Scanning Case Studies

Case Study: FastSCAN™ Part of Study to Improve Crop Yields

Case Study: FastSCAN™ Part of Study to Improve Crop Yields

A Polhemus FastSCAN™ laser scanner supplied by advanced visualization company, Virtalis, is playing a vital part in an international study to improve crop yields. "We’ve been…

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Case Study: FastSCAN™ was a Critical Tool in This Unique and Complex Restoration Woodworking Project

Case Study: FastSCAN™ was a Critical Tool in This Unique and Complex Restoration Woodworking Project

Jim Turner, owner and founder of Honeoye Falls Millwork was approached to be a part of the restoration and replication of an 18th Century Pipe Organ known as the…

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Case Study: New Wave Woodworking Inc. and Polhemus FastSCAN™

Case Study: New Wave Woodworking Inc. and Polhemus FastSCAN™

Rudy was looking for a portable 3D non-contact laser scanner to have the ability to reverse engineer quickly and easily and produce high quality furniture fast. In the course of…

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Case Study: Mixed Media Artist Uses FastSCAN™ & Rapid Prototyping to Replicate Art Collection

Case Study: Mixed Media Artist Uses FastSCAN™ & Rapid Prototyping to Replicate Art Collection

Vivian Pratt, a mixed media artist, combines technology and various media methods with her traditional wood carvings, creating 3D rapid prototype reproductions, playing the traditional against the cyber-sculpture, resulting in…

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Case Study: Joint Mongolian-Smithosonian Deer Stone Project using the Polhemus FastSCAN™

Case Study: Joint Mongolian-Smithosonian Deer Stone Project using the Polhemus FastSCAN™

Documenting the deer stones includes photography of all sides with color and scale indication, drawings, condition notes, and, for the first time, 3-dimensional records of individual monuments, all of which…

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Case Study: Gentle Giant Studios Chooses the Polhemus FastSCAN™

Case Study: Gentle Giant Studios Chooses the Polhemus FastSCAN™

The studio was tasked with the immense project of creating a digital archive of the 1977 Star Wars artifacts. A team of technicians from Gentle Giant was allowed access. "The…

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Case Study: FastSCAN™ Lets You Race Through Reverse Engineering

Case Study: FastSCAN™ Lets You Race Through Reverse Engineering

As published in Time Compression Technologies, FastSCAN streamlines the reverse engineering process for vehicle conversion from left hand to right hand drive for Bunce Motor Company. A typical conversion can take…

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Case Study: Polhemus FastSCAN™ used in The Lord of the Rings!

Case Study: Polhemus FastSCAN™ used in The Lord of the Rings!

The template for all of the show's computer generated characters was a detailed clay maquette sculptured by workshop artists. That 3D scanner became invaluable in capturing data off the scale creature maquettes.

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Case Study: Polhemus 3D Scanner Used In Movie Character Animation

Case Study: Polhemus 3D Scanner Used In Movie Character Animation

As the industry's most compact handheld laser scanner, FastSCAN™ is a fast, flexible and attractively priced system for scanning 3D objects and significantly speeds up the 3D modeling and animation…

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Case Study: Polhemus 3D Laser Scanner Enables Perfect Prosthetic Fit

Case Study: Polhemus 3D Laser Scanner Enables Perfect Prosthetic Fit

Hanger needed an alternative to the traditional plaster casting. Hanger and Polhemus teamed up to develop a 3D laser-scanning technology that would provide a faster, cleaner and less invasive alternative to…

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Case Study: Polhemus FastSCAN Digitizes World Renowned Sculptures

Case Study: Polhemus FastSCAN Digitizes World Renowned Sculptures

Ralph Helmick and Stuart Schechter are renowned sculptors with a shared interest in the mechanics of visual perception. In 1994, Helmick and Schechter incorporated and opened a studio called Helmick…

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Case Study: FastSCAN™ Cobra™ Takes Breedlove Guitars into the 21st Century

Case Study: FastSCAN™ Cobra™ Takes Breedlove Guitars into the 21st Century

Breedlove Guitars, was outsourcing the reverse engineering and measuring of their guitars from Oregon to Montana, where they would use a CAD system. The FastSCAN Cobra made it possible for Breedlove…

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3D CAD Case Study: Modeling 3D Data in SolidWorks

3D CAD Case Study: Modeling 3D Data in SolidWorks

Tru-Test Ltd is a multinational company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets agritech and electrophysiological solutions. Tru-Test required 3D data of peri-natal infants to aid in the design of…

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Case Study: Polhemus Technology Used in New Zealand Fisheries Research

Case Study: Polhemus Technology Used in New Zealand Fisheries Research

The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), in New Zealand, carries out fish biomass surveys for the Ministry of Fisheries using acoustic techniques. This involves surveying areas…

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Animation Case Study: Formthotic Advertising

Animation Case Study: Formthotic Advertising

The FastSCAN™ was used to capture anatomical accuracy required of a foot that would have been a very laborious modeling exercise. The scanner gave an excellent representation of feet…

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3D Web Case Study: The Virtual Frigate

3D Web Case Study: The Virtual Frigate

A 1.2 meter model of Te Kaha, a frigate in the Royal New Zealand Navy, was digitized with the Polhemus FastSCAN™ (see photos below). Cross sections of the…

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