Media and Publications
NVision's Reverse Engineering capabilities featured in Quality Magazine. Many new industries are employing 3D scanning not only to create 3D models of parts or products for reverse engineering but also to explore the composition and rapid production of ready to use parts via 3D printing. Please click here to read the complete article composed by Steve Kersen, President of NVision3D.
Ticket sales for “American Sniper” indicated that many Americans are moved by the story of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. Mr. Kyle, with 160 confirmed kills, is recognized as America’s most successful sniper. Prior to the film, NVision participated in honoring the soldier by assisting in the creation of a life size statue of Kyle. Please click here to read the complete article.
NVision volunteers its 3D laser-scanning services to create a life-size sculpture of tribute to his service, as well as that of all members of the military. Recently, Fabricating and Metalworking spotlighted the 3D laser scanning services provided by NVision. Read the complete article featured on Fabricating and Metalworking.
3D laser scanning from NVision featured in Plastics Engineering. NVision's 3D laser scanning helped a certified Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) repair station document its work on a passenger jet part with such precision that the station was able to obtain the necessary FAA approval for the repair in much less time than is usually required. Read the complete article featured on Plastics Engineering.
A heavy equipment manufacturer with facilities throughout the world has improved the dimensional accuracy of its ground engagement tools by using an NVision HandHeld laser scanner to measure tooling and finished products with a higher degree of accuracy than was possible in the past. Read the complete article featured on Manufacturing News.
Many ideas can spring to mind when one hears the term reverse engineering. Some think of it as a form of
corporate espionage, a means to copy competitors’ parts, others regard it primarily in terms of their own
immediate industrial needs, as in the case of an electronics manufacturer using reverse engineering to
replicate printed circuit boards (PCBs). Read the complete article featured on Quality Magazine, or click here to download a PDF of the article.
RoboScanner, a lightweight, turnkey laser
scanning system that offers fully automated
scanning with 3D analysis for measuring components
in a production environment featured as a new product in April's issue of Motion Control and Automation Technology. To read article, please click here.
Foundry Management and Technology notes the RoboScanner follows a preset path for the measurement of similar parts without the need for expensive fixturing. Consistent with a production environment, it will provide a complete inspection report at the end of its measuring routine without delay, for instant feedback for process control. Alternatively, data can also be processed offline. To read the complete article, please click here.
Vision Systems Design provides information on Vision and Automation solutions for engineers and integrators worldwide. The RoboScanner by NVision features a blue-light scanning system that can capture more than 500,000 points in less than 0.2 seconds. The laser scanners are also designed with integrated software for programming and enable the capturing of scan positions and detect path interference in real time to avoid collisions. To read more, please click here.
The lightweight, turn-key laser scanning system known as Roboscanner offers fully automated scanning with 3D analysis. "The RoboScanner provides a significantly faster way to accurately measure components in a production environment," said Steve Kersen, President of NVision. To read the complete RoboDaily article, please click here.
NVision's 3D scanner services featured on Vision Systems Design in article highlighting the creation of Jeff Koons original balloon dog sculpture. In order to recreate the original balloon dog stainless steel sculpture, 3D scanning company NVision laser-scanned the art piece and produced a 3D computer-aided design (CAD) model of the dog, which Koons used to create several full-size sculptures in different colors. Read more, click here.
(November 2013) - NVision, Inc. recently reverse engineered the rotor assembly, diffusers and diaphragm of a turbine for a major turbomachinery engineering firm in Texas. The full reverse engineering process only took five weeks, far less than six months that the engineering company had originally allotted for the project using less sophisticated measurement methods. "Using our own HandHeld scanner, we were able to measure the parts' geometry to extremely high levels of accuracy and produce the necessary CAD files. This made it possible for the company to perform simulations to optimize the turbine's design, substantially improving its energy efficiency," said Steve Kersen, NVision's vice president of sales and marketing. Read more, click here.
(October 2013) - When a major turbomachinery engineering firm in Texas was tasked with redesigning a more energy-efficient turbine for its plant, it needed to produce the proper computer-aided design (CAD) model before it could begin the project. Lacking this CAD file, the company needed to create a new one by gathering turbine geometry data in order to reverse engineer the turbine. With that in mind, the company contacted NVision. Read more, click here.
(October 2013) - Lighting Science® uses the HandHeld laser scanner from NVision to ensure the dimensional integrity of the extremely complicated castings it purchases and uses in its roadway light emitting diode (LED) fixtures. In the past, it was difficult to inspect the castings because their geometry was too complex for gauges and blocks and they would have taken a long time to program and inspect on a coordinate measuring machine (CMM). Read the complete article featured on Mold Making Technology, click here.
(September 2013) - NVision’s Engineering Service Division is laser-scanning objects selected by ReadeREST, creating computer aided design (CAD) models of new clip designs, and then using 3D printing to produce prototypes of the new designs, click here to read more.
