WHICH METROLOGY 3D SCANNER

MEETS YOUR NEEDS?

Handheld 3D Scanners Vs High Accuracy Structure Light 3D Inspection Scanners of Shining3D

With the continuous evolution of technology, the 3D scanning market boasts a broad array of brands, device categories, and price levels leaving consumers with multiple options to choose from. Today we will take a deep dive into the key criteria for choosing an industrial metrology 3D scanner, providing you with the details about characteristics and application areas of different types of metrology 3D scanners. We are positive that all the information provided could help you walk away perfectly equipped to find the device that is able to cope with your application needs.

FreeScan UE Pro

VS.

OptimScan

1. SELECTION CRITERIA OF METROLOGY 3D SCANNERS

The following indicators are the most important when evaluating different models of metrology 3D scanning devices for users:

  • Data quality requirements, actual requirements of accuracy, and data details

  • Usage scenario requirements, size, texture, and scanning time

  • Budget

2. FEATURES OF TWO METROLOGY 3D SCANNERS

High-accuracy structure light 3D inspection scanners: accuracy and details

The point cloud generation principle of high accuracy structure light 3D inspection scanners and handheld 3D scanners is different. The former can output a single frame point cloud, while the latter generates a point cloud by aligning and fusing multi-frame data, which enables the high accuracy structure light 3D inspection scanner´s high performance in accuracy and details under the same imaging conditions.

Natančno 3D skeniranje s fiksnim 3D skenerjem

OptimScan metrology 3D scanner can achieve the highest level of accuracy – up to 0.005 mm with stable accuracy.

Handheld 3D scanners: portability and material adaptability

Handheld 3D scanners have advantages in terms of portability and material adaptability due to the nature of the laser light source.

  • Scanning is flexible, convenient, and fast (FreeScan UE weighs only 750g and is thus light and easy to use), and scanning of a car can be completed in 10 minutes.

  • Wide range of adaptable materials. For some black and reflective sample parts, no spray is required, and objects can be scanned directly.

  • High precision (FreeScan UE has an accuracy of up to 0.02mm and stable repeatability).

3D skeniranje reflektivnih površin z ročnim 3D skenerjem

3. KEY POINTS IN CHOOSING BETWEEN TWO TYPES OF METROLOGY 3D SCANNERS

High requirements for accuracy and details:

Recommended high accuracy structure light 3D inspection scanners

OptimScan - natančnost 3D skeniranja

Small precision parts with high requirements for accuracy and details

High requirements for portability and material adaptability:

Recommended handheld 3D scanners

FreeScan UE - 3D skeniranje odsevnih površin

Scanning samples cannot be disassembled or moved

4. APPLICATION EXAMPLES OF TWO METROLOGY 3D SCANNERS

High-accuracy structure light 3D inspection scanners

Scanning the lower casing of an optical modem

OptimScan - 3D skeniranje majhnih delov

Handheld 3D scanner

Scanning an aircraft engine pipeline

FreeScan UE - 3D skeniranje velikih objektov

SUMMARY…

We are certain that we provided you with some useful insights and valuable takeaways. Here is a summary of the main learnings of this article… For small to medium-sized precision parts, use high accuracy structure light 3D inspection scanners, and for medium to large parts and the same equipment that needs to be used in multiple scenarios, choose a handheld 3D scanner.

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