That 3D scanning has numerous uses must have become known to all by now. So vast is its usefulness that almost every object comes under its sweep, such as making the replicas of the parts of human body and that of various architectural pieces, and also the recreation of the automotive parts. The present article would discuss the uses of this technology in creating the replicas of architectural pieces. Scottish Ten, a project, that has set a target to replicate all the famous architectural sites of the UNESCO through the world. The project also targets Australia’s Opera House in Sydney .
This project has been initiated in Scotland and the project aims at capturing all such sites that are of heritage with the aim of preserving them. All such sites shall be screened thoroughly and following this 3D scanning procedure will capture them. The scanning would be done both on the outer side and on the inner side so as to make sure that the entire monument is captured. Among all such sites, Opera House remains the only one which was built during twentieth century.
The purpose that called for three dimensional scanning of Opera House is that the building is of significance to the complete world other than to Australia where it is situated. Other buildings that acre historically important and need preservation have also been included into the project, like Mount Rushmore , Queen Stepwell, and Eastern Qing Tombs in America, India and China respectively. There are other sites in Scotland too that are proposed to be 3D scanned.
Techniques of 3D scans have obtained very high demand in the medicine and health sector. The reason behind this is that the sophisticated technologies are helpful in capturing the three dimensional measurements of the faces and parts of individuals immediately and without creating problems or complications. Both of the experts related to the medical and the technical sector are well aware that all individuals are unique based on the physical appearance. Hence, professionals of pathology labs and medical offices use sophisticated 3D scanner for making the customized health equipments for satisfying the varying needs of their patients.
3D scanner has become the best equipments for dental professionals. The reason for this is that sophisticated technology-based equipments are helpful in designing of retainers, teeth guards or mouth guards and even dental braces. After this, we know that burned skins or faces of the burned victims if kept open can cause further infections and even spread various kinds of infections and diseases. Therefore, in order to prevent such undesirable effects, doctors refer for 3D devices for making the facemasks and treating of burned victims. The significant benefits of using 3D scanning system are it can easily capture only one scan in hardly two to three seconds. Furthermore, white light 3D scanning systems are the safest options for scanning of the faces. Last, but not the least, 3D scanning devices is capable of doing X-rays in direct way without making physical contacts with any of the patients.
The beginning of March, 2013 witnessed radical surgery being performed on some patient for replacement of skull. The best part about this surgery was 3D printingapplication for development of implants.
Responsibility was provided to an organisation for designing the implant with some special substance known by the name polyetherketoneketone thermoplastic. This is a bone like material and is biocompatible where interference with x-ray is completely avoided. After carrying out the required task of scanning, tailor made implant was brought into existence with some 3D printer. Layer after layer it was generated so that the exact details can be maintained and cell growth and bone attachment happened with ease.
After the scan submission, the turnaround time is more or less two weeks. CEO of the organisation which was responsible for this entire operation commented on the advantages of this technology. According to him, this is a disruptive and transformative technology platform which has the capability to bring a lot of changes to orthopaedic industry. More and more patients are expected to begin their lives on a new note thanks to 3D printing.
The use of this technology proves efficient as the cost involved is quite low as compared to other procedures. Along with that comes the benefit of customized implants developed as per the specific measurements of a patient. This technology has come a long way since its inception quite a few years ago. It is achieving new feats on a constant basis and expected to come up with more innovation in future.
Many people think 3D technologies are just used for fun but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. In fact, more and more people are using these technologies for vital purposes that could actually save lives. In fact, a new study is being conducted to measure the shape, size, and weight of offshore oil rig workers to ensure safety equipment, gear, clothing, and space on survival vessels can accommodate everyone on board.
The study is being conduced at Robert Gordon University’s Institute of Health and Welfare Research with people from Oil and Gas UK in Aberdeen. It’s using 3D scanning to reevaluate workers on oil rigs and implement new safety standards. It will look at 600 different workers and get sample measurements from each to develop new safety equipment and ensure everything currently in place will accommodate everybody. If it’s found emergency procedures cannot accommodate the size and weight of everyone, new procedures and equipment will be put in place to ensure safety.
As you can imagine, space and weight concerns are a very big deal for life rafts and emergency helicopters. It’s vital that there is enough room for everyone. Otherwise, there could be a very real disaster in an emergency situation. Continue reading →