Use Cases and Stories

The KS1’s breadth of functionality makes it the best interdisciplinary scanner on the market. Learn how it’s being used to teach STEM students about the power of additive manufacturing, or helping to discover the secrets of the universe through cryogenic coolant chamber design.

February 8, 2017

The Future of Custom Fit Retail

Knockout envisions a world of mass customization in the near future. Using a mixture of 3D Scanning and additive manufacturing, everyone will have access to customized sports and casual equipment at the click of a button, the scan of a limb, and the print of a product. Knockout is at the forefront of this technology and works everyday to bring us closer to this vision.

- Read more -
January 23, 2017

Tap Takeover: Next Gen Tap Handles

Knockout's Tap Takeover event was a unique intersection of technology, community, and beer. In association with IC3D and Kendric Tonn, Knockout 3D scanned 20 brewmasters in Columbus, OH and 3D printed each one into tap handles. Kendric Tonn, a nationally regarded classical painter based in OH, then painted each one into a work of art. All 20 tap handles were featured at a benefit on January 23rd at Barleys Brewing, in Columbus, where we raised over 5k for schools in Franklinton!

- Read more -
March 7, 2017

KS1 Use Case - Furniture Design

The KS1 3D scanner's functionality is expanded on every day. From prosthetics, to model making, to now furniture design, the KS1 is capable of scanning for any project. In this case study, we follow Alex Schultze as he uses the KS1 3D Scanner to re-imagine the coffee table. Have you ever asked yourself: "What if the end goal of human evolution was to be furniture?” Read on to see how Alex addressed this question.

February 13, 2017

KS1 Use Case - Custom Wrist Braces

The KS1, Knockout's mobile 3D scanner, is at its core a tool. How you want to use it is entirely up to you, but there is absolutely no doubt that the functionality of the device opens up a whole new world for your workflow. We are constantly featuring how other people use the mobile 3D scanner, so we decided to share some of the projects we have going on here at Knockout HQ.

November 23, 2016

The Future of 3D Scanning

If you're asking yourself what 3D scanning is, you're probably not the only one confused. It's a rather strange concept to comprehend, and looking past scanning things for fun is sometimes difficult. HOWEVER, once you start to look at 3D scanning as a tool in your workflow, the possibilities are limitless. Combine a 3D scanner with a 3D printer, like you would a 2D scanner with an inkjet, and the possibilities are infinite.

November 16, 2016

KS1 in The Classroom

Western Reserve Academy and Olentangy High School are using the KS1 to teach their students about the power of a 3D workflow. By combining 3D scanning and 3D printing, the students understand the capabilities of additive manufacturing and learn how to manipulate objects in three dimensional programs.