Best 3D scanners for inspection and reverse engineering
We have just added three incredible new scanners from eviXscan 3D to our range of 3D scanners that are perfect for all kinds of advanced applications. The enhanced Heavy Duty Quadro, Heavy Duty Quadro Optima and Heavy Duty Quadro Basic save both time and money, whether you’re reverse-engineering existing products, or diagnosing errors in manufactured objects that don’t feature in your CAD originals. They’re essential additions to any on-site production setup.
Redesigned both inside and out, their oxidised aluminium cases are robust and lightweight. Their ergonomic chassis has an integrated handle and supports for standing them up when not in use. Beyond that, though each has its own unique selling points.
Heavy Duty Quadro
The Heavy Duty Quadro is the highest-specified 3d scanner in the range and has four cameras, set up to work as two pairs.
They use 5 megapixel sensors with high quality lenses for unrivalled accuracy. Perfect for 3d scanning a wide range of objects, the unit offers two scanning ranges.
You can capture fine detail over a small area, or produce a result quickly by dropping the resolution when capturing larger objects. Built to IP62 standards, this scanner is ideal for use in harsh environments such as dusty foundries.
The bundled Leios Premium software features all the tools you need to process the resulting mesh before sending it directly to a printer for output, or to CAD for conversion and further work.
Heavy Duty Optima
As a slimmed-down Quadro, the Heavy Duty Optima drops one pair of cameras.
Although the raw figures might suggest that this makes a large difference in their respective levels of accuracy – 13 microns for the Quadro and 18 microns for the Optima – it equates to 1/200th of a millimetre. We’re literally splitting hairs.
With half as many cameras, the Optima has only one scan range setting, but it’s much more compact, at around two thirds the size of the Quadro, and very light, tipping the scales at just 5kg.
It is bundled with the same Leios Premium software as the Quadro, and ideal for working with small to medium-sized objects, which covers anything from a thimble to a photocopier.
Heavy Duty Basic
The Heavy Duty Basic is our entry-level option. It is the same size and weight as the Optima, but swaps the camera’s 5 megapixel sensors for 1.3 megapixel chips.
This results in a narrower resolution – 200 microns, compared to the Heavy Duty Optima’s 100 microns – but still samples five points in every millimetre across the X and Y axes.
If you’re working with highly detailed objects you’ll want to invest in the Optima, but otherwise the Heavy Duty Basic offers two serious benefits. First, it’s less expensive, and second, you’ll be generating a lot less data with this scanner, so the time it takes to complete each job, and even your post-production work, will be less.
Sharpest 3D Scans on the Market
All three devices are blue light scanners, producing a mesh version of the subject even under difficult circumstances. Combined with the high quality internal hardware, this produces the sharpest 3d scans on the market. The output data is clean and needs little to no editing, which saves time and reduces the likelihood of data errors being introduced further down the line.
They’re on sale now and, as with our printers, Laser Lines is offering trade-in deals for existing customers looking to upgrade.