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Basis Software Introduces Class 1 Longer Range Scanner to Replace Surphaser ER_100HSX
Basis Software, Inc., is pleased to introduce the Surphaser Model 105HSX, their latest addition to the Surphaser line of 3D laser scanners.
FARO® Announces Resignation of Peter G. Abram as Chief Financial Officer
FARO Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:FARO), the world's most trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging, and realization technology, announces that the Company and Peter G. Abram have mutually agreed that Mr. Abram will resign from his position as the Company's Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately, in connection with a recent family tragedy and other reasons.
Optech Showcasing Latest Coastal Mapping Technology at Coastal GeoTools 2015
Optech is pleased to announce that it will exhibit its latest and most powerful marine mapping solutions at the Coastal GeoTools 2015 conference taking place March 30 to April 2 in North Charleston, South Carolina, USA.
Augmented Pixels Raises $1m for disruptive real estate sales technologies and Relocates HQ to Palo Alto, USA
Company relocates to Palo Alto; will use funding to build and commercialize 3D augmented and virtual reality technology for retail, architecture, real estate, entertainment, and events.
3D Systems 3DMe® and SenseTM Apps Deliver New Blended Reality Experiences
3DMe® and SenseTM applications preloaded on select PCs with the Intel® RealSense™ 3D Camera. For the first time ever, anyone can create personalized 3D-printable figurines, snap digital 3D selfies, and share animated 3D content.
3D Systems Empowers 100 Museums and Libraries to Bring 3D Technology to Communities through the MakerLab Club
Kicks off the USA-wide community of libraries and museums that are advancing and democratizing 3D digital literacy. MakerLab Club’s growing membership of libraries and museums to run over 1,000 programs on 3D printing across the country. 3DS’ commitment to the MakerLab Club featured at the 5th White House Science Fair focused on STEM education.
Garage Magazine Augmented Reality App
SCANable provided 3D body scans of Cara Delevingne, Kendall Jenner, Joan Smalls, Lara Stone, Binx Walton and Karen Elson for this special Garage Magazine augmented reality app feature.
Projeto Redentor: Modeling Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer in High-Resolution 3D
What can be achieved with drones and image processing technology when traditional scanning methods cannot be applied?
LMI Technologies Introduces Gocator 2320 All-In-One 3D Smart Sensor for Small Parts Inspection
LMI Technologies (LMI), a leading developer of 3D scanning and inspection solutions, is pleased to announce the official release of the Gocator 2320 Profile Sensor and an update to Gocator's Firmware.
Taller, heavier and wider: 3D study charts the size and shape of North Sea offshore workers
The changing shape of North Sea offshore workers over the last three decades is revealed in the findings of a ground-breaking high-tech study just concluded in Aberdeen.
So Many Measurements, So Little Time
Jon W. Adams, Director of Architectural and Heritage Services at DJSscans.com
ALIGN TECHNOLOGY ANNOUNCES NEXT GENERATION ITERO(R) ELEMENT(TM) INTRAORAL SCANNER
Significantly Smaller Form Factor and Faster Scan Speed Enhances User Experience.
No Need For Tape Measures As New South Australia Capabilities Transform How Buildings Are Modeled
A new alliance between 3 South Australian companies specialising in different aspects of 3D modeling and reality capture promises to up the ante in the constantly evolving world of digital image modelling in Australia.
PERCEPTRON LAUNCHES SMART3D™ LASER SCANNING SYS3DTEM REVOLUTION IN AUTOMATIC REVERSE ENGINEERING
SMART3D™ is the first in a series of next generation product releases based on Perceptron’s revolutionary Helix® Smart Scanning Sensor Technology incorporating MEMS (Micro-Electro- Mechanical-System).
3D Systems Brings EKOCYCLE ™ Cube® 3D Printer to Harrods
EKOCYCLETM branded Cube® available in Harrods as part of EKOCYCLE initiative’s debut in the UK.
FARO® Expands Presence in Architecture, Engineering and Construction with Acquisition of kubit
FARO Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:FARO), the world's most trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging, and realization technology, announces the acquisition of kubit GmbH, a global leader in the development of software for surveying and as-built documentation.
FARO Technologies Opens New Exton, Pennsylvania Site to Expand and Modernize Manufacturing Process
FARO Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FARO) announces the opening of its new state of the art manufacturing and technology center at 290 National Road, Exton, Pennsylvania.
Graphics Systems Named Top SOLIDWORKS Subscription Provider
Customer Service Excellence Leads to Prestigious National Award.
3D Systems and Henry Schein Enter Multi-National Distribution Agreement
Henry Schein to offer latest 3DS dental 3D printers to its dental laboratory customers in the U.S., Canada, France, Germany, Australia and Thailand.
Laser Scanning Drones: XactSense is First to Fly Velodyne’s New Low-Cost LIDAR “Puck”
XactSense inc. has developed a new platform for low-altitude aerial mapping using the newly released Velodyne LIDAR VLP-16 “Puck”. Drone LIDAR mapping for the masses is here.
Farm inventions add new dimension
A central Minnesota manufacturing company, GVL Poly, sees great potential in using 3D printers to create prototypes and more.
