Scanners and Haptics

From the real to the digital world, 3D Systems supplies hardware able to perform three-dimensional scans and haptic devices that allow for a realistic touch in the digital world.

Our 3D Scanners


Capture Mini



Laser triangulation scanners use either a laser line or single laser point to scan across an object. A sensor picks up the laser light that is reflected off the object, and using trigonometric triangulation, the system calculates the distance from the object to the scanner.

The distance between the laser source and the sensor is known very precisely, as well as the angle between the laser and the sensor. As the laser light reflects off the scanned object, the system can discern what angle it is returning to the sensor at, and therefore the distance from the laser source to the object’s surface.

3D scanners