3D scanner is an imaging device that captures real-world objects or scenes to collect data on shape and appearance (e.g. color, texture). The output 3D point cloud containing three-dimensional information can be used in a wide range of applications like product design, quality inspection and ancient art preservation. In Types of 3D Scanners (1): Handheld 3D Scanners and Stationary 3D Scanners, with regard to the design, two types of 3D scanners: handheld 3D scanners and stationary 3D scanners are categorized, their differences and features elaborated.
In this article, the category of industrial-grade 3D scanner will be presented. In general, industrial-grade products have a type of quality suitable for industrial use. Hence industrial 3D scanners are designed to meet high standards of accuracy/precision so as to address industrial use cases such as part inspection and sorting and palletizing. Industrial 3D scanners on the market have accuracy or precision level ranging from millimeter to micron. Revopoint’s industrial-grade camera Areascan and Rayscan respectively reach an repeatability of 0.1mm and 5μm.
Industrial-grade 3D scanners, compared with consumer-grade 3D scanners, can tolerate extended operating temperature ranges. For example, the Rayscan 3D laser camera can work at 0℃~45℃, and stored at -20℃~70℃, making it versatile for lots of industrial applications.
To offer the best performance, industrial 3D scanners can leverage many different 3D scanning technologies, sometimes in combination. For example, Areascan from Revopoint adopts binocular vision and structured light technology to offer higher accuracy.
Giving the high performance and reliability, industrial 3D scanners are often quite expensive. Their price can range from a few thousand dollars for the simple ones to tens of thousands of dollars for the evolved ones. The high-end industrial 3D scanners from famous brands like Shining 3D, Artec and GOM cost at least 10,000 dollars. Its industrial-grade counterparts offered by Revopoint cost much less. For more information, go to https://www.revopoint3d.com/ or send email to [email protected].