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Exact Metrology Rolls Out 2022 Artec Leo Scanner

Twice as powerful, more accurate, and more user-friendly than ever

Published: Wednesday, March 30, 2022 - 11:59

(Exact Metrology: Cincinnati) -- Exact Metrology, a comprehensive 3D metrology service provider and hardware sales company, has launched the 2022 Artec Leo from Artec 3D. New modifications promise guaranteed accuracy, more power, improved color capture, and multilanguage interface.

The NVIDIA Jetson TX2 processor in this new version packs more than twice the power of its predecessor while consuming less than 7.5 watts. Additionally, it features multicore processing with the NIVIDIA Denver 2, adding two cores and even more horsepower to what’s now a heterogeneous multiprocessor architecture with 2 GHz on each of the six cores. The 2022 Leo also provides a new 3D scanning experience with a new user interface and a screen that’s easier to use.

Accuracy is guaranteed with a new calibration certificate. To test the accuracy, every scanner is calibrated with highly precise reference objects in different positions within the scanner’s working volume, using different parts of the scanner’s sensor at different distances. A calibration kit has also been introduced so users can independently check the scanner accuracy and adjust the parameters. The new auto temperature control enables the scanner to regulate its operation and keep its components at optimum operating temperature for capturing data at maximum accuracy.

Building on the scanner’s advanced color-capture capabilities, the 2022 Leo has algorithms to automatically adjust the brightness level when scanning, providing true-to-life, evenly lit color 3D models with no need for manual correction. The new texture optimization algorithm has reduced the size of the texture by 200 percent, making it faster to process and load data to create 3D color models.

The scanner’s interface is now available in six different languages: English, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, French, and German.

About Exact Metrology

Exact Metrology is a comprehensive metrology services provider offering 3D and CT scanning, reverse engineering, quality inspection, product development, and 2D drawings as well as turnkey metrology solutions, including equipment sales and lease/rental arrangements. Exact Metrology is a division of In-Place Machining Co. with facilities in Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Moline, Illinois, and affiliated offices throughout the country,

About In-Place Machining Co.

In-Place Machining Co., with facilities in Wisconsin, Washington, Virginia, Ohio, and Ontario, Canada, is the premier provider of high-precision, engineered on-site machining, metrology, and large-scale cutting and drilling services for a wide range of renewable energy, aerospace, industrial, and military customers throughout the world.

About Artec 3D

Artec 3D is an international company headquartered in Luxembourg, with offices in the United States (Santa Clara, California), China (Shanghai), and Russia (Moscow). Artec 3D develops and produces innovative 3D solutions and fields a team of professional experts in the collection and processing of 3D surfaces as well as biometric facial recognition. Artec 3D’s products and services can be used in many industries, such as engineering, medicine, media and design, entertainment, fashion, historic preservation, security technology, and many more.


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