2012 is a key and festive year for Canada-based Creaform, a leader in 3D portable optical measurement technologies and 3D engineering services. Over the 10 past years, Creaform has grown from a 5-employee metrology services start-up to a 300-employee … [Read more...] about Creaform celebrates 10 years in 3d optical measurement
Fourfoursixsix, an acclaimed international architecture practice; EOS, a leading manufacturer of laser-sintering systems; and Ogle Models, makers of exquisite, cutting-edge models; are delighted to support the world’s biggest egg hunt this Easter. … [Read more...] about Using an Easter Egg to play with architectural concepts of structure, light, and shadow
We’ve posted tips in the past regarding maximum part size, but since our moldable dimensions have continued to increase, we thought it was time for an update. Some of the figures that follow are simple and absolute; others may vary based on multiple … [Read more...] about Bigger and Better
Here is a fascinating story from an i.Materialise blog on a graduate student's use of 3D printing to create panels that adhere, connect, and interconnect is a manner similar to Velcro. … [Read more...] about Using 3D printing to create “Velcro”
The processes involved in Additive manufacturing (AM), including 3D printing, stereolithography, polyjet, and fused filament fabrication, all promise design freedom. This technology has not replaced traditional manufacturing yet. So, many parts will … [Read more...] about If you draw it, will it “print”?
Michal Zalewski is a multitalented guy – a successful software engineer by day, and robotics hobbyist in the evening and on weekends. He became serious about robotics almost six years ago, and quickly realized that the most significant limitation is … [Read more...] about CNC machining speeds the development of custom gearwheels
The U.S. Air Force and DRS Technologies, a supplier of defense electronic systems, commissioned the University of Oklahoma to study developments in scanners in reverse engineering projects. The authors examined several 3D scanning software packages. … [Read more...] about 3D scanner software – a step closer to automatically recovering design intent
The goal in most design projects—find a way to develop the most accurate products, quickly and easily (or easily enough) and run with it. The need for speed, however, often conflicts with the need to take accurate measurements along the way—an … [Read more...] about Laser scanners take accurate measurements fast
By now you know that two major players in the 3D printing market have shaken things up a bit. 3D Systems has added Z Corporation to its list of acquisitions, which now number 22 that the company has made in the past couple of years. Do I say “another … [Read more...] about Is 3D Systems move a signal of 3D printing consolidation, already?
Geomagic announces the release of Geomagic Studio 2012, Geomagic Wrap 2012, Geomagic Qualify 2012, Geomagic Qualify Probe and Geomagic Wrap OEM Edition. This suite of software delivers the latest technical advances in 3D scan and probe data … [Read more...] about Geomagic Studio 2012 transforms scans of physical objects into precise 3D models