Three dimensional scanning, imaging and printing
solutions for the everyday world.
3D Scanning rapidly captures the surface geometry
of a physical object and converts it to a digital 3D model format. These objects may be:
• virtually any size and shape.
(very large objects may require
multiple scan sessions and consolidation of the resulting model files)
animate, provided that they can remain still for the duration of the scan.
3D scanning acquisition software yields a data file containing a collection of three dimensional co-ordinate points (verticies) which when connected via a series of lines (edges), forms a faceted mesh of polygons to represents the surface topology of the scanned object.
Associated texture (colour/patterns) may
also be captured and later re-applied to the surface of a viewable image or
2D/3D Imaging encompasses many facets (pun intended) and in this context describes the process of improving, supplementing and/or transforming 3D model data (captured or generated) into formats used by other visualization technologies. These processes can:
remove extraneous surface data points from a raw scan model file.
smooth irregular/unwanted surface features on the model.
• fill-in missing surface geometry (holes/gaps) or add new surface features to the model.
• generate comparative parametric geometry and/or measurement data from the model for subsequent analysis and/or importation into Computer
Aided Design (CAD) application software.
• prepare the model incorporation into digital sculpting and painting application software.
• map colours/patterns to surface of the model.
• render still and/or animated images for 2D visualization.
• prepare the model for 3D printing.
3D Printing (also referred to as “Additive Manufacturing”) converts 3D
model data into a physical object to produce:
rapid prototyping models for new product concept communication/visualization or
fit and function evaluation.
• scaled architectural models for concept communication/visualization.
low volume production tooling, jigs, fixtures or molds.
• casting patterns.
• medical implants, exoskeleton or immobilization device components.
scaled reproductions of life-sized objects or people.
• virtually anything you can envision...