Improving offshore data management by PETRONAS
PETRONAS has a major project to data management of its offshore assets - starting with a comprehensive laser scanning program of brownfield assets.
Graphine is putting ‘reality’ in Virtual Reality
Graphics middleware company Graphine brings movie-like graphics to real-time, be it games or VR experiences. Visual quality of this caliber was previously only reserved for feature films and pre-rendered images.
Cappasity Showcases ‘Easy 3D Scan’ Software for Ultrabooks at GDC 2015
Houston, Texas-based start-up Cappasity Inc. announced it will release its new software, Cappasity Easy 3D Scan, in May. Ahead of the full release, Cappasity will introduce Easy 3D Scan, the company's high-quality scanning solution, next week at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco's Moscone Center. The GDC will run March 2-6.
3D Systems Expands Consumer Products Reach with New National Distributor
National technology distributor Impression Solutions adds 3DS’ entire consumer products portfolio. Boosts 3DS product visibility and availability through national network of US resellers.
CyberOptics Looks to Break Even in 2015
Optical metrology firm CyberOptics Corp. said it expects sales growth of at least 10 percent and a break-even operating result in the year ahead after introducing new products and cutting losses in 2014.
3Shape D-series add new technology for 30% more speed and increased accuracy
Our D-series of 3D desktop scanners for dental labs have gotten a major upgrade. We have improved their scanning speeds, accuracy and increased their interior space.
CyberOptics Presents Best Practice Process Insights for Reticle Environments at SPIE Advanced Lithography 2015
Company to Showcase New ReticleSense Airborne Particle Sensor Quartz (APSRQ) Designed to be Compatible with ASML, Nikon and Canon Scanners in Semiconductor Fabs.
NEXCOM Fuses Digital & Physical Retail with Responsive Store Solutions
With eCommerce capturing a booming share of sales, physical retailers are challenged but not doomed because they provide irreplaceable touch-and-feel experience for brick-and-mortar consumers.
Shapify your Love Story
Sometimes shapies can express more than words.
ILMF Highlight: Harris' Commercial Geiger-Mode LiDAR Service
This week Harris Corporation showcased what they are calling the first commercially available Geiger-mode LiDAR sensor. The sensor, which they are calling the IntelliEarth GS Geiger mode LiDAR sensor, is the centerpiece of their new Geiger-mode LiDAR service.
Pointscene: Dead-Simple Point Clouds Anyone Can Use
Have you ever wanted to share a point cloud with a customer or colleague? Do you know someone who would benefit from the valuable data a point cloud contains, but doesn't even know what one is? Helsinki-based Pointscene is looking to help you with that.
National Museum of Military History of Bulgaria and Threeding.com to digitize military artifacts in 3D
Bulgaria’s National Museum of Military History, Threeding.com, Artec 3D and Vesk Consult team up to unravel military history in 3D.
3D Printing Allows for the Reproduction of Michelangelo’s Iconic Sculptures
Studio FATHOM, Artworks Foundry, and Scansite formed a partnership in order to create scaled down limited edition reproductions of some of history's most recognizable artworks.
Beware the Krak3n 3D Printer, a Monster In Development
Now a group of developers in Budapest, Hungary say their Krak3n 3D is a high-speed 3D printer which features a fast printing process and a unique structure which completely eliminates linear carriages, and they refer to it as The Building Monster.
Sur3D Launches Free Selva3D 2D-to-3D Web Application
The application, called Selva3D, enables users to upload a photograph or a logo and after a few minutes have a 3D model ready to download and print if they desire.
Bentley Acquires Acute3D to Advance Reality Modeling
To Align Design Modeling and Construction Modeling with Existing Conditions’ Context – for Every Infrastructure Project and Asset.
Orbit GT and RedChina Geosystems, China, sign Reseller Agreement
Orbit GT is proud to announce that RedChina Geosystems, China has been selected as Reseller of Orbit GT Mobile Mapping and UAS software products.
CyberOptics Reports Profitable, Double-Digit Growth in Fourth Quarter of 2014
CyberOptics Corporation today reported significantly improved operating results for the fourth quarter of 2014 ended December 31, 2014 compared to the quarter ended December 31, 2013.
Artec Group and CyArk Partner to Digitally Preserve Cultural Heritage
Artec Group Joins CyArk's Global Initiative to Digitally Capture and Save the World's Greatest Cultural Sites, Monuments and Artifacts.
Optech presenting multipulse and multispectral solutions at ILMF 2015
Optech is pleased to announce that it will present and exhibit at the International LiDAR Mapping Forum in Denver, CO, USA on February 23-25, 2015, where senior personnel will describe how Optech's new Galaxy and Titan systems are challenging industry paradigms and blazing new application opportunities with innovative new solutions.
GeoTerra orders new advanced Optech Galaxy airborne lidar for mountain surveys
Optech is pleased to announce that it will deliver an Optech Galaxy airborne lidar to GeoTerra (formerly 3Di and Bergman Photographic Services), based in Eugene, Oregon.
Okotoks Erratic Among CyArk 500
One of Alberta’s most unique historic resources has been included in an international listing of significant cultural sites.
