Panoramic Inc. needed to reverse engineer existing paper packaging to create new plastic packaging and no CAD of the consumer products or the existing packaging was available. Panaromic needed to quickly create a CAD model so they could cut new thermoform tooling.
Panoramic contracted 3DScanCo to create new CAD models of the existing packaging. 3DScanCo used high resolution 3D laser scans from the Konica-Minolta Vivid 9i to create a point cloud of the existing packaging. The point cloud was then used in Rapidform XOR to create Solidworks models of the existing packaging. 3DScanCo was able to hold a very high tolerance to the original packaging and was able to continuously monitor the accuracy of the model using the Accuracy Analyzer.
This project resulted in Solidworks model that Panoramic was able to use to create new thermoformed plastic packaging. Using 3D Scan data, Panoramic was able to drastically reduce reverse engineering time, which resulted in a faster time to market with their final product.
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