A 3d-scanner is a modern device designed to obtain real object forms in a computerized shape.
Main areas of 3D scanner usage are:
1. Inspection and quality control. By using a high accuracy scanner it is possible to check real object form matching with its documentation (usually it is drawings or 3d models). For such usage, besides a good features, a scanner should have certificates that confirm its aptness as a measurement device. The other scanner application areas don’t require such certificates.
2. Reverse engineering. It is restoration of design documentation for a product by the product itself. It usually used, when it is necessary to reconstruct a part, which either has been produced without drawings or its drawings have been lost. Even if the drawings exist, access to them might be limited due to various reasons. For instance, some producers of photography equipment, such as Tamron, Sigma, Carl Zeiss and Tokina produce lenses with the Canon EF-mount, though the producers don’t have access to Canon drawings. 3D scanning becomes necessary for car tuning, because car producers usually don’t want to share their know-hows and documentation with anyone.
3. Industrial design. A model is being reconstructed either anew (and manually, as a rule of fact) or it is a result of trimming the previous variant. It is being digitized by a 3d scanner and its farther processing is to be done in a computerized shape. Usually, as a final result of such processing is fabrication of either a product or its press die by CNC-lathes. Also, here might be included the following:
- Developing a package for an object of complex form
- Digitizing artworks – sculptures, statures, bas-reliefs, etc.
- Creating digital models of characters for computer games, cartoons as per an author’s model
- Fabricating accessories and spare parts for batch production
- Fabricating exclusive furniture, fireplaces, etc.
4. Medicine. Prognosis of surgery results, for instance, in case of breast surgery. Fabrication of orthopedic shoes that ideally fit a patient. Prosthetic dentistry, fabrication of braces, crowns, etc.
Currently, we offer the following scanner models of own production:
|VT ATOM||VT MINI||
|Special budget model based on one camera for small organizations and physical persons. Has a better performance compared with its counterparts.||Compact two-camera system. Use two cameras for dealing with big objects and one camera for achive excellent details on small objects. This system is clever combination of VT ATOM and VTScanner.||Designed for scanning objects of vast dimension range. It is a working tool for wide task spectrum.||
Equipped with powerful cameras and optics.
Distinctive features of our scanners:
- All our scanners of perfect scanning quality are being sold at a very modest price.
- Support of several scanning areas allows to use one scanner for scanning objects of various dimensions: from jewelry to cars and even bigger.
- The scanning mode “without markers” allows to scan such objects as museum specimens, which can’t be marked or covered.
- The scanning mode “with markers” allows to scan objects with faintly expressed geometrical features (car smooth parts) and significantly betters accuracy and speed of scanning such objects.
- The scanning mode “at the turning table” is especially good to scan small jewelry things.
Advantages of our scanners compared with other type scanners.
Compared to manual scanners with flashes, our scanners have the following advantages:
- Significantly better detalization (due to usage of multiframe illumination).
- Capability to scan lengthy objects by markers without accuracy loss.
- Capability to work with several scan areas: usage of one scanner for such different objects as a coin and a sofa.
- In case of emergent situations that lead to loss of calibration, system operability restores without participation of the producer. If accuracy worsens with the course of time or as a result of rough transportation (scanner was dropped), all what is necessary is just to verify that the structure, cameras, and lenses are operable, and to calibrate the system. The restoration procedure and calibration take 5-10 min.
Compared to scanners with laser heads for CNC, our scanners have the following advantages:
- They work quickly! A laser scanner for CNC will scan an object of 1 m2 with accuracy 0.1 mm in about 48 hours.
- Full scale scanning in 3d. Dead zones will be additionally scanned from other perspectives.
- There is no limitation for relief depth. Complex objects are being scanned from selected perspectives without limitation of a scanner position.
- There is no limitation by lathe dimensions.
- Scanners can process objects on site. They are being easily packed in cases for transportation.
- Expensive time of lathe operation is not being spent.
Compared to manual scanners with laser illumination (by cross or lines), our scanners have the following advantages:
- A scanner doesn’t need markers for operation. Markers are used only to facilitate the work or to guarantee accuracy during scanning lengthy objects.
- Even if markers are used, our scanner reads simple disks made of adhesive paper. A user can print them by an ordinary printer. It is not necessary to buy markers from the scanner producer.
A scanner completely restores its operability during calibration in 5-10 min. It is not necessary to contact the producer on this matter.