Thursday, April 17, 2008

Geomagic Training - Day One

Today marked the beginning of the last session of rapid prototyping training. Tom Kinnare from East Coast Metrology came in to train the Vehicle Engineering Team on the Geomagic software package.

(http://www.wysiwyg3d.com.au/images/geooverview.jpg)

This software is a powerful tool that reads the point cloud data generated by the ZScanner and allows the user to convert the info into a surface or solid model. After the data has been converted, a file can be imported into SolidWorks. We will use these scans to build the LM prototype in the virtual SolidWorks before constructing the physical prototype.

Using this method allows us to quickly and accurately determine the fitment of existing off the shelf parts and design new parts around them, limiting (hopefully E-liminating) any costly errors due to improper fitment of parts whether off the shelf or custom LM designs.

Once day two of our training is complete, I'll be sure to share more thoughts and images of the training and the output of the Geomagic software.

2 comments:

Benjamin said...

Sounds great...

I used to do some really closed technics during my Design degree in France.. I made surfacing modeling under ALIAS autoStudio software, and put it into a STL reading machine...and the final step was to send the file to a prototyping machine for LAB 5 axles usining... great...

Benjamin said...

Sounds great...

I used to do some really closed technics during my Design degree in France.. I made surfacing modeling under ALIAS autoStudio software, and put it into a STL reading machine...and the final step was to send the file to a prototyping machine for LAB 5 axles usining... great...