Quality Magazine

Handheld Scanner

February 28, 2008


The Zscanner 800 is a handheld, self-orienting 3-D scanner appropriate for reverse engineering, design, manufacturing, digital mockups and simulations. Its resolution and accuracy capture small objects and highly detailed surfaces in the automotive and medical markets. The scanner is equipped with a third high-definition camera that increases scanning resolution and accuracy within 40 microns and detects changes in surface height down to 50 microns. The product also has an automatic multi-resolution function that self calibrates the resolution level based on the type of surface being scanned. The scanner captures data in one continuous scan rather than in numerous shots from fixed positions, eliminating hours of post-processing time to integrate static shots into a cohesive scan. ZScan software, included with the scanner, automatically produces an .stl file for import into a 3-D CAD software package or output to a 3-D printer.