AICON 3D Systems has unveiled Breuckmann StereoSCAN – an automated, 3D scanning tool for use with the company’s DPA co-ordinate measuring machine.

The product is said to be able to handle measuring fields ranging from a few millimetres to one metre; according to AICON, an accuracy level of signifi cantly less than 1/10 millimetre is ensured by the reference setup, which is measured once with the DPA.

The equipment can be adapted to different scanning tasks by changing lenses and repositioning the camera modules. The solution captures surface, hole pattern and cut-out data.

In addition to automated quality inspection, the measuring process can be used to create a digital components archive, storing digitised prototypes and their inspection reports for future reference.