(September 2013) - Hopper contacted NVision, a leader in 3D non-contact optical scanning for over 23 years. NVision solved the problem by quickly and inexpensively laser-scanning the objects that Hopper had in mind. The company also scanned ReadeREST's existing product and merged decorative models with the current product model to create a number of new designs. After scanning, NVision engineers converted the resulting point clouds into solid models then used a 3D printer to produce prototypes of the designs. Click here to read more.
NVision featured on NASA's TechBriefs in article spotlighting the use and continued growth of CT scanning for test and inspection of medical products. The rapid advance of medical technology has created a growing need for ever more precise technologies to measure and inspect medical components. One of the most accurate scanning technologies, and one whose use is growing in the medical equipment community, is CT scanning. Click here to read the article.
(August 2013) - Nvision offers advice on what’s more cost-effective: purchase equipment or outsource 3d scanning needs. "At NVision, we work by first consulting in-depth with a prospect, learning their needs, then advising them as to whether it is more cost- effective for them to purchase equipment or whether it is better to outsource. We believe this consulting makes NVision unique and has saved customers time and money," says Steve Kersen, NVision's VP of Sales & Marketing. Read the article featured on Quality Digest click here.
(July 2013) - The article included information on how scanning technology can be beneficial for reverse engineering.
Once a part is scanned in and converted, the computer models are then used to create duplicates of the original part (or, in the case of long-range scanning, the structure), analyze and optimize the original part, or - if used for inspection - to show deviations between the manufactured product and the original 3D design.
After scanning is completed, the object’s 3D data is usually converted to an STL file, which is then used to create a 3D IGES/STEP/parasolid model or native solid in the specific CAD format required. These formats include CATIA, Pro/Engineer (Pro/E), SolidWorks, Inventor, Unigraphics/NX, and SolidEdge. Read the complete article, click here. Read the article posted on CAD/CAM Connect, click here.
(April 2013) - 3D Laser Scanning with a handheld scanner by NVision featured on The American Surveyor. NVision Inc. recently volunteered its 3D laser-scanning services to help Sarasota sculptor Greg Marra create an exact replica of the rifle that former Navy Seal Chris Kyle used while in the military. Using the company's HandHeld laser scanner, NVision technicians scanned the gun, collecting all the necessary data on the rifle's exact shape and size. Read the complete story here.
(April 2013) - NVIsion volunteers handheld scanner for 3D Laser Scanning to help Sarasota sculptor Greg Marra create an exact replica of the rifle that former Navy Seal Chris Kyle used while in the military. This HandHeld scanner is often used in contract inspection projects and is capable of capturing 3D geometry from objects of almost any size or shape. Read the complete story here.
(April 2103) - The handheld scanner by NVision scanned a number of one-piece toilet bowls and tank combinations for an equipment manufacturer. The data obtained from the 3D scanner was then converted to a CAD format for programming the robot path. The robot would be used to spray enamel on the exterior and bowl surfaces of a new product. Read the complete story on Product Design and Development.
Non-Contact MAXOS measurement system and HandHeld Scanner used by Materials Analysis in liability case
(ConnectPress, CREO Community, creocommunity.com, March 2013)
3d scanning by NVision provides critical evidence in product liability cases (Inventor Connections, InventorConnections.com, March 2013)
3d scanners used by NVision provide critical evidence in product liability cases (SolidWorks Community, SolidWorksCommunity.com, March 2013)
Increasing Medical CT Scanning Projects (January / February 2013, OnlineTMD.com)
NVision featured in Pumps & Systems magazine with article “Portable Laser Scanner Technology Reduces Time and Cost” (February 2013)
NVision Featured In Product Design & Development's Enewsletter (August 17, 2012)
NVision Featured In LiDAR Article On Aerospace Reverse Engineering (June, 2012)
NVision Featured In Medical Design Technology Article (June, 2012)
NVision Featured In Inventor Connections Article (May, 2012)
NVision Featured in Fabricating & Metalworking (March 21, 2012)
NVision Featured in Article in Vision Systems (November 10, 2011)
NVision Featured in Article on Reverse Engineering And Training (November 8, 2011)
NVision Featured in Quality Digest (October 26, 2011)
NVision Part of Rapid Field Assistance in Science and Technology Center (RFAST-C) At Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan (October 18, 2011)
NVision Helps Recalibrate CT Scanner - Prototype Today (September 28, 2011)
NVision Featured In Quality Digest Article On Reverse Engineering Of Key Impeller At Hydroelectric Plant (August 24, 2011)
NVision Featured In Vision Systems Design On Reverse Engineering Of Key Impeller At Hydroelectric Plant (August 15, 2011)
NVision Featured In Quality Magazine Case Study (August 1, 2011)
NVision Featured In Distrbuted Energy Article (June 23, 2011)
NVision Featured in PRO/Engineer Article (October 25, 2010)
NVision Looks To Galvanize Reverse Engineering Market (September 21, 2010)
NVision Receives Defense Funding (March, 2010)
Upgrading Older Steam Turbines (Power Engineering - March, 2010)
Scanned And Delivered: Replica Gun Sales Boosted 25% (March 10, 2009) (DesignFax)
CFD Saves Time in Reverse Engineering a Steam Turbine (February 2009) (Design World)
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