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TOP-10 RESOURCES FOR 3D SCANNER OWNER (FUTURE AND CURRENT)
TOP-10 RESOURCES FOR 3D SCANNER OWNER (FUTURE AND CURRENT)
21.09.2021
Either you are just considering buying a 3D scanner, or have just purchased one, our top-10 list will be useful. The 3D scanning community...
WHAT’S ELSE IN CALIBRY NEST?
WHAT’S ELSE IN CALIBRY NEST?
03.09.2021
We constantly improve our software and add new features/functions which can simplify your work in Calibry Nest. In our latest release we’ve added Hungarian and Vietnamese and now there are...
HOW IS A GAME CHARACTER CREATED WITH A 3D SCANNER?
HOW IS A GAME CHARACTER CREATED WITH A 3D SCANNER?
25.05.2021
A company called Fora Robotics used a Calibry 3D scanner to digitize a person and turn the 3D model into a mobile...
3D-TECHNOLOGIES HELP KIDS WITH AGENESIA ACCEPT ONE’S BODY
3D-TECHNOLOGIES HELP KIDS WITH AGENESIA ACCEPT ONE’S BODY
21.04.2021

E-Nable, a non-profit organization in France, uses 3D-technologies to offer children with agenesia affordable...

USING CALIBRY MINI TO CORRECT SPELLING MISTAKES
USING CALIBRY MINI TO CORRECT SPELLING MISTAKES
15.04.2021

Gala Creations Ltd, a jewelry company, was asked to correct spelling mistakes on the Tower Hill Memorial. It is...

SCANNING A CHICKEN
SCANNING A CHICKEN
20.02.2021

We recently received some intriguing screenshots of a hi-res model of a hen…tuffed hen to be precise. Our partner from Finland, 3D-CADSolutions...

CALIBRY SCANNED A BULL…
CALIBRY SCANNED A BULL…
15.02.2021

Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy, known by its Russian acronym “VDNH”, is a permanent exhibition center and large park in Moscow...

PARC3D USES THE CALIBRY 3D SCANNER IN THE CREATION OF A FIREMAN SCULPTURE
PARC3D USES THE CALIBRY 3D SCANNER IN THE CREATION OF A FIREMAN SCULPTURE
02.02.2021

Parc3D is a company that specializes in the production of art objects...

TO BEAT OR NOT TO BEAT: A THEATRICAL MORAL DILEMMA
TO BEAT OR NOT TO BEAT: A THEATRICAL MORAL DILEMMA
14.01.2021

Theater doesn’t always begin with the curtain rising. Sometimes, it begins at the stage door...

HIGH TECH IN SPORT: HOW TO DECREASE AERODYNAMIC DRAG OF AN ATHLETE
HIGH TECH IN SPORT: HOW TO DECREASE AERODYNAMIC DRAG OF AN ATHLETE
24.12.2020

3D scanners haven’t quite yet become devices we use daily, but they are...

A FEW THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PASSING YEAR
A FEW THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PASSING YEAR
23.12.2020

Undoubtedly this year will remain in our memories for a long time, and Internet memes about the year 2020 will...

3D TECHNOLOGY HELPS CREATE THE RZHEV MEMORIAL
3D TECHNOLOGY HELPS CREATE THE RZHEV MEMORIAL
23.09.2020

The Rzhev Memorial to the Soviet Soldier is a colossal sculpture inspired by the veterans of World War II...

THE INDUSTRY LIKES US (PART II)
THE INDUSTRY LIKES US (PART II)
22.09.2020

Back in 2016 we had a digest of the media publications which featured our cool software release...

A NON-TECHIE’S INTRO TO THE 3D SCANNING WORLD
A NON-TECHIE’S INTRO TO THE 3D SCANNING WORLD
21.09.2020

I’ve been working for Thor3D for about 2 months now and it has been quite a steep, but otherwise enjoyable, learning curve...

A FEW WORDS ABOUT THE NEW LIVE3D FEATURE…
A FEW WORDS ABOUT THE NEW LIVE3D FEATURE…
18.05.2020

“Live3D“ is a feature that will be available in the upcoming release of Calibry Nest (v3.2). 1 out of 3 new customers asks for it, so...

AN APPLICATION OF CALIBRY IN REVERSE ENGINEERING. PRACTICAL TUTORIAL
AN APPLICATION OF CALIBRY IN REVERSE ENGINEERING. PRACTICAL TUTORIAL
29.01.2020

A 3D scan is only an element in the production chain. One of the most widely used spheres of application of 3D scanners...

TIP: CALIBRATION BOARD DOESN’T HAVE TO BE AT A 90 DEGREE ANGLE TO THE FLOOR
TIP: CALIBRATION BOARD DOESN’T HAVE TO BE AT A 90 DEGREE ANGLE TO THE FLOOR
07.11.2019

As a support technician, I often get asked questions about the calibration process and the calibration board that ships with the...

HOW TO CONVERT A POLYGONAL MESH INTO CAD DATA?
HOW TO CONVERT A POLYGONAL MESH INTO CAD DATA?
16.09.2019

Most people don’t know this, but there are two kinds of 3D data: polygonal mesh and CAD data (parametric model).

WE ARE REBRANDING
WE ARE REBRANDING
04.09.2019

Over the next year Thor3D will slowly transition to the Calibry brand. This will include changes to our website and to our software.

SHIPPED THE FIRST CALIBRY THIS SUMMER!
SHIPPED THE FIRST CALIBRY THIS SUMMER!
03.09.2019

We did it! This summer we shipped our first Calibry scanner. It took almost a year, but we did it. A huge weight has been lifted off our shoulders.

