TURNING TALL SHIP 3D SCAN DATA INTO A CAD MODEL WITH 3D SYSTEMS GEOMAGIC
In 2012, engineer Christian Stark took his family on a sailing trip around the San Juan Islands in the Pacific Northwest in Washington State, and fell in love with the 90 year-old 127 foot Tall Ship, the Schooner Zodiac . On a second cruise as volunteer crew, Christian was discussing the ship’s sailing performance and the skipper noted that the ship’s performance on a portside tack to a starboard tack were perceptibly different. In addition, the skipper mentioned to Christian additional port side structural damage that had been repaired in an earlier renovation
3D SCANNING PROVIDES FRESH INSIGHTS INTO CADDO VESSELS THAT REFLECT THE FLOW OF LIFE
Much can be learned about societies by studying their vessels, both the utilitarian pieces used for day-to-day tasks such as drinking, cooking and storage, and those that represent art.
At Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, researchers in the Center for Regional Heritage Research (CRHR) are using ceramic vessel studies to learn more about a culture close to home: The Caddo Nation, a group of southeastern U.S. Native American tribes who lived primarily in what is now east Texas, northern Louisiana, southern Arkansas and Oklahoma. The Caddo Nation is currently headquartered in Binger, Oklahoma.
RESTORING THE BEAUTY TO A VINTAGE PORSCHE WITH GEOMAGIC AND 3D SYSTEMS’ QUICKPARTS.
Tastefully restyling vintage Porsches is in Rod Emory’s blood. It’s a family tradition that started with Rod’s grandfather, Neil Emory, a renowned custom car builder in Burbank, California. Rod’s father, Gary, was a countercultural influence whose restyling designs ranged from the original “Baja Bug” to race-inspired street variations of the venerable Porsche 911. The unique Porsche 356 street and competition cars restyled and raced by Rod and Gary, whose aesthetics frequently offended brand “purists,” came to be known, fittingly, as 356 Outlaws.