Founded in 1995, Direct Dimensions, Inc. specializes in the application and sales of advanced 3D scanning and industrial dimensional measurement products for the solution of complex 3D problems. We provide solutions for a wide range of fields from design, engineering, and manufacturing to art, sculpture, and architecture. We specialize in the unique application of advanced 3D scanning and imaging systems and the conversion of raw ‘point-cloud’ data into high-resolution/high-accuracy 3D computer CAD models for subsequent downstream manufacturing, analysis, and visualization applications.
Manufacturing applications include the digital replication of industrial and engineered products including consumer, automobile, aerospace, and military components – otherwise known as “reverse engineering.” Other manufacturing related applications include the measurement of existing components for the digital comparison of actual parts, tools, and molds to the intended engineering design requirements – otherwise known as “computer-aided inspection” for quality control. Replication Services applications include a wide variety of art, sculpture, medical, and historic preservation projects.
Technical service projects over the nearly 25 years have included military and aerospace such as helicopters, airplanes, and submarines; consumer products such as power tools, jewelry, and sports equipment; medical devices such as facial prosthesis and splints; ground vehicles such as cars, trucks, school buses, and motorcycles; and various sculpture and architecture. Notable projects include the original Wright Brother’s airplane propeller, the Liberty Bell, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers, many military and commercial jets, a U.S. Army soldier’s nose surgery, and many notable art museum sculptures and large architecture projects. Major customers include US Navy, US Army, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, and Marvel/Disney.
Artec 3D Scanners
We will be bringing and demonstrating 3 handheld 3D scanners from Artec: Leo, Eva, and Spider. We will also bring the Artec Ray long range 3D scanner. We have provided several of these systems to groups at APG and many other DoD organizations.