Quality Magazine

Laser Probe

October 29, 2007
The ScanShark V5 laser probe is an addition to the company’s portable inspection and reverse engineering system. A ScanShark system includes the company’s seven-axis Infinite portable CMM, a ScanShark V5 laser scanning probe, PolyWorks software and a laptop or desktop computer. The mobile metrology system delivers the power of articulated arm measurement and laser scanning for on-demand part inspection and reverse engineering right on the shop floor. The V5 can deliver 458,000 points per second scanning speed, nearly 20X greater than the previous version, with a point-to-point resolution of 12 microns, and a 140-millimeter-wide laser stripe. A proprietary integrated rangefinder simplifies the scanning process for the operator. The V5 is capable of scanning reflective surfaces and varying colors without applying surface preparation.