Direct Dimensions used the FARO LS Long-Range 3D Laser Scanner to rapidly capture the interior and exterior of a metro bus to create an accurate "as-built" 3D CAD model. Biodiesel University will utilize these digital models to layout and design the space usage within the bus for the educational labs.
Accurate distance measurements allow for proper re-installation.
Design Intent reverse engineering of corroded and warped original frame.
High-resolution, accurate, long-range, large-volume, portable laser scanner.
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"Michael Raphael of Direct Dimensions presented "Advanced 3D Imaging Technologies for Reverse Engineering Aging Aircraft" at the SME Aerotest 2008 Conference in Fort Worth, Texas..."
"Moumental Church on East Broad Street in Richmond, Virginia, marks the site of one of the city's worst disasters. A catastrophic fire during a holiday performance at the Richmond Theatre on the site on December 26, 1811, claimed the lives of 72 people..."
"On Saturday, October 18, 2008, poet Matthew “Mattie” Stepanek was honored in Rockville, MD at the unveiling of a life-sized bronze sculpture by artist Jimilu Mason. The sculpture, which features Stepanek in his wheelchair..."
Innovation has no map, no compass, no clock, and no finish line. In the late 1980s, 3D measurement technology was in its infancy. It was cumbersome, expensive, unreliable, and there were few options from which to choose. As an engineer at a large aerospace manufacturer, I saw an incredible need for new 3D tools for my work in design, manufacturing, and inspection.
By 1995, having helped develop a revolutionary new portable 3D measurement tool called the Faro Arm, I was inspired to start a company dedicated to the development, application, and proliferation of advanced 3D measurement technologies. More than a company, we created an environment which inspired innovation; a place where employees, customers, and vendors accepted hard challenges “because they could.”
Year after year we have been asked by our customers to push the limits of 3D technologies to solve increasingly complex problems for an increasingly broad spectrum of industries and applications.
Our business has essentially evolved into a working R&D lab, equipped with advanced equipment and funded by the services and products we provide to our customers. Everyday I am amazed by the diversity and depth of projects, applications, and customers.
As we continue to take on new challenges, new employees, and new equipment, we will continue to discover better ways to solve 3D problems. What was nearly impossible 10 years ago, and took months just a few years ago, we can now accomplish in a few hours. Our innovation and perseverance allows us now to introduce our new fast, affordable, and accurate 3D scanning and modeling service perfect for virtually all industries.
One such example is the new Surphaser spherical laser scanner from Basis Software. This scanner is as exciting to me as the Faro Arm was twenty years ago when it was conceived for industrial applications. As the only product with a mid-range focus, the Surphaser can capture objects from the size of cars to airplanes with the ease of use of the long range scanners and the accuracy and resolution of the close range systems. This scanner has become the solution to challenging problems we’ve faced for years.
Welcome to our new monthly newsletter where we will be highlighting our interesting 3D scanning and modeling projects and products. We hope that you will take a moment to review this information and provide feedback to us.
I encourage you to visit our website frequently as we update it daily. Nearly 14 years of innovation has allowed Direct Dimensions to provide you with the best 3D solutions.
Thanks for another great year!