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In the Media

June 20, 2014

Quality 101: Back to Basics with 3-D Optical Measurement (in Indonesian only)

Optical 3-D measuring devices’ shop-floor accuracy, decreased sensitivity to environment and higher measurement pace make them strong contenders to traditional quality control devices.

Read more (Metalworking Equipment News April-May 2014 )

October 8, 2013

Creaform 3D laser scanning marches across Australia

Creaform’s pipecheck system is proving its speed and integrity of measurement through extensive use in the Australian pipeline industry, from Longford to Karratha, from Whyalla to Newcastle.

Read more (Australian Pipeliner, October of 2013, p. 114)

September 17, 2013

Handheld laser scanner generates computer images to assess pipeline corrosion

To enhance gas pipeline safety in the field, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) (San Francisco, California), one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States, added a self-positioning handheld laser scanner to its collection of inspection equipment.

Read more (Materials Performance Magazine, August 2013 p. 14-16)

August 1, 2013

Creaform 3D Pipecheck System

Creaform's Pipecheck system is proving its speed and integrity of measurement, The system provides inspection rates up to 10 times faster than pit gauging.

Read more (NZ Manufacturer, August 2013, p. 15)

July 3, 2013

Contact vs Noncontact Measurement for Computer-Aided Inspection

This comparative article will help you make the right choices to meet operational needs.

Read more (Quality Magazine, June 2013, p. 36-41, by Michael Mock)

June 27, 2013

Advanced Condition Assessement of Hunter Water's Cast Iron Watermains

Burried assets that form trunk and reticulation water mains form the largest asset group of all major water utilities. As such, considerable resources go into the maintenance, assessment and subsequent predictions on the performance of these resources. As part of Hunter Water's commitment to the Advanced Condition Assessment and Pipe Failure Prodiction Project, the University of Newcastle was invited to a number of recent exhumation sites to collect data for Activity 3 (Corrossion Modelling) of the project. This article détails the procedures used for the collection of accurate corrosion data, in order to quantiify in-situ corrosion losses of in-service ferrous pipes.

Read more (Corrosion & Materials, Australia, June of 2013. Pages 46-49. Matthew Dafter and Robert Petersen)

June 19, 2013

Better Safe Than Sorry

Laser scanners and specialized software allow for faster, more effective testing of pipelines.

Read more (New Technology Magazine, May 2013, p. 13-14. By James Mahony.)

June 13, 2013

Nový skener - The Creaform 3D Scanners in a Czech Magazine!

Creaform's distributor Solidvision managed to get an article published about the Creaform 3D scanners...too bad it is written in Czech!

Read more (CAD 3 Magazine, 2013, p. 18-20)

May 27, 2013

CAD/CAM’s Expanding Potential in O&P

Imagine taking a scoliosis patient's measurements by snapping a photograph and importing the image into CAD software. Imagine using this data not only to digitally design and modify the brace but also to test it for the desired in-brace modifications before actually fabricating and fitting it on a patient. These capabilities—and others like it—are no longer imaginary; they are increasingly becoming part of O&P clinical practice, thanks to quantum leaps in computer, scanning, and CAD/CAM technologies.

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May 14, 2013

When extreme sports meet CFD

Creaform’s scanning system and computational fluid dynamics expertise push back the speed limits in street luge.

Read more (Design Engineering Magazine, March-April 2013)