White Light Scanning Overview

3D3 Solutions develops white light 3D scanners (also known as structured-light 3D scanners) that capture a digital 3D scan of a physical object in seconds.

White light 3D scanners offer the following advantages over laser scanners:

  • Faster scan times
  • Produce dense and accurate data
  • Higher detail levels
  • Takes the full view of the object with full field scanning
  • Safe for people, even to the naked eye

For more information on the differences between a laser scanner and white light scanner, please visit the blog post: 3D Scanners: Laser versus White Light

3D Scanning Process

Scanning Overview

Geometry Acquisition

Post Processing

Step 1

The 3D scanner directs a series of reference patterns onto an object. The light deflects onto the object’s surface. The scanner captures these images to calculate the object’s depth and surface information.

Step 2

The 3D scanner’s triangulation engine processes the images to acquire the data needed to create a 3D model. Automated 3D capture drastically reduces the time and cost in capturing complex physical measurements.

Step 3

Consider using Geomagic or Leios for advanced 3D scanner data post-processing. These software packages are very helpful for 3D inspection and reverse engineering applications.