Imaging's Matrox GatorEye GigE Vision industrial
camera now offers 3D capabilities. For
triangulation-based 3D digitizing applications, the Matrox GatorEye extracts
the laser line in an image to sub-pixel accuracy and produces the corresponding
positional depth/height array. Only the resulting array is transmitted, which
lightens the load on the Gigabit Ethernet link and PC. The PC can then focus on
other tasks, including 3D measurement and analysis. The industrial camera
has a IP67 rating and is designed for harsh environments.
Sales of semiconductors, interconnects, and other electronic components in North America were flat through the second quarter of 2015, reflecting a pattern that’s been repeating itself for several years.
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing holds few surprises, but results emphasize some major trends already in progress. Two standouts are the big growth in end-use parts and metal additive manufacturing (AM) most respondents expect.
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