5 Key Benefits to Blue Light Scanning

In industrial measurement, accuracy cannot be overlooked. If measurements are inaccurate, then the integrity of the entire production process is jeopardized. Recently, there has been a significant shift in the market – where touch probing was once the standard due to its unparalleled accuracy, non-contact scanning is now the preferred method to gather measurements of the whole part, when time is of the essence. To accommodate that need, AICON blue light scanning technology delivers. Establishing itself as a frontrunner in its class, the AICON blue light scanner range can perform quick surface scans that elicit the highest accuracy and finest resolution possible, down to a few microns. Here are five ways that your quality department and organization can benefit from AICON blue light scanning.

1) Structured Light Meets High Resolution Cameras
AICON blue light scanning technology is based on the projection of structured light that is then captured by high-resolution cameras. This technology enables the entire object to be scanned within a few seconds, rather than having to make multiple passes with a traditional coordinate measuring machine (CMM). Blue light scanning can also measure contours, making it exceedingly viable to scan an entire shape without the worry of missing crucial data points. It creates a 3D surface image that can be stored, rotated, expanded, and examined. When the need arises for the measurement of complete shapes, blue light scanning is the ideal process, offering both unrivalled speed and accuracy.

2) 16 Million Points, Captured
In one scan, up to 16 million points are captured with highest precision, getting down to the dust level. This approach allows for inspection, reverse engineering, and digitization all in one system, making blue light scanning spot-on for any procedure that requires a high level of accuracy. Furthermore, the AICON StereoScan neo allows you to “See What You Measure” (SWYM). Using the SWYM technology, it is now possible for the first time to visualize the results of a measurement directly on the object.

3) Ease of Automation
AICON blue light scanners offer automation possibilities without the maintenance complexity of robots. (fig 1) Blue light scanning can deliver results for a variety of applications – working optimally on an object as small as a coin up to one as large as a car.

4) Gained Measurement Versatility
With two resolutions and measurement volumes to choose from, AICON blue light scanners grant users the greatest flexibility, offering different configurations for all applications and object sizes. See these applications in action:

5) Measure Confidently
Blue light scanning provides users with complete confidence in the measurements retrieved. Rapidly becoming the preferred tool for precision measuring, manufacturers that aspire to remain competitive should begin their transition to the AICON scanner now, or risk having the technology decided by their customers. Combining tools like the AICON scanner with Hexagon’s technology consulting means the best possible solutions using the highest quality equipment for every individual circumstance. Explore the complete range of 3D optical scanning solutions from Hexagon today.

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