MMDx handheld 3-D scanner

June 01, 2010

Nikon Metrology recently released the ModelMakermmDx handheld 3-D 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. ModelMakermmDx comes in different stripe widths and fits on Nikon Metrology arms and most other brands of articulated arms.

ModelMakermmDx scanners feature digital camera technology and Enhanced Sensor Performance of the third 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.

ModelMakermmDx laser scanners come in 50mm, 100mm and 200mm laser stripe widths to suit every inspection need. The scanner is compatible with Nikon Metrology arms and most leading third-party articulated arms, including Faro and Romer/CimCore.

Related Glossary Terms

  • 3-D


    Way of displaying real-world objects in a natural way by showing depth, height and width. This system uses the X, Y and Z axes.

  • metrology


    Science of measurement; the principles on which precision machining, quality control and inspection are based. See precision machining, measurement.