Device Designed for Cost-Effective 3D Surface Imaging
DeFelsko Corp.’s PosiTector RTR 3D is designed to capture high-resolution 3D surface imagery and common 2D/3D parameters more cost-effectively than comparable technologies.
At FABTECH 2018, DeFelsko Corp. will highlight its PosiTector RTR 3D, designed to capture high-resolution 3D surface imagery and common 2D/3D parameters more cost-effectively than comparable technologies.
According to the company, the instrument is well-suited for measuring the surface profile of flat, curved or irregular surfaces in the field or the laboratory. Users can simply create a replica by burnishing tape onto the surface and then insert it into the device. In seconds, the handheld PosiTector RTR 3D is said to display imagery, and measure common 2D and 3D profile parameters such as Ra, Rz, Sq and Spd, traceable to a national laboratory. Users also can download parameters and high-resolution surface data files into the included PosiSoft or third-party software for further analysis more cost-effectively than with interferometric or confocal profiling devices, DeFelsko says.
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