HDI Resources

*3D3 Solutions is now part of LMI Technologies.

Videos

Automating the 3D Scanning Process Using Multiple HDI 120 3D Scanners

Using a multi-scanner setup is especially useful for scanning a part that requires fast scan speed and maximizes object coverage by increasing the field of view using multiple scanners. In this video, Len Chamberlain, Director of Sales of LMI Technologies, explains the benefits of using multiple scanners for scanning and inspection applications.

Cut Plane: New Feature to FlexScan3D 3.3 Software for HDI 3D Scanners

Cut Plane is a new feature to FlexScan3D 3.3. Using the Cut Plane feature, users can capture cleaner scans with the HDI 3D Scanner during the scan acquisition stage. FlexScan3D software permits users to define a background plane and eliminate it automatically in all subsequent scans, capturing only scans with the target object. This drastically reduces the amount of time to clean up scans during the post-processing stage.

Easy Scan: New Feature to FlexScan3D 3.3 Software for HDI 3D Scanners

Easy Scan is a new feature to FlexScan3D 3.3. When capturing 3D scans, users typically need to manually set the best exposure for an object to get optimum scan results. This process would require the user to set the exposure control that can lead to under or over exposure. With the Easy Scan smart exposure control feature, FlexScan3D automatically determines the best exposure for an object to get quality scan results every time.

Interactive Hole Filling: New Feature to FlexScan3D 3.3 Software for HDI 3D Scanners

A major development in this version of FlexScan3D 3.3 includes interactive hole filling that allows users to select a hole or a region for hole filling. Users can control the process by specifying hole filling parameters. The result is a 3D model that is water tight--no holes, gaps, or openings--ready for export and use.

Introducing the HDI Advance R3x 3D Scanner

This demonstration shows how the HDI Advance R3x 3D Scanner uses structured light to capture digital 3D scans from physical objects in seconds. The HDI Advance R3x 3D Scanner is great system for manufacturers, visual effects studios, research labs, and academic institutions that need complex 3D measurements for various applications (3D visualization, 3D inspection, reverse engineering, or rapid prototyping).

Part 1: Improving the Efficiency of the Inspection Process (3D Data Acquisition)

This video demonstrates ways to optimize your inspection process. Inspect products in a fraction of the time instead of weeks by combining the use of 3D scanning with 3D digital inspection. Part 1 of the video demonstrates the 3D data acquisition portion of the 3D scanning process using the HDI 3D Scanner.

Part 2: Improving the Efficiency of the Inspection Process (Post-Processing 3D Scanner Data)

This is part 2 of the video that demonstrates ways to optimize your inspection process. Inspect products in a fraction of the time instead of weeks by combining the use of 3D scanning with 3D digital inspection. Part 2 of the video demonstrates the 3D data post-processing portion of the 3D scanning process using Geomagic.

Preview of FlexScan3D 3.1 3D Scanner Software: Color Texture Merge

Our team has made a major breakthrough for processing color scans. For the first time, users can merge color 3D scans of an object together and export it as a complete digital 3D model all within FlexScan3D. With a click of a button, the software blends the colors and merges the scans together. This new feature produces stunning results as well as reduces post-processing time since the entire process is automated. Users no longer need to export color scans individually to manually merge them in a separate post-processing application.

Preview of FlexScan3D 3.1 3D Scanner Software: Combine Feature

FlexScan3D version 3.1 focuses on faster 3D mesh generation and processing with the new combine feature. This enables users to generate 3D models more quickly and easily.

Preview of FlexScan3D 3.1 3D Scanner Software: Improvements

Discussing the improvements to FlexScan3D version 3.1 3D scanner software in comparison to previous versions of the software.

Tune Calibration

New feature in Flexscan3D that lets you fine tune your existing calibration in order to scan objects more accurately. This process involves scanning a calibration artifact of known dimension. Internally FlexScan3D will adjust the calibration to much more closely match measurements of your object.


Case Studies

RASCO Generates High Accuracy 3D Scans Using the HDI 3D Scanner

RASCO Automotive Systems, a leading service provider of 3D Scanning, Reverse Engineering and Quality Inspection services, uses the HDI 3D Scanner to generate high accuracy 3D scans. RASCO produced a case study that explains how they use the HDI 3D Scanner for the automotive and mechanical industry.

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ScanMatter Studios Captures Design Intent for Brooks Sports

Brooks Sports contacted ScanMatter Studios, Inc to explore the option of moving their physical-based shoe samples to the digital realm. Every color or material change on a physical shoe sample had to be ordered from the manufacturer which was not only costly, but had a long lead time to see the results. Creating a digital sample would allow the designers to see their changes in near real-time at a fraction of the cost. Read the full case study for more information on the process of how ScanMatter Studio, Inc used 3D scanning with the HDI Advance 3D Scanner to produce digital samples for their client.

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Sustainable Archaeology Animation Unit Creates Digital Archives of Archaeological Collections using 3D Scanning

Sustainable Archaeology, and its Sustainable Archaeology Animation Unit (SAAU), has taken innovative steps to make Ontario’s archaeological records accessible to researchers, students, and the public without stepping into a museum or storage facility. Sustainable Archaeology had contacted 3D3 Solutions to propose 3D scanning solutions that would allow for the digitization of large archaeological collections quickly and accurately. The system had to be able to handle large volumes of artifacts that range in different shapes and sizes, as well as encapsulate the true likeness of the artifacts with high resolution color and texture capture. Read the full case study to learn more about how 3D3 Solutions collaborated with Sustainable Archaeology’s SAAU personnel to perfect an assembly line workflow to 3D scanning.

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How-To Guides

HDI Advance Configuration Guide

This guide will help you choose the right combination of lens focal length, lens slot position, and projector zoom setting based on various object sizes to get the best results from the scanner's imager. It also provides basic information on the system's stereo vision geometry.

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