Introducing a New Geneation of
Powerful but Affordable 3D Scanners
Digitizing is becoming more and more important in many applications. 3D scanners allow you to rapidly and quickly collect data to drive applications in graphic arts, reverse engineering, computer aided manu-facturing, metrology and inspection. These scanners are powerful tools that allow for the input of complex objects at speeds never before achievable.
The Challenge Remains: How do I take samples and prototypes and create editable CAD model from them? How can I do this quickly and accurately
However, these powerful high-level tools have been very expensive - for many potential users 3D scanning systems were far beyond their budgets. With the availability of the new MicroScribe/ MicroScan price/performance has reached new levels of availability.
More specific details Microscan 3D
The MicroScribe/MicroScan provide:
- accuracy of 0.1 to 0.3 mm (depending on type of MicroScribe)
- reach of 1.5 m and 1.9 m (including laser sensor, depending on type of MicroScribe)
- high performance at 28,000 points per second
- small, ergonomic design allows scanning the most difficult recesses easily
- dual laser configuration for two working space sizes offered with every MicroScribe
- unlimited portability, MicroScribe and MicroScan laser fit into a traveller's suitcase
- priced at a fraction of the price of other systems ranging in comparable performance classes
The MicroScan laser sensor head simply attaches to the stylus of the 6DOF Microscribe as an external device. Connecting the cables and setting up the scanner just takes a minute or two. Scanning is intuitive and compares to spray painting an object with a spray pistol:
The laser line is swept over the object while the sensor's camera captures the deformations of the line caused by the variations in surface curvature (laser profiling). When operated, MicroScan and MicroScribe outputs are synchronized and transferred to the MicroScan Tools software for real-time visualization and subsequent processing. Different scans from different perspectives around the object can be captured, precisely aligned, and merged. As a final result a 3D model of the object surface in point cloud or polygon mesh representation is available. Scanning and creating a model is easy and requires only a few hours to learn.
All system activities are controlled by RSI's MicroScan Tools software:
In addition to laser scanning also the MicroScribe's stand-alone capabilities as a touch probe digitizer are directly supported from within MicroScan Tools:
Data processing features include:
Although it is difficult to structure the 3D application market and minimize overlap, four major segments can be defined:
visual design, art and creative design, presentation, animation, 3D education and training
Reverse engineering and rapid prototyping
industrial design and production
industrial inspection and quality control
product development, materials evaluation, research and development, documentation
For all of them extensive 3D software support is available. The MicroScribe can be interfaced to almost every 3D software, either by direct support, special plug-ins, or by the MicroScribe Utility Software (MUS).
MicroScan preferably exports 3D results in industrial standard formats at the end of the postprocessing cycle rather than outputting measured data directly as they are created.
Point clouds (e.g. in ASCII text format) or polygon models (e.g. in stl format) can be exported. MicroScan is compatible to almost every software application supporting point or polygon import.
|3D Studio Max||Alias Studio Tools||Amapi||AutoCAD||CADKEY|
|ClayTools (*)||Form Z||FreeForm Concepts (*)||HandyScan||LightWave 3D|
(*) hardware plus software solution from SenSable for intuitive freeform modelling on wireframe meshes
|AlphaCAM||AutoCAD Mechanical||Autodesk VIZ||AutoStudio||BobCAD|
|CATIA||Delcam Power Tools||DeskProto||EasyTube (**)||Geomagic Studio|
|Mayka||Mechanical Desktop||Metrix Build!IT||Paraform||PIXELS 3D|
|Shoemaster | XSI||SolidEdge||SolidWorks||SURFCAM||Tebis|
(**) hardware plus software solution for geometric parameter extraction for tube bending
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.