Advantages of New Laser-Scanning Technology

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Here’s why many of today’s manufacturers are considering retrofitting CMMs and articulated measuring arms with the latest laser scanners.


Nikon Metrology’s entry-level MMCx80 ModelMaker scanner offers an 80-mm stripe width and gathers 800 measurement points per stripe.

Laser-scanning technology has advanced in recent years, and more manufacturers are considering retrofitting CMMs or articulated measuring arms with affordable, new laser scanners. Alex Lucas, business development manager/scanning products for Nikon Metrology Inc., says the latest laser scanning and software technology offer numerous advantages, such as larger measurement coverage, higher speed, offline reporting, quick retrofits, automation capability and scanning without part re-orientation.

To learn more, read this article, which fleshes out these advantages and highlights the many choices in CMM-based laser-scanning technology that are available.


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