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Industries eagerly adopt holography as science improves

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Holographic technology still has the magic and sci-fi appeal of a new discovery, but is now gaining rapid traction in industrial and consumer level applications, reports ComputerWorldUK. This new wave of adoption for holography is good news for those in the medical, political and military fields, as digital holography has already been used in each of them in order to teach and inspire.

3D technologies: A game-changing force in manufacturing

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The constant quest in the manufacturing industry is to make smarter, higher-quality products without also driving up production costs. There's always pressure to be faster, error-free and precise. The consumerization of IT is also increasingly showing up in manufacturing, as people want to play a more active role in the design and creation of the things they own and use. Sustainability and environmental issues also encourage manufacturers to be more conscientious about the resources they consume and logistical processes they utilize. As such, widespread innovation in the sector is always a tall order.

How 3D animation is contributing to mass adoption of 3D technologies

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The first thing most people think of when they hear about 3D animation is movies. Almost every popcorn flick released on the world's multiplexes comes in a 3D flavor, and the 2014 summer movie season will be chock full of 3D animated features for the family to enjoy. Now, no disrespect to "Frozen" or "Despicable Me," but the uses of 3D animation go far beyond the big screen. In construction and engineering, architecture and retail, 3D animation allows innovators to enhance visual communication and portray reality like never before.

Zebra CTO Craig Newswanger on 3D Holography


Craig Newswanger is now fulfilling his dreams about bringing the incredible power of digital holography to consumers today. As Zebra Imaging's chief technology officer, he's been at the forefront of optical research for holographic imaging and has been instrumental in crafting the architecture that forms the basis of our 3D visualization technologies. He's also been working in the field of holography for more than 30 years, back when few beyond the laboratory were aware of the transformative potential 3D imaging held for various industries.

How 3D visualization technologies aid law enforcement and defense efforts


One of the benefits of 3D visualization technologies is enhanced visual communication. This is a critical tool during a time of crisis, when law enforcement or medical responders must often navigate large or unknown areas to provide defense or aid. While facility blueprints and maps provide helpful insight into a building or area, it can be difficult to use them as effectively for coordinated responses and real-time understanding as their users would like. It's important to develop better tools for these critical scenarios, as having better visual information on hand can make a difference in how fast and effectively responsive care arrives.

5 reasons building projects benefit from using 3D visualization


3D visualization technologies don't just add a dynamic tool to building projects - they can help transform them. One of the major challenges any large-scale building project faces is communication. Architects, engineers, construction firms, contractors and myriad other contributors have their established ways of doing things. In these highly specialized professions, even the broad strokes of their approach may be incomprehensible to other stakeholders, or at least become garbled in translation. The traditional silos that exist in building projects help each contributor focus on its specific tasks, but a more comprehensive, interoperable approach could pay dividends. 

The continuing evolution of 3D architectural rendering

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It's no stretch to say that 3D architectural rendering is having a huge effect on efficiency and visual communication in building design and construction. The profile of 3D architectural rendering and building information modeling has risen sharply in recent years, as architects and engineers take a more holistic and process-oriented approach to developing and erecting structures. As the tools become more powerful, the learning curve has also lowered. It's possible for other construction project stakeholders to take a more active role, a development that can streamline productivity, cut costs and enhance communication. 

4 benefits of 3D visualization technologies for architects


3D visualization technologies have enabled architects to make improvements to many aspects of their creative process. From getting that first germ of an idea down on paper to preparing the blueprint for construction, 3D modeling, scanning and design tools give architects more options with which to create, share and have others experience their work. Over the past few years, architects and creators of 3D tools have engaged in a process of collective innovation, experimenting with tools that respond to their needs as well as using 3D technologies to push the discipline further.

How 3D technologies and printing are redefining the engineering and construction industry


Engineering and construction, by their very nature, are usually long and drawn-out processes. There are simply too many significant considerations at stake - the structural integrity of the finished edifice for one, but a slew of other expectations as well - to justify speeding through any part of development. However, this often means delays, going over budget and other unplanned "surprises." Attempts to find shortcuts are often quickly scuttled by these unforeseen complications. Without a radical transformation in the available tools, sluggish projects struggling with costs and red tape would remain the norm.

Storage devices set to harness holographic technology


3D holographic technology is providing numerous opportunities for businesses, and it's also driving significant improvements in hardware currently in the marketplace. Hologram prints are traditionally used to project an image into the third dimension, but the trend may soon be built into data storage devices, presenting a substantial increase in processing capabilities. As 3D procedures continue to develop, integrating the system early will help organizations gain a competitive advantage.

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