3D Scanning of Strawberry?

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While everybody thought Reverse engineering is widely used in Quality inspection, retrieval of shape and size from worn out part and sculpture detail extraction, here in PRECISE 3D we found its new application in food industry for extracting details from a fruit and converting it to a chocolate. How come? The first question that arrives in the mind…

CUSTOMER REQUIREMENT:-
Yesterday a new customer approached us with a brilliant idea of creating a chocolate in the shape of a fruit with his creativity. And, that’s how we undertake the challenge and resolve the case.

At first we make a detailed analyze on what exactly, customer expectation is and then we give service to fulfill his requirement. In this case, customer prospect towards 3D scanning is way much more than what we thought, he came with an innovative idea in 3D scanning that just mesmerized us with a blow.

Team selected a box of strawberry and isolated one of the finest strawberry from the box and 3d scanned with EINSCAN  and done rest of the reverse engineering work in GEOMAGIC DESIGN X to create nurbs surface and convert the created nurbs surface to mold cavity as you will see in detail.

3D SCANNING SOLUTION:-

We selected EINSCAN  just to show how 3d scanning works and how it can be used even in home application. EINSCAN is one of the compact desktop 3d scanner for small and medium size parts. It also can be used in handheld condition with a accuracy of 30 micron. since its a white structure light scanner rather then laser scanning which will harm the person who scans the part.we use for its user friendly application and its ease to use.

(scanned in EINSCAN desktop scanner)

EINSCAN desktop setup has a rotary table that rotates and gives a 360° view of the part and ASCII file will be delivered. This file further converted into mesh by simple triangulation method and poly faces are created resulting mesh data(STL).

(output mesh data from the EINSCAN software)

REVERSE ENGINEERING SOLUTION:-

After 3d scanning STL output has been imported in GEOMAGIC DESIGN X for reverse engineering. since we planned to create the mold cavity with the help of strawberry as the reference data. GEOMAGIC DESIGN X is the comprehensive reverse engineering software used for parametric reverse engineering, 3d scanning, nurbs creation and post processing. With the help of the mesh data nurbs surface is created for creating the mold cavity. once the cavity is made and file has been delivered to customer in SOLID WORKS format (IGES) for further modification with live transfer in Design X.

(Mold cavity design from GEOMAGIC DESIGN X)

For a moment!! “Just think in this way” we have a desktop 3d scanner and 3d printer in home. We can do anything like replicating a pen to gun. Kind of joking about the gun!! You guys must have watched Jurassic park movie where they scanned a raptor nostril and 3d printed it. It acted a core part of the movie in archaeology. Just think about the usage of reverse engineering, what we have found is just a few while a lot still to be explored. Brainstorm new idea let’s make engineering a fun activity and world a better place to live in. This is the reason why PRECISE 3D stays the best in Reverse Engineering services for its response towards customer needs and making their dreams come true…

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