20 09, 2017

Reverse Engineering a 3D Pipe

By | September 20th, 2017|

This blog article will illustrate how to extract the centerline of a 3D pipe with compound angles. Extracting the centerline of a 3D pipe that contains angles in 2 dimensions is not that complicated. However, when you have compound angles, and the tube is bending in the X, Y, and Z directions simultaneously, extracting the [...]

30 08, 2017

CMM Inspection without a Master Part

By | August 30th, 2017|

Have you ever needed to inspect parts in a CMM, without having a master part? Automated CMMs can be a great time saver when inspecting parts on the shop floor. Traditionally, a master part is measured to generate a master data set. The same routine is then automated and used to measure each production part. [...]

28 06, 2017

Simultaneous Synchronized Scanning

By | June 28th, 2017|

This blog post is going to show you how to scan a mid-size part with tiny features. When scanning a model, you're usually faced with the decision of using a scanner that either has a large scan envelope and good resolution, or a scanner that has a small scan envelope with high resolution. But what [...]

21 06, 2017

Geomagic Design X

By | June 21st, 2017|

With Geomagic Design X software you can easily produce a fully featured, editable, native CAD model, directly from a scan. What is Design X? Design X software is a tool that enables you to recognize geometrical features on a scan, utilize them to create CAD features, then transfer that tree of features directly out to [...]

8 05, 2017

Reverse Engineering Sheet Metal to a Flat Pattern

By | May 8th, 2017|

Today we are going to talk about how to reverse engineer a used sheet metal part back to its original flat pattern. This can be challenging at times, since sheet metal parts tend to bend and distort with normal use. Geomagic Design X can assist you in interrogating the geometry of the part, and reverse [...]

10 04, 2017

Improving Aesthetics of a Scanned Mesh

By | April 10th, 2017|

In this blog post we will discuss how to improve the quality of your STL to produce better 3D Printed parts. The STL, or Stereo Lithography file format, is widely used for rapid prototyping, 3D Printing, and CAM. An STL file describes the surface geometry of a 3D object by triangulating the vertices on each [...]

27 03, 2017

Go!Scan Portable 3D Scanner

By | March 27th, 2017|

The Go!Scan 3D portable handheld scanner delivers high-quality 3D models with reliable measurements. It weighs a little over 2lbs and has an ergonomic grip providing simple ease of use. Similar to Creaform’s HandyScan, it has a USB and power cable which connects directly to your laptop or workstation. Upon setup, typical objects can be scanned [...]

20 01, 2017

Inspect Freeform Surfaces

By | January 20th, 2017|

There are various types of dial indicators and other manual gauges that can be used to inspect freeform surfaces and determine if they are within tolerance. However, inspecting surface profile tolerances can be quite challenging when you are measuring freeform surfaces. One solution for this scenario is utilizing Verisurf software along with the CMM Master. [...]