3D Scanning

3D Scanning & Reverse Engineering with Artec 3D Scanners

The Artec Micro is a user friendly desktop 3D scanner ideal for small objects

Artec Micro desktop 3D scanner

Javelin Technologies, A TriMech Company hosts annual internal training meetings called Back to School during the month of August. The purpose of these meetings is to go “back to school” and learn from colleagues and management. This year, we were given the opportunity to participate in a video contest to encourage cross-training and teamwork. Being…

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How to 3D print files from 3D scan data using Artec Leo and Stratasys J55

miniature Cory 3D printed from scan on the J55

3D printing realistic prototypes is easier than ever before. Using the right technology can help bring your ideas to life quickly and easily! In this demonstration video, we use the Artec Leo, Artec Studio software, and the J55 3D printer to make a realistic miniature head model of Cory Green, Javelin’s 3D Scanning Product Manager….

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Improve your 3D scans with AESUB scanning spray

AESUB Scanning Spray demonstration with Artec 3D scanners

Artec 3D scanners are used in a wide variety of industrial applications, scanning objects small and large, to easily capture data while reducing time and costs. Even with the best professional scanners, a 3D scanning spray is sometimes necessary to help capture all the intricate details of reflective and transparent parts. Javelin Technologies now offers…

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Transforming a high-detail Artec 3D Scan with SOLIDWORKS Mesh Decimation tool

Artec Space Spider 3D Scan

When using SOLIDWORKS to create CAD models of complex, high-detail meshes, you need to start with a first-rate 3D scan of the model, such as this example from an Artec Space Spider 3D scanner. Then use the SOLIDWORKS Mesh Decimation tool to simplify the geometry. Using an Artec Scanner you are guaranteed detailed scanned models…

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How to save a ScanTo3D (.3ds) file from a SOLIDWORKS part?

You must have the SOLIDWORKS ScanTo3D Add-in enabled before you can save parts as the ScanTo3D 3DS file format. There are a few ways for you to enable SOLIDWORKS add-ins as described in this blog article. However, saving the part files directly as a ScanTo3D file format shows the warning message stating: “No available entities…

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Design to Manufacture of a Custom Gauge holder (Part 2 of 3)

In my previous blog post for this series, I covered how I used an Artec Eva 3D Scanner along with Artec Studio software to capture the vent area of my Toyota MR2 for the purpose of mounting an oil pressure gauge. With a fused mesh file created, trimmed, and imported into Geomagic Design X, I…

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Design to Manufacture of a Custom Gauge holder (Part 1 of 3)

Gauge

The Design Problem For the past ten years, I have owned and “wrenched” on a Toyota MR2. I originally bought the vehicle to have a fun car which looked good, and use to race at local Autocross events. After a few years racing in these events, I grew bored of the factory installed 2.2L engine…

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How to Reverse Engineer / 3D Scan a Model into SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS Reverse Engineering Tutorial

Recently we have been receiving questions about how to 3D scan parts into SOLIDWORKS… “How do I convert a physical part into SOLIDWORKS?” or “we’ve lost the model file but I’ve got a physical part, how can I get it into SOLIDWORKS?” So we have created a video tutorial to demonstrate the process of reverse…

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Reverse Engineering using an Artec 3D Scanner with SOLIDWORKS

Artec Space Spider 3D Scanning

Do you need to tweak a critical component but have no CAD data or drawings? Has one of your machine parts been discontinued? Discover the power of reverse engineering using an Artec 3D Scanner and SOLIDWORKS! Portable handheld scanners can be used anywhere to capture the specific data you need. The latest 3D scanning equipment…

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