New automated 3D scanner
Laser Design Inc., a leading supplier of 3D laser scanners for more than 25 years, unveiled its newest and most automated inspection-grade 3D scanning system, the SURVEYOR Auto Gage 3D. Laser Design President, C. Martin Schuster commented, “The SURVEYOR Auto Gage 3D Scanning System was developed to provide a totally automated, extremely easy to use 3D inspection-grade system for either shop floor or office environments with accuracy to 25 microns (0.001 in.).”
The Auto Gage 3D system delivers complete high-speed part inspections in minutes with minimal operator training. Schuster continued, “Geomagic software’s unique level of inspection automation has enabled Laser Design to open the age of entire part 3D inspections with ‘microwave oven’ push-button simplicity of use.” First article part inspections, incoming part inspections, and sample part inspections on the shop floor can now be performed by machine attendant-level employees.
The 3D scanning system uses structured light projection technology from one scanner head to capture all viewable surfaces of small- to medium-sized objects. With a work envelope of 6 in. x 6 in. x 4 in. (Auto Gage 4100) or 10 in. x 10 in. x 5 in. (Auto Gage 6100) the automated system is versatile enough for inspection and reverse engineering applications, and speedy enough for factory-floor verification uses. Yielding premium precision, system scans are accurate to +/- 0.001 in. (0.025 mm).
The built-in system PC controls scanning and optional data processing. The system is pre-configured with one 3D scanning head. Most parts do not require fixturing unless they are unstable in the desired orientation.
Typically scanned objects include small- to medium-sized parts made of plastic, metal, and rubber, and cast, molded, forged, and machined parts. Parts can be inspected quickly and efficiently because setups are saved as reusable templates. Items can be inspected and re-qualified in hours, preventing downtime and costly delays with slow manual measurement methods. Extrusion profiles can be sample inspected to ensure accuracy and uniformity. Data outputs include .STL, .OBJ, .PLY, and .ASC formats.
The digitized data can be processed further with optional meshing, surface modeling, color error mapping, and inspection software from Geomagic.
Laser Design Inc. / GKS Services Corp.