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Skaner 3D smartSCAN HE R8
SmartSCAN HE R8 is an industrial version of the popular smartSCAN series model. HE (High End) symbols mean that the device is equipped with selected components that contribute to scanning reliability, precisions and quality.
|Possibility to connect the
scanner with the photogrammetric
system increases scanning quality
Improved scanner functions
|Texture mapping technique
High resolution camera
|Our scanner is equipped with two 8-million pixel cameras.|
|The camera fixing beams are made of carbon fiber, which makes the scanning process stable in time.|
Laser indicators allow for a fast determination of the scanner position in relation to the detail.
|Depending on your expectation, we offer exchangeablemeasurement fields, which enables us to precisely scan small objects and quickly scan large objects.|
We use modern and highly efficient LED lighting emitting a minimum amount of heat
3D scanner - modern technology for many fields of use
Technological development has a huge impact on our lives and the activity of many industries. An excellent example confirming this thesis are 3D scanners, which are widely used in engineering, medicine, construction, mining, construction, aerospace, entertainment, industrial design or even in areas such as archeology and paleontology. Any three-dimensional digital object may be easily and quickly created and measured using the technology. It is a very interesting technology, which is why we have prepared an article in which we will address all issues related to devices designed for three-dimensional scanning. You will have the chance to learn what a professional 3D scanner is and how it works.
What is a scanner?
The 3D scanner is an optoelectronic device, which firstly provides a precise analysis of the examined object and obtains data on its shape afterwards. It enables creating an accurate three-dimensional digital model. Among 3D scanners, we distinguish two groups that differ
in their technology and operation method. There are contact scanners and touchless scanners which are divided into several additional subcategories:
3D contact scanner – the device scans the shape through direct contact of a special probe
with the surface of the object. The probe can be placed on the measuring arm or panel,
which is ground and polished to the specified maximum roughness.
3D non-contact scanner - as the name suggests, this type of device performs the measurement without direct contact with the tested object. This method is currently the most popular because it is non-invasive and does not affect the structure of the examined objects. The non-contact 3D scanner can be based on one of the following technologies:
- Laser or structural light - the 3D scanner emits a beam of light and the matrix records reflections or radiation passing through the examined object. This method is very effective and provides very precise scanning results.
- Laser rangefinders - in this case, the scanner is equipped with very accurate sensors in the form of laser rangefinders that guarantee precise measurement of the object structure.
- DSLR adapters - the DSLR adaptive scanner consists of multiple DSLRs, and the scanning process is based on the principle of photogrammetry. In practice, this means that the 3D scan is recreated on the basis of a photo analysis.
- CT scanning - in this method 3D scanning is performed by a computer tomograph. This technique is most commonly used in medicine.
Classification of 3D scanners based on their construction and parameters
You already know how 3D scanners work and how they create the digital model. However, before investing money in such equipment, you should pay attention to the construction and parameters of individual devices.
Portable 3D scanner - is a convenient and very practical handheld scanner. It enables scanning the object without dividing files into separate scans. The manual 3D scanner ensures best results, if you need to visit the scanning location.
Mobile measuring machine - is a portable 3D scanner, completely different in structure from the manual models. It is equipped with an arm on which cameras or probes are mounted, and its structure is based on light and stable mounting beams. The mobile measuring machine is a solution designed for outdoor and indoor 3D measurements.
Stationary measuring machines - have a similar working principle as manual 3D scanners, but they are able to gather much more data. They work perfectly when scanning objects require the highest accuracy of several microns.
If you intend to invest in professional equipment, it is advisable to analyze the technical parameters of individual units. The scanning area, mesh density, scanning speed, conditions in which the 3D scanner works and the availability of consumables are important.
What is important:
- Size of the scanning area
- Camera resolution at a given scanning area
- File weight (depending on the resolution)
- Quality, density of the triangle mesh, especially on the edges, bends and corners
- Do you need to wrap the object with markers? These are the black dots. Some manufacturers provide reference frames to insert the element to be scanned.
- Automatic measurement using a table.
- The scanning speed measured from the first scan to the finished STL.
- To check the accuracy of the 3D scanner, you need to make a measurement comparison with the CMM machine.
- How the scanner scans black, dark items. Everyone uses chalk spray but only some scanners can cope with dark objects using appropriate settings.
- Edition and post-production in scanning software or in external software?
- Scanning conditions (they are the same - room conditions)
- Customer service and availability of consumables, such as reference points, sprays
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