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LMI Technologies Acquires 3D3 Solutions

Posted By Pauline Tang on May 1, 2013 at 10:00 AM


  • Acquisition of 100 percent of the shares
  • Expansion into rapidly growing 3D scanning markets such as 3D printing
  • Access to fast 3D visualization and mesh processing algorithms
  • Addition of FlexScan3D PC software as future platform for 2D and 3D image processing

VANCOUVER, CANADA, May 1, 2013 -- LMI Technologies Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares of 3D3 Solutions (“3D3”, www.3d3solutions.com) – a leading supplier of 3D scanning software and hardware products based in Burnaby, Canada. The takeover deal will result in the integration of 3D3 by LMI Technologies under the LMI brand to create a powerhouse in 3D scanning, visualization, and measurement solutions for both inline factory automation and offline 3D scanning markets such as reverse engineering and 3D printing.

3D3 staff will continue development of HDI 3D scanners and FlexScan3D, a leading PC application offering sophisticated 3D acquisition, visualization and mesh processing. “The simplicity of building precise and complete 3D datasets sets us apart from everyone in the 3D scanning market today. We are excited to integrate our 3D processing technology with LMI’s sensor design expertise to build a formidable offering for customers,” says Thomas Tong, President of 3D3 Solutions. “As Global Sales Manager for 3D scanning products at LMI, I am looking forward to deliver exciting 3D scanner products to a larger audience.”

LMI’s Gocator 3D smart sensor product family delivers scanning, measurement, and control logic in a single industrial sensor package suitable for broad use in factory automation where non-contact quality inspection of widgets is required. “Integrating 3D3’s mesh processing algorithms into Gocator will deliver a new level of capability such as comparing scanned parts to a golden part or CAD model - a key requirement by factories to ensure parts with hundreds of features are rapidly inspected for manufacturing errors,” says Terry Arden, CEO of LMI Technologies. “In addition to enabling fast 3D inspection on Gocator, we see FlexScan3D as the platform to deploy both our 3D measurement tools and 2D HexSight machine vision library. This will give our customers an exceptional PC based solution for high end inspection applications where multi-core PC processing is required.”

With the acquisition of 3D3, LMI will expand into new markets such as medical (dental, ear, foot, face and body scanning), entertainment (gaming, special effects, and animation), manufacturing (reverse engineering, fast prototyping with 3D printing), and the arts (archival, reproductions) by leveraging 3D3’s existing reseller channel network and delivering next generation scanner products suitable for OEM customers.

About LMI Technologies

A global leader in 3D sensor technology, LMI Technologies is changing the industrial 3D measurement and control experience. We design and deliver 3D sensor technology that is easy to use yet flexible. Our technology is making part inspection, 100% quality control, optimization, and automation simpler to accomplish in some of the harshest industrial conditions around the world. Today, many of the world’s largest companies rely on the experience, innovation, accuracy, and reliability that is built into every LMI 3D sensor.


CEO: Terry Arden
LMI Technologies, Inc.
Phone: (604) 636-1011

This blog post was previously posted on Wed, May 1, 2013 on 3D3 Solutions blog. LMI Technologies acquired 3D3 Solutions on
May 1, 2013. 3D3 Solutions website will be redirected to LMI Technologies website. 

Posted by Pauline Tang