ShapeGrabber Launches Faster, More Accurate 3D Scanhead

New SG356 scanhead offers fast, accurate 3D scans of medium-sized parts

STUTTGART, Germany, May 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Control 2017 International Trade Fair, ShapeGrabber today announced the availability of its newest scanhead to date. The SG356 scanhead delivers a scanning speed gain of up to 10 times as compared to the previous SG502 model, as well as greater accuracy and stability under temperature variations.

Featuring a shorter wavelength (530nm) GREEN laser, a new lens, and a new imager, the SG356 scanhead delivers improved performance for scanning glossy plastic and reflective metal parts, and is ideally suited to the ShapeGrabber Ai810 industrial 3D scanner.

Pierre Aubrey, President at ShapeGrabber said: "The SG356 is the third member of our sixth-generation scanhead technology and reflects our continuous commitment to 3D scanning innovation. Existing customers can upgrade their existing ShapeGrabber Ai810 scanner with this new scanhead and enjoy accuracy and significant speed improvements, while new customers will enjoy the most advanced 3D scanning technology platform on the market today."

The new scanhead design features these enhancements:

Up to 10 times faster scanning speed than its predecessor, the SG502
Greater accuracy and tolerance to temperature changes
Variable field of view in addition to depth of field
Larger dynamic sensing range to scan a wider range of part types and surface finishes
Positive lock mounting mechanism for ease of installation and switching with the SG46 and SG156, as well as greater precision
Compatible with the ShapeGrabber Ai810 scanner
About ShapeGrabber
ShapeGrabber is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Quality Vision International, the world's largest vision metrology company. Based in Ottawa, Canada, ShapeGrabber designs, manufactures, and sells automated 3D scanners that are ideal for measuring complex shapes such as injection-molded plastics, castings, and stampings that are otherwise too time consuming, costly, or difficult to measure. Considered to be one of the industrial pioneers in the field, ShapeGrabber has been supplying automated 3D scanners to customers in the automotive, aerospace, medical, and other industries since 1993.

About QVI®
QVI (Quality Vision International, designs and builds a complete line of dimensional measuring machines that combine proprietary optical, laser, and contact sensors for precision measurement of manufactured components and assemblies. More than 50,000 QVI systems are used by manufacturers in over 75 countries to measure and inspect their products for quality and process control.

Founded in 1945, QVI has grown to become the world leader in optical, electronic and software technologies for vision and multisensor measuring systems. QVI brands include OGP® SmartScope®, VIEW Micro-Metrology, RAM Optical Instrumentation, Certified Comparator Products, KOTEM and ShapeGrabber. Headquartered in Rochester, New York, USA, QVI maintains corporate facilities in Dayton, Phoenix, Ottawa, Frankfurt, Turin, Budapest, Singapore, Shanghai, Beijing, Xi'an, Suzhou, Bangalore and Tokyo.

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