May 6, 2014
CAM Logic, Inc.'s Monumental 3D Scan

Oxford, MI - May 6, 2014 - Update: due to weather restrictions last Friday, CAM Logic's monumental scan of the Spirit of Detroit statue will take place on Thursday May 8, 2014 from 10:00am - 3:00pm. Stop by and see the scan live!


CAM Logic is scanning the statue, located in front of the Coleman A. Young Municipal Building, for the purpose of creating scaled models using 3D printing. These one-of-a-kind miniature statues will be given out to guests who visit CAM Logic's exhibit at the RAPID Expo, part of SME's The BIG M Event. The event takes place June 9 - 12 at COBO Center in downtown Detroit. 


The Rapid Expo is a great place to see an array of 3D Printing Technologies, 3D Scanners and Software, however it's a challenge to see how the different technologies and tools plug in together. It is for that reason that CAM Logic will be demonstrating these technologies together, under one roof with an incredible team that can put all the pieces together. Our goal in preparation for this event is  to do a project that utilizes all technologies [3D Scanners, Reverse Engineering Software, and 3D Printers], and what better way than to digitally archive a piece of Detroit and then 3D print for the show." said Ian Scribner, 3D Printing and 3D Scanning Manager. Be sure to visit our booth #1609 at the RAPID Expo to get your piece of Detroit.   


How will they do that?

A laser scanner will be used to create a digital model without having to touch the statue. The scanner is composed of two pieces of equipment - the tracker and the scanner. In order to scan the Spirit of Detroit, CAM Logic will place the tracker at different locations around the spirit of Detroit. The tracker, which detects where the laser scanner is located, "spray paints" the Spirit with the laser scanner until the Spirit's image is captured in its entirety. Total estimated time of the process, from start to finish, is approximately 5 to 6 hours.


"CAM Logic is excited about this opportunity to debut two emerging technologies, 3D printing and 3D scanning, and the advancements in this technology. It's exciting that technology is at a point where we can scan and reverse engineer something as large as the Spirit of Detroit and have printed replicas within a couple of days. This technology is at the forefront of changing "just-in-time" manufacturing, and we are thrilled to be a part of it!" said Scribner.   

Since there are currently no scaled models/figurines of the Spirit of Detroit, CAM Logic is excited to utilize their cutting-edge technology and expertise to provide the 
first ever digital archive and 3D model of the iconic landmark.

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 About CAM Logic
CAM Logic specializes in providing state-of-the-art software and hardware in addition to the k
nowledge necessary to maximize productivity and return on your technology investments. 
Through strong partnerships and certifications with recognized vendors such as 3D Systems,
 Steinbichler, Envision TEC, Creaform and Siemens PLM, CAM Logic has consistently offered the latest services and products to assist the Automotive, Military, Medical, and Aerospace industries to stay competitive and ahead of technological trends. By consistently meeting the needs of their clients, CAM Logic has remained a force in the engineering software, 3D scanning, 3D printing, and rapid prototyping industries for over eighteen years.  
For more information, visit us at or call us at (248) 969-9201.

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