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Have you ever run into issues with your quality engineering process? Are you spending too much time trying to figure out what the corrective action should be? Do you have numerous iterations or could benefit from reduced tuning loops? Could you save money by finding and solving problems before moving into production? Would you like to reduce costs and eliminate waste and redundant processes? These are the real struggles that face quality manufacturing professionals, and they are solving these challenges with the help of accurate 3D scanning and digital inspection technologies.

Capture 3D's GOM Software is packed with shortcuts to increase inspection efficiency by simplifying the functions you use the most. The I-Inspect wheel, or I-Inspect function, is an intelligent inspection menu that guides you to appropriate inspection choices for the specific element you're inspecting. Our Application Engineer Kevin explains what each icon on the I-Inspect wheel includes and how this tool can help you complete comprehensive inspections faster. Watch this in-depth tutorial to learn more!

Capture 3D's GOM Software offers many solutions to help advance your digital engineering skills with just a few clicks. The golden mesh, or average mesh, offers an option for retaining an accurate nominal file to compare and reference throughout inspection and analysis. Our Application Engineer David explains how to use this specialized function within GOM Software to create a golden mesh file that can be exported for use in modeling, reverse engineering, 3D printing, and beyond. Watch this in-depth tutorial to learn more!

Capture 3D's TRITOP photogrammetry system is extremely compact and portable, making it easy to measure larger objects by simply walking around the subject and taking pictures. GOM Inspect software offers features specific to the accurate inspection and analysis of photogrammetry data. Our Application Engineer Tyler explains how to use these specialized functions within the free version of GOM Inspect software to perform fast photogrammetry data inspection. Watch this in-depth tutorial to learn more!

GOM Inspect software contains features engineered specifically to help aerospace and power generation manufacturers address the specialized drawing callouts associated with airfoils. GOM's airfoil inspection tools are completely customizable and come included with every installation of GOM Inspect. Our Application Engineer Ethan Senterfitt explains how to use these specialized functions within GOM Inspect software to save time on accurate airfoil inspection. Watch this in-depth tutorial to learn more!

Free GOM Inspect software 2019 completes essential engineering calculations with just a few clicks. The software's functions are designed to simplify common and repetitious processes for significant time savings and increased efficiency while also retaining reliable accuracy. Our Application Engineer Maddy Badke explains how to use functions within free GOM Inspect software to quickly calculate material thickness without ever having to reach for a CMM or hand calipers. Watch this in-depth tutorial to learn more!

 Join us as we go back to the future to digitize our CEO Rick's 1976 Ford Bronco and demonstrate the innovative TRITOP Photogrammetry and ATOS 3D Scanning systems.

Imagine you must pay $100,000 for a very complex fixture to clamp your part into place. Now, imagine you don't have to pay $100,000 to clamp your part into place. That clamp never needs to be adjusted, doesn't need to be calibrated, and never wears out, because, with virtual clamping, you're digitally mathematically clamping your part into place the same way every time, removing any chance of human error. In this tutorial, our Application Engineer David Campbell shows you how to use this software feature to cut costs dramatically, while saving time lost to unloading and reloading fixturing. Keep reading if you're interested in gaining the benefits of GOM Inspect's virtual clamping software feature.

In manufacturing, having multiple stages requiring the same features to be inspected is quite common— but it doesn't have to be. Check out this tutorial with our Application Engineer, Stefan Gentile, to learn more about trend analysis, and how you can incorporate it into your processes to cut down on iterations and increase your productivity.

The free GOM Inspect Software 2019 is designed to make every step of the measurement process simple and efficient, including technical processes like CAD part alignment. Since GOM Inspect caters to many applications, the software offers various alignment methods. Learn more about it in this in-depth tutorial presented by our Application Engineer Dane Wofford.

The combination of smart technology and automation is central to this integration, helping manufacturing organizations reach new levels of productivity through the Internet of Things (IoT)or, in the case of manufacturing, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Smart machinesindustrial IoT, and artificial intelligence are vital elements comprising Industry 4.0. 

While Capture 3D is a designated essential business, we have taken measures to ensure the highest level of support, service, and safety to our customers. See how we're working both remotely and in our facilities to keep our customers and teams safe during COVID-19. Our cross-functional teams, (and their loved ones) are stepping up to provide the tools and information you need during these difficult times in a way that’s convenient for you. Please stay safe and connected with us. Join us in utilizing technology to help flatten the curve.

How does a CMM machine work?  And how does it differ from a 3D scanner to capture and use measurement data. In this educational article, we'll answer these questions and provide a lot information you need to know about how CMM's function. 

Technology is modernizing how businesses operate, especially on the production floor. We're entering an era known as "Industry 4.0," a revolution lead by the exciting growth of digital trends and advancements. Read about how technology is utilizing smart machines, AI, automation, and more in factories and production lines to become smart factories.

