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Re: 3D Digitizing Services

Post by dklassen » Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:40 am

They don't have software for a Mac, that's why I had to get the laptop... grrr. Oh well, that's what I get for being a Mac guy. With my setup I can do from about 3" to 12" but you can go much larger if you build a larger calibration panel. I just have the stock David panels. I still think for the money the David SLS is the best. In fact it's plenty good for reverse engineering applications and I've done several for commercial clients. If you endeavor to put your own system together it's a lot less coin. There a few guys on the David forum that do amazing work with the SLS-2

David says.

Resolution/Precision: Up to 0.1% of scan size (down to 0.06 mm)
Mesh density: Up to 1,200,000 vertices per scan

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Re: 3D Digitizing Services

Post by Farr0wn3d » Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:09 am

Whats the typical amount of time to do a scan? and what software do you need for reverse engineering?

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Re: 3D Digitizing Services

Post by wmgeorge » Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:36 pm

dklassen wrote:I'm quite happy with the David SLS-2 setup. I bought the David 4 software, my own K132 projector, Industrial CCD, Lens, V-rail, printed the mounts for the projector and camera and bought a new laptop to run it all. My all in price was $2100 w/ the laptop. On the David forum there all the info you need to build your own system and save a bunch of money in the process. That is if you want an SLS type system.

http://forum.david-3d.com/viewtopic.php ... 223#p32223
The downloaded software is "free" until you want to do something so what does the license cost?
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Re: 3D Digitizing Services

Post by dklassen » Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:19 pm

$500

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Re: 3D Digitizing Services

Post by dklassen » Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:23 pm

The scan itself is fairly fast depending on the complexity of the the model. The time consuming part is aligning and post processing. My reengineering talents are extremely limited and I don't have the software I really need. I use a combination of DesignSpark, FreeCad and a couple others. On one model I can spend from an hour to three or four at least for most of the types I scan. I'm sure some folks spend way more.

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Re: 3D Digitizing Services

Post by wmgeorge » Wed Mar 30, 2016 3:38 pm

So what I found was getting digitizing done starts with a base cost of $300.

The 123D Catch software is having issues according to the Forum and the Agisoft Photo software is nice but I can't get a decent model. Since I don't do this for income I can't justify $3000 for a good pro grade entry level scanner. I have the Form and Matter scanner ordered from Amazon and its a 30 day return if it doesn't work.
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Re: 3D Digitizing Services

Post by jsc » Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:30 pm

Here's an open source pipeline for photogrammetry: http://wedidstuff.heavyimage.com/index. ... -workflow/

Although, if you look at the grayscale shots about halfway down, you'll find that the results were... not awful is the best I can give it, as far as geometry reconstruction goes.

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Re: 3D Digitizing Services

Post by Farr0wn3d » Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:06 pm

I've tried joining the david 3d forum but its been a week and they still havent activated my account. Is this common dklassen?

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Re: 3D Digitizing Services

Post by dklassen » Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:08 pm

Shoot them an email. They don't monitor the site very closely. Took me a week or so when I joined.

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Re: 3D Digitizing Services

Post by Farr0wn3d » Sat Apr 02, 2016 11:59 pm

I was going to but I had no luck finding the email address. do you know it?

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