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Science and Education

Educational programs that integrate 3D measurement technologies into engineering courses not only demonstrate up-to-date and state-of-the-art expertise, but also offer students the knowledge they need to get the job they are looking for in the industry.

As teachers and researchers, you must show future engineers the fundamentals of engineering based on industry requirements. To do so, you must follow the evolution of technologies and be up to date on the current techniques used in the industry. For students, you are a source of knowledge and a technology expert capable of demonstrating advanced skills.

Nevertheless, the role of professors has one main constraint: lack of time. Between teaching, research, and service requirements, you usually have little time to develop new subjects and integrate them into your classroom curriculum. Thus, how can you stay up to date with the newest technologies and trends, such as laser and white light 3D scanners, in order to capture the attention and interest of your students?

Creaform Solution

With Creaform’s educational 3D scanning tools and teaching kits, students have the opportunity to become familiar with three high-demand areas in the industry: 3D scanning (of course!), quality control, and reverse engineering. In other words, they can use a 3D scanner to take something from the physical world and bring it into the digital world for inspection and modification.

Portable, easy-to-use, high-resolution, and versatile software and industry standard 3D scanners are the solutions to fulfill your goals and overcome your challenges.

  • Portability:

    With dynamic referencing, where both the part and instrument can move freely while measuring, 3D scanning can either occur in the classroom, the laboratory, or the field without affecting performance.
  • Simplicity:

    With plug-and-play devices and user-friendly interfaces, students can easily learn 3D scanning and teachers can quickly become 3D scanning experts.
  • High level of detail:

    With high-resolution cameras for geometry and color cameras for texture, the scan quality enables students to visualize and characterize the finest details of any object.
  • Versatility:

    With advanced laser and optical technologies and limitless scanning volumes, 3D scanners can be used in different projects and measure any part, regardless of size, shape, material, surface finish, and complexity.

Applications Example


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3D Modeling For Phased-array Inspections In Aerospace Industry

To ensure the safety of passengers and proper maintenance of equipment, inspections of surface impact damage on aircraft parts and structure must be performed.

Developing, manufacturing, and inspecting a casting of superior quality in less time

Discover how 3D scanning technologies helps casting inspections and casting manufacturing. Get strategies to improve your casting product development process.

Aerospace Maintenance

Reactors and turbines are costly, essential pieces of equipment that usually have to undergo regular maintenance. The high cost of such equipment justifies repairs at times complex for problems such as deterioration. To determine the repairs required, warping or loss of material due to wear is to be precisely measured.

Replacing headers on a main steam piping system at a power generating facility

Replacing headers on a main steam piping system at a power generating facility is challenging. Often, CAD models are no longer available. Therefore, engineers have to design the replacement parts by dealing only with the physical parts.

Power Turbine Component Analysis - 3D Scanning

No matter if the objective is to inspect, repair or modify power generation turbine components, the challenges remain the same: access to the components and stability of the measurement setup. The components that require measurement like impeller blades, guide vanes or casings are always located in tight spaces with difficult access.

3D Modeling For Phased-array Inspections In Power Generation And Energy

Power generation components and structures must be inspected to assess the level of degradation and remaining service life. Power generation organizations are facing mounting challenges of inspecting complex components that are part of a very intricate assembly and cannot be taken out for inspection purposes.

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