HOW CALIBRY IS DIFFERENT FROM ALL OTHER THOR SCANNERS…
HOW CALIBRY IS DIFFERENT FROM ALL OTHER THOR SCANNERS…
16.07.2019

We are often being asked, “Why is Calibry called “a Thor3D project” instead of just being another scanner in a product line”?

FOLLOWING THE EXHIBITION
FOLLOWING THE EXHIBITION
27.02.2019

Last weekend, a large exhibition of modern additive technologies TCT Asia 2019 ended in Shanghai. It was obvious how significant the 3D scanning theme is for those...

WHY DID WE NAME OUR NEW 3D SCANNER AFTER A BIRD?
WHY DID WE NAME OUR NEW 3D SCANNER AFTER A BIRD?
26.02.2019

There is a cute little bird called Colibri (also known as Hummingbird). One of its variants, the Bee Hummingbird...

A CANDID BLOG ENTRY OF THE 3-MONTH-OLD CEO
A CANDID BLOG ENTRY OF THE 3-MONTH-OLD CEO
07.02.2019

I’ve been the CEO of Thor3D for three months now. Time to take stock. The good… Having concentrated all my time...

WHEN WILL A 3D SCANNER APPEAR IN YOUR PHONE?
WHEN WILL A 3D SCANNER APPEAR IN YOUR PHONE?
31.01.2019

Every year for the past 10 years the media, consulting agencies in our field and even our clients predict our demise...

TIPS AND TRICKS TO SCANNING A HUMAN BODY
TIPS AND TRICKS TO SCANNING A HUMAN BODY
07.12.2018

We are frequently asked by orthopedic manufacturers how to scan a human body properly...

REMESHING
REMESHING
30.10.2018

Users experienced with CAD files know the importance of a quality polygonal mesh of a model for careful and successful work with the data.

MESSAGE FROM OUR NEW CEO
MESSAGE FROM OUR NEW CEO
29.08.2018

Today I am proud to accept the nomination from the Board of Directors to become CEO of Thor3D.

MSI VS ASUS
MSI VS ASUS
02.07.2018

When you work with 3D scanners, top-notch technology is all around. This time we had a chance to test MSI laptops and compare how they cope with post-processing! The result turned out to be interesting…

SCANNING WITH DRAKE: LITTLE TRICKS
SCANNING WITH DRAKE: LITTLE TRICKS
28.05.2018

We continue to acquaint our readers with tips that can facilitate the scanning process and get the desired results with no headache. Today, we'll talk about how to scan small objects of simple geometric shapes or with repetitive geometry...

FIVE SIMPLE RULES FOR WORKING WITH MARKERS
FIVE SIMPLE RULES FOR WORKING WITH MARKERS
17.05.2018

When faced with the need to digitize a middle- or a large-sized object, flat or having a repetitive geometry, in a regular scanning mode one can encounter the problem of loss of tracking...

WHAT IS “RESOLUTION” IN A 3D SCANNER AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
WHAT IS “RESOLUTION” IN A 3D SCANNER AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
01.02.2018

The two most important criteria for a 3D scanner is “accuracy” and “resolution”, but these two specifications are frequently misunderstood. So, let me clarify “resolution” in this post and “accuracy” in a future article.

3D SCANNING HELPS A LOCAL ART COLLEGE
3D SCANNING HELPS A LOCAL ART COLLEGE
02.10.2017

Scanning large statues for budding sculptor with the help of Drake Maxi scanner.

WHAT IS CALIBRATION AND WHY IS IT A “GOOD THING”?
WHAT IS CALIBRATION AND WHY IS IT A “GOOD THING”?
18.09.2017

But what is “calibration” and how will it benefit our customers?

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THOR3D AND DRAKE MAXI SCANNERS?
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THOR3D AND DRAKE MAXI SCANNERS?
17.06.2017

We hear this question often and decided it was time to address it. Both Thor3D scanner and

HOW DO I CHOOSE A 3D SCANNER? WHERE TO BEGIN?
HOW DO I CHOOSE A 3D SCANNER? WHERE TO BEGIN?
26.01.2017

So, a knowledgeable person told you that you need a 3D scanner…but where do you start?...

LIFTING THE VEIL OF SECRECY: WHY ARE GOOD 3D SCANNERS SO EXPENSIVE?
LIFTING THE VEIL OF SECRECY: WHY ARE GOOD 3D SCANNERS SO EXPENSIVE?
12.01.2017

I get asked this question all the time: why are your scanners so expensive? After all, it’s...

DRAKE WINS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD
DRAKE WINS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD
23.11.2016

Last week, at the annual 3D Print Expo in Moscow, Thor3D was presented with the most prestigious award, “best innovative product

ANOTHER LOOK AT THE THOR3D TURNTABLE
ANOTHER LOOK AT THE THOR3D TURNTABLE
23.09.2016

Not much has been said by us about one of our accessories: the Thor3D turntable. Frankly, that’s because it has...

HOW TO NAME A 3D SCANNER
HOW TO NAME A 3D SCANNER
18.09.2016

Lifting the veil of secrecy, I will tell you that our team has been working day and night on a brand-new, never-before-seen...

THE NAMING CHOICE – REVISITED
THE NAMING CHOICE – REVISITED
16.09.2016

“To err is human, to forgive divine” — Alexander Pope About a week ago I posted, on our corporate website and...

HOW TO PICK A COLOR FOR A NEW 3D SCANNER?
HOW TO PICK A COLOR FOR A NEW 3D SCANNER?
14.09.2016

A few weeks ago, at 5:30am on a gloomy Tuesday morning, I receive a text...

THE INDUSTRY LIKES US!
THE INDUSTRY LIKES US!
16.05.2016

Ok… so maybe we’re tooting our own horn a bit, but we’ve had such positive feedback over the last two weeks, we can’t help ourselves...