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Polyga H3 handheld 3D Scanner launched

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The new H3 handheld 3D scanner has been launched by Polyga as its first ‘point and shoot’ system, after than 10 years in the making.

Powered by duo industrial-grade cameras at a high-speed of 700 frames per second, the Polyga H3 handheld 3D scanner is able to produce up to 1.5 million points per scan, with an accuracy of up to 80 microns (0.08 mm) per scan.

“We wanted to create a handheld 3D scanner that produces scan data as good as our stationary 3D scanners,” said Polyga president Thomas Tong.

Polyga describes it as a hybrid 3D scanner, being able to capture ‘extremely high-accuracy data’ in a single scan in both its handheld and stationary modes.

Mountable on a tripod the H3 can be used with an optional rotary table for automated 3D scanning, with no need for calibration.

The Polyga H3 pushes the boundaries of what it truly means to be a hybrid 3D scanner. You get even better quality scans in a single scan by converting the H3 into stationary mode compared to handheld mode.

Tong explains that the H3 uses Polyga’s proprietary technology for multi-image scanning patterns that Polyga has traditionally used in its stationary 3D scanners.

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“That’s why the H3 captures high-accuracy scans in a single shot,” reaffirms Tong. “The system produces equally high-quality data in both handheld and stationary modes.”

The H3 is powered by LMI Technologies‘ FlexScan3D, the same 3D scanning software that all of Polyga’s stationary 3D scanners run on.

The H3 system costs $9,990, with monochrome or colour camera options.