Metrology Minute – How do I choose the first scanner for my company? – Part 2 After considering part size and perhaps cost, you’ve narrowed down the field somewhat. The next thing to consider is the application itself. Setting novelty uses aside, the five most common uses for scanning are: Metrology Reverse Engineering 3D Printing Asset creation for a Web Page Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality or video game assets Metrology Reverse Engineering 3D Printing [...]
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 [...]
https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/jmttit7g97?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Reverse Engineering Tools, Pipe and Sweep 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.
https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/4fqm35aas1?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 FreeScan 3D Scanner The Freescan is a hand-held 3D scanner weighing at just over 2 lbs. It is a laser scanner, adaptable to a variety of environments, whether it be on the shop floor or right inside of your office.
Considering part sizes Notice that the title says first scanner. More than likely, companies who invest in non-contact inspection, scan-based reverse engineering or need to perhaps scan and 3D print objects will own multiple scanners in the course of a career. However, some scanners have the ability to swap out lenses, projectors and the like and can change a scanner’s capabilities by swapping hardware. Just like CNC machinery or 3D Printers, scanners can vary greatly [...]
https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/stu5biddc3?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Using a Portable Arm for Part Inspection Today we use the Master 3D Gage to inspect a part in Verisurf. Verisurf software runs ‘inside’ Mastercam. This enables both CNC part programmers and part inspectors to use the exact same Interface to program and inspect parts.
With Control X, you can prepare an inspection routine to process a single scan or point cloud against a nominal CAD model and create whatever inspection criteria you require, including; Color Maps, Whisker Plots, 2D and 3D Dimensions, GD&T callouts, Feature Deviation Comparisons, as well as date and time-stamped inspection reports. In addition, the 3D inspection criteria consisting of datums, dimensions with tolerances and GD&T can automatically import into Control X from your CAD software [...]
https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/bkocnq4jdx?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Geomagic Reverse Engineering - Modeling Wizards Modeling wizards are intelligent tools used to extract 2 or 3-dimensional sketches, profiles, and features, from 3D scan data. Today we’ll provide a summary of two wizards.