3d scanning

Facial Recognition and 3D Printing Collide

Olaf Diegel, Professor of Additive Manufacturing at the University of Auckland, is well known for his 3D printed guitars. He and his students conduct many more experiments and projects, however….

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3D scanning and 3D printing: The modern engineering ecosystem 

As additive manufacturing techniques and technologies continue to mature, more and more industry sectors, companies and design teams are realizing the tremendous potential 3D printers, used with in conjunction with…

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Creating affordable custom night guards through the power of 3D printing

Night time teeth grinding, or bruxism in medical terms, affects over 50 million Americans every year. Left unprotected, teeth grinders often wake up with chipped teeth, headaches, receding gum lines,…

Italian Trolleybusses Get 3D Printing Treatment with On-Demand Spares

3D printing is playing an increasing role in the production of spare parts for public transportation and mass transit, particularly in countries outside of the U.S., where those sectors are…

3D Printing News Briefs: January 21, 2021

In today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re taking a look at some unique projects that were completed using 3D printing. A maker modified a Creality printer to try…

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How to Effectively Master Large Size Aluminum Mold Measuring

With the rapid development and tremendous technical progress made across industries in the past decade, the structural design of products has become more complex and there has been an unseen…

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Designing a Custom Motorcycle with EinScan Pro 2X Plus

Art, culture and the craft of metal: Bryan Fuller´s automotive and motorcycle design and customization shop Fuller Moto inspires, educates and entertains those with a creative spirit and a do-it-yourself…

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iPhone 12 Pro’s LiDAR Scanning and 3D Printing: What will it Mean?

For years people have been speculating when or if 3D scanning will come to mobile phones. Apple’s acquisition of several 3D scanning companies and Google’s Project Tango fueled endless discussions. But,…

Eaton Vehicle Group Launches Automotive Metal 3D Printing Program

Power management giant Eaton is increasing its 3D printing investment with the launch of a new metal 3D printing program with its Vehicle Group. The program is meant to improve…

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3D Scanner Buying Guide 2020

3D scanning is now an engrained business process in industry, architecture, quality assurance and reverse engineering. It is, however, quite a difficult process to master. Many different 3D scanning technologies…

Dinosaurs: First 3D Model of Embryonic Sauropod Reveals New Facial Features

In the eroded badlands of Argentina’s northern Patagonia, sedimented layers of Upper Cretaceous deposits at Auca Mahuevo offer a one of a kind view of the largest nesting site of…

Macotakara 3D Prints iPhone 12 Mockups

Sucking up hours of attention from users around the world since 2007, the iPhone has been a huge source of profit for Apple. The Cupertino-based company, founded in 1976 by…

Thor3D Updates Calibry Nest Software, Improving Workflow for 3D Scanning

Moscow-headquartered Thor3D continues to refine its software and hardware, allowing customers around the globe to continue scanning items at every range, from smaller industrial parts to facial prosthetics, and larger-scale items…

Sustainable Cabin Built on 3D-Printed Concrete Stilts from Infested Ash Wood

Our house had several ash trees in the front and back yard while I was growing up, and we lost three of them due to various acts of nature. Ash…

3D Systems Streamlines Software for Reverse Engineering

3D Systems has announced the latest versions of its Geomagic Design X and Geomagic Wrap  software, this time claiming “first-to-market capabilities” for streamlining workflows and improving design precision. New features…

3D Printing News Briefs: February 28, 2020

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, AMUG has announced the recipients of its two scholarships, Ultimaker is marking a milestone with a new online marketplace and new Cura features, and…

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Optical Metrology: The key to quality control in additive manufacturing

While 3D printing has been around for quite some time, it has only recently come of age as manufacturers are realizing that the technology can be used for more than…

3DPOD Episode 18: Handheld 3D scanning with Anna Zevelyov

Today Max and I return to the world of 3D scanning. We have a guest, Anna Zevelyov who is a co-founder and CEO of Thor3D. Thor3D’s is a 3D scanning…

What is Metrology Part 23 – Error and Perception

Margin of Error After a significant amount of time dedicated to this series, I have made some interesting insights.  When you think of metrology and measurement, humans need to understand…

What is Metrology Part 19 – Moire Effect in 3D Printing

This is a short excerpt on an interesting phenomena within visual perception known as the Moire Effect. We will address this in how it operates within the realm of 3D printing as well as metrology.

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Customized Prosthetics Shell by 3D Scanning and Printing

Reverse Designed Prosthetic Limbs by Using the EinScan 3D Scanners In the world of 3D scanning and 3D printing, reverse engineering is the most commonly used application across multiple industries….

What is Metrology Part 7: GOM

This is an overview of the organization GOM and what it does in terms of 3D technology as well as scanning. It has an interesting value proposition in the way it wants to position itself within the market.

What is Metrology Part 6: Perceptron

This is a brief summary on the company Perceptron. We will analyze the company in terms of its metrology products, but also look a little bit more indepthly to their 3D scanning.

What is Metrology Part 5: Creaform

This is a brief business summary of Creaform. They are a major private business that is doing important things for the metrology industry. They have been in the industry for so long, but there may be room for disruption.