Cincinnati-based laser measurement specialist Exact Metrology Inc. (Booth S31029) is distributing the ultra-precise Artec Ray scanner for reverse engineering, inspection, construction and product design applications.
For prototyping or rapid manufacturing, the Artec Ray can scan large objects such as wind turbines, ship propellers, aircraft and structures from up to 361 feet away while maintaining submillimeter distance accuracy and best-in-class angular accuracy. In quantifying the last attribute, the Artec marketing team compared the performance of several scanners with similar light-detection-and-ranging specifications.
Once obtained, the scan is processed directly into Artec Studio 3D scanning and data processing software and then seamlessly exported to Geomagic Design X laser scanning software, a SolidWorks modeling program or Reality Capture photogrammetry software.
Dimensions of an Artec Ray scanner are 11.2 by 7.8 by 4.6 inches.
The Artec Ray can be paired with an Artec Eva portable or Spider handheld scanner to access hard-to-reach areas such as car interiors or to add intricate detail to a large-scale 3D model.
Artec 3D has a U.S. office in Santa Clara, Calif. Luxembourg-based parent firm Artec Europe Sàrl introduced the Artec Ray laser scanner during the Industrie Paris expo March 27-30.
In addition to the Artec brand, Exact Metrology sells, rents, services and provides training and support for 3D laser scanners and trackers from Leica Geosystems Holdings AG, Hexagon AG's Romer brand, Northern Digital Inc. and Basis Software Inc.'s Surphaser brand.