P3D Portable 3D Measuring System

May 01, 2014

Nikon Metrology announces the release of its easy-to-use intelligent Portable 3D Measuring System, the P3D. Measuring a product's performance and design has become increasingly important, not only for R&D, but for production and quality control.

The compact P3D NC-2323S is easy to carry and can be operated with a push of a button and without a computer. It does not require professional expertise or technical knowledge to operate.

With its intelligent functions, portability, and immediacy, it is ideally suited for quick, on-site measurements, such as those required on the automotive production floor.

The simple GUI allows first-time users immediate and intuitive operation. Capture 3D measuring data by simply moving the lens over an object and pressing the shutter button. The projection system directs a laser beam onto a micro-mirror, made using a semiconductor micromachining technique, in order to project an optical pattern onto the object.

The compact body includes a sensor, operator and controller; enabling users to check the data immediately and conduct simple measurements. The P3D has been made small, light and energy efficient using the newly developed MEMS projector and laser source.

Moreover, it works with both an AC adaptor and a battery, enabling use on production floors where available power sources are limited.

The newly developed P3D Viewer software meets a number of requirements, including data backup, 3D data reconstruction under different conditions, checking and editing, 3D data stitching and 3D printer coordination.

Related Glossary Terms

  • metrology


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

  • quality assurance ( quality control)

    quality assurance ( quality control)

    Terms denoting a formal program for monitoring product quality. The denotations are the same, but QC typically connotes a more traditional postmachining inspection system, while QA implies a more comprehensive approach, with emphasis on “total quality,” broad quality principles, statistical process control and other statistical methods.