One of the trends highlighted at the recent AMUG Conference was the increasing focus on 3D scanning and reverse engineering in many 3D printing/additive applications. A range of 3D scanners is available for this need.
Recently, Exact Metrology, announced it offers the newest version of its Artec Micro scanner. This new model is a professional, ultra-high precision industrial desktop 3D scanner that delivers industrial-quality scans in just one click.
With a 2-year warranty, features of the Artec Micro include up to 10 microns accuracy and works well for quality testing and reverse engineering. It produces metrology-grade scans suitable for quality control, while removing the need for targets on the scanned object.
Artec Micro’s advanced twin color cameras and blue LED lights are synchronized with the scanner’s dual-axis rotation system to create a digital copy of an object with a minimum of frames captured. In addition, the Smart Scanning mode captures every surface of the object in the least amount of time, using an ideal number of frames. A minimum amount of training is required with Micro, as the scanner is user-friendly and ready to set up quickly. The scanner integrates with Artec Studio for real-time digital capture.
Delivering highly accurate scans, the Micro “sees” well below the human visibility threshold of 40 microns, making it a good choice for inspection and more. Reverse engineering is completed with Artec Micro’s precise 3D measurement to digitally fit together legacy parts with those customers create, capturing even the smallest details that most scanners miss.
In minutes, Artec Micro transforms intricate items into CAD/CAM data for design, modification, 3D printing and casting. As a result, this saves hours of time in the design and production of complex pieces. The scanner also creates highly-detailed 3D models.