3D scanning and mesh processing technologies developer Polyga has an important mission: create 3D scanners that are enjoyable, not frustrating, to use. The company has over ten years of experience building both 3D scanners and 3D scanning software, and believes that well-executed products with fewer features offer the best experience. Polyga always pushes itself to improve, focusing on the important challenges and shutting out the noise to develop simple, user-friendly tools for 3D scanning data in multiple industry applications.
This week, Polyga is introducing something new, and just announced the official release of its new HDI Compact 3D scanners. The powerful turnkey 3D scanning systems, featuring a solid aluminum body, all weigh in at less than 2 kg. The portable systems may be petite – if not nearly as small as some other compact 3D scanners we’ve seen – but they are mighty, combining the convenience of consumer 3D scanners with the high-quality results that professional systems offer.
Thomas Tong, the President of Polyga, said, “We found there is a strong demand for a solution that has the ease of use of a consumer-grade 3D scanner but the output of a professional 3D scanning system—in terms of capturing high resolution 3D scans at sub-micron accuracy. The HDI Compact 3D scanners cover all these bases. They are plug and play systems, ready to use right out of the box within minutes of setup. Install the included proprietary 3D scanning software, FlexScan3D, to your computer and you are ready for scanning.”
The HDI Compact 3D scanners use blue LED structured-light technology, and can take and deliver high-quality, repeatable 3D scan data, with sub-micron accuracy, in, as the company puts it, “a fraction of a second.” The systems are water resistant and dust-proof, and are pre-calibrated for use right out of the box.
Users can automate the 3D scanning workflow when using one of the HDI Compact systems in conjunction with a rotary turntable, which makes it even easier to create digital 3D models from object scans; you can even link multiple scanners together with a computer to reduce the scan time and create larger fields of view.
The series, which was designed for quick integration into other systems, offers three different model sizes: the 49 x 100 x 155 mm HDI C109, which is perfect for scanning dental molds and other small parts; the HDI C210, with dimensions of 49 x 146 x 190 mm and twice the detail of the C109; and the HDI C506, measuring 49 x 136 x 170 mm and equipped to scan very small parts in high resolution and accuracy. Each model features either a 1, 2, or 5 megapixel dual camera system for different scanning volumes.
Polyga’s HDI Compact 3D scanners are easy to use – just plug the scanner in, install the included FlexScan3D software, and go. During the capturing stage, the software processes the scan data, using built-in aligning, hole filling, and merging capabilities, so you can easily turn your 3D scans into digital 3D models for applications like quality inspection, reverse engineering, and 3D visualization.
In addition to the HDI Compact series, the company is also releasing a new version of FlexScan3D software, which offers a streamlined workflow with features such as live scanning and automated mesh geometry alignment. Users can capture an infinite number of 3D scans with the software, which also supports the Gocator 3000 Series of 3D smart sensors from LMI Technologies. These snapshot sensors, which achieved 100% in-line inspection for production speed factory automation, are able to capture 3D scans that can be used to make full digital 3D models of parts, so you can be sure to get rid of manufacturing product defects.
The HDI Compact 3D scanners, which can also be easily embedded into devices and would work well as standalone desktop 3D scanners, are now available for purchase.
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