Democratization of 3D Laser Scanning

Democratization of 3D laser scanning 3D laser scanning service providers have always had one big advantage with their business: the equipment is very expensive. This made the barrier to entry higher for anyone who is considering entering the market and starting a 3D laser scanning services company. For the last ten to fifteen years, the prices for 3D laser scanners have consistently ranged from $50,000 to $125,000 to get a commercial quality unit such as a Faro Focus 3D or a Leica …

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A Fatal Helicopter Crash – 3D Laser Scanning Finds the Cause

  A Fatal Helicopter Crash – 3D laser scanning Finds the Cause 3D laser scanning a Critical Factor in Identifying What Happened August, 2015. Helicopter crashes in Germany The immediate cause could not be determined. Equipment failure? Flock of bird’s impact? Terror? Pilot error? Weather? The helicopter’s manufacturer wanted to know. Otherwise, the manufacturer would probably suffer bad press. Possible lawsuits. 3D laser scanning used to document the scene for analysis 3D Laser …

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3D Scanning Uncovers Details of Earliest Marine Navigation Tool

Shipwrecked Artifact Revealed Through 3D Scanning Technology Back in 2014, a team of excavators at Blue Water Recoveries went down to excavate the shipwreck of the Esmeralda (an explorer ship in Vasco de Gama’s fleet) that sunk in the Indian Ocean in 1503. They came up with an unidentified artifact from the wreckage, some thought it to be an astrolabe but there were no visible identifying markings on the object. The team then gave the artifact to Professor Mark Williams from the University …

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When was the first 3D scan?

When was the first 3D scan? One might argue that 3D scanning has been going on for thousands of years. Ancient Egyptians fashioned surveying instruments out of wood, rope and plumb bobs to lay out strait lines across large distances. They used water levels and a-frames to build structures with incredible precision such as the pyramids. One might also argue that, if we are not alone in the universe and there is intelligent life out there, they would have developed 3D scanning in the …

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3D Laser Scanning

3D laser scanning Technology. If you are not familiar with the term “3D laser scanning”, it may bring to mind barcode scanning or body scanning at the airport. While a 3D laser scanner may look a little like alien technology, it is in fact a very down-to-earth combination of electronics and precision optics packed into a robust, portable unit. 3D laser scanning creates a digital representation of a physical object in the form of a point cloud which can later be converted into a 3D …

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