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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.

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3D Scanning for the Easter Holiday

Posted By Pauline Tang on March 28, 2013 at 2:30 PM

With Easter coming up, our team continued the tradition of scanning holiday objects into 3D models. Last year we scanned a pumpkin for Halloween and Christmas tree ornaments for the Holidays. For Easter and in celebration of spring, we scanned an art piece that included two sock dolls (a cat and a bunny) placed on a piece of wood.

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3D Scanning for the Holidays

Posted By Pauline Tang on December 21, 2012 at 4:00 PM

As we approach the end of the year 2012, we want to wish you and your family happy holidays and a great start to the new year in 2013!

In continuation with our holiday festivities from Halloween, we decided to scan a few of our favorite Christmas tree ornaments using the HDI Advance R3 3D Scanner using color cameras and the rotary table system.

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3D Scanning a Carved Pumpkin for Halloween

Posted By Pauline Tang on October 31, 2012 at 5:00 PM

In celebration of the Halloween festivities, our team had a pumpkin carving competition to see who has the best carving skills! Afterwards, we scanned the winning pumpkin with the HDI Advance R3 3D Scanner.

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3D3 Solutions Expands to a New Office Location

Posted By Pauline Tang on October 18, 2012 at 12:00 PM

3D3 Solutions is expanding! Our team will be moving office on Friday, October 19 and will be relocated to the new office on Monday, October 22.We are very excited as we pack up for the move to the new office! We will strive to minimize disruptions to our daily office activity as much as possible during this period. We want to thank you in advance for your patience at this time.

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Presentation on The Fundamentals of the Structured Light 3D Scanning Process

Posted By Pauline Tang on October 2, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Last week, 3D3 Solutions exhibited at TCT Live in Birmingham, UK. We want to thank those who came by our booth. We had a great time meeting other professionals involved in the concept, design, and manufacturing.

On the first day of the conference, our president, Thomas Tong, presented on the topic, 3D Scanning 101: The Fundamentals of the Structured Light 3D Scanning Process. Here are some takeaways from the presentation:

  • 3D scanning is a multi-step process that involves preparation, scanning, and processing of 3D scan data.
  • Good preparation prior to scanning will lessen the work later on in the process. On the other hand, poor preparation will lead to more work later on in the process (especially during post-processing)
  • 3D scanning is a skill that requires trial and error and patience. The more practice you get, the better you will become at 3D scanning.
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3D3 Solutions Introduces the HDI Blitz 3D Scanner at TCT Live 2012

Posted By Pauline Tang on September 25, 2012 at 12:00 AM

The system is an easy-to-use 3D scanning solution for various applications

Burnaby, BC, Canada, September 25, 2012 - 3D3 Solutions, a cutting edge developer of 3D scanning and visualization technologies, announces the official release of the HDI Blitz 3D scanning system at TCT Live 2012 located at The NEC, Birmingham, UK. The system is the latest 3D scanning solution from the company that captures digital 3D scans from physical objects in seconds. 3D3 Solutions is demonstrating the HDI Blitz for the first time at TCT Live, the event for additive manufacturing, 3D printing & product development, in Hall 3A, Stand U23.

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3D3 Solutions Featuring Turnkey 3D Scanner at TCT Live on Sept 25-26

Posted By Pauline Tang on September 6, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Our team will be exhibiting at TCT Live at the NEC, Birmingham with our United Kingdom distributor, Mech Innovation Limited, on September 25-26. We will demonstrate our latest developments in 3D scanning technology. TCT Live is the event for everyone involved in the concept, design, specification and manufacturing process. It is the event to learn about the latest in Additive Manufacturing, 3D Printing and other cutting edge product development software and technology.

Presentation on White Light 3D Scanning

Our President, Thomas Tong, will be presenting at the inspection, digitizing and metrology seminars on Tuesday, September 25. He will be presenting on the topic, 3D Scanning 101: The Fundamentals of the White Light Scanning Process, at 12:05PM. If you are attending TCT Live, please come to the free seminar to learn more about white light 3D scanning.

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3D3 Solutions at International Manufacturing Technology Show on Sept 10-15

Posted By Pauline Tang on August 31, 2012 at 11:00 AM

The International Manufacturing Technology Show is one of the largest industrial trade shows in the world where visitors attend to get ideas and find solutions to their manufacturing problems. Topics include Materials, Manufacturing Technology, Alternative Manufacturing Processes, Quality/Metrology and Plant Operations.

3D3 Solutions will be represented at the show by our distributor Khan Consultants where they will demonstrate our 3D scanning solution for the manufacturing industry. If you are attending the show, please stop by Booth E-4665 at Pavilion IANA for a 3D scanner demonstration.

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3D3 Solutions Releases HDI Advance R3 3D Scanner with Color Scanning Option

Posted By Pauline Tang on August 28, 2012 at 11:00 AM

We recently launched the HDI Advance R3 high performance 3D scanning system. The scanner uses white light technology for capturing digital 3D scans from physical objects in seconds. It offers the same flexibility as other HDI Advance 3D Scanner models while providing higher accuracy and resolution at an affordable price. The HDI Advance R3 uses a pair of 2.8 megapixel monochrome machine vision cameras with 5 megapixel 16mm lenses.

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