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Brian Metzger

3D Scanners for Inspection and Quality Assurance

In the past 10 years, the world of 3D scanning has grown to include many new and exciting applications.  Scanning hardware has become more accurate,…

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Processing Artec Ray Scan Data with Ray Scan Triangulation

When Artec 3D introduced the Artec Ray 3D scanner, it was quite a different device from the handheld scanners that we had been using. The…

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How to Save a Project in Artec Studio 16

In this video and blog, I am going to share my favorite new feature that has been added to the Artec Studio 16 version. Artec…

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How to use the Measuring Tools in Artec Studio

In this video, I’m going to be showing you some of the measurement tools available to you in Artec Studio. For this demonstration, I’m using…

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Reverse Engineering with 3D Scanning, SOLIDWORKS and 3D Printing

When you have 3D scanning, CAD and 3D printing added to your operation, it opens up new possibilities. Let’s look at how easy it is…

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How to Leverage Bridges in Artec Studio

Missing areas in a 3D scan can result from shiny or reflective surfaces or just areas that the scanner can’t get a line of sight…

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What’s New in Artec Studio 17

Exciting news from Artec this week, with the release of Artec Studio 17. I am excited to share with you my favorite new additions to…

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Using Autopilot to Process Artec 3D Scan Data

In this example, I used my Artec Space Spider to capture a small metal bracket. The Space Spider is a hand-held 3D scanner designed for…

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3D Scanning an Object with Thin Walls

Today, I will be using a plastic snow shovel to demonstrate how to overcome the challenge of 3D scanning objects with thin walls. Normally, we…

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How to Reduce Glare When 3D Scanning with Artec Scanners

In this blog, we will walk through the challenges of 3D scanning objects that are dark and shiny and how to reduce glare in your…

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How To Capture Hole Dimensions When 3D Scanning

3D scanning is commonly used for quality assurance and inspection. They provide extremely high-precision scans and provide 3D measurements that are among the best in…

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Top 10 New Features in Artec Studio 16

As much as we love our 3D Scanners, the real magic of Artec’s technology comes from their software. Every year, Artec introduces performance improvements and…

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Understanding How To Build a Better Face Mask for COVID-19

Like a lot of people right now, I’ve been working from home and wearing home-made face masks to help slow the spread of COVID-19 whenever…

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Unboxing the Artec Leo

Anticipated since 2017, the Artec Leo is a revolutionary new 3D scanner. There are many improvements over Artec’s previous offerings, but the most obvious is…

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3D Scanning as a Quality Assurance Tool

3D scanning is a powerful tool for designers and engineers. The advantages are clear for many applications when a tool, like the Artec Space Spider, is…

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