Have you ever been interested in a 3D scanning service? If so, you should definitely check out the EMS Steinbichler Comet L3D 3D scanner. This device is capable of so much and is relatively small in size, making it a real standout in the 3D scanning market. This device offers seriously high resolution scanning using a rotary table, targets, or a mounting arm or even photogammetry. This utilizes targets with digital codes on them to scan in large objects.
This 3D scanning service from EMS offers 1 megapixel, 2 megapixel and 5 megapixel models and has interchangeable lenses. It also offers 20 micron accuracy within each scan.
Using the L3D is actually quite simple. It utilizes blue LED technology, so it can capture dark and shiny parts very well. To set up the scan, you can preview it. If the item fits within the field well, you can proceed to the next step. If not, you may need to utilize targets to ensure that you fully capture the full surface area of the object.
This 3D scanning service works through a process of triangulation. This means that a light is shone on the surface while the camera picks up the information at the same time depending on how the light distorts. When using the rotary table, the device takes several scans at different degrees to ensure it captures the full object. It may also be necessary to move the arm in order to capture the underside of an object. Remember: the goal here is to scan every nook and cranny of an object and that means being thorough.
This device is primarily used for reverse engineering and inspection. It allows you to create CAD data from the scans and so you can get a closer look at an object and take precise measurements.
Once all of the scans are completed, they need to be aligned. This essentially involves merging all of the scans into one file. They will have to be lined up based off of markers. This is done within the software. After this step, the scan is exported into whatever format is desirable, depending on what is needed.
As you can see, this 3D scanning service from EMS is quite robust while still maintaining a low profile. This is the perfect device for those without a lot of space but still would like to utilize the benefits of 3D technology.