Laser Scanners

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Optics & Photonics, Robotics

Scan Arm supports forensic anthropology applications.

August 10, 2016

Coupling FusionM ScanArm with 3D Systems' Geomagic® software and 3D printing solutions, FARO® Forensic ScanArm utilizes blue laser technology to perform non-contact scanning of forensic artifacts, which are often fragile. Users can piece together forensic evidence into digital record for purpose of victim identification, and ultimately in solving and prosecuting crimes. For forensic anthropology applications, users can perform facial reconstruction and analysis using data from cranial scans. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Health, Medical and Dental Supplies & Equipment

Exact Metrology Holds Open House in Brookfield, Wisconsin

July 14, 2016

Product demonstrations and technical presentations on 3D printing CT scanning engage a large audience On June 23, 2016, Exact Metrology held an open house at their Brookfield, Wisconsin location, showcasing its newest products in 3D printing and CT scanning equipment. The event was attended by a large number of people from several Midwestern states and a diverse range of business sectors,... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Safety Laser Scanner provides protection range of 27.56 ft.

June 7, 2016

Able to differentiate between people/objects and dust or mist, SZ-V Series features integrated camera that can capture images and video when object or person enters protected area. Detachable display, without interrupting operation, provides real-time feedback, protection zone information, and access to historical data. Along with 0.1° beam pitch, features include system memory plug, network compatibility (such as EtherNet/IP), and ability to receive encoder inputs. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Test & Measuring Instruments

Underwater/Air Laser Scanners optimize camera inspections.

June 6, 2016

Designed to attach to camera, Nuclear NM800DA and Non-Nuclear M800DA Distance and Angle Laser Systems accurately measure position relative to target, displaying distance, pitch, and yaw. With demonstrated accuracy of 0.005 in. or better, scanners enable plant operators to consistently capture precise as-built measurements that are critical to successful design of modification and replacement hardware for reactor internals, without need for custom measurement tooling. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Test & Measuring Instruments

Underwater Laser Scanner Used for 3D Measurements of Steam Dryer

May 23, 2016

Renton, WA – A Newton Labs’ NM200UW Underwater Laser scanner captured precision as-built dimensions at a Midwest Nuclear Facility during a recent spring outage. A team of engineers, supported by Newton Labs, performed 3D laser scanning on the four vessel support brackets and the four associated steam dryer seismic blocks. “Newton is proud to have played such a critical role in this... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Laboratory and Research Supplies & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

3D Laser Scanner targets shop floor applications.

April 28, 2016

Efficient on black, multicolored, and shiny surfaces, MetraSCAN 3D helps manufacturers address potential quality control issues at any stage of production cycle, regardless of part complexity and material. System provides 480,000 measurements/second and volumetric accuracy of 0.0025 in. Thanks to TRUaccuracy, MetraSCAN 3D’s optical-based data acquisition process delivers measurement accuracy for small to large parts and assemblies that are insensitive to instabilities of environment. Read More

Automatic ID, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Microscan Announces Integrated Liquid Lens Autofocus for MicroHAWK Barcode Readers

April 27, 2016

RENTON, WA – Microscan, a global manufacturer and pioneer of auto ID solutions from the world’s first laser diode barcode scanner to the Data Matrix symbol, announces that fully-integrated liquid lens autofocus models of MicroHAWK® Barcode Readers are now available for pre-order featuring both truly-automatic and software-programmable autofocus. Liquid lens autofocus technology has been... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

FARO Announces New HDR Laser Scanners and Instant Rendering Software for BIM-CIM and Public Safety Customers

April 14, 2016

LAKE MARY, Fla. - FARO Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FARO), the world's most trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging, and realization technology in the BIM-CIM and Public Safety markets, announces the release of new 3D laser scanners with high dynamic range photography (HDR) that produce incredibly detailed images in bright and dark lighting conditions as well as increased resolution for... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Optics & Photonics, Software

Laser Scanner System helps create fire-investigation reports.

April 11, 2016

With FARO Public Safety Laser Scanner and FireZone v10.6 software, fire investigators can measure and document fire scenes and minimize time they are exposed to hazardous investigation environments. Software creates diagrams from both manual measurements and 3D point clouds. Program's 2D/3D fire investigation tools and documentation features such as placards and bubble labels show location of evidence, photographs taken, and additional symbology in accordance with NFPA 170 standard. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Laser Profile Sensors enable precision measurement of small parts.

March 21, 2016

Featuring blue-violet laser diode, scanCONTROL 29xx-10/BL projects 10 mm long laser line at profile resolution of 1,280 measuring points onto measurement object; point distance is 7.8 µm. Use of blue laser light, which does not penetrate measurement object, promotes measurement reliability. While operating based on laser triangulation technique for 2D profile detection, laser scanner can obtain 3D measurement values in case of moving objects or traversing sensor. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Test & Measuring Instruments

Portable 3D Scanner captures data in large-volume applications.

