ASTM Launches Consortium for 3D Printing Materials Data & Standardization
ASTM International, and its international membership of volunteer technical experts, work to develop and integrate standards in an effort to improve public health and safety and consumer confidence. That’s why…
Building Trust in 3D Printing
During my 17-year career in manufacturing, I’ve experienced many technology adoption journeys, giving me a front row seat to the good, the bad, and the ugly. Each of them came…
3D Printing and COVID-19, May 29, 2020 Update: Lessons for Going Forward
Companies, organizations and individuals continue to attempt to lend support to the COVID-19 pandemic supply effort. We will be providing regular updates about these initiatives where necessary in an attempt to ensure…
LiDar and Its Applications Part 12 – Glacier Volume Changes
This is a brief article on the importance of our glaciers. We can utilize LiDar and 3D data to understand the degradation of our glaciers. How do we improve our current situation?
LiDar and its Applications Part 10 – Flood Prevention
In this article, we talk briefly about how we can use LiDar to inform our risk analysis for floods.
LiDar and its Applications Part 7 – Precision Forestry
In this article, we talk about precision forestry and how we utilize LiDar to make intelligent decisions on the future growth of a forest.
LiDar and its Applications Part 6 – Forest Fires
This is a brief article on how we can use LiDar and 3D environment data to manage the risks of forest fires.
LiDar and its Applications Part 3 – Micro-Topography
Topographic Map Briefly in the previous article, I brought up a topic or domain that is vital for different LiDar applications. In college, I distinctly remember in some of my…
LiDar and its Applications Part 2 – Digital Elevation Modeling
This is a quick note on the basis of LiDar technology and Digital Elevation Analysis. It is the basis for various studies and industries.
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 13: Object Recognition
This is an article focused on object recognition and how humans are doing such compared to computer systems. There is an attention to detail that humans have more then robots currently.
Researchers Investigating the Use of Blockchain to Increase Efficiency in the 3D Printing Industry
Blockchain, the underlying technology of decentralized cryptocurrency Bitcoin, makes it possible for all members of a network to process transactions in a decentralized, transparent manner that is free from tampering. The technology…
Carmera Officially Launches to Gather Real-Time 3D Mapping Data for Autonomous Vehicle Makers…and Everyone Else
While it’s true that social media connects pretty much everyone these days, on a different level, roads are what physically connect us – to the grocery store, to school and work,…
3D Printed Smart Bandage Will Keep Patients and Doctors Apprised of the Healing Process
While the only bone I’ve ever broken was one of my my pinky toes, and I’ve never suffered some other serious injury (knock on wood!), I have certainly had to use bandages…
Data Security in 3D Printing and Other Challenges for CIOs
Most people have had a nightmare at some point; a scene that places them in a public location having somehow forgotten to get dressed or struggling to make their way…