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best 3d scaner for cars

best 3d scaner for cars

best 3d scaner for cars

What is the best 3D scanner for using on cars? I need one that doesn't have problems with metallic paint, glass or rubber trim.

What do yall think about the coatings like mangaflux and dynflux that some people spray on cars for scanning? Do they damage the paint? How hard are they to remove? Is there any damage tot he paint? One of them has acetone as an ingredient :(


RE: best 3d scaner for cars

We've had accurate scans taken with Steinbechler White Light Scanners (ATOS). Often there is no need for spraying.
URL over to www.capture3d.com

RE: best 3d scaner for cars

The ATOS is made by GOM (www.gom.com) this is who capture3d sells. Steinbechler is a different company. Both use white light.


RE: best 3d scaner for cars

I am not sure what the scanning is for but have you considered laser scanners like CYRAX, CAllidus, Riegl etc.
These will yield a "cloud" of points in 3-D with approriate conversion to CAD one can then use this data for spatial analysis.

RE: best 3d scaner for cars

Have had the best luck with the ATOS scanner (manufactured by GOM in Germany--very slick!), and sold by Capture3d.  www.capture3d.com.  There is a new version of the scanner called the ATOS II.  

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