Jan 17, 2018 | By David

The market for consumer 3D scanning systems is growing steadily, and the quality of these devices is increasing at the same time as the technology becomes more affordable and easy to use. The latest offering from Polyga Inc. looks set to be one of the most successful products released on the market so far, with its impressive combination of professional quality and convenience in a compact bundle. The HDI Compact 3D range of devices also comes with the latest version of the company’s proprietary 3D scanning software solution, FlexScan 3D.

According to Thomas Tong, president of Polyga, “We found there is a strong demand for a solution that has the ease of use of a consumer-grade 3D scanner but the output of a professional 3D scanning system, in terms of capturing high resolution 3D scans at sub-micron accuracy. The HDI Compact 3D scanners cover all these bases.’’

The new HDI Compact 3D range has 3 different models, depending on the scanning size and accuracy required. The basic device is the C109, which consists of two cameras with 1.3 megapixel resolution each. It has a scan speed of 300 milliseconds, and is capable of capturing 985,000 million data points per scan, or 1.97 million polygons. The C109 has an accuracy of up to 34 microns.

(scan sample of a dental mold)

For scanning extremely small objects, users might want to opt for the C506, which has two 5.2 megapixel cameras, and has a scan speed of 333 millisecond. It can capture an average of 5 million data points, or 10 million polygons, and has an impressive accuracy of up to 12 microns.

The C210 offers probably the best value for money of any of the HDI Compact 3D range, with a good balance between cost and performance. Its two cameras are 2.8 megapixels each, it also scans in 250 milliseconds, and it can capture an average of 2 million data points or 4 million polygons. The accuracy is up to 35 microns.

According to Polyga, the 3D scanner is designed to be incredibly easy to use right out of the box, particularly with the added benefit of the latest version of FlexScan 3D. This software processes the scan data during the capturing stage, and it comes with built-in aligning, merging, and hole filling capabilities. Professional users even have the option of completely automating the scanning workflow, if the 3D scanner is used in conjunction with a rotary turntable. Users of FlexScan 3D can also make use of another professional 3D scanning solution, the Gocator 3000 series from LMI Technologies.

Aesthetically, the HDI Compact 3D scanners are sleek and minimal, with a solid aluminium body that weighs less than 2 kilograms. Dust proof and water-resistant, the devices are reliable and can be used in all kinds of industrial environments. They are lightweight and compact enough to be integrated into more complex systems or embedded into larger devices for industrial purposes, but should also be strong and durable enough to be used as standalone devices.

(scan sample of a memory card)

The company's website shows some impressive examples of dental scans, as well as 3D scans of computer components and other metal parts. Product inspection, reverse engineering, 3D visualizations and digital modelling, and many other tasks, should be made significantly easier and more effective with the use of the HDI Compact 3D.



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