A Comparative Study of 3D Scanning in Engineering, Product and Transport Design and Fashion Design Education

Kus A., Unver E., Taylor A.

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION, vol.17, no.3, pp.263-271, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/cae.20213
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.263-271
  • Keywords: CAD, 3D scanning, reverse engineering, 3D design, design education
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this paper is to evaluate the use of three-dimensional (3D) scanning technologies for design and engineering courses. This paper will provide a comparative discussion of the current 3D scanning technologies; and then describes three experimental studies in engineering, transport design and fashion design. Using 3D scanner technology the experiments tested the transferral of a variety of different data from scanned organic 3D shapes to 3D CAD packages for learning and teaching in undergraduate education. (C) 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Comput Appl Eng Educ 17: 263-271, 2009; Published online in Wiley InterScience (www.interscience.wiley.com); DOI 10.1002/cae.20213