Media Coverage

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2015

PlantServicesMagazineShapeGrabber Featured in Plant Services Magazine

ShapeGrabber features prominently in this Plant Services Magazine article on the state of 3D scanning in 2015, and the role 3D scanners can play in manufacturing.

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2014

MetalworkingShapeGrabber Featured in Metalworking News Asia

ShapeGrabber’s Pierre Aubrey talks about the company’s relationship with Quality Vision International (QVI), Optical Gaging Products (OGP), and the state of manufacturing in Asia in this article published by Metalworking News Asia.

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Pierre_Aubrey3D Scanners for Quality Control

ShapeGrabber’s Pierre Aubrey talks about the increasing use of 3D laser scanning for quality control in this article published by Optical Gaging Singapore.

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2013

Quality_ScanningShapeGrabber Talks 3D Scanners in Manufacturing Engineering Magazine

ShapeGrabber’s Pierre Aubrey discusses the benefits 3D laser scanners bring to quality control and inspection in the October issue of Manufacturing Engineering Media.

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2012

Manufacturing_EngineeringManufacturing Engineering Magazine
“Auto Manufacturing Focuses on Vision”

ShapeGrabber is featured in this extensive article that explores the impact that advances in noncontact, light-based metrology have on the auto manufacturing industry.

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2010

Plastics_TodayPlastics Today/Injection Molding magazine
“Scanning down the shipped-defect rate”

We have reported several times previously in IMM on custom injection molder Plastikos, for its sustainability program, micromolding expertise, and medical market penetration. Each time we found ourselves noting the company’s creative problem solving and, no matter what the problem was, finding a solution that included profitability. Here we’re looking at a Plastikos solution to a persistent specific problem of high error rates on the production floor—a problem that resisted simple solutions.

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Quality Magazine
Case Study: Contibuting to Quality

To continuously optimize quality while controlling costs, Blount uses a ShapeGrabber Ai810 3D laser scanner as part of its forming process. Implementing the QualityMagazineScanningscanner has led to quality improvements and decreased lead times of about 30% in the first year of use.

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2009

Desktop_EngineeringDesktop Engineering magazine
“Using Geomagic Studio to Bring Smiles to Babies’ Faces”

Rapid Tech that Will Change the World, First Place: A new treatment from Shriners Hospital uses reverse engineering and rapid manufacturing to help treat cleft palates. ShapeGrabber and Geomagic are featured.

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Manufacturing_EngineeringManufacturing Engineering magazine

“Measure It Fast”

In metrology, speed on the floor requires not only fast and accurate measuring devices, but a total system design that minimizes operator involvement. ShapeGrabber is also featured.

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2008

moldmaking_Technology“Why You Need to Inspect the Part to See the Mold”

ShapeGrabber’s Pierre Aubrey describes a superior method of determining mold dimensional suitability: using an industrial 3-D laser scanner to conduct a detailed inspection of the molded parts.

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3D_Scanning_Technology“Calibration and Certification”

ShapeGrabber’s Senior Systems Engineer explains the importance of calibrating and certifying a 3D laser scanner.

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2006

Injection_MoldingInjection Molding Magazine

Design and measurement tools shorten production lead times.
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2006

Manufacturing_Engineering“When Inspection’s A MATTER OF Life and Death
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2004

Desktop_Engineering“Find Your Way to the Right Digitizer

ShapeGrabber’s Pierre Aubrey explains the difference between accuracy and resolution in this article from Desktop Engineering magazine.

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