News in 3D Scanning, Photogrammetry, Inspection and Automation - March 2015

Capture 3D Newsletter | 3D Scanning, Inspection, Photogrammetry, Automation and Robotics
 

3D Metrology Newsletter - A faster way to quantify and make decisions - March 2015

Inside This Issue:

  1. ATOS 3D Scanner Feature: What is Back Projection?
  2. Optical 3D Metrology Supports Certification of Airbus A350
  3. Capture 3D Transforms the North American Eagle from Reality to Virtual
  4. New Capture 3D Website
  5. 3D Metrology Workshop in Houston, Texas on March 19th
  6. April Training Courses for ATOS 3D Scanner, Inspection, and TRITOP Photogrammetry
  7. Social Media - Connect with Us
  8. Upcoming Events
Catherine Kim   ATOS 3D Scanner Feature: What is Back Projection?
Catherine Kim, Marketing Manager, Capture 3D, Inc.

ATOS 3D scanners utilize advanced structured blue light technology coupled with intelligent software algorithms to quickly measure an object’s geometry in an accurate 3D point cloud model. This data is then used for applications such as inspection, reverse engineering, rapid prototyping, and CFD/FEA analysis. Companies choose ATOS because of its rapid data acquisition, precision measurements, and comprehensive inspection features. What I wanted to discuss in this issue was a newer feature called Back Projection that is available with ATOS Triple Scan and ATOS Core solutions utilizing ATOS Professional Live software.

With Back Projection, ATOS can project features such as points, lines, curves, and isolines back onto the physical object’s surface. Users simply create these elements on the scan, CAD, or color map inspection data and ATOS will project features back onto the part’s surface at its location.

A few examples of ATOS Back Projection applications used to determine and/or verify:

  • Hole or drill locations
  • Character lines
  • Curvature
  • Areas of deviation for machining excess material
  • Areas of deviation for welding insufficient material

Back Projection is used on physical parts, tools, dies, and assemblies and it is an added benefit to help bridge manufacturing processes. The Airbus case study below explains how they are utilizing Back Projection to mark 200 strain gauge locations onto a winglet. If you would like more information, please email us at info@capture3d.com.

Example of Back Projection of isolines onto automotive fender.
ATOS 3D Scanner Back Projection Feature

Back to top

Request material for:

Request Aerospace Package

Request for Automation

Request Automotive Package

Request Casting and Forging Package

Request for Medical

Request Metalforming Package

Request Plastics and Injection Mold Package

Request Propulsion and IGT Package


ATOS 3D Scanners for Airbus Certification

  Optical 3D Metrology Supports Certification of Airbus A350

“Optical measuring systems also accelerated test setup. For instance, 200 strain gauge positions, which were defined in advance by Airbus and CoLT test engineers, were marked and applied to the component within one working day. To do so, the company Westcam, GOM‘s distributor and service provider in Austria, first measured winglet and its components with the portable photogrammetry system TRITOP, which captures 3D coordinates of objects. After the measuring data was aligned to CAD, the 3D scanner ATOS performed a back projection of the strain gauge positions. During this process, the sensor projected the positions directly on the winglet based on the measurements. The positions are visualized as 3D elements in the CAD software. Staff from CoLT simply marked the correct points, which led to considerable time savings. Up to then it was very work-intensive to determine the positions with measuring tapes, starting from the edges or bore holes. For demanding geometries, such as at the inner side of a leading edge, positioning using conventional methods was very complicated, due to the strong bending. Using ATOS and TRITOP systems it was possible in a fraction of the time.”

To read the entire case study, please click here.

Back to top


North American Eagle

 

 

Capture 3D Transforms the North American Eagle from Reality to Virtual for CFD Analysis

The North American Eagle is truly an incredible vehicle designed by a dedicated team of engineers. Capture 3D is proud to be a sponsor as they attempt to break the World Land Speed Record. The North American Eagle is 56 feet long, weighs 14,000 pounds and has 45,000 horsepower reaching speeds of 763 miles per hour. The end of last year, Micah Carter and Tristan Sharp from Capture 3D’s Northwest Washington office visited the NAE team and measured the vehicle with TRITOP photogrammetry and ATOS Triple Scan blue light 3D scanner for CFD analysis.

