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Z Corporation unveils affordable portable 3D laser scanners

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Z Corporation  has introduced affordable portable 3D laser scanners, providing high-resolution 3D data capture to a broad base of users at an economical price.

The ZScanner 600 3D laser scanners extend Z Corporation’s fast-growing line of uniquely handheld, self-positioning scanners, which are more portable and easier to use than traditional 3D scanners. ZScanners streamline data capture is ideal for use with reverse engineering, product design, cultural preservation and other applications.

ZScanner 600 laser scanners combine these advantages with resolution down to 0.1 mm and XY accuracy up to 80 microns, making it the ideally balanced solution for value-conscious users. 

Portability in a 3D scanner provides an enormous advantage in ease of use and breadth of application. Z Corporation’s uniquely handheld 3D scanners eliminate the need for fixed-position tripods, bulky mechanical arms or external positioning devices, all of which make hard-to-reach surfaces like auto interiors nearly impossible to scan. Unlike these cumbersome apparatuses, the ZScanner 600 fits in a carry-on suitcase.  

ZScanners laser scanners capture data in one continuous scan rather than in numerous shots from fixed positions, eliminating hours of post-processing time to integrate static shots into a cohesive scan. ZScan Lite software is included with the scanner and automatically produces an .stl file for import into a 3D CAD software package or output to a 3D printer. 

The user picks up the handheld scanner unit and "paints" the object with a projected laser crosshair and the surface is recorded by the ZScanner 600's binocular cameras. ZScan software generates a polygon mesh of the surface on the computer screen in real time and since it is self-orienting and part-referenced, the ZScanner 600 lets the user to move the target object during scanning.

Z Corporation handheld 3D laser scanners have been documented to be four times faster than tripod-mounted systems that typically require more than 50 individual scans for something as simple as a bicycle helmet. 

“The ZScanner 600 is a tremendous addition to our scanning family and one that delivers incredible value, particularly in this challenging economic environment,” said Z Corporation Director of Product Management Joe Titlow. “Our goal with 3D scanners is the same as that of our 3D printers: making high-end, fast and easy-to-use technology affordable for everyone who needs it.”

ZScanner 600 laser scanners are available today through Z Corporation’s worldwide reseller network.

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