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Publication Date: 06/1/2010
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Nikon Metrology Intros Laser Hand Scanners
Laser scanning system.
Brighton, MI — Nikon Metrology has introduced the ModelMaker MMDx handheld 3D scanner series enhanced with digital ESP3 technology. MMDx now scans nearly all sample materials and surface finishes by automatically using the most optimal laser stripe settings. ModelMaker MMDx comes in different stripe widths and fits on Nikon Metrology arms and most other brands of articulated arms.

ModelMaker MMDx scanners incorporate digital camera technology and Enhanced Sensor Performance of the 3rd generation (ESP3) to scan all sample materials and surface finishes. Through ESP3 technology, MMDx digitizes surfaces with varying color or abrupt surface finish transitions under any lighting conditions by dynamically adapting laser beam intensity point per point. ESP3 combined with a latest-generation reflection filter ensures that even highly reflective objects can be scanned without requiring spraying.

The laser scanners come in 50, 100 and 200mm laser stripe widths, to suit every inspection need. The scanner is compatible with the company's arms as well as most leading 3rd-party articulated arms, including Faro and Romer/CimCore.

For applications involving larger parts, the technology is also available as part of the K-Scan Optical CMM system. This unusual scanning system allows the operator to freely walk around and take scans as desired.

Contact: Nikon Metrology, Inc., 12701 Grand River, Brighton, MI 48116 810-220-4360 E-mail: Web:

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