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How 3D technology can benefit the construction industry

The construction industry is often seen as a slow adopter of new technology, so firms that do adopt and invest in this are often doing better in the industry compared to their competition. Because of this, engineering firms and construction professionals are recognizing the benefits of advanced technologies like 3D laser scanning which can help […]

How state-of-the-art measurements are helping the Christmas tree valve market thrive

Installed in both onshore and offshore applications, Christmas trees perform a critical function in the production flow of oil and gas. The valves attached to a Christmas tree are one of three major components that make up its assembly. For many years, these valves were traditionally used in newly drilled oil and gas wells, where […]

3D scanning seen as the ideal solution for aftermarket industries

In today’s current climate, aftermarket industries are often faced with numerous challenges involving shifting competition, digitalisation and increasing quality and compliance requirements. As a result, aftermarket industries are constantly looking to identify new approaches to overcome these challenges, one of which has been 3D scanning. This article is going to discuss which aftermarket industries are […]

Will 3D body scanning be the future of the fashion industry?

Online clothes shopping can be a real headache at times, especially when it comes to finding the right size fit. In fact, research has shown the average British shopper returns almost half the clothes they buy online, often because they are the incorrect size. This of course results in many disgruntled customers and retailers out […]

The future is bright for 3D scanning

It may be in its infancy, but the 3D scanning market is growing at a tremendous rate and according to recent research, is expected to close in on a worth of $6 billion by the end of 2020. Much of this progression is the result of advancements in technology in manufacturing and quality assurance and the […]

The use of 3D scanning in Industry

From prototyping to quality assurance, the use of 3D scanning has become an integral part of the manufacturing process. As models continue to become more advanced, the influence of 3D scanners on various industries is noticeably increasing as entire processes change to incorporate these extraordinary devices. This article is going to look at some examples […]

How do 3D laser scanners work?

3D laser scanning is a technique used to capture the shape of an object using a line of laser light. The non-contact, non-destructive technology of 3D laser scanning creates “point clouds” of data from the surface of an object. These pockets of data result in a 3D file that can be saved, edited or even […]

3D Scanning in the medical sector

The use of 3D scanning in the medical sector has only just become a widespread practice over the last few years yet its impact on patient care has been profound. These innovative devices deliver unrivalled capabilities in patient diagnosis and treatment by capturing accurate 3D measurements of the human body quickly and hassle-free. Due to […]

Track Santa This Christmas Eve!

The question that is always asked leading up to Christmas is how does Santa manage to deliver millions of presents all over the world in just one night? Well, thanks to the latest developments in technology it is now possible to track every single one of his deliveries as he and his reindeers fly from [...]

Metrology to Benefit from Change in Kilogram Measurement

Since 1889, the yardstick for measuring a ‘kilogram’ has been set by Le Grand K, a small cylinder of titanium alloy which is held in a triple locked vault.