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27 03, 2017

Go!Scan Portable 3D Scanner

By | 2017-03-27T09:16:18+00:00 March 27th, 2017|3D Scanning|0 Comments

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 in 5 minutes or less. The Go!Scan operates with a white light (LED), which is great for capturing organic shapes in full HD color. This scanner particularly excels at capturing both shapes and textures simultaneously, for example colors, skin tones, fabric and material patterns, and more. White light is also safer for the scanning of humans than laser units. A big benefit of this scanner is that it is self-positioning, meaning it typically doesn’t require targets for setup. Simply point and shoot and you can even move both the part and the scanner during scanning. It has an accuracy of up to 0.1 mm and its file outputs are compatible with all your popular CAD software. Some popular applications include human body and facial scanning, heritage preservation, arts & architecture, computer graphics, and visual effects. But it can also perform applications for design & manufacturing, reverse engineering, and rapid prototyping. As you can see, the Go!Scan 3D’s portability and accuracy allow engineers to scan a wide range of parts in very little time. Its white light system can help capture realistic renders with vibrant colors and authentic textures. Please click the button below for more information on our scanning services. [button link="http://cimquest-inc.com/services/iris-scanning-services/" color="default" size="" stretch="" type="" shape="" target="_self" title="" gradient_colors="|" gradient_hover_colors="|" accent_color="" accent_hover_color="" bevel_color="" border_width="1px" icon="" icon_divider="yes" icon_position="left" modal="" animation_type="0" animation_direction="down" animation_speed="0.1" animation_offset="" alignment="left" class="" id=""]More Info[/button]  

20 01, 2017

Inspect Freeform Surfaces

By | 2017-01-20T09:01:43+00:00 January 20th, 2017|3D Scanning|0 Comments

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. In Verisurf, you can define the Geometric Characteristic, the Tolerance Zone Size, and add the Datum References called out on the manufacturing drawing. Next, add a surface grid of points on that freeform surface. The probe will scan and analyze each one of these points as it sweeps across the surface. You can control the density of the scan points, as well as the path direction the probe will take. Once you finish programming the probe path, use the CMM Master to inspect it. The probe then follows the automated repeatable path created in the Verisurf software, and quickly scans and collects the data from each grid point. Once this process is done, you can easily produce a First Article Inspection report per AS9102 REV B standard, or output a PDF with the tolerance information. As you can see, inspecting a freeform 3D surface just got whole lot easier using the Verisurf Automate module, along with the CMM Master. Please be sure to sign up for our 2 Minute Tuesday video series to receive tips and tricks like this one in video form every week. More info at the button below. [button link="http://cimquest-inc.com/2-minute-tuesday/" color="default" size="" stretch="" type="" shape="" target="_self" title="" gradient_colors="|" gradient_hover_colors="|" accent_color="" accent_hover_color="" bevel_color="" border_width="1px" icon="" icon_divider="yes" icon_position="left" modal="" animation_type="0" animation_direction="down" animation_speed="0.1" animation_offset="" alignment="left" class="" id=""]Sign up[/button]

14 12, 2016

Streamlined Workflows Deliver Ease of Use for 3D Inspection

By | 2016-12-15T14:30:52+00:00 December 14th, 2016|3D Scanning|0 Comments

A major step forward in metrology software By Joel Pollet The new Geomagic Control X inspection product from 3D Systems offers a computer-aided design (CAD)-like interface and an improved workflow for Geomagic Control users. By including extended product manufacturing information support, users of popular CAD systems can now seamlessly transfer critical inspection information, such as datum features, directly from their CAD product to Control X without the need to re-create it from scratch. By having all of the visibility and filtering tools in easy-to-access toolbars, and with a set of measuring tools always available, the user can easily manipulate the visibility of all screen controls and graphics, take quick measurements, and check critical areas of a design with minimal mouse clicks. Being able to toggle visibility of any of the controls in the enhanced Model Manager using a single click is a great time-saver. The new ribbon interface for Geomagic Control X delivers CAD-like commands and matches the user interface released with Geomagic Design X in 2015. Click here for larger image. The new ribbon interface for Geomagic Control X delivers CAD-like commands and matches the user interface released with Geomagic Design X in 2015. Click The Quick Start tab offers new users a fast pass to an initial inspection, offering the same left-to-right icon management that experienced Control users have come to rely on. This streamlined interface steps the user through alignment, analysis, and comprehensive reporting. The large icons and descriptive Tool Tips instruct the new or casual user as to the function’s intent, and the intuitive Tab, Group, and Ribbon Bar system further guides the path to achieving fast and accurate inspection results. Creation of CAD geometry as well as the new CAD toolbar offer extended and much more accessible design and transformation functionality for quality managers and inspectors. A complete and easy-to-use set of dimensioning and drafting tools allows for instantaneous comparison of the CAD model to the measured data, displaying immediate pass/fail conditions. This multistep Control function has now been streamlined into a single step in Control X. The new geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) functionality also provides the same immediate feedback, which was also a multistep process with traditional Control. These improvements allow the user to quickly define datums and perform GD&T analysis with immediate results. Enhanced geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) tools offer the best, most innovative solution in the industry. Additionally, there is the CAD-centric capability to edit annotation styles, thereby providing the user with the tools to instantly show the actual dimension with the measured value, which adds additional robustness for the inspector and any stakeholders in need of reviewing the final report. Storing multiple analysis iterations within the same Control X file is a huge enhancement, enabling the execution and evaluation of different inspection procedures and more easily exposing manufacturing trends. Wrapping up the new Control X product is the greatly enhanced Report Manager, allowing for a much more simplified workflow to format and customize reports, including [...]

