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Z Corp. Raises the Ante on 3D Scanners - handheld, portable ZScanner 600 can scan hard-to-reach surface areas, with 0.1 mm resolution, XY accuracy up to 80 microns, generates polygon mesh of surface, Doug Smock, Design News, Sep 15, 2009

Services in 3D Scanning - FARO, Kreon, Metris, Perceptron and Renishaw offer laser scanners while Direct Dimensions provides services and training, Rita Stange, Inventor Connections, April 16, 2007 (may require free registration)

All That Glitters! - 3D Scanners' latest hand-held laser scanner, ModelMaker Z, provides superior dark or shiny surface data capture, capable of capturing up to thirty profiles and positioning them in 3D space each second, CADUser.com, July 2005

Go-Between - shop floor software taps into CAD systems to get vital manufacturing information, Jean Thilmany, Mechanical Engineering, May 2005 (more CAM articles)

Terrestrial 3-D Laser Scanners Capture Reality - 3D laser scanners can be applied to a wide range of applications, from GIS,  construction, civil engineering and manufacturing-plant markets to architectural projects, Matt Ball, GEO World, January 2004

Low-Cost Digitizers Collect 3D Data - a look at a variety of systems (under $30,000) that address the task formerly known as reverse engineering, Pamela J. Waterman, Desktop Engineering, January 2005

Rethinking the Design Cycle - a product design company is using a "dimensionless design" process with the help of SensAble’s Freeform haptic modeling system to go beyond the constraints of a rigidly defined CAD model, CADserver, January 7, 2005

New Hardware and Software Seen at SIGGRAPH 2004 - reviews of  Rhino 4.0, form*Z 4.5, SensAble's new haptic system, and 3D displays, Joe Greco, Cadalyst MCAD Tech News #127, August 19, 2004

Get Touchy-Feely with Haptics - reviews of the latest input devices for entering data and taking measurements, designed to make tedious tasks easy to accomplish - and fun, Glenn Hartwig, Desktop Engineering, May 2004

Six New Tools for Today's Architects - a round-up of essential software and hardware tools: Revit 6, Atmosphere, Pictometry Online and Electronic Field Study (EFS) Software, Sympodium ID250 Interactive Pen Display, Laser ScanArm and AirGen Fuel Cell Generator, Deborah Snoonian, Architectural Record, March 2004

Tools for Field Surveying - reviews of ZiPCAD, a PDA-based tool that imports and exports DXF files; PhotoModeler software, which creates a scaled 3D model of a building or space; and the Cyrax 3D Laser Scanning System, which creates a 3D "cloud" of data points from a given station point, Evan H. Shu, ArchitectureWeek, July 30, 2003

Innovations In Input - a round-up of some of the latest innovations in input devices: Spaceball 5000, Dimentor Inspector, MicroScribe G2X, Cintiq 18SX and Cintiq Grip Pen, Jeffrey Rowe, Desktop Engineering, June 2003

A Million Points of Light - a quick look at Cyra's scanning system, Roopinder Tara, TenLinks.com, June 4, 2002

Feel the Texture of Virtual Clay - a look at SensAble's FreeForm modeling system, Design News, Jan 7, 2002

3D Force Feedback CAD Hardware - new input devices offer tactile feedback, including SensAble's Phantom Desktop and Immersions CyberForce, Peter Sheerin, CADENCE July 2001

Reverse Engineering through Desktop Digitizing: A Look at how Roland Picza, Immersion Microscribe-3D NVision ModelMaker use different technnology to provide desktop digitizing - includes a review of Roland's PIX-30, a 3D touch probe 3 axis digitizer, Joe Greco, CADENCE, March 2001

Reverse Engineering Hardware: More Systems, More Choices - Pamela  J. Waterman, Desktop Engineering, November 2000

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