Presentation on theme: "A Perspective on 3D Scanning and Digital Modeling Michael Raphael President & Chief Engineer"— Presentation transcript:
A Perspective on 3D Scanning and Digital Modeling Michael Raphael President & Chief Engineer firstname.lastname@example.org
Introductory Hypothesis Your personal understanding of 3D scanning is based on the perspective of what you have seen, and it is difficult to extend that perspective without more knowledge and experience. “The years teach much which the days never know.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Review: Geomagic Convergence 2007 Our Big Problems: Many Diverse Applications Process Inconsistency Confusion with Deliverable Options Variety of Workflows Lots of Tools Factors that effect choice of Scanning & Modeling solution: Industry Scale Accuracy Resolution Speed Cost Portability Purpose Recurrence Technical Level
accuracyfixturingsafety ambient lightholessecondary metrology automationinternalsset-up time calibrationmaintenancesharp features certificationmaterialsize/volume colornoisespeed costocclusionsstability depth of fieldportabilitystandoff destructivereflectivitytemperature ease of usereliabilitytexture environmentreporting/deliverablesthreads ergonomicsresolutiontouch 3D Scanning Project Parameters From SME 3D Imaging Tech Group – Technology Matrix
Sample of Current DDI Projects Industrial Aerospace plaster masters Aircraft welded tubing Cast aircraft engine components Spatula injection molds Commercial truck cabs U2 spy plane compartment Footwear lasts Connector injection molds Machined aircraft housings Missile canisters & tooling Railway accident parts Aircraft carrier welded decking Graphite military radomes Hospital bldg mechanical spaces Non-Industrial Sculptures for major artist Prosthetic ears Bust of Darwin Liberty Bell stand Steam locomotive parts Former Governor of MD Major war memorial in N.VA ’59 Buick toy model Female mannequin Archimedes Palimpsest Transformer movie model Art fabrication projects Plastic surgery models Art concept renderings
What Is Driving Growth of 3D Industry? Dental Long-range Everything Else Industrial? Non-Industrial?
Conclusion: Convergence 2009 Our Challenges: Lots of diverse applications Workflow inconsistencies Many deliverable options Variety of workflows Lots of tools! Our Opportunities: 3D is emerging all around us Technology evolving rapidly Communication is immediate Downstream applications pull us Integrators respond to opportunities