Handheld Laser Scanner

The NVision Handheld laser scanner is a powerful portable scanning device that is capable of capturing 3D geometry from objects of almost any size or shape. The scanner is attached to a mechanical arm that moves about the object, freeing the user to capture data rapidly with a high degree of resolution and accuracy. As a part is inspected, the scanner generates a point cloud consisting of millions of points, each with x, y, z coordinates and i, j, k vectors. Integrated software converts the point cloud to an STL polygon. An optional tripod provides complete portability in the field. Intuitive software allows real-time rendering, full model editing, polygon reduction, and data output to all standard 3D packages. The scanner could substantially reduce the time to reverse-engineer turbine blades and other components, and its portability means parts suppliers can use it at customer facilities to reverse engineer parts that are too big to ship. (nvision3d.com)