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24 05, 2019

Cimquest Now Offers Shining 3D Scanners

By |2019-05-24T08:26:53-04:00May 24th, 2019|Categories: 3D Scanning|0 Comments

Cimquest is excited to announce that we are now representing Shining 3D handheld scanners. This new addition to our product lineup offers customers a high-end, handheld scanning solution. There are several different products in this Shining 3D family, but these two give a good example of what the family of products offers and they will be the first ones that Cimquest will have in-house. The Freescan X7 laser scanner provides the accuracy and resolution of competitive handheld scanners but at 60% the cost and virtually identical specifications. The Einscan Pro 2X structured white-light scanners also met the approval of our [...]

13 05, 2019

Trend Analysis in Geomagic Control X

By |2019-05-13T09:33:18-04:00May 13th, 2019|Categories: 3D Scanning, Tech Tips|0 Comments

Today we will discuss how to analyze various trends of inspection results. The non-contact inspection world is ever growing. More and more companies are using metrology grade scanners to inspect their product. This allows them to utilize the scans and check geometric dimensions and tolerances, extract 3D deviation color maps, and quickly generate full-color 2D and 3D PDFs. But what if you wanted to take this even further and analyze trends based on your inspection results? This is exactly what Geomagic Control X software is able to do. Shown above is a GoPro mount that we designed in-house, and the [...]

29 04, 2019

3D Scanning a Porsche GT3

By |2019-04-29T08:24:28-04:00April 29th, 2019|Categories: 3D Scanning|0 Comments

It's not every day you get to perform 3D scanning on a Porsche GT3. We were lucky enough to spend a day last week with one of our customers in the aftermarket industry. In less than one day, we were able to capture the overall geometry of the car and then take scans of individual components, which altogether will be used to validate future aftermarket component designs. Here's a glimpse of some of the action. And here's a little video.

23 04, 2019

Trend Analysis in Geomagic Control X

By |2019-04-23T08:03:14-04:00April 23rd, 2019|Categories: 2 Minute Tuesdays, 3D Scanning, 3D Scanning / Reverse Engineering, 3d Scanning & Reverse Engineering, CQTV|0 Comments By analyzing trends you can obtain insight as to how dimensions and tolerances are varying from part to part, and can then make decisions as to when corrective action needs to be made.

20 03, 2019

Import Organic Shapes into CAD – Part 3

By |2019-03-20T09:21:19-04:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, 3D Scanning, 3d Scanning & Reverse Engineering, Tech Tips|0 Comments

This post is Part 3 of the topic: Leverage and import organic shapes into CAD and today we will introduce you to Generative Design. In previous posts, we briefly discussed the value of having the ability to capture organic shapes for use in CAD design. To illustrate this process, scanned our engineer’s hand and then integrated that scan into CAD in order to design a rotating Nespresso Pod holder. Now, we will finalize the CAD design phase by using Fusion's Generative Design, to assist us during the model creation process. By now, the Nespresso pod holder is almost complete. The [...]

19 12, 2018

Solidworks Slicing Tool

By |2018-12-19T08:55:57-04:00December 19th, 2018|Categories: 3D Scanning, SOLIDWORKS|0 Comments

This post will explain the new functionality in SolidWorks 2019 called Slicing. Scanning is becoming more and more prevalent in the engineering world. Whether you want to scan geometry just to back up your design or scan to recreate and make modifications, it's becoming more and more easy to start from a scan. Once done, you export the scan as an STL. The challenge comes when trying to utilize an STL file as graphics bodies in SolidWorks. You are not able to select anything on the body, nor can you trace or work off of the geometry. Although there are different [...]

14 12, 2018

The Process of Importing Organic Shapes

By |2018-12-14T08:28:30-04:00December 14th, 2018|Categories: 3D Scanning, Tech Tips|0 Comments

In this article, we go into more details about the process of importing organic shapes into CAD. We will explain how we created a custom coffee pod holder by scanning a human hand and including it in the CAD design. The first step involved capturing the geometry. There are many different 3D scanners out, all of which vary in accuracy, resolution, and light technologies. In order to facilitate the scanning of the hand, we used a structured white light scanner, which does not require positioning targets. Once the data was acquired, the second task involved data clean up. Using mesh [...]

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