The MultiConoscan is a 3-D scanner for reverse engineering and quality control. It includes a special optical multi facet technology which enables scanning undercuts and concavities with coverage of up to 240° in one set-up. Custom modular holders for various objects are provided with the scanner, including an option for flipping the objects and scanning from all angles.
The MultiConoscan system offers:
The MultiConoscan is a desktop scanner with scanning capability of 3-D objects in volumes of up to 80X80X25mm including undercuts.
The scanner is based on Optimet's conoscopic holography measurement technology and is aimed to map a variety of materials, including metal, plastic, clay, wood, gypsum and more, in high accuracy.
The scanner has a mounting table enabling easy placement of the objects being scanned.
The scanner includes a USB camera for easy scanning set-up and has one USB cable connection to the PC or lap-top.
The scanner output is a cloud of points and surface file (STL) which can be loaded to any standard software for further analysis. The scanner software automatically registers the information from the various angles that were scanned, allowing full mapping of the object from all sides with a user friendly interface.
The scanner is capable of scanning steep surfaces, undercuts and holes in one set-up.
The software is able to pre-determine multiple set-ups for scanning of different objects.
The scanner principle The scanner principle enables 3-D mapping of the entire contour of an object without moving the object in relation to the XY. This is achieved by a patented, multi facet, optical apparatus, which directs a laser beam at various angles and permits measurement coverage of up to 240 degrees of the object contour, including undercuts. This mechanism replaces the 5 to 6 axes machines with 2 to 3 axes. The apparatus has oscillating capability thereby creating a line for an accurate 3-D scan of the object with minimal movement.
Special firmware embedded in the ConoProbe sensor synchronizes the measurements and the scanner motion (encoders output) in high accuracy and speed.
Video Camera + Scanning path
Oscillating mode of the Multi facet mirror assembly creates a very accurate line sensor for efficient scanning mode.
Multiple rectangles or splines can be easily defined by a mouse click on a live video image with automatic optimization of multi axis scan coverage and processing.
Scanning Semi-translucent materials PSRB
Special calibration of the sensor for measurement of semi-transparent materials (such as impression, wax and plastic materials).
Double sided registered 3-D scans
Dedicated mounting jigs and sophisticated software allow object scan from all directions (360°) with automatic registration and surface reconstruction (STL).
The Scanner is capable of scanning different objects with complicated geometries for various applications such as reverse engineering and inspection. The scanner has replaceable objective lenses (from 60mm-100mm) for a variety of purposes.
In Reverse Engineering the scanner is able to scan small objects, up to 100mmX100mm, provide scanning results either as a cloud of points or surface file (STL), which enables reverse engineering of the scanned objects. By using dedicated jigs it is possible to scan the object from all sides (360°) and accurately register the scans into one CAD file.
The scanner can be used for Inspection and Quality control using the measured dimensions, angles etc., and comparing to a CAD design.
Reliable and fast reconstruction of art industrial designs is accomplished with the ConoProbe's unique capability to measure holes, grooves and steep angles on diffusive and shiny metal surfaces.
Examples of 3-D multi - facet measurements of metal and plastic parts:
different colors of the points represent different facets
plastic turbine blade
Concave material scanning
Principle of conoscopic holography sensors and the co-linearity feature:
The MultiConoscan's capability to scan concave objects is based on Optimet's unique conoscopic holography 3-D measurement technology. The measurement technology which is collinear (the emitted sensor light is received in exactly the same axis) and has capability to measure steep angles of up to 85°, together with its multi facet apparatus, allows to measure deep concavities and undercuts (as in dental impressions).
The use of the collinear principle for measurement of concave objects,
in comparison to triangulation based technologies:
The MultiConoscan is supplied with jigs and holders which allow mounting of the various objects.
Base mounting table (with modular magnetic interface + height an tilt adjustment)
Special optional objective lenses for the measuring sensor 50mm ext. - 125mm ext.