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3D Laser Scanners come with reverse engineering software.

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3D Laser Scanners come with reverse engineering software.

Feb 23, 2009 - Designed for reverse engineering, LPX DS series scans objects measuring up to 16 in. high x 10 in. dia and captures complex data for various CAD and computer graphics applications. Pixform Pro II(TM) reverse engineering software, included, accelerates and facilitates conversion of scan data into fully editable 3D CAD models. Wizards, assistants, and analyzers help users create usable data within minutes, while liveTransfer(TM) feature enables transfer of completed files.

Roland DGA Corp. - Irvine, CA

Original Press Release

Roland Introduces Powerful New Reverse Engineering Software for the LPX DS Series of 3D Laser Scanners

Press release date: Feb 10, 2009

Irvine, CA, February 10, 2009 - Roland DGA Corporation has introduced new Pixform Pro II(TM) reverse engineering software for its LPX DS series of 3D laser scanners.

Designed for reverse engineering, Roland LPX DS scanners capture complex data for a wide variety of CAD and computer graphics applications including hand-held consumer products design, package design, hand-sculpted items and biomedical product design. New Pixform Pro II reverse engineering software optimizes the capabilities of the LPX DS series by enabling professionals to quickly and intuitively convert scan data into fully editable 3D CAD models.

"Pixform Pro II is a great addition to the LPX DS series as it can quickly and easily transform scan data into high-resolution parametric 3D CAD data," said Rick Scrimger, vice president and general manager for Roland. "With this powerful hardware/software combination, professionals involved in product design and production can incorporate design details that are otherwise difficult to create digitally. LPX DS users can now generate and edit CAD models from existing parts or partial models, a process that can dramatically lower product development costs and reduce time to market."

New Pixform Pro II Reverse Engineering Software

Roland's Pixform Pro II is a new software solution allowing users to go from LPX DS scan data to a parametric CAD model without a great deal of training. Featuring intuitive built-in wizards, assistants and analyzers, Pixform Pro II enables users to create quality usable data in just a few minutes. The liveTransfer(TM) feature enables users to transfer their completed files directly to popular software packages including SolidWorks, UGS NX and Pro/Engineer Wildfire. There is no need to save files and then import them into the design software.

Pixform Pro II Features

o Integrated software solution for processing scan data and creating 3D feature based CAD models quickly and easily o Optimizes work processes and improves design quality o Simplifies the product development process o Generates high quality parametric solid and surface CAD compatible models o Removes time-consuming requirements of cleaning scan data o Includes intelligent tools that automatically extract design features from 3D scan data o Features user friendly interface similar to major CAD applications o Shows deviation analysis between scan data and finished part using the Accuracy Analyzer(TM) feature o Exports models directly to CAD with modeling history

LPX DS series

The LPX DS series features three models. The LPX-60 scans objects measuring up to 12" high by 8" in diameter and the LPX-600 scans objects measuring up to 16" high by 10" in diameter. The maximum scanning resolution for both models is 0.2mm (0.008"). The LPX-1200 scans objects up to 8" high by 5" in diameter and offers a maximum scanning resolution of 0.1mm (0.004"). All LPX DS series scanners come bundled with EZ Studio reverse engineering software which automatically scans, aligns and merges 3D models and Dr. PICZA3 software for objects with complex forms and undercuts.

Pixform Pro II reverse engineering software is priced at $5,995. LPX DS series scanners are priced at $8,395 for the LPX-60, $12,595 for the larger LPX-600, and $15,995 for the high precision LPX-1200. Leasing options are available.

For more information on Pixform Pro II software and the LPX DS series, visit the Roland Web site at or contact Roland Customer Services at (800) 542-2307.

Roland DGA Corporation

Roland DGA Corporation and affiliated companies are pioneers in the development of innovative digital technology for creative professionals. From its inception as part of world-renowned Roland Music, Roland DGA Corp. has introduced an award-winning product line that continues to set new standards for precision, reliability and performance. Professionals worldwide rely on Roland solutions everyday in the sign, grand-format, sublimation, UV inkjet, digital graphics, vehicle graphics, fine art, photography, flexo, label, engraving and 3D modeling industries.

Headquartered in Irvine, CA, Roland DGA Corporation serves as the U.S.-based marketing, distribution and sales arm of Roland DG Corporation in Hamamatsu, Japan. Affiliated companies include Roland Corporation US in Los Angeles, CA and Rodgers Instruments LLC in Hillsboro, OR. Roland DG Corporation is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Roland DGA is ISO 9001:2000 certified, and Roland DG is ISO 9001:2000 and 14001:2004 certified. For more information on Roland DGA products, please call (800) 542-2307 or visit the Web site at