1What to follow when choosing eviXscan 3D scanner?
Before buying a 3D scanner you should ask yourself basic questions, which will illustrate your expectations: what kind of objects do you want to scan? What size of elements do you want to scan? What accuracy do we expect from the 3D scanner?
Evatronix has a diverse product portfolio to meet customer needs. Our products can scan small details such as jewelry to much larger objects like motorcycles, sculptures, complex mechanical components, etc. Our sales and engineering team will help you select a suitable scanner for your needs and requirements.
2What benefits will the purchase of eviXscan 3D bring to the company?
The purchase of eviXscan 3D scanner is an investment in the modernization of the plant, which allows for savings of time and money. The 3D scanner enables in-depth control of the production process. Possible errors can be caught and corrected so early that the company will not incur significant financial losses and will not be forced to manage downtime in the production hall. A considerable advantage of non-invasive quality control is also its speed. More benefits of implementing eviXscan 3D scanners in the company's operations can be seen in our case studies.
3What do I get when I order eviXscan 3D scanner?
As standard, when ordering an eviXscan 3D scanner, customers receive eviXscan 3D Suite software and accessories such as a tripod, 20 kg table, calibration board, artifacts and markers, and a transport case. We also offer a two-year warranty, training and technical support. A detailed diagnosis of customer requirements precedes the finalization of the order. Depending on the needs, the customer may purchase additional accessories (column stand, 200 kg table) and software for quality control (Geomagic Control X, PolyWorks Inspector) or reverse engineering (Geomagic Design X).
4Are eviXscan 3D scanners manufactured in Poland?
Yes, eviXscan 3D scanners were designed by Evatronix specialists, and their production and mounting take place in the company's headquarter in Bielsko-Biala.
5What is structured light scanning?
Structured light scanning involves projecting patterns of a preset structure onto a scanned object. Two cameras then take a series of images in the same area. Based on the deformation of the patterns, an algorithm generates a point cloud that is automatically triangulated into a triangle mesh describing the scanned shape.
6What are blue light filters used for and why are they an asset?
The use of blue light filters helps to achieve better scanning results on shiny objects. It is what eliminates reflections on surfaces caused by reflected light from external sources. The combination of structured blue light and high-pass filtering (95%) almost completely removes external lighting conditions. Blue light filters allow 3D scanning in harsh lighting conditions without additional preparation - external light in the hall, sunlight in an open space or intensely lit laboratory are no longer a problem in the scanning process.
7Does 3D scanning damage the scanned part?
No, 3D scanning is a non-invasive manner, meaning that there is no contact with the object being examined, so the risk of damage to the object is eliminated.
8What is Geomagic Design X software used for?
Geomagic Design X is an advanced reverse engineering software. It combines 3D modeling, as in CAD software, with the processing of scan data. This solution allows users to create fully parametric and editable models in a format compatible with their CAD software based on data obtained from the eviXscan 3D scanner.
9What is Geomagic Control X software used for?
Geomagic Control X is software used in quality control. It combines the advantages of touch and non-contact measurement, which enables fast and accurate checking of elements. With the help of the software, we can compare the STL model with the preferred CAD model, which contains the deviation information. Geomagic Control X allows you to define dimensions and tolerances, and the result of this process is a detailed report with color maps of the deviations.
10How the presentation of eviXscan 3D scanners’s work looks like?
The possibilities of presenting the scanning process of eviXscan 3D scanners depend on the needs and context of the environment. In the era of the coronavirus pandemic, we most often connect with the customer remotely, also adapting to different time zones. If a customer wishes to have his objects scanned during a presentation and, due to the pandemic, direct contact is out of the question, items can be sent to our company before the presentation itself. Of course, nothing can replace direct contact, so if there is such a possibility, we come with the equipment to the customer, maintaining all safety measures.
11Is training provided on how to use the scanners or on the software?
Yes, training is provided by Evatronix application engineers or by our local partners. The training is conducted "from general to specific", i.e., from switching on the scanner and connecting it to other accessories, through explaining the scanning philosophy, to creating reports (in case of quality control or reverse engineering). Importantly, training is included in the purchase price.
12How long does the training for 3D scanners take?
The training time is determined individually, depending on the requirements and needs of the client. It is usually contained in the range of 1-3 days.
13How many people can participate in the training?
More people may participate in the training, but the training group should include no more than five people for practical reasons.
14Does the training occur remotely, at the manufacturer, or on-site at (the end) customer?
In a pandemic situation, training is carried out in remote form, while as a standard, we encourage you to come to Evatronix headquarters. In exceptional cases, our engineers can conduct training at the customer's premises.
15What is the reverse engineering process like?
Reverse engineering or reverse engineering is the process of recreating, and in many cases, creating design documentation (CAD models, 2D documentation) for a physically existing detail, part or object - by using appropriate measuring techniques. The reverse, because the starting point for the crowning production is an accurate detail, whose design will only be created, that is ... "we start from the end”.
In the context of our services, it is a process of obtaining fully editable and compatible with any CAD software 3D models of details (or so-called flat documentation, 2D) developed based on editing data from 3D scanning. The models supplied can be used in the manufacture of replacements, improved parts matching or as a starting point for the design of new components (re-design). Depending on the specific features of the object and the design purpose, we can provide models: parametric, solid, surface.
16How is the accuracy of the scanner determined?
The optical accuracy of measuring machines shall be verified according to VDI/VDE 2634 Part 2.
17How often do I need to calibrate the scanner?
It is advisable to calibrate or check the calibration before each scan. In practice, if the scanner stays in one place - it is not moved, doing the calibration once a week is sufficient. eviXscan 3D Suite software allows you to verify the calibration of the scanner by taking a single image of the calibration table.
18What is the warranty for the scanner?
The warranty period for the purchased scanner is two years.
19What are the financing forms for buying a scanner?
In addition to the standard prepayment payment methods, we strive to meet our customers and assist in obtaining a lease on hardware and software in Grenke Leasing (for companies and partners from Europe).