Optical 3D digitizers for small objects and high accuracies

Being pushed by the availability of high speed and high precision image processing components, optical 3D scanners continue to find their places in an increasing number of demanding applications. This is where our DigiScan systems are defining new standards regarding result quality, user comfort, flexibility, versatility, and – last not least – cost-effectiveness. The measurement principle is based on a modification of the well-known structured light method (patent pending).

In many application fields there is a growing need for 3D replicae of physical objects that can not be created in traditional CAD. Numerous examples can be found in product design and presentation, manufacturing automization, and quality control. New and attractive applications coming up are in medical and anthropometric measurement (scanning human body parts or the entire body), requiring non-contact and reliable surface measurement in near-realtime, and in ergonomic design.


3D scanning of small and complex objects with high accuracies 

Using standard 3D scanners from the market for digitizing small-sized or miniature objects is in general either impossible or does not produce satisfying results (due to low resolutions and/or accuracies, the inability to deal with mutiple or 360° scans, non-automatic operation, high pricing).It is especially this type of applications that DigiScan Dental Scanner and DigiScan Small Parts Scanner were developed for.


Main characteristics

  • 3 different resolutions
  • stand-alone system for network and direct access
  • up to 30 3D models per hour (for archiving)
  • no user interaction
  • automatic post processing of all scans (clean up, align, merge)
  • automatic panorama registration
  • built-in parallel processing computer
  • open system (export 3D polygon models, e.g. in STL)
  • compatible with all dental application software

In addition

  • fast to learn and easy to handle
  • no special knowledge required
  • remote support and control
  • flexible and portable
  • eye-safe (no laser, white light for higher precision)
  • very cost effective
  • fast and easy installation
  • Verzicht auf Zwischenobjekte (Anfertigung von Abdrücken)


Model DS SP
Measurement time 1 to 2,5 min (depending on settings)
Laterale resolution < 25µm
Depth resolution 5 µm
Accuracy 10 µm
Arbeitsabstand ca. 20 cm
Workspace 100 x 70 x 80 mm³ 40 x 30 x 30 mm³
Dimensions 31 x 32 x 52 cm
Weight 18 kg
Post-processing using high speed CPU
Modeling and archiving software available upon request



Typical objects for scanning with the DigiScan Small Part Scanner

  • finger rings, gemsones, coins, medals, jewelry
  • small technical parts like connector housing, screws, tools
  • plastic mold parts
  • small biological objects like bones, fossilized parts, etc.
  • surface structures
  • surface roughness

DigiScan Small Part Scanner

The DigiScan Dental Scanner was exspecial developed for applictaions in a dental laboratory.
With the Dental Scanner it is possible to digitize as complete upper and lower jaws as well single teeth or bridges with a very high accurcy. The process of scanning and the post processing from a point cloud to a 3D model is automaticly. This is very comfortable for the user, because he doesn't need any previous knowleges of 3D scanning and he can work paralell during the scan process and post process.
The finished 3D polygonmodels of the DigiScan Dental Scanner have an accuracy of +-15µ and can used for other applications without problems.

DigiScan Dental Scanner

DigiScan Small Part Scanner was developed for scaning of small and complex objects but offers the same advantages like the DigiScan Dental Scanner. The DigiScan Small Part Scanner enables the semi- or fully-automatic capturing of small objects with a high level of resolution and detail accuracy. Not only from surface from given perspectives but also complete objects can easily and quickliy be scanned. For further use in downstream applications such as CAD/CAM, tooling & mold making, production (e.g. using a 3D printer), presentation; analysis, etc. standard formats are supported wich allow for direct model transfer into all respective software systems.





The loading time for the 3D-model depends on the speed of your Internet connection. If the model moves liquidly, depends on your computer speed.
For a more liquid representation the number of the surfaces of some models was reduced.

Hold the left mouse button pressed and move the mouse around to change the perspective. With the mouse wheel (or the right mouse button) you can zoom the model.

Over the model you can find a 3D menu with more options, for example for the measurement.

For the display of the upper files Adobe ® reader ® 8.1 or higher is necessary.