sports, winning is often measured in milliseconds. Athletes and sports equipment manufacturers are constantly looking for that competitive edge that will put them in the winner’s circle. Because of this, products are constantly being designed and redesigned to find ways to make them lighter, more form-fitting and ergonomic.

    Companies have long been using CAD software to create such designs and utilizing additive manufacturing tools to enhance product development. But one tool, in particular, is fast becoming a go-to instrument for companies looking to cut the product development cycle and to give athletes the edge they are looking for…3D scanning.

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    Top 10 New Features in Artec Studio 16

    September 27, 2021

    As much as we love our 3D Scanners, the real magic of Artec’s technology comes from their software. Every year, Artec introduces performance improvements and new features that blow us away, giving us faster and more powerful tools while capturing more data than ever before. Last year, we got HD Mode, which doubled the resolution for the Eva and Leo. This year, we get Artec Studio 16. Let’s take a look at my top 10 favorite improvements in this platform.

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    High-Precision, No Problem - A Look at Desktop 3D Scanning

    August 17, 2021

    The need for 3D scanning has been growing in recent years across many different industries, especially when it comes to reverse engineering and 3D printing. As a Project Engineer with the TriMech Project Engineering Group, I have the privilege of working with customers who come to us needing a variety of 3D scanning services in a variety of new and unique applications.

    This exposure provides me with the ability to work with several different scanner technologies - from long-range large-object scanners to small high-precision scanners capable of capturing fine detail. In this article, I'm going to look at one of these scanning technologies that our group has found to be a perfect fit for high-precision applications: the Artec Micro.

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    Using 3D Scanning in the Fashion Industry

    June 1, 2021

    There is no doubt that wearing a quality fitted piece of clothing that you love can boost your confidence. In the exponentially growing world of online shopping, size and fit are among the top reasons customers return orders. Today, we find ourselves embracing 3D technology more than ever before, and surprisingly, this technology is poised to be the best defense against ill-fitting clothing. Many internationally renowned brands and designers are implementing 3D scanning as an essential tool to create custom-fitted pieces that will boost not only comfort but confidence when you wear them. 

    3D Printing, 3D Scanning, Education

    How to Clone a Physical Object

    May 21, 2021

    One of the most exciting aspects of 3D printing in full color is the ability to take a 3D scan and a copy of the model in full color! Using the Artec Space Spider 3D scanner and the Stratasys J55 full color PolyJet 3D printer, this task can be accomplished easily in under a day. This efficiency empowers you and your team to make prototypes and replicas of just about anything quicker than ever before, and faster than many people realize. In this blog post, I will be summarizing the work we did to clone a regular household banana, from a 3D scan to a full color 3D print. 

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    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.