3D Scanning Technology

What is 3D scanning technology?

3D laser scanning uses a laser to capture the shape of physical objects.  This technology is a non-contact and non-destructive way to capture the object’s exact size and shape while creating a 3D digital copy of the object on a computer.   The process is very fast, gathering up to 1,300,000 measurements/s and equally precise, measuring to .0009″.  Once the 3D digital copy is made, the object can be reverse-engineered and modified in CAD.

What are some of the applications in which to use 3D scanning?

  • Quality Control
  • CAD Design
  • Replacement Parts
  • Tooling Design
  • Assembly and Production
  • Prototyping
handySCAN 3D Scanner Illustration

HandySCAN BLACK™ | Elite


.0009 in

Volumetric Accuracy

.0008 in + .0005in/ft

Measurement Resolution

.0009 in

Measurement Rate

1,300,000 measurements/s

Scanning Area

12.2 x 13.8 in

Depth of Field

9.8 in

Recommended Part Size Range

.15 – 13 ft

Output Formats

.dae, .fbx, .ma, .obj, .ply, .stl, .txt, .wrl, .x3d, .x3dz, .zpr, .3mf

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