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FCVW2010 "Input Devices" by Direct Dimensions



Presentation to the FCVW2010 Conference in Washington DC May 13, 2010

Presentation to the FCVW2010 Conference in Washington DC May 13, 2010



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  • Read thru the list, comment as appropriate: Portable CMM Arms – arms with laser scanners White Light – patch-based scanner Optical Trackers – laser & LED trackers Confocal – spot scanning, interesting Touch Digitizers – conventional CMMs & similar CMM-based Scanners Industrial CT Micro CT – hot area now Cone Beam CT – medical imaging Spherical Scanners – long range scanners for buildings and terrain Dental Scanners – very hot area Body Scanners – coming… Millimeter wave – airport security Light Polarization – new research Image Correlation – digital camera-based 3D imaging
  • Lots of OEMs in our 3D industry Not all 100% only in imaging, but many are New ones coming out everyday! Artec Three-Rivers 3D – here at the show!
  • List of parameters that one would need to consider when selecting the type of 3D imaging technology to use for a particular project Very complicated and diverse list Highlight a few: Accuracy Cost Ease of use Internal features Portability Speed Etc. All are important to consider Important to consider when selecting technology
  • Scale means SIZE! Size of object Plot is Scan Resolution vs. Time/Area – in other words, groups technology by resolution and speed Heavy concentration of technology in the middle range of about 6” to 3’ in size Many objects fit this size range
  • “Widgets” things we all scan – all too common, BUT – only need to do these ONCE! NON-Recurring We scan/model – ONCE and we’re done! All different things

FCVW2010 "Input Devices" by Direct Dimensions FCVW2010 "Input Devices" by Direct Dimensions Presentation Transcript

  • The 3D Imaging Industry: Scanning and Modeling the Real World Michael Raphael President & Chief Engineer [email_address]
    • Who am I?
    • Who and what is the 3D Imaging industry?
    • What are the challenges?
    • Who uses 3D Imaging?
    • How can 3D Imaging impact our world?
    Introductory Questions
  • Why Me?
    • B.S. in Engineering; Masters of Engr. Admin.
    • Aerostructures at Martin Marietta (Thrust Reversers)
    • Contacted FARO in 1989; began co-development
    • 1 st public showing at AutoFact in 1991 in Chicago
    • Started Direct Dimensions in 1995 for portable CMM work
    • Began laser scanning & point cloud processing in 1998
    • Test and use most all scanners & 3D metrology systems
    • We represent, sell, support, train many 3D HW & SW’s
    • Employ over 20 and perform 100’s of projects every year
    • Deeply committed to the 3D industry & technology
  • Types of 3D Scanning Technology
    • Portable CMM Arms
    • White Light
    • Optical Trackers
    • Confocal
    • Touch Digitizers
    • CMM-based Scanners
    • Industrial CT
    • Micro CT
    • Cone Beam CT
    • Spherical Scanners
    • Dental Scanners
    • Body Scanners
    • Light Polarization
    • Image Correlation
  • 3D Scanning Technology Manufacturers 60-plus OEM's! Zystum SkyScan Neptec GOM Zeiss Shapegrapper Micrometric Vision FARO Technologies Z&F ScanTech Metronor Dim. Photonics Xradia Roland Metron Dage Wolf & Beck Riegl Metris Cyberware Wilks & Wilson PulseTech MetricVision Creaform Werth Polhemus MDI CGI Vitronic Opton Leica Breuckmann Vialux Optimet Laser Design Basis Software Varian Optech Konica Minolta ATI Trimble Nub3d Keyence API TC2 Northstar Inspeck AICON Steintek Northern Digital Imtec 3Shape Steinbichler NextEngine Immersion 3rd Tech Solutionix Nextec Hamano 3D Digital
  • 3D Scanning Project Parameters From SME 3D Imaging Tech Group – “Technology Matrix” Project touch resolution ergonomics threads reporting/deliverables environment texture reliability ease of use temperature reflectivity destructive standoff portability depth of field stability occlusions cost speed noise color size/volume material certification sharp features maintenance calibration set-up time internals automation secondary metrology holes ambient light safety fixturing accuracy
  • Scale of 3D Scanning Technology Sweet Spot
  • “ Reverse Engineering”
  • “ In-Line Inspection”
  • What Is Driving Growth of 3D Industry? General Purpose Scanning Small Large Dental Buildings Opposite Ends of Size Spectrum!
  • Market Trends
    • Primary mid-range core is competitive
    • Micro-CT scanners entering market
    • Human body scanning is growing
    • Dental market scanning is exploding
    • Long range scanning is expanding
  • Core 3D Imaging Products
  • MicroCT Scanners Enter Market
  • Human Body Scanning is Growing
  • Dental Scanning is Exploding
  • Long Range Scanning is Expanding
  • Growing Adoption Segments
    • Digital Heritage
    • Museums
    • Medical
    • Forensics
    • Arts & Entertainment
    • Mass Customization
  • Digital Heritage
  • Museums
  • Medical
  • Facial Imaging
  • Forensics
  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Mass Customization
  • Facilities & Infrastructure
  • Ways To Connect & Communicate
  • Ways To Connect & Communicate
    • Trade Magazines
      • 3D Scanning Technologies
      • Time Compression
      • Desktop Engineer
      • Professional Surveyor
    • eNewsletters
      • Trades Magazines
      • TenLinks
      • Vendors & OEMs
      • Service Providers
    • Conferences
      • Vendor User Meetings
      • Academic Events: CAA2009
    • Online Forums
      • forums.sme.org
      • www.laserscanning.org.uk
      • www.3dlaserscanning.org
    • Social Networks
      • YouTube Videos
      • Linked In Groups
        • Laser Scanning
        • Portable CMM
    • Associations
    • Google Searches
    • Blogs/RSS Feeds
  • Conclusions for 3D Imaging Industry The industry grows!
    • Our Challenges :
    • Lots of diverse applications
    • Workflow inconsistencies
    • Many deliverable options
    • Variety of workflows
    • Lots of tools!
    • Our Opportunities :
    • 3D is emerging all around us
    • Technology evolving rapidly
    • Information is available immediately
    • Market-based applications pull us
    • Innovation happens
  • Thank You! The 3D Imaging Industry: Scanning and Modeling the Real World Michael Raphael President & Chief Engineer [email_address]