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Exact Metrology, Inc. (Cincinnati, OH) has added the Artec3D Scanner to its metrology product offerings. The
The company says that Artec3D Scanners work like a regular video camera, but instead of a 2D image, the result is a 3D image captured at speeds of up to 15 surfaces per second. A user walks around the object scanning it from various angles while the software combines the unique geometry of the scanned images into one. The scanners are equipped with wide-
The Artec scanner can acquire data at speed of up to 1.5 million points per second while providing up to 0.2mm resolution at 0.02mm accuracy. System weight ranges from 3 to 5 pounds, depending upon the model.
"The Artec3D Scanners are unlike any 3D scanner available on the market today," said Steve Young, principal at Exact Metrology in a press announcement. "They do not require any mounts or markers, and have a measuring speed of up to 1.5 million points per second. Their exceptional accuracy,
The Artec3D comes with specialized software to guide users through the entire scanning process and then through the refinement of the final image. The software enables users to export the 3D model into such widely deployed formats as STL, OBJ, PLY, and WRL, where the image can be further manipulated in such applications as ZBrush, 3D Studio Max, Maya, and Rapidform. The Artec3D is available in two different models to address different job requirements.
Integration of X-Ray mode, 3D Radar mode, new high-power algorithms, and Global Registration upgrades make handling large, highly detailed 3D data quicker and easier
New offerings allow physical objects to quickly become digital models optimized for production
New metrology-grade scanner digitizes large objects with submillimeter accuracy and minimal noise, ideal for inspection, product design and construction