New book available for metrology professionals – Metrology and Quality News

3D scanning technology enables non-contact scanning of objects for unprecedented data collection, analysis and modeling. 3D models created this way are valuable at every stage of the design and construction process and they have become a staple of additive manufacturing or 3D printing. As 3D printing transforms the global industry at all scales, there has never been a better time for engineers and industry professionals to compete in 3D scanning, a market of billions of dollars that continues to grow.

“3D scanning technology for advanced manufacturing, design and construction” , co-authored by Gary Confalone, John Smits and Thomas Kinnare, provides a comprehensive introduction to 3D scanning and its applications in the AEC and manufacturing industries. After establishing the history and basic principles of 3D scanning, it includes discussions of the different types of scanners and software interfaces, the use of 3D point clouds for analysis and reverse engineering, And much more. It covers the full range of technologies and processes that engineers, architects, and manufacturing professionals use to increase accuracy and quality while reducing project timelines.

Readers of ‘3D scanning technology for advanced manufacturing, design and construction » also find:

– Case studies that highlight useful techniques for specific real-world applications

– Comparisons of various scanning devices and software that help in choosing the appropriate technologies for a specific project

– Resources and references for e-learning, organizations and certifications

Perfect for engineers, technicians, students and industry professionals new to laser scanning,’3D scanning technology for advanced manufacturing, design and construction » will find its place in the libraries of technical, professional and continuing education audiences wishing to deepen their knowledge of 3D scanning.

Gary C. Confalone, BSEE, MSME, is the CEO of ECM Global, a company specializing in 3D scanning and reverse engineering. He has spent the past three decades working in the metrology industry, with the first half of his career focused on the development of laser-based measurement systems and processes for the aerospace industry. He was chair of the Coordinate Metrology Society and 3D Certification Committee, and was recently awarded the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Hromi Medal. Gary earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts and a master’s degree from Boston University.

John Smits, AIA, is Vice President of ECM, AEC Division, a licensed architect and an early adopter of high volume 3D laser scanning technology applied specifically to the architecture, engineering and construction professions. He has shared his expertise as a speaker at trade shows, conferences and online webinars, and has contributed articles to academic journals and trade magazines. John earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree in architecture from Washington University in St. Louis.

Thomas Kinnare, BSME, is a Principal Engineer and Lead Developer for the ECM Training Division. Over the past two decades, Tom has been instrumental in advancing 3D metrology practices throughout the industry, working to establish an international metrology education and certification program. . He currently serves on the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Y14.45, the GD&T Reporting Subcommittee and the Certification Committee of the Coordinate Measurement Society. Tom received his bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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