3D scanning is an increasingly popular technology and is mostly used for reverse engineering and quality assurance. Reverse engineering is commonly known as backward engineering because it's the process through which information is extracted from pre-existing objects to reproduce them based on the information gathered.
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October 12, 2018
3D scanning is a powerful tool for designers and engineers. The advantages are clear for many applications when a tool, like the Artec Space Spider, is used to take full color, 3-dimensional scan data of existing objects. Scans like the drill below could be used to reverse engineer the drill’s geometry to create bracketry, packaging material or even can be used to create a new and better version of the same part. Yet many engineers do not consider the power of a 3D scanner as a tool for a Quality Assurance (QA)/Quality Control (QC) application.
Remember the Leo, Artec's latest 3D scanner that launched last February? Well, it is getting ready to ship the beginning of summer! But first, like any highly talked-about product to hit the market, the Leo had to make a special debut at the world's biggest tech show - CES 2018.
October 31, 2017
Things are getting spooky in the TriMech office, as we demonstrate how you can maximize your scan-to-print capabilities on a real pumpkin. Watch the on-demand webinar below for tips on optimizing your reverse engineering workflow and integrating scanning, design and printing solutions.
Additive technologies are revolutionizing the way the automotive industry is designing and developing vehicles. In this blog, we explore how BMW is using 3D scanning and 3D printing to get ahead of their competition.
September 28, 2017
Think of an object or scenario that you want to capture and render into a CAD software. Imagine the color, transparency, surface finish and size. Is it compatible to 3D scan? If so, what 3D scanning technology (or technologies) make the most sense to use?
In this blog, we explore how to choose and use multiple scanners in the same scanned file. Here's how:
August 29, 2017
In the past decade, new additive technologies have emerged, empowering researchers and lending more accurate, costumizable solutions to the medical industry. In our blog, we outline how additive technologies enable tailor-made prosthetics, orthotics and bionics.
3D scanning is growing in popularity, becoming incorporated in every vertical from Engineering and Design, to Architecture and Science, to Sculpture reconstruction and Healthcare. This technology is nimble, showing off its speed for reverse engineering, data acquisition and communication. Many industries are benefiting from 3D scanning applications — particularly the Medical Industry.
Here is how 3D scanning can be used in the following medical sectors:
3D scanning is an increasingly popular technology, especially when it comes to reverse engineering. In this blog, I outline why 3D scanning solutions are making their way into companies, their relationship with reverse engineering and how you can incorporate this technology in your design workflow.
March 22, 2017
Not only did TriMech receive a new Stratasys' F170 3D printer earlier this month, but our Knoxville office just unboxed a handheld 3D scanner from our solutions partner, Artec 3D.
Watch the unboxing of the Artec Space Spider 3D scanner here:
We continually witness the impact of 3D printing on the way that products are designed, engineered and manufactured after every new printer installation. Recently, several customers have expressed additional interest in 3D scanning systems. Our goal is to help answer those questions and work with industry partners to determine if 3D scanning is the right solution based on specific applications. This blog post addresses how high-resolution data can help businesses make better decisions to improve cost efficiency and time to market.