HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Page 1/2  >  >>
bobjengr
User Rank
Platinum
RAIDFORM 3D
bobjengr   12/22/2012 10:59:42 AM
NO RATINGS
Cabe--Great article.  I have spent hour upon hour measuring dimensions from actual part configurations to produce drawings.  Early in my career, I was a team member given the task of reproducing drawings after a fire that destroyed much of the data base for many of the products manufactured by our company.   Back in those days everything was "paper", no CAD, etc etc.  We, of course, did have copies but many of those were unreliable for various reasons.  This project took the better part of six months and was a painstaking process.  I will say one thing, as a "rookie" engineer, I certainly did get the feel for the products we were manufacturing and that greatly aided my efforts in understanding design processes and reasons for certain features.   We certainly could have used the software from Rapidform 3D at that time.  

 

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Making Altamira Accessible
Ann R. Thryft   12/6/2012 4:36:25 PM
NO RATINGS
Awesome! I'll buy one! On second thought, isn't it going to be on the really, really pricey side?

William K.
User Rank
Platinum
3D scanner, an interesting future.
William K.   12/5/2012 9:03:16 PM
NO RATINGS
I wonder if there will be some fuss made about the ability to copy things without having to design them. Right now we have all kinds of inconveniences and limitations because of the crybabies. We have digital rights management code deciding if we can make a copy to keep in the car, or transfer to a different media, or make our own collection of music. Likewise with DVDs. And you just can't play a CD from other parts of the world, no matter how legal it is.

So just imagine the howels when somebody produces a copy of some overpriced item. We will have an interesting situation indeed. Imagine a "duplicate" Rolex watch, if you will. Of course, the quality may be really hard to copy, but not the image and appearance. At least that is how it looks to me. And just imagine what it would be like if somebody could copy some of the more serious military weapons. Grab one and scan it and then print out and asemble dozens.

So digital bootleging may inspire some sort of regulations, but I can't imagine how they would work.

Cabe Atwell
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Making Altamira Accessible
Cabe Atwell   12/5/2012 4:43:54 PM
NO RATINGS
Patent pending! 

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Making Altamira Accessible
Ann R. Thryft   12/5/2012 2:50:43 PM
NO RATINGS
The D-Shape is definitely art-oriented, and also architecture oriented. If you look at the stuff the inventor has done with it, like fancy, swirly shaped architectural elements, I think it would be the perfect candidate for our cave art wall.

Cabe Atwell
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Making Altamira Accessible
Cabe Atwell   12/5/2012 2:41:11 PM
NO RATINGS
That's the printer!

However, I think that one is more military related. Building bridges and such. Not the best for 3D scan to art production...

C

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Making Altamira Accessible
Ann R. Thryft   12/5/2012 12:29:16 PM
NO RATINGS
Herzog is definitely a nut, but a creative, innovative one. I'd forgotten the crack about crocodiles--that was weird. If you mean the D-Shape 3D printer or others of its type, like I wrote about in a recent Future Cities blog http://www.ubmfuturecities.com/author.asp?section_id=262&doc_id=523906 they don't actually print stone, but some of its constituent materials: e.g., sand, gravel, or clay, using a binder. But that said, whatever came out of it would look like the real thing.

Cabe Atwell
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Making Altamira Accessible
Cabe Atwell   12/4/2012 5:28:19 PM
NO RATINGS
With the recent development of the 3D rock printer, rear stone could be used. That is a wild idea.

Herzog did say some weird things in that film. Like, "Are we today, possibly, the crocodiles who look back into an abyss of time?"

On that note, he eluded to the fact that the crocodiles were a post idea to the film. And possibly not really related to the area where the film was shot. It's entertaining though...

C

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Making Altamira Accessible
Ann R. Thryft   12/4/2012 5:00:05 PM
NO RATINGS
That was one of my favorite Herzog movies, and one of the few I've ever wanted to see in 3D (although we didn't get to). He is an odd duck, but definitely a genius--who else would have thought to make that movie? Having part of Altamira, Lascaux or Chauvet in one's living room would be an amazing experience.

Cabe Atwell
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Making Altamira Accessible
Cabe Atwell   12/4/2012 4:32:01 PM
NO RATINGS
I look forward to the maturation of 3D scanning. I hope it becomes accessible, like 3D printing, to the masses. I'm sure we will see countless bootlegging of products, but that the way the world works. It may force companies to create better products, beyond the quality of household printing.

I foresee someone taking the 3D scanned caves and building the places into their homes. Imagine if part of our homes were an accurate recreation of Werner Herzog's "Cave of Forgotten Dreams."

C

Page 1/2  >  >>


Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
Advertised as the "Most Powerful Tablet Under $100," the Kindle Fire HD 6 was too tempting for the team at iFixit to pass up. Join us to find out if inexpensive means cheap, irreparable, or just down right economical. It's teardown time!
The first photos made with a 3D-printed telescope are here and they're not as fuzzy as you might expect. A team from the University of Sheffield beat NASA to the goal. The photos of the Moon were made with a reflecting telescope that cost the research team 100 to make (about $161 US).
At Medical Design & Manufacturing Midwest, Joe Wascow told Design News how Optimal Design prototyped a machine that captures the wing-beat of a duck.
The increased adoption of wireless technology for mission-critical applications has revved up the global market for dynamic electronic general purpose (GP) test equipment. As the link between cloud networks and devices -- smartphones, tablets, and notebooks -- results in more complex devices under test, the demand for radio frequency test equipment is starting to intensify.
Much of the research on lithium-ion batteries is focused on how to make the batteries charge more quickly and last longer than they currently do, work that would significantly improve the experience of mobile device users, as well EV and hybrid car drivers. Researchers in Singapore have come up with what seems like the best solution so far -- a battery that can recharge itself in mere minutes and has a potential lifespan of 20 years.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
10/7/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
9/25/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
9/10/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
7/23/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Oct 20 - 24, How to Design & Build an Embedded Web Server: An Embedded TCP/IP Tutorial
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Next Class: 10/28-10/30 11:00 AM
Sponsored by Stratasys
Next Class: 10/28-10/30 2:00 PM
Sponsored by Gates Corporation
Next Class: 11/11-11/13 2:00 PM
Sponsored by Littelfuse
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2014 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service