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New 3D Laser Scanning System Goes Where You Do

By DE Editors

NVision Introduces MobileScan for portable high-resolution projects.

 The MobileScan 3D portable laser scanning system from NVision (Wixom, MI) was designed as a high-accuracy, fast, transportable, and low-cost scanning system. The complete package includes the control unit, sensor, and 1-axis swivel head weighing 26 lbs. The scanner can resolve to less than .001 in. for a measurement volume of 60 c.i.

The MobileScan 3D sensor mounts on a rotary 1-axis or 2-axis servo controlled swivel head that can be attached to either a tripod or table support. The sensor can be moved manually or automatically with included Wind3DS data capturing software. This means that the new scanner can be left alone to scan production items without the constant attention that is required by a handheld device. The sensor projects laser light onto the surface of the object while a camera continuously triangulates the changing distance and profile of the laser. Since there is no probe that must physically touch the object, the problems of depressing soft objects and measuring small cavities are eliminated.
The MobileScan 3D connects easily to a notebook computer via USB or Firewire and is capable of capturing up to 20 million points. Before scanning and during the measurement process, the new laser scanner continually senses the object’s surface and ambient light conditions and automatically adjusts the sensor to obtain the best possible measurements. All measurements are automatically transformed into a common coordinate system and the Wind3DS software produces an ordered data set or ASCII data.

The scanner package also includes Raindrop Geomagic computer-aided inspection software that automatically processes scan data from a physical part to generate highly accurate polygon and parametric surface models. The Geomagic software also provides easy-to-understand graphical comparisons between CAD models and as-built parts.

For more information, visit nvision3d.com.

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