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Advice on requirments

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Advice on requirments

Postby antique auto » Fri Apr 08, 2016 5:54 pm

I have David 3 with a Logitech 9000 webcam and a Acer k11 projector. I currently haven't been able to dedicate to much time to scanning but I am hoping that will change. I was wondering if I should upgrade my camera and projector or not, I already am planning on upgrading my David 3 to 4. The scans I make are mostly antique car parts from small brass knobs to large crank cases. I want to be able to scan these items to reverse engineer them, 3d print out patterns and reproduce them. Also if I could speed up the process that would be great. I would love a TT1 turn table but it can not support the weight of the items I scan, Engine blocks are rarely light weight. So my question is what would one need to accomplish this? Here is a camera I was looking at do you think it would work? ... 38#Details
and this for a lens

One day hopefully I will be able to automate the scans but for now I will be turning by hand. Also for those who do post process there data in a CAD program what do you use? I will be doing these operations also to add material for machining the castings and adding hidden areas the scanner can't pick up.
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Re: Advice on requirments

Postby AIMED » Thu May 05, 2016 10:13 am

The most important question is why you want to upgrade?
Turning by hand is not an issue if you want to spend 8 hours daily on scanning only then you can think about upgrade or TT1. But if not, then keep going. For camera I think you can if it will give you more fine results.
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