EMS 3D Tech Lunch – Tampa – December 3rd 2014

Join EMS at their new, larger Tampa, FL headquarters for a 3D Tech Lunch. EMS will be showing the latest in 3D Printers for rapid prototyping, 3D Scanners for reverse engineering & inspection and next generation CAD software for designing products faster than ever. All products will be demonstrated live and you can come anytime … Read more

EMS Uses 3D Scanning on Land Assault Vehicles

Z800 Vivid 9i 3D_Scanning LAV

There doesn’t seem to be much technology can’t accomplish. It’s really quite amazing. Recently, the US Marine Corps contracted with EMS to use 3D scanning technology to capture data about the Land Assault Vehicle or LAV. Five LAV’s in all were scanned to create CAD models of these vehicles.

The US Marine Corps initially approached EMS because they needed 3D models of their LAVs. These models were going to be used to develop simulation software and training programs. Initially, they were going to measure the LAVs themselves and make the CAD models from scratch. However, it was determined that this would be way too time-consuming and wouldn’t produce a quality final result. That’s when 3D scanning was brought on board.

EMS went out to the California desert and scanned five different versions of the LAV. They used both the Konica Minolta and Z-Corps 3D scanning systems to accomplish this task. They scanned both the interior and exterior of all the different LAV models. This allows them to get into every little nook and cranny of the vehicles. This would’ve been much too difficult to measure by hand and to reproduce by hand and import into modeling software. Once the scanning was complete, both the interior and exterior scans were combined to create a full 3D model.

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3D Scanning Used for Blackhawk Helicopter Trainer

You might not know this, but the military often uses trainers to help soldiers learn how to use a variety of equipment. It is most commonly used for aircraft training. This way, military personnel can learn how to fly and be pilots without having to leave the ground or put expensive equipment risk. These trainers … Read more

3D Printing Plays Role in Fort Harrison Hotel Renovation

In 1926, the Fort Harrison Hotel opened in Clearwater, Florida. It has developed quite a reputation over the years but in the 1970s, it was in need of serious renovation. After new owners bought the hotel, it took many years to complete the renovations. In fact, they were only just completed this year. In an … Read more