Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Holiday Newsletter

Direct Dimensions' end of the year gift to you is a newsletter full of fascinating stories (and one recommendation for a newsletter you should be reading).

Reconstructing Caligula: DDI's expert modelers helped a team of international experts collaborate on the reconstruction of an important Roman sculpture by creating an exact digital recreation.

9/11 Memorial of Maryland: We scanned and modeled steel beam artifacts from the WTC North Tower to aid in the design of the recently unveiled 9/11 Memorial of Maryland

Documenting Two Historical Naval Vessels: We demonstrated the power of the Surphaser HSX and FARO Photon 3D laser scanners at the famous USS Constellation and USS Torsk.

Have you subscribed to LiDAR News yet? Direct Dimensions CEO Michael Raphael and many other industry experts provide regular articles to this newsletter and blog. We recommend checking out this excellent 3D industry resource.


Monday, December 19, 2011

New Men in Black 3 Trailer

The results of our 3D scanning are all over the new MiB3 trailer: actors, costumes, props, vehicles, sets, and locations!


Thursday, December 15, 2011

CMSC 2012 - Call for Papers

Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference: The World's Premier Event for 3D Metrology Technology Professionals

CMSC is holding its 28th annual technical conference and exhibition in New Orleans in July 2012. This technical conference focusing on portable 3D coordinate measurement metrology, provides a professional venue where ideas, concepts and theory flow freely among participants from around the world. Unlike a typical trade show, the focus at CMSC is on education through various technical presentations and workshops. The educational atmosphere encourages attendees to network and learn about the latest innovations in the field of portable 3D industrial measurement technologies and is a great opportunity to share your expertise with your colleagues.

Having attended and participated in CMSC for many years, Michael Raphael, our president, is serving as the coordinator of the CMSC Technical Presentations and Workshops.

You can find the complete details of the call for papers on the CMSC website. In the meantime, if you have any questions, or potential topics for presentations, feel free to contact Michael Raphael at presentations@cmsc.org and see www.cmsc.org for much more.


Monday, December 12, 2011

Project Snapshot: Scanning Giant Teeth

3D scanning is becoming increasingly popular in the field of dentistry - but this is certainly taking it to a new extreme! Direct Dimensions Modeler Jon Wood scans a giant set of teeth for the University of Maryland Dental school using a Faro Arm with Laser.