Jul 23, 2018 | By Thomas
Chinese company SHINING 3D is known for being one of the 3D printing world’s leading suppliers of consumer-class 3D scanning and 3D printing systems. In recent years, Shining 3D has pushed China’s 3D scanning industry ahead with the release of a number of high-precision handheld 3D scanning products. Its EinScan-Pro 3D scanner were recently used by China’s Prod-lab to build a tailor-made helmet for research in brainwaves.
When a person’s brain is active, brainwaves are produced by synchronized electrical pulses from masses of neurons communicating with each other. Study on brainwaves has always been a frontier in the science circle. Thus, it’s necessary for research to quickly and accurately capture brainwaves and convert them into signals.
Prod-lab, the first “manufacturing laboratory” in China providing manufacturing services, focuses on product demonstration and specializes in small-batch, personalized manufacturing. Commissioned by an academy of sciences, Prod-lab has recently used EinScan-Pro 3D scanner to create a tailor-made helmet that fully fits a person’s head for research in brainwaves.
As the company explains, the team used a handheld 3D scanner EinScan-Pro to scan the human’s head. As the engineer moved the 3D scanner, the 3D data of the head displayed in real-time. With this quick and easy operation, a complete scan of head data was finished in a short period of time.
After obtaining the 3D data of the human’s head, the engineers at Prod-lab used Fusion 360 software to extract the point cloud data of use. Based on the scanned point cloud data model, they designed a testing helmet that tightly fitted the head and facilitated precise positioning of sensors.
Engineers then constructed a full-scale head model according to the collected point cloud data. Next, they determined space positioning of the helmet jack by the confirmed head model and completed helmet design based on the 3D data obtained in the previous step.
After 24 hours of processing, the brainwaves helmet was 3D printed by using toughened photosensitive resin, using a SLA 3D printer to produce the brainwave helmet with high strength resin.
The client tried on the helmet, which perfectly fit his head. He believed that with the helmet support for the test, his research progress had definitely reached a new level.
All Images credit: SHINING 3D
Bringing the fast scanning speed and high-accuracy 3D data, SHINING 3D’s 3D scanners are applicable to a wide range of research and projects. The company has released a number of 3D scanning products over the past couple years, including including the OptimScan-5M and FreeScan X7; its handheld series of 3D scanners, such as the EinScan-Pro and EinScan-Pro+; its desktop 3D scanners, including the EinScan-S; and even dental 3D scanners such as the AutoScan-DS-EX. The company has also released a series of CAD scanners, photogrammetry setups, and 3D cameras.
“The future relationship, between brainwave research and 3D digitizing and 3D printing, will be even closer as we look forward to creating more innovation,” said the company.
Posted in 3D Scanning
Maybe you also like: