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3D Systems Expands International Education Reach with Douglas Stewart EDU
Douglas Stewart EDU to sell 3DS’ consumer portfolio of products and curriculum tools to educational institutions through its UK and European reseller base.
Roeslein Ahead of the Curve with 3D Laser Scanning
Roeslein & Associates, Inc. has a new tool in its ever-growing arsenal with the addition of 3D Laser Scanning technology.
3D Systems Entertainment Pop-Up Shop Offers Exclusive Collectibles and 3D Technology at Comic-Con International 2015
Attendees can purchase limited-edition figurines as well as Cube® 3D printers, Touch™ haptic devices and iSense™ scanners.
New 3D Metrology Software from FARO CAM2 Measure 10.5
This new 3D metrology software from FARO delivers increased productivity with simultaneous measurement capabilities.
LFM Software introduces ground-breaking new technology for accessing and adding intelligence to laser scan projects
Co-launch of LFM NetView 4.0 and LFM Server 4.3 delivers significant capabilities in using laser scan data for project collaboration and asset management.
Accident Reconstruction with the FARO Focus3D Laser Scanner
See the video of the FARO Focus3D Laser Scanner as the ideal portable scanning solution for accident reconstruction.
Matterport Closes $30M Growth Round Led by Qualcomm to Expand Virtual Reality Platform Capabilities
Computer Vision Leader Accelerating Mobile Capture of Virtual Reality (VR) Content and Creation of Augmented Reality (AR) Environments.
CyberOptics Presents Proven Methodologies for Identifying and Resolving Airborne Particle Issues at EMLC 2015
CyberOptics ReticleSense® Airborne Particle Sensor Quartz (APSRQ) was designed and developed for use with scanners and steppers in semiconductor fabs and has all of the necessary alignment marks and bar codes for broad compatibility.
ECM Becomes First in Industry to Host the CMS Certification Training Class for 3D Metrology
The CMS Certification Training Class is a first of its kind course designed to assist and inform students in the topics covered within the Coordinate Metrology Society's (CMS) Level One - Certification for 3D Metrology.
Leica Pegasus:Backpack becomes industry first in wearable reality capture
Leica Geosystems announced the industry's first commercially available wearable reality-capture technology with the Pegasus:Backpack this week at HxGN LIVE.
Hexagon Metrology explores the future of manufacturing at HxGN LIVE
Keynote reveals focus on integrated solutions while sessions highlight new automated technologies.
Leica Geosystems launches HDS Virtual Classroom to advance laser scanning best practices
Leica Geosystems today announced the launch of the HDS Virtual Classroom, an online training opportunity for professionals who desire to take their laser scanning abilities to the next level.
IMAGINiT Technologies Extends Reality Capture Services with Pix4D Partnership
This collaboration will help architectural, civil and manufacturing design engineers extract imagery taken from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and convert it into usable 2D and 3D models.
GeoCue Now Offers Online Training Courses
GeoCue Group, Inc. is now offering Online Training courses for the LP360 point cloud data processing product suite.
3D Systems Named to Forbes’ Most Innovative Growth Companies List
3DS ranks highest among Technology Hardware & Equipment companies. Ranking underscores 3DS’ commitment to purpose-driven innovation.
ZEISS Industrial Metrology Business Group Acquires Majority Interest in Steinbichler Optotechnik GmbH
The ZEISS Industrial Metrology business group is accelerating its entry into the "Optical 3D Digitization" sector through the planned acquisition of a majority interest in Steinbichler Optotechnik GmbH, a company headquartered in Neubeuern near Rosenheim in southern Germany.
KS Provides Innovative Surveying Approach to ODOT Interstate Bridge Deck Project with 3D Laser Scanning
KS used a combination of 3D laser scanning and Mobile Terrestrial LiDAR to perform the survey. This approach proved to be an excellent solution for capturing large amounts of data, reducing site visits, minimizing the impact on traffic, and maximizing safety for surveyors and motorists.
CREAFORM ANNOUNCES PIPECHECK 3.1: FASTER, EASIER TO USE AND NOW COMPATIBLE WITH ASME B31.8 STANDARD
The pipeline integrity assessment software for NDT service companies is now more powerful than ever.
SOFTKINETIC HELPS TURN VIRTUAL REALITY INTO A SOCIAL EXPERIENCE
Company First to Allow Multiple Players to Interact Directly in Virtual Environment.
Leica Geosystems, Autodesk Streamline Reality-Capture Workflows
The development allows professionals to import native point cloud data from the industry-leading Leica ScanStation P16 laser scanner directly into Autodesk ReCap software for a streamlined, simplified workflow that makes it easier for new users to reap the benefits of 3D data capture.
