20/05 11:25 | POSTED IN 3D Scanning, Digital Preservation

The Scanner Go!SCAN 3D used to digitize a national archaeological discovery

Early in 2014, Creaform was contacted by representatives of the Quebec Ministry of Culture and Communications for a quite unusual task: scanning an ancient vase. The Native historical artifact, which was of high archeological interest, was a rare and serendipitous find.   The antique vase In late October of 2013, a recreational...

11/05 6:55 | POSTED IN 3D Scanning, Digital Preservation

Can the Go!SCAN 3D scanner help resolve the 200 year-old Oak Island mystery?

Presented above are screen captions from the History Channel series Curse of the Oak Island. It clearly shows a Creaform Go!SCAN 50 handheld 3D scanner used to digitize a mysterious petroglyph, or rock engraving.   The Curse of the Oak Island Oak Island is located just off the Atlantic Coast of...

21/12 9:42 | POSTED IN Uncategorized

Go!SCAN 3D Test Drive

As our newest technology, we, application engineers in the Scan & Inspection department, are still getting to know the Go!SCAN 3D. And as with any new “toy", we particularly like to test its limits. We decided to try the Texture Mode and scan the entire passenger compartment of a Honda...

01/11 9:37 | POSTED IN 3D CAD, Digital Preservation

Upcoming SPAR Europe Conference to Share the latest in 3D

The upcoming SPAR Europe Conference on End-to-End 3D is to be held between November 12 and 14, 2012 and is expected to unveil the latest advances and technologies in 3D capture, processing and delivery. All in all, a total of 55 lecturers from 17 countries will be speaking as...

01/11 8:58 | POSTED IN 3D Scanning

Ray Tracing Used to Create 3D Model of Molecular Cloud B68

A group headed by researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) succeeded in using ray tracing in order to create a 3D model of molecular cloud B68. The latter is believed to be an area that could be conducive to the birth of a low-mass star. The...

30/10 9:59 | POSTED IN 3D Printing

3D Printing at the Heart of Democratization of Manufacturing Debate

The debate surrounding 3D printing and the democratization of manufacturing doesn't seem to be waning as Stratasys goes for the big kill with the largest firearms-makers across the United States. This comes in the wake of the major 3D printing company leaving Defense Distributed in the dust after alleging that it...

29/10 9:31 | POSTED IN Video Games

Giving Back to the Animal Kingdom Through Virtual Gaming

Virtual gaming is now ready to give back to the animal kingdom thanks to a series of free online games that allow players to sponsor a specific charity. As a result, instead of ending up with virtual gains that can be of little use, virtual gamers can actually give...

29/10 9:14 | POSTED IN Virtual Reality

“Thin Skinned” Virtual Reality Gloves at your Fingertips

The expression "thin skinned" may no longer only bear a negative connotation as this concept could become the foundation for creating a new generation of virtual reality gloves. That's right, a University of Illinois team of researchers have found a way to design and produce flexible circuits combined with strips...

26/10 8:40 | POSTED IN 3D CAD

3D CAD Leader Makes Huge Donation

World leader in 3D design software and 3D CAD Autodesk has granted Penn State Behrend with a huge donation in the form of free access to three of its software packages: Education Master Suite (advanced 3D CAD and engineering analysis tools), Simulation Moldflow (design tool for plastic injection molding)...

25/10 12:27 | POSTED IN Serious Gaming

3D Serious Gaming Used for In-House Training

Stimulating employees as part of critical training operations is a never-ending endeavor for employers, which explains why 3D serious gaming and 3D training simulations are becoming increasingly important for in-house training. That's right, companies must always be on the lookout for new training methods that will bring their human resources to...