Ohio-based 3D scanning solutions company Exact Metrology recently used its Surphaser technology to replicate one of the more storied structures displayed on Chicago’s famed Michigan Avenue.
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By incorporating the high-accuracy technology focusing on scan data quality, Exact Metrology was able to 3D scan the Art Institute of Chicago’s nine-foot tall guardian lion sculpture last week when it was brought in for FABTECH’s press conference relating to the upcoming FABTECH 2015 in Chicago.
The scanning of the lion took roughly three to four hours, according to FABTECH.
“At FABTECH we explore new and innovative technology, and 3D printing is just one example that is driving major change for manufacturers of all types. What better way to celebrate the future of the industry than showcasing this amazing technology in such a special place,” said John Catalano, FABTECH’s co-show manager. “Manufacturing is critical to our country, our economy and our future. It’s an exciting time to be involved in this field as new technologies, processes and opportunities are truly changing how the industry operates.”
An event dedicated to metal forming, fabrication, welding, and finishing, FABTECH 2015 will boast more than 1,500 exhibitors and attract around 40,000 attendees.
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