point3D to present at SPAR International 2014

February 2014

We are delighted to announce that LFM Value Added Reseller point3D has been selected to present at SPAR International in April.

Gregory Lawes, Owner at point3D will be co-presenting with LFM customer Kirk Knorr, Manager of Engineering P&I Group Burns & McDonnell.  Their presentation, entitled Hand-held Laser Scan for Validation will form part of the New technologies: 3D measurement hardware selection breakout session on the afternoon of Tuesday 15th April. It will cover the use the Dot Product DPI-7 hand-held laser scanner on a petrochemical facility and utilising LFM’s technology to provide a CAD update.

The abstract is here:
Hand-held Laser Scan for Validation
The use of tripod 3D Laser Scanners has become common place for capturing everything from chemical plants to architectural details on historic buildings.  Nowhere is the use more prevalent than in the petro-chemical industry where it is almost mandatory on major projects.
The hand-held laser scanner has entered the market and is gaining a foot hold due to ease-of-use, portability, and instant capture and feedback.  The Dot Prodcut DPI-7 is a new entry into the hand-held laser scanner market, and unique in offering rapid capture and real-time registration.
The DPI-7 was recently introduced to the Houston operation of Burns and McDonnell, and was used on a high profile project in a gulf coast facility.  The scanner was used for pipe spool validation of a critical spool segment, to be installed several hundred feet up top of a new distillation column.  The scans, capture with the spool segment on the ground were used to validate fabrication before installation.  It was critical to determine fit-up before committing crane and manpower to the lift.
The presentation will discuss the project’s use and benefits.  The presentation will also address the technical details of the scanner that is making this rapid capture possible.  The work-flow will be detailed from raw capture on tablet to LFM scan model and CAD update.

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