Entitled Understanding portable 3D scanning technologies, this new eBook provides an in-depth exploration of the ever-evolving world of portable 3D scanning: the latest innovations, what defines portability and the different positioning methods. Key concepts covered inside this second eBook of the series include: Dynamic referencing, True portability, Self-positioning, Positioning through targets, Positioning through natural features, Hybrid positioning and Matching 3D scanning needs to positioning methods
In this new ebook, entitled AN INTRODUCTION TO 3D SCANNING, we invite you to explore and learn about the 3D scanning universe, including topics such as: The purposes of 3D scanners, How 3D scanning work, Various 3D scanner categories and their positioning methods and The applications through product lifecycle management
This paper describes the principles of dynamic referencing for optical CMMs and demonstrates the advantages of this new functionality in terms of measurement accuracy in shop floor conditions.
In the world of 3D scanning, the right scanner depends on the application, but also on the main goal of the people who will use it. Each method has its benefits but also its trade-offs. This paper aims at helping service providers and asset owners select the most suitable 3D scanner solution for their inspection needs.
Today, now more than ever before, mounting public concern over pipeline safety has incited many companies to turn to emerging methodologies and technologies to better monitor and assess pipeline degradation. The ultimate goal is to predict the evolution of pipeline degradation so as to deploy preventative measures in a timely fashion—before interventions become too costly and the safety of citizens is compromised.
One of the most important changes in metrology in the past few decades has been the development of portable measuring devices. This has brought inspection right to the production line, as close to the part as possible.
This paper introduces the new paradigm of intelligent measurement process in the context of 3D optical metrology.
Mechanical damage represents a major problem and a threat to pipeline integrity. Even if there is more corrosion typically found on pipeline networks, the number of leaks associated to dents is greater.
Oil & Gas pressure components found on power plants and refineries must be inspected on a regular basis to ensure fitness-for-service.
Pipeline operators are getting increasing pressure from regulatory authorities and environmentalists to guarantee the integrity of their pipeline network, while facing financial pressure to minimize their maintenance cost.