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4 01, 2021

Create Water-Tight Model from CAT Scan

By |2021-01-05T07:02:23-05:00January 4th, 2021|Categories: 2 Minute Tuesdays, 3D Scanning, 3d Scanning & Reverse Engineering, CQTV|0 Comments

https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/vsd6qphadn?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Create Water-Tight Model from CAT Scan Virtual Rescan in DesignX is a great solution if you want to take a mixed mesh that contains inner and outer feature shapes, and extract only the exterior poly-faces, all in just a few minutes.

30 12, 2020

Reverse Engineering a Fishing Reel to Improve Ergonomics

By |2020-12-30T08:37:05-05:00December 30th, 2020|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, 3d Scanning & Reverse Engineering|0 Comments

Let’s take a look at how reverse engineering can be used to improve ergonomics in product design. There are times when you may have the need to improve a design, but the legacy files are not available. In this case, your best option is to scan the old part and reverse engineer the CAD file. Once you have a feature-based CAD file, you can make any edits and improvements needed. That is exactly what our [...]

22 12, 2020

Inspect a Scan Without CAD Model – Geomagic Control X

By |2020-12-22T09:51:02-05:00December 22nd, 2020|Categories: 2 Minute Tuesdays, 3D Scanning, 3d Scanning & Reverse Engineering, CQTV|0 Comments

https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/d8rs1ft8ak?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Inspect a Scan Without CAD Model - Geomagic Control X Generally when we’re using Control X for inspection, we’re comparing one scan file to another scan file, or a scan file to a nominal cad file. But sometimes, we have the need to inspect or measure a one off part without a CAD file to compare it to.

9 12, 2020

Measuring Features on a Mesh Without a CAD Model

By |2020-12-09T08:13:32-05:00December 9th, 2020|Categories: 3D Scanning, 3d Scanning & Reverse Engineering, Inspection|0 Comments

While most inspection software will use a nominal CAD model during the inspection process for comparison of manufactured features to exact CAD features, Control X can perform a feature-by-feature analysis without utilizing a CAD model. This can come in very handy when a CAD model doesn’t exist for inspection and just a 2D drawing is used. The first step is to import just the mesh file or point cloud into Control X. As a reminder, [...]

24 11, 2020

Reverse Engineering to Improve Ergonomics

By |2020-11-24T09:44:23-05:00November 24th, 2020|Categories: 2 Minute Tuesdays, 3D Scanning, 3d Scanning & Reverse Engineering, CQTV|0 Comments

https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/ip5v7mkdz8?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Reverse Engineering to Improve Ergonomics This method of reverse engineering can be useful for improving the design of all types of parts and products. This not only saves time by using the proper tool for the job, but also substantial outsourcing costs.

16 11, 2020

Orient a 3D Scan Before CNC Machining

By |2020-11-16T21:33:41-05:00November 16th, 2020|Categories: 2 Minute Tuesdays, 3D Scanning, 3d Scanning & Reverse Engineering, CQTV|0 Comments

https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/1w1ypwqqlt?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Orient a 3D Scan Before CNC Machining Very often when we scan parts, their orientation is not necessarily known. If we want to take this into Mastercam to generate toolpaths, we generally want to square it up.

30 10, 2020

Introducing the Solutionix C500 3D Scanner

By |2020-10-30T08:11:47-04:00October 30th, 2020|Categories: 3d Scanning & Reverse Engineering|0 Comments

The Solutionix C500 structured light 3D scanner sets the standard for excellence and ease of use. The novice user can be up and running in minutes with single-click calibration and intuitive software deploying an extremely simple scanning process, from loading of parts to scan processing and scan exporting for downstream applications. Starting at just $40,000 for a single lens set or $52,000 for all four lens sets, the C500 covers a wide range of part [...]

7 10, 2020

Metrology Minute – Airfoil Analysis using Control X

By |2020-10-07T09:24:10-04:00October 7th, 2020|Categories: 3d Scanning & Reverse Engineering, Tech Tips|0 Comments

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 [...]

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