DAVID 5 software has been designed to overcome the challenges of 3D scanning glossy and reflective surfaces with its brand new and patented Structured Light patterns!
No matter whether you are using one or two cameras, DAVID 5 will project our new stripe pattern sequence on the object.
This new structure light strip pattern is more robust against reflections, so the big advantage is that glossy/reflective surfaces can be scanned much better.
Of course we still can't do magic, so e.g. glass, mirrors or other very shiny surfaces will still be difficult to scan, so you will need to keep using a white coating spray like a Magnaflux Developer Spray or actually a foot spray will do too.
But even without spray, especially metal can be scanned much better, as the below example demonstrates. See how much the scan is improved with DAVID5 software.
Test Scene - notice the strong reflections!
Single scan result with conventional SL (DAVID4):
Exactly the same setup scanned with DAVID5:
3D Scanning Use in the Biomedical Field
There has been a recent surge of popularity of 3D scanning in the biomedical field. There are a variety of applications which require the external shape features of biological objects. The medical uses are constantly expanding and are expected to cause a medical revolution. From tissue and organ fabrication to custom implants, the use of 3d scanning is seemingly endless.
David SLS2 3D Scanner
Join us at the 3D Printing Workshop for Small and Medium Sized Businesses at San Jose State University on September 25th!
Visit us at the 3D Printer World Expo in Seattle during August 22-23! We will have a booth there, come by and check out our products.
Growshapes will be demonstrating the netfabb Pro 5.2 with Business Devevelopment Director Ulf Lundhe of netfabb as well as showcasing the latest from David Laser Scanner SLS2. On show will also be the Mcor True Color 3D printer which uses paper as the material and the Afinia desktop 3D printer.
Learn about the latest developments with netfabb software for 3D printing, including how it uses structures to create brand new materials which do not exist in nature (biomimicry), and more with Ulf Lindhe, Business Development Manager at netfabb GmbH.
It has been a year since Ulf's last presentation to our group. This is a great opportunity to find out what's new.
Some netfabb testimonials (http://www.netfabb.com/testimonial.php):
- "netfabb is a very significant development in software for design of parts for manufacturing using rapid prototyping technologies. The software frees the product development engineer from the limitations of complexity and file size in conventional CAD programs. We use the software for designing lightweight high performance ceramic structures with tailored macro and micro porosity." Andrew Jeffery, Founder and President, Viridis Innovation LLC, Boston MA, www.viridisinnovation.com
- "netfabb’s Selective Space Structures (3S) has been incredibility useful to us. It is the only software we have found to date that is capable handling and producing large net structures required for the scale of components we produce for the aerospace industry."
- “We were pleased to find netfabb a reliable and powerful software capable of producing complex lattice structures with locally tailored geometry. In the design of customized Titanium Implants, such a capability proves to be very useful in enhancing bone response and controlling the mechanical behavior of the implants. The software has very intuitive commands that enhances the creative design of structures, minimizing time and memory usage, making the production of parts with very high complexity a breeze rather more than just a possibility.” Gilbert Chahine, Research Assistant and PhD Candidate, Research Center for Advanced Manufacturing, Lyle School of Engineering, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, USA http://www.smu.edu/Lyle/Departments/ME/Research/RCAM.aspx
Contact growdhapes (firstname.lastname@example.org) for special invitation
DAVID Vision recently released an update to their 3D scanner software. The full version number is: 188.8.131.5257
DAVID_Setup_184.108.40.20657.exe (6.71 MB)
This is an installer for the latest version of DAVID scanner Free Edition, 32 and 64-bit, including the trial edition of DAVID-Shapefusion.
The calibration patterns are included as PDF and CDR files.
Languages: English, Chinese, Czech, Estonian, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish
Prerequisites for execution:
The download file on the DAVID website is located here.
The DAVID scanner creates 3D data for reverse engineering, quality inspection,product development/prototyping, art art and science, medical use and more.
growshapes and the soon-to-launch Silicon Valley 3D Printing Accelerator will be hosting an Open House this evening from 6:30 to 8:30pm at their Santa Clara office for the Silicon Valley chapter of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA-SV).
As part of the Open House, growshapes CEO, Geoffrey Doyle will give a brief presentation on biomimicry and industrial design. His talk will focus on how the development of new structures (or combining existing structures in new ways) enables the development of new 3D printing materials. Geoffrey will also illustrate how new structures and 3D printing technologies will dramatically impact the way prototypes and products are manufactured.
There will also be product demonstrations:
Registration information can be found here.
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