Even during this pandemic, humans come together alongside technology to share ideas and help others.  As the supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) quickly depletes nationwide, the health and safety of our healthcare workers, the patients they care for, their families, and our communities are at risk. Together, we can combine our efforts to make an impact so that we can return to living safe, healthy, and secure lives.

Manufacturing has been the backbone of the United States throughout history, fueling its job market, stimulating economic growth, and supporting innovation that results in products that are pivotal to enterprises and consumers.

Keep reading to see the top 10 List of Manufacturing Companies based on revenue, historical contributions, and innovations...

3D scanning is the process of collecting data from the surface of a physical object which accurately describes the shape in terms of three-dimensional space. Once collected, this data allows technicians, mechanics, engineers or hobbyists the ability to examine an object digitally, which enhances and maximizes the precision and speed of their work. By obtaining the shape of the part digitally, the scan data can be used to either replicate the part (reverse-engineering), or for dimensional analysis (inspection).

3D scanning is changing the landscape of a number of modern industries. Manufacturing, construction, aviation, aerospace, oil refineries, and a number of other verticals have leveraged 3D scanning with great success and adoption across other industries continues to grow. In fact, IDC projects that shipments of 3D scanners will experience an 18% CAGR (compound annual growth rate) between 2018-2022.

3D scanners are an incredible way to get the most accurate images when you need precision and detail in whatever it is you may be manufacturing. The modern hardware and software work together to limit the number of flaws in each scan in order to optimize your work. A more streamlined workday means stronger production output and better quality products. GOM digital photogrammetry technology works together with non-contact optical 3D scanning devices to obtain stellar image clarity.

Handheld 3D scanners are portable devices much the same as ATOS blue light non-mobile scanners that conduct scans quickly and use optical non-contact technology to get high-resolution images at incredibly high speeds.

Blue light 3D scanners make 3D printing and prototyping more efficient and help streamline workflows. Using blue light technology, a narrow band of LED blue lights prevents interferences from outside light and refracted light. This allows for a more precise scanning of the object and more detailed models.

Through the use of 3D blue light scanning, reverse engineering and inspection processes have experienced reduced costs and improved outcomes at many manufacturing and engineering focused organizations. However, handheld scanners are still fairly popular in the industry and when selecting a scanner you may be considering using a handheld 3D scanning solution.

3D scanning has allowed developers, manufacturers, and engineers to produce extremely high-quality likenesses, molds, prototypes, and parts for products and research. Because automotive engineers, aerospace technicians, and medical researchers use molds, casts, and printed parts to better analyze and improve their methods, they need the highest quality scans possible.

Computer Aided-Design (CAD) and reverse engineering play a major role in manufacturing, quality, analysis, and research. As industries move towards more advanced, automated, and scalable processes and 3D scanning continues to see a surge in popularity, the importance of CAD and 3D reverse engineering in particular will only increase.

Quality is one of the most important aspects of manufacturing today. Businesses must be able to trust that the systems they use will do what they need in a timely manner. Consumers place high demands on products and expect brands to live up to them. A reputation for poor quality can break a business by jeopardizing a brand image and consumer trust. This means that businesses must have robust, precise, and scalable quality processes and tools in place to remain competitive.

The accuracy of measurements can make or break a business delivering physical goods to market or an organization performing critical research. For this reason, it is important that the right measurement or metrology tools and technologies are used.

One popular technology used within the fields of manufacturing, engineering, research and development, quality assurance, and prototyping is GOM Photogrammetry. However, not everyone in the industry is familiar with this powerful technology, so in this article we will provide an introduction to the concept, the benefits, and some common use cases to help you get started.

3D scanning is an important part of quality assurance, prototyping, manufacturing, and reverse engineering. The precise 3D blueprints and rapid workflows enabled by light-based non-contact metrology solutions make them an important technology that can have measurable benefits on an organization's bottom line.

With the explosion of 3D printing reaching users ranging from worldwide manufacturing organizations to families looking for an innovative way to encourage creativity, it’s no surprise that more and more of the population are eager to incorporate it into their professional and personal lives.  This technology, that at one time was only available at a high cost thought impractical to leading businesses and manufacturers across many industries, is fast becoming a mainstay in countless applications.  As companies and startups alike shift focus to accelerating product development, 3D printing has provided drastic improvements to prototyping, production, and proof of concept models throughout varied industries.  Before we get into the details of its operation, let’s take a look back to see how long ago this tech became available.

3D scanning is a technology that is changing manufacturing and engineering processes in every industry. The 3D scanning market is projected to reach $5.9 billion by 2013 (Source: MarketsandMarkets). Given this statistic, it’s easy to see that understanding 3D scanning technology and the impact it can have on your business will help you retain a competitive advantage. In this article, we will dive into the topic of 3D scanning software.

Optical metrology, including structured light scanners like ATOS, is quickly revolutionizing the manufacturing industry. Many of the leading companies in the aerospace and automotive industries rely heavily on optical metrology in order to verify parts. Structured light scanners have increasingly become faster, more accurate, and easier to use.

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