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Metrology-grade 3D scanning with the ScanTech KSCAN20


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ScanTech is a professional 3D scanner manufacturer based in China that has been emerging quickly over the past few years. They have been granted a number of technological patents and continue to grow thanks to their wide range of 3D scanning solutions that rivalise with some of the industry’s historically leading brands.
ScanTech KSCAN20

ScanTech KSCAN20 for industrial applications

ScanTech’s KSCAN series is a comprehensive metrology solution that is adapted to a wide range of sectors, including aerospace and automotive industries where large scale 3D scans are often required. This handheld scanner is just as capable of 3D scanning small objects, and anything in between.

It is equipped with two different laser modes: Standard mode R and Hyperfine mode B. These modes offer either efficiency or high resolution, depending on what’s more important for specific use cases.

The KSCAN20 can be paired with an optional probe for complex features like holes or small, intricate geometries. This professional 3D scanner may also be mounted on a robotic measuring arm in order to automate 3D scanning processes, namely for quality inspection or for very large scale scans. It can of course also be mounted on a tripod.

With its range of features, quality, and versatility, the ScanTech KSCAN20 offers one of the best price-to-performance ratios on the metrology 3D scanner market. ScanTech’s proprietary ScanViewer software is also an important part of the package, with various advanced functionalities specially developed for industry professionals.

Highly flexible measuring range

The KSCAN20 offers an extensive measurement range, and can 3D scan anything from small objects like coins to large objects like cars or even planes.

Markers should be placed for medium to large objects, and an optional probe is available for intricacies.

ScanTech KSCAN20

Two-in-one solution

This versatile 3D scanner features two different scanning modes, one for efficiency, and one for resolution.

The Standard mode uses 7 red laser crosses and one extra red line, and is meant for quick yet efficient 3D scans. This mode offers an accuracy of 0.020 mm + 0.035 mm/m, a resolution of 0.05 mm, and an acquisition speed of up to 650,000 points per second.

For more detailed scans, the Hyperfine mode makes use of 5 blue parallel laser lines, narrowing the precision down to 0.010 mm + 0.035 mm/m, and providing an excellent resolution of 0.01 mm.

Built-in photogrammetry

The KSCAN integrates photogrammetry technology in addition to its laser lines in order to improve volumetric accuracy, even on large-scale parts and objects. This also allows the scanner to expand its scan area to 2500 x 3000 mm.
3D scan of a motorcycle with the KSCAN20

Probing function

The probing function further completes the KSCAN’s breadth, enabling professionals to obtain high levels of detail.

Whether it’s used on small parts or on large workpieces, the KSCAN probe easily acquires holes, planes, edges, hidden points, and other tough geometries where it is impossible to place markers.

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All-inclusive software

ScanViewer is proprietary ScanTech software with numerous functionalities that can suit most applications. These include pipe measurement, hole detection, deformation detection, smart edge inspection, and GD&T, delivering effective, full-scale measurement solutions for product development and part inspection.

ScanTech KSCAN20 technical specifications

Accuracy0.020 mm
Laser sourceStandard mode R: 7 red laser crosses + 1 extra red line
Hyperfine mode B: 5 blue parallel laser lines
Volumetric accuracy based on part sizeStandard mode R: 0.020 mm + 0.035 mm/m
Hyperfine mode B: 0.010 mm + 0.035 mm/m
Measurement rate650,000 measurements per second
With Standard mode R
Laser scanning areaUp to 550 x 600 mm
Single point repeatability0.030 mm
Photogrammetry scanning areaUp to 2500 x 3000 mm
Output formats.ASC, .DAE, .FBX, .IGS, .MA, .OBJ, .PLY, .STL, .STP, .WRL, .XYZ or customized
PriceContact ScanTech for a quote
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Ludivine Cherdo

Ludivine is in charge of Aniwaa's content strategy and works towards providing useful, informative content, including detailed guides based on her deep knowledge of the additive manufacturing scene. She also reviews 3D printers and stays on top of the latest industry news and trends. After growing up in the US and living in Spain, Chile, and Cambodia, Ludivine is now based in France.