2 11, 2016

Reverse Engineering Variable Fillets

By | 2016-12-15T14:30:55+00:00 November 2nd, 2016|3D Scanning, Tech Tips|0 Comments

Let’s explore how to reverse engineer a variable fillet from a polygonal mesh . . . When reverse engineering a physical model, radius values can be measured with various types of radius gauges. It can be somewhat of a challenge if the fillet face is worn, chipped, or distorted. In addition, the task becomes more complex if the fillet is not constant, that is, if it varies along the edge like the mouse shown below. How would you reverse engineer such geometry? A good software product that can be utilized for this type of work is Geomagic Design X. Above, you can see a polygonal mesh superimposed by the CAD model. If you add a fillet to the CAD model and click on Estimate Radius from Mesh you will get an averaged value that you can work off of. You can then set this to the desired value, in this case, a 1-1/2 mm fillet. The real power is shown when you have a variable radius. After you pick the edges involved, simply match the CAD values to the averaged radius values along the mesh. If you want to be more precise, type the values in directly. When satisfied, accept the command and the CAD model is complete. As you can see, having the right tool for the job can assist you in taking a complex situation and resolving it with a few simple clicks. When it comes time to reverse engineering a variable radius from a scanned mesh Design X is the tool to use. Please be sure to sign up for our 2 Minute Tuesday video series to receive tips and tricks like this one in video form every week. More info at the button below. Sign up  

5 08, 2016

Handy Scan – Versatile Metrology Solution

By | 2016-12-15T14:30:57+00:00 August 5th, 2016|3D Scanning|0 Comments

The Handy Scan 3D 700 is a portable yet versatile metrology solution from Creaform. Through 3D scanning, companies can effectively conduct reverse engineering and inspection operations throughout the product development process. The Handy Scan is a handheld laser scanner optimized to meet the demands of engineers. It features 7 lasers that produce a highly detailed point cloud from physical parts and assemblies. To setup the scanner, simply connect it to a laptop or workstation with a USB and power cable. Next, you stage your part by placing the targets, which will enable the lasers to triangulate and generate the scan data. Surprisingly enough, you can be up and running in just a few minutes. There are several great features about this scanner. For example, it features multi-functional buttons that allow me to do things like adjust the zoom, the shutter, and even initiate my scan without having to go back and forth to your computer. Another benefit is its accuracy and speed. It produces scans with tolerances of up to 30 microns and has one of the highest measurement rates on the market, 480,000 measures/s. This allows for timely scanning in an age where speed is critical to success. Finally, its ergonomic design and lightweight of less than 2 pounds permits freedom of movement, which means you can scan both small and large parts alike. Think of how a portable device like this can free up valuable workspace and make it convenient for engineers who travel to multiple sites on a regular basis. The Handy Scan family of scanners maintains consistent and repeatable results across all work environments. Their portability, accuracy, and user-friendly nature can benefit companies in a diverse range of industries & applications. For more information about Handy Scan, please click the button below. More Info  

25 07, 2016

Handy Scan 3D 700

By | 2016-12-15T14:30:58+00:00 July 25th, 2016|2 Minute Tuesdays, 3D Scanning, 3D Scanning / Reverse Engineering 2MT, CQTV|0 Comments

http://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/suk86fsepl?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 A portable and ergonomic laser scanner, the Handy Scan has an impressive accuracy and speed for its size. It achieves repeatable results across all work environments and can function in a range of applications such as concept and CAD design, quality control, tooling, and even assembly/production.

9 03, 2016

Cimquest Answers Your 3D Scanning & Reverse Engineering Needs

By | 2016-12-15T14:31:01+00:00 March 9th, 2016|3D Scanning|0 Comments

We now have a wide spectrum of scanning, reverse engineering, and metrology services that we provide in-house. Whether you need to capture organic shapes or generate highly accurate scans of mechanical parts, our experts will apply first-rate technologies to get your jobs done. Through our services we can: Capture high resolution 3D scans with state-of-the-art scanners. Modify and repair point clouds from scanned data. Carry out solid and surface modeling on parts. Measure internal and external features of injection molded plastic parts. Compare CAD files to scan or point clouds for precise inspection and much more. To learn more about these services, please click the button below. More Info

2 03, 2016

Introducing Rapid Inspection, LLC

By | 2016-12-15T14:31:01+00:00 March 2nd, 2016|3D Scanning, News / Promos|0 Comments

The assets of CGI, Inc. have been acquired by Rapid Inspection, LLC, a subsidiary of Cimquest Inc. based in Branchburg NJ with branch offices in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. Rapid Inspection, LLC will concentrate on using the unique 3D scanning technology (3D IRIS) acquired from CGI to supply highly accurate internal and external scans to aid injection molders with faster tooling qualification and robust processes. 3D IRIS offers a diverse range of inspection services, including scans for: 100 percent First Article report As9102 Format (injection molded and 3D printed parts) Comparison part to 3D CAD model (3D colormap files) Part to part comparison (3D colormap files) Cavity to cavity • prototype to production mold • mold to mold 3D printed part to injection molded part Injection mold process DOE samples More Info

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