Stephan Le Roux

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Feb 12

3D Printed Sugar Pot Test

As an example a Sugar Bowl and Spoon was 3D printed for the CT Scanner Facility (Figure 1) all clients are welcome to come and make use of this with their free coffee. This was a great opportunity to show how these techniques (3D Scanning and Printing) can be used in conjunction. ┬áThe sugar pot …

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Dec 04

3D Printing of samples scanned at the CT Scanner

Recently we scanned another brittlestar (Brooding Ophiuroid). Due to the size of the sample (25mm) it was difficult to observe small features of the specimen. This granted us the opportunity to see how CT Scanning combined with 3D printing can enhance the way we can visualize and observe the small samples and specimens. In the …

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Dec 04

LEGO Man Segmentation

Over the past year we have made significant advances in our analysis capabilities on CT data. The main addition to our skillsets is the ability to perform more advanced segmentation on samples with small differences in density. In the case of most CT data sets this is the most difficult part, since in general parts …

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Nov 20

Sample size vs resolution example

The most common misunderstanding people have the first time they use either microCT or nanoCT is how the sample size relates to the achievable resolution. In the following example I will try and provide you some insight into how these two parameters work together. To illustrate the example I scanned a packet of cigarettes at …

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