3Shape, technology provider for 3D scanners and CAD/CAM software solutions, has announced the launch of its latest Convince 2011 3D Scanning and Quality Control system. This a reportedly comprehensive solution for 3D digitisation and quality control of small, detail-rich objects.
3Shape has reportedly improved and expanded its Convince system to cover a much wider range of applications and market needs. The 2011 version presents 3 new scanners offering different performance levels, along with 2 software package choices - Convince Standard and Convince Premium. Additionally, 3Shape has optimised the core Convince user-workflows, empowering them with even more automation and greatly enhancing user-friendliness.
"In today's competitive climate, more and more companies are seeking technologies that are easy to integrate, easy to operate, and significantly speed up the production workflow," said Birk Ploennigs, Sales & Product Manager, 3Shape 3D Scanning & QC Systems. "They come from all types of industries so we made Convince 2011 a modular system that is easy to tailor to specific application needs."
Convince Standard for 3D digitisation and basic QC
Convince Standard software provides generic 3D scanning and creation of digital models for use in digitisation or production processes. Scanning output can be used with other market-specific software, such as Jewelry design tools. Convince Standard additionally supports basic Quality Control and measurement. It is a reportedly suitable investment for performing basic QC in applications involving digitization, reverse engineering, and control of 3D manufacturing processes such as with dental restorations or hearing aid shells.
Convince Premium for advanced quality control
Convince Premium is full-featured Quality Control software. Building on the proven success of previous Convince versions, 3Shape has now further developed its array of advanced features for professional measurement and QC. Convince 2011 features include full support for measuring without a reference model using self-defined virtual geometries, and the ability to define multiple coordinate systems.
New interface for scan sequence creation
Both Convince Standard and Convince Premium versions support 3Shape's highly acclaimed automatic measurement and scan sequence features that empower users with both streamlined workflows and consistent results.
"Automation and user-friendliness remain the core strengths of Convince," said Birk Ploennigs. "In Convince 2011, we made the process of creating sequences even easier for users. Once the scan and measurement sequences are established, advanced scanning, measuring and quality control for any part can be performed automatically with a few clicks and repeated in the exact same way every time."
Other new software features in Convince 2011 include traceability of scanner accuracy by which the user can gauge the Convince system's own generated results, extended point filtering, and a German language software version.
A scanner for every need
Convince2011 offers 3 scanner models. The D500 1.3 MP scanner is for entry level users or general 3D applications such as jewelry and art. The Q700 1.3 MP mid-market level scanner is designed with an optimal balance between accuracy and speed. The Q800 is a high resolution scanner with 5.0 MP cameras and is the ideal tool for applications that demand high performance and accuracy, including professional quality control.
The new Convince 2011 Standard and Premium software plus D500, Q700 and Q800 scanners are now available from 3Shape dealers throughout the world.