Merger: Breuckmann becomes AICON
AICON 3D Systems GmbH has completed the acquisition of Breuckmann GmbH through merger with effect from 1 May, 2015. The site of the former Breuckmann GmbH in Meersburg on Lake Constance will be continued as “Scanner Innovation Center” of AICON 3D Systems GmbH.
Mantis Vision Raises $9.7 Million in an investment round lead by Formation 8 to Accelerate MV4D™ 3D Core Technology adaptation
Plans to penetrate Mobile Devices, and Professional Markets.
Unlocking The Power of 3D for The Creative Community—Adobe Acquires Mixamo
Today, we're taking another step toward unlocking the power of 3D for designers by announcing the acquisition of Mixamo, a San Francisco based company that enables designers to create and customize a broad range of high quality 3D characters and animations, which provide significant benefits for the design community.
Stratasys and Creaform Announce Joint Marketing Agreement
Partnership brings together two market leaders in 3D printing and 3D scanning, enabling customers to leverage both technologies for high-quality 3D file input and output.
AGT ROBOTICS PARTNERS WITH CREAFORM TO DEVELOP NEW SCANMASTER TURNKEY 3D SCANNING SOLUTION FOR AUTOMATED QUALITY CONTROL APPLICATIONS
Creaform’s MetraSCAN 3D R-Series powers AGT’s new ScanMaster™ robot cell for automated dimensional part inspection.
AVEVA signs new multiyear agreement with Aker Solutions for AVEVA Everything3D
AVEVA establishes long-term partnership with Aker Solutions for the use of AVEVA Everything3D as a core part of the company’s strategic design platform.
SWEEPER DEMONSTRATES WIDE-ANGLE OPTICAL PHASED ARRAY TECHNOLOGY
Non-mechanical approach could open the door to a new class of miniaturized, extremely low-cost, robust laser-scanning technologies for military and commercial use.
Stereolabs Launches ZED 3D Camera for Long-Range Depth Sensing
San Francisco-based Stereolabs launch their ZED 3D camera and depth software points at the emerging low-cost 3D scanner landscape that will populate the future.
Artec 3D partners with Portland-based Digital Scan 3D to open new Shapify Booth location for next-dimension selfies
Artec 3D, a leading developer and manufacturer of professional 3D hardware and software, and Digital Scan 3D, an innovative 3D scanner and software integration company, today announced the installation of Artec's Shapify Booth at the Washington Square Mall in Portland, Oregon.
CREAFORM RELEASES NEW MAJOR FUNCTIONALITIES FOR ITS VXMODEL 3D SCAN-TO-CAD SOFTWARE
VXmodel is now more powerful and more flexible, delivering all the tools required for complete scan-to-CAD and scan-to-print workflows.
3D Systems Signs Distribution Agreement with Konica Minolta Australia
Expands coverage through Konica Minolta's extensive network of dealers and direct sales in Australia. Builds on successful agreement with Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A inked earlier this year.
Nikon InSight L100, the ultimate CMM laser scanner combining productivity and accuracy
Nikon Metrology introduces its latest CMM laser scanner, the Nikon InSight L100. Since 20 years, Nikon Metrology pioneered laser scanning and gradually sharpened the capabilities of this non-contact measuring technology.
Fuel3D Secures Investment From IQT For 3D Scanning Technology Development
Strategic partnership to support development of high-speed, high-resolution 3D scanning applications for the U.S. Government.
HONG KONG OPENING WITH IMPRESSING KEYNOTES AND SIGNIFICANT RIEGL PRODUCT NEWS
RIEGL launched the first part of its ambitious LIDAR 2015 “One Conference, Two Exciting Locations” in Hong Kong. More than 300 attendees from 40 countries came together to learn about the latest news from RIEGL.
High Flexibility for Individual Requirements
The ZEISS O-INSPECT line is expanding and now offers multiple system sizes, configurations and options.
PERCEPTRON LAUNCHES SCANR™, WORLD’S FIRST GREEN CMM LASER-LINE SCANNER OFFERING EXTENDED DYNAMIC RANGE CAPABLE OF MEASURING REFLECTIVE SURFACES – FOR USE WITH PORTABLE AND FIXED COORDINATE MEASURING MACHINES
ScanR (scan·er) represents the sixth generation of CMM-laser scanners from Perceptron, dramatically extending the range of engineering materials that can be laser-scanned, offering a significant customer advantage over red and blue laser scanners when scanning highly reflective and carbon fiber parts.
3D Systems Takes Home Gold Honor in 2015 Edison Awards
Edison Awards honor and recognize innovations that create a positive impact in the world. 3DS earns top Gold award for its innovative, end-to-end digital 3DS Healthcare solutions.
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