February 26, 2016

Working in tandem with Leica Absolute Tracker AT960, Leica Absolute Scanner LAS-20-8 lets operator capture complex point-cloud data in large-volume (up to 196.85 ft) inspection applications. Ability to auto-adjust laser intensity for different surface types promotes usability, and haptic technology enhances user feedback during operation. Optimized for portable metrology applications, this handheld, IP50-rated, ergonomic laser scanner also provides acoustic and visual guidance for best results. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Services, Transportation Industry Products, Vision Systems

Measuring Coastal Slope Movements from the Air

December 4, 2015

Carlos  Gonzales  from  3D  Laser  Mapping  will  explore  the  capabilities  of  combining  airborne  laser scanning and photography as an approach to measure coastal slope movements, during his talk at MMT in Sydney, Australia. (9-11th December, 2015) Successful  measurement  of  coastal  areas  is  crucial  to  determine  the  potential  impact  upon  local... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Short-Range Laser Scanner offers accurate, high-speed measurement.

December 1, 2015

With its range of up to 30 m, FOCUS(3D) X 30 Laser Scanner accelerates straightforward measurements of such interiors as small architectural façades, complex structures, crime scenes, mechanical rooms, and production and supply facilities. Portable unit incorporates Class 1, eye-safe laser and offers real-time view of recorded data. Applications include architectural preservation, as-built documentation, building information modelling (BIM), engineering, facility management, and forensics.
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Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Laboratory and Research Supplies & Equipment, Test & Measuring Instruments

Hexagon Metrology Shows Off All-New TubeShaper Software at FABTECH 2015

November 11, 2015

ROMER Absolute Arm tube measurement system has first public showing North Kingstown, RI – Hexagon Metrology announced today the first public showing of its new TubeShaper software at FABTECH 2015, Booth #S522, November 9-12, at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. FABTECH is North America's largest, annual trade show catering to metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing professionals.... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Robotics, Welding Equipment & Supplies

3D Scan System enables flexible seam width welding with zoom axis.

June 23, 2015

Managing laser fine-positioning for remote welding, intelliWELD II FT has integrated zoom axis that allows dynamic, step-less varying of spot size up to x1.5 accompanied by uniform intensity distribution. Scan head feature include sealed housing, encapsulated optical path, and replaceable protective window, and protective window monitoring is also standard. Galvanometer scanners minimize position drift, and optical components accommodate disc and fiber lasers with up to 8 kW power. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Laboratory and Research Supplies & Equipment

Project Puts Exact Metrology on the 3D Map with Fermilab

April 15, 2015

High precision 3D mapping supports installation of a new beam transport line for scientific research Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), America's premier high-energy particle accelerator laboratory, in Batavia, Illinois, collaborates with scientists from around the world to perform pioneering research, operate world-leading particle accelerators, plus experiment and develop... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Optics & Photonics

Underwater Laser Scanner Captures Construction Site Evidence

April 1, 2015

Seattle, Washington, – An underwater laser scanner, developed and manufactured by Newton Labs, is proving to be an effective and critical evidence gathering tool at a construction-related special project in Germany where the scanner measurements will used for judicial purposes. Divers from Baars-CIPRO, a Dutch civil engineering firm specializing in underwater inspection, deployed a Newton... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Nutfield Leads the Way in Galvanometer Mirror Scanners Including Two and Three Axis Scan Heads

March 25, 2015

Hudson NH — Nutfield Technology has been designing and innovating galvanometer mirror scanners, scan heads and scan control software since 1997. Known for innovative design and manufacture, Nutfield recently expanded into a 20,000 square-foot facility. Their commitment to high quality, affordability and innovation make them an ideal partner, with four-week lead times, and outstanding technical... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Optics & Photonics

Phoenix Aerial Systems Purchases its First RIEGL VUX-1

March 6, 2015

RIEGL USA is proud to announce that Phoenix Aerial Systems has purchased its first VUX-1 UAS LiDAR scanner! The VUX-1 was developed as an innovative, new class of LiDAR sensor to meet the challenges of emerging surveying solutions by UAS, UAV, RPAS, gyrocopters, and ultra-light aircraft, both in measurement performance and in system integration. "Phoenix Aerial is excited to offer the new... Read More

Automatic ID, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

Microscan to Demonstrate Legacy of Simple, Powerful Barcode and Vision Inspection Solutions at Two International Automation Shows

March 2, 2015

RENTON, WA — Microscan, a global technology leader in barcode, machine vision, and lighting solutions, will demonstrate its 30-year legacy of easy-to-use technology for automating factory operations at two international trade shows – AUTOMATICON and Automate 2015. From March 17-20, Microscan provides a demonstration of its range of barcode and vision inspection products for data tracking,... Read More