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3D Scanning ― Why Do It and How

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  • access_time 1:30 - 2:45 PM CT
  • location_onMain Stage
  • blur_circularThought Leadership Panel
  • monetization_onIncluded with Exhibits Registration
It’s long been recognized that there’s a need to create the geometry of parts to be printed not just using CAD but also by capturing the shape of existing parts by measuring them. Tactile methods such as callipers and CMMs are not ideal tools to capture complex 3D geometry, hence the need for 3D scanners. With the move toward the adoption of Additive Manufacturing for larger-scale production, consistent and repeatable final part quality control has become a basic requirement. Once again, callipers and CMMs are inadequate, and the need for 3D scanning for inspection is recognized. This panel is made up of 3D scanning experts who, between them, have over 80 years’ experience of using optical and CT scanners for both reverse engineering and inspection, all will be able to answer any questions the audience has not only about why the need for 3D scanning but what the available options are.
  • Giles Gaskell
    Commercial Business Manager for Structured Light Scanning
    Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence
  • Greg Groth
    Division Manager, Wisconsin Office
    Exact Metrology, A Division of In-Place Machining Company
  • Andrew Ramsey
    X-ray/CT Consultant
    Nikon Metrology Inc.
  • Michael Raphael
    President & CEO
    Direct Dimensions, Inc.
  • Jake Rickter
    Southeast Technical Sales Representative
    Pinnacle X-Ray Solutions Inc.