Faro introduces Cobalt Design structured light scanner family

Faro has announced the availability of its new Cobalt Design structured light scanner family, which comprises three models.

The company’s latest scanner series uses light patterns with a camera system to capture large areas at once, reducing the time it takes to capture data.

By teaming the scanning technology with Faro’s RevEng software platform, users are able to scan objects with precision and in colour with multiple levels of resolution. It is the company’s first structured light scanning family to boast colour capabilities that has been developed for design applications. The Cobalt Design scanners are suitable for prototype design, packaging design, digital cataloguing, and jewellery and fashion design, and are said to be ideal for scanning complex surfaces.

“The introduction of Cobalt Design together with the recently announced RevEng software platform reinforces our commitment to be the market and thought leadership for 3D data capture solutions across a variety of design-centric industries and applications,” commented Thorsten Brecht, Senior Director, 3D Design, Faro. “We have evaluated the 3D structured light paradigm by paralleling the development of both hardware and software, so users are able to leverage every ounce of advanced functionality of both technologies in concert.”

Cobalt Design has a range of features that work to optimise workflow and achieve full field scanning with speed, accuracy and full colour digitisation. Users are able to set up scan parameters once, and, from there, scan similar sized objects again and again with the push of a button. There are pre-configure scanned and meshing settings available by default which help to ensure less time per scan position, more scans per day, and scan projects are completed quicker. Objects are placed in a fixed position on an integrated rotational axis which then can be set to rotate up to 360 degrees, to maximise the scanning coverage. During this scan process, millions of 3D measurement points will be captured instantly with up to 3.1Mpx accuracy for small to medium sized complex objects. These scans can be captured in colour and delivered as more detailed representations of geometric surfaces.

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