With 3D Engineering Solutions adding two new industrial CT scanning systems from Nikon Metrology, and the upcoming opening of an industrial CT scanning Center of Excellence (the first of its kind in the United States), I thought it would be a good idea to record my answer an important question about the technology: When should […]
About Rob Glassburn
I am a registered Professional Engineer and Vice President of Operations at 3D Engineering Solutions in Cincinnati, Ohio. I’ve spent my whole career in the engineering world and attained certifications in Tolerance Stacks and GD&T, and Six Sigma Green Belt (DFSS and DMAIC). I hold the following degrees: BSME, MSME and MBA
Before joining 3D Engineering Solutions, I worked for Texas Instruments and 3M. Currently at 3D Engineering, a lot of the projects I’m working on involve industrial CT scanning, 3D laser scanning, structured light scanning, reverse engineering, CAD modeling and long range laser scanning.
Entries by Rob Glassburn
We have been fortunate enough to form a partnership with Nikon Metrology and use their latest CT scanning technology. These scanning machines use X-rays to penetrate an entire assembly at one time, eliminating the need line of sight restrictions you would have with laser, probe, vision or structured light scanning systems. Its non-destructive testing capabilities […]
3D Engineering Solutions has expertise in multiple types of industrial modeling and metrology techniques, including laser scanning, contact and non-contact dimensional inspections, and light scanning. These methods allow us to create highly accurate records of the structure of the subject. But our newest technology has us the most excited.
3D Engineering Solutions was recently hired to re-engineer military aircraft components, including parts for large helicopters and jets.
At 3D Engineering, we are ecstatic about our latest long range laser scanning and digital mapping project. As part of our BIM services, we employed long range laser scanning and digital mapping to capture exact position and orientation of each stone of an historical church building being relocated more than 1,000 miles from Middletown, Ohio […]
As part of our ISO 17025 quality inspection services at 3D Engineering Solutions, we now provide color mapping technology for first article inspection of cast parts, a service many other engineering firms still do not offer. Color mapping provides qualitative illustrations that show the difference between a scanned object and its nominal design. We provide […]
3D Engineering Solutions received International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) registration from the United States Department of State, enabling the company to provide its engineering services to the government and other companies working with government equipment and data.
We recently finished a project here at 3D Engineering that used scanning technology to verify the accuracy of plastic injection molded refrigerator parts. In one sense, this is nothing unusual; we frequently using scanning to verify part accuracy. Most companies, however, still use a fixed based Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) to conduct part verification. CMM […]
Recently, my company had the opportunity to reverse engineer parts for popular Airsoft guns once manufactured abroad. When this particular gun maker learned that its offshore manufacturer was using its proprietary tooling to “back door sell” guns made with the equipment, it closed down operations and moved manufacturing back to the United States, which helped secure 300 domestic jobs. […]
Using long range laser scanning, 3 software platforms and Building Information Modeling (BIM), a team of our engineers at 3D Engineering Solutions created a clash detection simulation that highlighted interferences preventing replacement turbines from entering a Fortune 100 coal-fired power plant. After our team calculated interferences, workers were able to cut away concrete from a […]