The Nikon Metrology XC65Dx digital cross scanner features three laser lines projected at different angles to measure complex shapes with a minimal number of motorised probe head rotations. According to the company this setup improved the efficiency of evaluating prototype parts at vehicle locking systems producer Kiekert AG.
Nikon says the scanner is able not only to acquire information on surfaces, but also to focus on features of components, such as slots, bearing points and holes. In most cases, it is able to do so in a single scan. The field of view covered by the three laser lines is 65 x 65mm, whilst the precision level of the sensor is 12μm.