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14
Oct
2013

3d printing the new industrial revolution:

One technical writer from FLAAR Reports visited RAPID 2013 Conference and Exposition held at Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. FLAAR Reports visited the show to learn more on 3d laser scanners imaging technologies and 3dprinting (additive manufacturing). We got the surprise that everybody is talking about:

¡3D PRINTING THE NEW INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION!

Please download our free reports to learn more.

Written by Juan Luis Sacayon Madrigal   
Last Updated on Thursday, 17 October 2013
 
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07
Nov
2012

FLAAR is evaluating Photogrammetry techniques for Ethnobotanical studies

FLAAR evaluating 3D software that captures geometric properties and texture and needs no expensive scanning equipment

At FLAAR we are using Photogrammetry techniques to analyze the different aspects of Guatemalan fruits.

We are testing a remarkable software that captures the geometric properties and texture of a real object and creates a 3D model by using digital cameras, a technique that we are surprised exists and it’s accessible for everyone.

The significant difference with this revolutionary new software is that it requires NO expensive scanning equipment (you use the basic digital camera, or even your Iphone, which you already have). PLUS, this new system allows scans in full color (if you use costly CO2 or laser scanning equipment you get only a model with zero actual true color).

Wait for our free downloadable FLAAR Report on creating 3D models using digital cameras to learn more about this technology and the results we obtained by using it.

First posted November 07, 2012.

 

3d modeling hardware presented at RAPID 2011

Haptics technology phantom 3d design software hardware device
One innovating company that caught our attention also at RAPID 2011 was senseble 3d. This company manufactures 3d design software and 3d hardware (Phantom Haptic force-feedback device). Read more..
 
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FLAAR at Rapid Prototypers 2010

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Three members from FLAAR Reports team attended RAPID 3D conference and expo in Anaheim.
There will be two separate FLAAR Reports: one on portable 3D scanners and scanner software (and 3D modeling software in general), and a separate FLAAR Report on additive manufacturing and rapid prototypers, especially 3D printers such as ZCorp and Objet Geometries.
 
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Anaheim trade show 2010

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FLAAR has been evaluating flatbed scanners and reprographic scanners for over ten years. BetterLight provided three of their tri-linear scanners (average BetterLight system is about $14,000; the camera is about the same cost and was provided by Cambo. Based on the success of these FLAAR evaluations, then Cruse has provided initially one model of their reprographic scanner (average Cruse scanner is about $110,000). They liked the results of the evaluations and then provided a second scanner with even more features. Read more..

 
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Glasstec expo in Duesseldorf

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During Glasstec expo in Duesseldorf, Germany, the nice folks at Stiefelmayer-Contento 3D scanned FLAAR assistant editor Sofia Monzon, and then created a 3D image inside a crystal cube.
 
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Reviews and evaluations from FLAAR Reports on reliable 3d laser equipment, laser scanners, both handheld and portable scanner, digitizer, for creating 3d models, 3d modeling, with reviews of 3d modeling software, metrology, including for reverse engineering, prototyping: the whole world of virtual 3d

This website is dedicated to evaluating and reviewing: both entry-level, mid-range, and high end class of 3d scanners (including handheld scanners), 3d laser, laser scanners, digitizers, handheld scanner, with reviews of 3d software that can build a 3d model or be able to do 3d modeling or Cad Cam, and reverse engineering technology for industry. We also offer a focus of 3D scanning and 3D model creations for archaeology, 3d architecture visualization, 3d reconstruction including for ethno-botanical and ethnozoology research or cultural heritage preservation. Our focus is on education, how-to explanations, workflow tips, and most importantly, which 3D scanner to consider and which 3D software to buy.

The web site you are looking at now is dedicated to 3D scanning and 3D modeling software evaluations and recommendations. But FLAAR is now preparing an additional focus on evaluating 3D rapid prototypers (and 3D additive manufacturing machines and software). Indeed FLAAR is opening an office in Europe to dedicate to these 3D topics, but we will continue with our main office in Guatemala (21 employees and growing) and will continue with our registered office in St Louis, Missouri, where the family of Hellmuth architects has been for several generations. It is because of our Hellmuth family heritage in architecture that we are interested in 3D architectural models.


The goal of this 3d scanner and 3d software reviews website is to facilitate access to architects, archaeologists, university professors, students and anyone who is interested in cultural heritage preservation, digital archiving and learning about any 3d scanner and 3d software technologies.

 
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22
May
2012

FLAAR Reports team at 3D expo, RAPID 2012

FLAAR at RAPID 2012

Two of us attended RAPID Conference and Exposition 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia to evaluate all the innovations in the field of 3D imaging combined with additive manufacturing technologies.

We will be updating our website and reports on the newest information about 3D scanners, additive manufacturing technologies, 3D imaging software reviews and more.

All reports on RAPID 2012 are free downloads.

Last updated November 07, 2012. First posted May 22, 2012, updated May 24, Jun 08.


Reports on RAPID 2012, 3D scanners, software and prototyping
 
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Creaform MetraScan cmm 3d handheld portable laser scanner

3d laser scanner handheld portable capturing cmm device Creaform MetraScan II


The MetraScan is an Inspection and Reverse engineering oriented tool and for its characteristics can also be used for cultural heritage preservation. This 3d scanner is combined with a HandyPROBE which allows to capture large size objects and the VXelements 3d data acquisition software for 3d rendering the files. Read more..

 
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New handheld portable long range 3d laser scanner

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One company that always captures our attention at the RAPID Conference and Exposition is the Direct Dimensions booth where they present new technologies on 3d laser scanners for long range and small range capturing technologies. Read more..

 
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FLAAR Reports was present at RAPID 2011

Craform MetraScan


FLAAR Reports was present at RAPID 2011 Conferece and Exposition in Minneapolis Minnesota. We will be updating our website with new pages with the newest 3d scanners and 3d softwares and additeve manufacturing technologies presented at the show. There will also be 3 new reports , one on 3d scanners, one on 3d softwares and one on 3d additive manufacturing.

 
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FLAAR 3D Scanner and 3d Software Evaluations

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FLAAR evaluates 3d scanners in three ranges: good entry level (ZCorp), mid-range, and high-end. The Steinbichler would be a good choice for a high-end portable 3D scanner. Over the coming months we will decide which other scanner FLAAR will evaluate. For our first evaluation (November 2009 through May 2010) we issued about 41 different reports.  Read more...

 
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