FARO launches handheld 3D laser scanner
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Mobile Freestyle3D scanner features self-compensating optical system and Microsoft Surface tablet.
FARO Technologies, Inc. has released the Freestyle3D Handheld Laser Scanner, the company’s first mobile 3D scanner. The hand-held unit scans at up to a 3-meter distance and captures up to 88K points per second with accuracy better than 1.5mm, the company says. It also comes with a Microsoft Surface tablet, to allow users to view point cloud data as it is captured, and features a self-compensating optical system to eliminate warm up time.
According to Faro, The Freestyle3D’s portability is suited to scanning hard-to-reach areas such as car interiors, under tables and behind objects, making it ideal for crime scene data collection or architectural preservation and restoration activities. Memory-scan technology enables Freestyle3D users to pause and resume data collection where they left off without the use of artificial targets.
Compatible with FARO’s Focus X 130 / X 330 scanners, point cloud data from all of these devices can be integrated using the company’s software visualization tools including FARO SCENE, WebShare Cloud, and FARO CAD Zone packages.