Analyzing airfoil shapes is easier than ever using the Control X Airfoil Analysis technology. Upon completion of scanning the airfoil and aligning with the nominal CAD model, the software is able to return dozens of useful parameters necessary for complete airfoil analysis. Some of the parameters include: Leading and trailing edge radii Leading and trailing edge positions in space Maximum chord height Leading (and trailing) Edge position in space relative to the model origin. Axial [...]
https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/ttvqxttmwn?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Solutionix C500 3D Scanner The C500 3D Scanner is a practical, high accuracy scanner with a performance fit for the best product designers, machine shops, or Quality control groups.
Let’s take a look at Geomagic Wrap, a powerful software for point cloud or mesh editing. Wrap has a collection of tools used for cleaning and finalizing polygonal files to make them suitable for part inspection, reverse engineering, 3D Printing, and more. The files can come from a traditional CAD system, a laser or structural light scanner, or even a CT scanner. While standard tools for patching of holes is very robust, other tools for [...]
Welcome to Part 3 of our Metrology Minute series. In parts one and two of this three-part series, we explained several key components in choosing your company’s first scanner; Field of View (FOV), Accuracy, and Resolution are the first considerations. For a quick review . . . Field-Of-View (FOV) is the volume envelope that your scanner can ‘see’. Ideally, the FOV is large enough to scan your largest parts yet still maintain the accuracy and resolution [...]
This blog post will compare two modeling tools in Geomagic Design X, the Sweep and Pipe Wizards. Modeling wizards are intelligent tools used to extract 2 or 3-dimensional sketches, profiles, and features, from 3D scan data. They help users perform tasks in an automated fashion, tasks that would otherwise be very complicated to perform manually. Let’s take a look at the Sweep wizard. This tool quickly extracts sweep objects from a mesh. It intelligently computes [...]
Using a Portable Arm for Part Inspection This blog post will introduce you to using a portable, 6-axis arm and powerful metrology software for part inspection. The software that we will be referring to is Verisurf and the 6-axis arm metrology software for part inspection is Master 3D Gage. Read on to learn how these tools are used. The Master 3D Gage is a 4-foot arm capable of measuring from very small to fairly sizeable [...]
https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/0551uqbbuk?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Point Cloud Editing for 3D Printing, Reverse Engineering & More Geomagic Wrap has a collection of tools used for cleaning and finalizing polygonal files, to make them suitable for part inspection, reverse engineering, 3D Printing, and more.
Let’s take a look at the basics behind Deviation Analysis in Design X. This is an essential tool for reverse engineering and will ensure that you get the most out of your 3D scans. In Geomagic Design X, Deviation Analysis tells us how far off our derived CAD model is from our scan. There are typically three sources of error when scanning a part: There could be a slight error in the actual manufacturing of [...]