Wenzel ScanTec has launched MobileScan3D, a mobile CNC laser scanning solution allowing fully automatic reverse engineering and part inspection verification to occur. Its portability and rapid set-up enable it to scan on location without the effort required by current portable arm scanning solutions.

Since the system offers full CNC automatic scanning, the accuracy of the acquired dataset is significantly enhanced over the same data acquired using portable arm systems and provides automatically structured and ordered data minimising subsequent data 'clean-up' and processing time.

The MobileScan3D system can also be used for the verification of production parts against nominal geometry data and can either be used in complete CNC mode or in semi CNC mode whereby the motors can be disengaged and the laser manually guided to define the scan path before reengagement for CNC scanning; this semi CNC mode allows for rapid set-up for inspection of one off parts.