To view the amazing photos and learn more about their project, please click here.

Back to top


New Capture 3D Website  

New Capture 3D Website

In February we launched a new website with enhanced content that is mobile and tablet friendly. We welcome you to explore our new site – http://www.capture3d.com.

Back to top


3D Metrology Workshop

 

 

3D Metrology Workshop in Houston, Texas on March 19th

We invite you to come and see the light! Learn about the benefits of 3D scanning, photogrammetry, digital image correlation, 3D motion analysis, and forming analysis. Capture 3D together with Trilion and the University of Houston will be hosting a complimentary 3D metrology workshop at the University of Houston campus during Spring Break. If you are in the area, we encourage you to please register.

8AM to 2:30PM, Thursday, March 19, 2015
University of Houston
Room L2D2 of Engineering Building 1
4800 Calhoun Road, Houston, Texas, 77004
Breakfast and lunch included

To register, please click here.

Back to top


Capture 3D Training Courses for 3D Scanning, Inspection and Photogrammetry  

April Training Courses for ATOS 3D Scanner, Inspection, and TRITOP Photogrammetry

April Training Courses for ATOS 3D scanning, Inspection, and TRITOP Photogrammetry
Capture 3D's upcoming training courses will be held April 20-24th at our Farmington Hills, Michigan training facility. To improve the learning experience, classes are limited to 8 people, so please register as seats fill up quickly. Each course includes: laptop rental, course material, certificate of completion, and meals.

April courses to choose from:

  • Photogrammetry with TRITOP
  • 3D scanning with ATOS
  • Inspection with ATOS Professional and GOM Inspect Professional V8
  • Airfoil Inspection with ATOS Professional and GOM Inspect Professional V8
  • Sheet Metal Inspection with ATOS Professional and GOM Inspect Professional V8

To register, please click here.

Back to top


Social Networks  

Social Media - Connect With Us!

We thank you for your continued support. If you haven’t done so already, follow us and like us! For up-to-date news, facts, contests, and more.

Back to top


Upcoming Events Schedule  

Upcoming Events Schedule

Below is our upcoming events schedule. In the upcoming months we will announce our workshop tour for 2015, so stay tuned! For private events, Capture 3D will host 3D Metrology Workshops at your facility, provide catering, and work with you on topics and requirements you wish to address. To arrange a meeting or company workshop, please email catherine@capture3d.com.

  • March 19 – 20, 2015: MSC Measurement Science Conference, Booth 305, Anaheim, California
  • March 19, 2015: Complimentary 3D Metrology Workshop, University of Houston, Texas
  • March 23 to 25, 2015: PMA Parts & DER Repairs Conference, San Diego, California
  • April 1 to 2, 2015: Northwest Machine Tool and Expo, Booth 631 and a Conference Speaker, Portland, Oregon
  • April 14 to 16, 2015: MRO Americas, Booth 4410, Miami, Florida
  • April 20 to 24, 2015: Capture 3D Training Courses, Farmington Hills, Michigan
  • April 24 to 25, 2015: STEM & The Arts Career Showcase, Costa Mesa, California
  • May 12 to 14, 2015: Eastec, Booth 3051, West Springfield, Massachusetts
  • May 19 to 21, 2015: Rapid, Booth 844, Long Beach, California
  • June 2 to June 4, 2015: The Big M, Booth 520, Detroit, Michigan
  • June 15 to June 19, 2015: Turbo Expo, Booth 604, Montreal, Canada

To view our entire events schedule, please click here.

Back to top


     
Capture 3D   GOM Logo
 
Capture 3D, Inc., Headquarters, 3505 Cadillac Ave, F1, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, USA