3D Laser Scan

Capturing individual measuring points by means of so-called Tactile Scanning is a lengthy and often incomplete process due to the approach. The surface of the component is usually the determining factor in the selection of the probe diameter, as with cast pieces, for example.

Many materials can not be probed because of their soft texture. These primarily include rubber, foam, and other soft materials. For geometry measurements, a time-consuming probe change is additionally often necessary because of the dimension of the geometry. Scanning probe systems always require very complex and therefore also expensive and delicate additional hardware in conjunction with special software. After fastening the component, a further acquisition of data is only to a very limited extent.

Here, the full-surface survey of a component by means of a high-performance laser triangulation sensor is the method of choice. In contrast to tactile keys or tactile scanning, the contactless probing of a component is provided more quickly and with far more information.

A point density, which can be generated when scanning, is not accessible with a tactile system. Similarly, a detail of the smallest structures can still be measured. With conventional methods, however, there is no way to detect such fine structures. The main advantage over tactile systems, however, lies in the fact that after the survey of the surface, further editing of the measuring data is always possible. Even if the measured piece no longer exists, the point cloud can still be used.