D-20 Digital Scan Head is here!
Nutfield Technology is pleased to introduce the new D-20 Digital Scan Head, a fully digital, encoder-based XY scan head.
Visit DIELMO 3D at ILMF 2015
DIELMO 3D announced they will be demonstrating their LiDAR industry leading online services as well as proprietary LiDAR software and processing services at ILMF 2015.
Laser scanning and 3D printing in the Natural History Museum: the new Stegosaurus
As part of his research, the Natural History Museum commissioned the voxeljet Models daughter Propshop to scan the Stegosaurus with a laser to create a digital 3D presentation of the entire skeleton and individual parts to print in 3D - all in order to simulate the central questions which produce models to protect the original from loss or damage.
Orbit GT direct export included in RIEGL RiPROCESS release
Orbit GT is pleased to announce the RIEGL's newest release of RiPROCESS standard includes direct export to the Orbit software portfolio.
LMI Technologies Unveils Gocator 2880: the First All-In-One 3D Profile Sensor with Dual Cameras
LMI Technologies (LMI), a leading developer of 3D scanning and inspection solutions, is pleased to announce the official release of the Gocator 2880 Profile Sensor and an update to Gocator's Firmware.
ECM Takes Delivery of New Hexagon Programmable CMM to Meet Growing Demand for Small Part Inspections
ECM Global Measurement Solutions (ECM) takes delivery of the new and highly-anticipated 7.10.7 programmable CMM from Hexagon Metrology this week.
Rubicon Italy Releases First, Exclusive Images of New Portable 3D Scanner
Rubicon is the third player in a consumer, rotational 3D laser scanner segment mostly dominated by MakerBot's Digitizer and Matterform's Matter and Form systems.
SCULPTURE HONORS “AMERICAN SNIPER” CHRIS KYLE
Prior to the film, NVision participated in honoring the soldier by assisting in the creation of a life size statue of Kyle.
3D Systems Completes Acquisition of Cimatron
Strengthens advanced manufacturing leadership and portfolio. Extends global sales coverage, multiplexes cross selling opportunities. Completes 3DS’ software interoperability for 3D digital fabrication.
FARO® Continues Expansion into Law Enforcement Market with Acquisition of ARAS 360 Technologies Inc.
FARO Technologies, Inc., the world's most trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging, and realization technology, announces the acquisition of ARAS 360 Technologies Inc., a global leader in the development of accident and crime reconstruction, simulation and animation software.
itSeez3D
In these snowy days we are happy to announce a new major version of itSeez3D, the first mobile scanner with high-resolution textures for Structure Sensor.
Redstack partnership to deliver advanced 3D capture, scanning and modelling
South Australian company Redstack - Formerly IMAGINiT is collaborating with local partners Maptek and Avitus UAV Systems to deliver end-to-end reality capture, 3D scanning and 3D modelling solutions.
Perceptron Takes Leadership Position in Market for Coordinate Measuring Machines with Transactions Valued at $15.9 Million
Reaches Agreement to Acquire Coord3, an Italy-based CMM Designer and Manufacturer and acquires Next Metrology, a Czech Republic-based CMM Software Developer.
Maptek releases I-Site Drive for fast, frequent stockpile volume reporting
Maptek has released I-Site Drive to provide mines, quarries and industrial operations with a faster, more accurate system for frequent stockpile volume reporting.
Stonex Introduces X300 Scanner
Claims it is “The Smartest Scanner in the World”!
CyberOptics to Demonstrate the New SQ3000 3D AOI with Multi-Reflection Suppression Technology Inside
CyberOptics announces that it will demonstrate the new SQ3000TM 3D Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) system in Booth #3332 at the IPC APEX EXPO, Feb. 24-26, 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center in California.
What Do You Desire from Einscan-S, Let us Know.
We want to express our original intention on why developing Einscan for market.
First mobile laser scanning of Forth Bridges leads to £300k project greenlight
Renishaw was invited by the Centre for Digital Documentation and Visualisation (CDDV), a collaboration between Historic Scotland and The Glasgow School of Art's Digital Design Studio to undertake the first mobile laser scanning of two of the three bridges - the Firth of Forth Rail Bridge and the Forth Road Bridge.
ECM Launches New Website for 3D Scanning and Large Scale Metrology Services
ECM Global Measurement Solutions is proud to introduce a completely redesigned metrology services website.
FARO® Launches Innovative, User-Friendly Handheld 3D Laser Scanner to Meet Growing Demand for Portable Scanning
FARO Technologies, Inc. announces the release of the new FARO Freestyle3D Handheld Laser Scanner.
President Obama in 3D
As reported by the White House, the first ever 3D presidential portrait has been created, using Artec Eva to 3D scan President Obama.
Optech announces Titan, the world’s first multispectral airborne lidar sensor
Optech is pleased to announce the latest addition to its innovative line of airborne laser terrain mappers (ALTM), the Optech Titan, launching a new era in remote sensing.
Leica Geosystems Launches Certified Plant Service Provider Program
Leica Geosystems Inc. announced today the availability of a new Certified Plant Service Provider (CPSP) program to establish a standard of excellence for 3D laser scanning in plant environments.
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