In October 2016, SME worked with FARO Technologies, Direct Dimensions, Inc., and the NextManufacturing Center at Carnegie Mellon University to take the first-ever 3D scan of the Roberto Clemente Bridge.
FARO Technologies Inc. conducted the complete scan of the bridge resulting in a 3D point cloud. Direct Dimensions will be converting the raw laser scan data into a 3D CAD model of the bridge. This digital model will then be in the proper format needed to make the 3D-printed physical models, which will be featured as part of the annual Puzzle Challenge at RAPID + TCT 2017. View press release.