Mar 22, 2018 | By Tess

3D scanning specialist Artec 3D has announced its latest product: the Artec Ray, a “no-targets-required” 3D laser scanner fit for a range of applications including reverse engineering, product design, digital preservation of historic sites, and more.

The metrology-grade Artec Ray 3D scanner has a lot going for it. Despite its compact size, the 3D scanner has the ability to scan large objects up to 110 meters away, and has a sub-millimeter scanning accuracy. Artec 3D adds that its new scanning system has “superior” angular accuracy, offering highly precise details.

From a user perspective, the Artec Ray seems remarkably simple. Small enough to be easily portable, the laser scanner can be set up in either an outdoor or indoor environment (the laser is well-suited for both) and users simply have to press a button to initiate the scanning process. To facilitate outdoor scanning, the Artec Ray is equipped with an internal battery with up to a four-hour life span.

Like Artec 3D’s other scanning systems, any data captured with the Artec Ray can then be processed directly in Artec Studio software and subsequently exported to other CAD or design programs like SOLIDWORKS or Geomagic Design X.

“At Artec 3D we’ve become a trusted and respected source for handheld 3D scanning technology and software,” commented Artyom Yukhin, president and CEO of Artec 3D. “With the Artec Ray, we are now able to offer a full line of high-quality solutions that will enable users to 3D scan almost any object with precision, from a human fingerprint to a jet liner or a 10-storey building—both inside and out. As with all of our 3D scanners, the new Artec Ray captures data using target-free technology, ensuring the most user-friendly experience.”

(Images: Artec 3D)

And while I mentioned a few specific applications for the sophisticated 3D scanning technology above, Artec 3D lays out a range of potential uses for its new Artec Ray, including reverse engineering large-scale objects, gathering building information modeling (BIM) data, quality control and inspection jobs, product design, scanning crime scenes, etc.

Seeing as the Artec Ray is capable of capturing highly accurate 3D scans of broad spaces and large objects without the need for markers or tracking aids, its applications are virtually limitless.

For really in-depth scanning applications, which require both large-scale and highly detailed data, Artec 3D suggests using its suite of 3D scanning hardware. For example, while the Artec Ray scanner could be set up to capture the external structure of a car, a handheld scanner, such as the Artec Leo, could be used to scan the interior of the car or its smallest details. Artec’s software platform can then easily merge the various scans into a single 3D model.

The new 3D scanner will be presented at the upcoming Industrie Paris 2018 expo from March 27-30.



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Bonzo wrote at 4/5/2018 4:00:45 AM:

yeah, what shaun said!

shaun lamont wrote at 3/26/2018 8:46:50 PM:

dont you mean a rebadged Surphaser 10 scanner?

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