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Accessories for Artec Ray

June 10, 2020

This article contains useful information about various accessories for the Artec Ray scanner: tripods, batteries, reference spheres, and targets.

 

Tripods

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Purpose:

  • Stabilize the scanner, avoid vibrations and ensure a successful 3D scan
  • Raise the scanner up to a certain height to get a better scanning angle from above

Requirements:

  • The tripod should be stable enough to hold the 5kg-heavy 3D scanner without shaking/wobbling and should suppress vibrations
  • The scanner mounting base requires a 5/8 mounting screw. A 5/8 to 1/4 adapter is included with the scanner

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Batteries

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Purpose: 

  • Portability, wireless scanning

Details:

  • Two rechargeable batteries are included with the Artec Ray scanner. Additional batteries can be purchased separately
  • Specifications: 14.4 V, 49 Wh, Li-Ion
  • Each battery can power the Artec Ray for about 1.5 - 2 hours of 3D-scanning
  • When charging, 2 hours are required for a full charge. Both batteries can be charged simultaneously using the supplied two-bay charger
  • Additional information about batteries is available in this article.

 

Reference spheres

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Purpose:

  • Faster and more accurate registration
  • Successfully scan and register objects that have insufficient geometrical features

Details:

  • Quick and easy positioning
  • Depending on the sphere type, can be used on a stand, magnetic base, or tripod
  • Available in different diameters (14.5 cm, 20 cm, etc) for different scanning distances

Note: At least 5 spheres should be visible per scan / per each scanning angle. The same five spheres must be visible in the next scan, in order to be used as matching reference points for successful registration and alignment.

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Reference targets

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Purpose:

  • Fast and extremely accurate registration (note that the accuracy depends on the type of targets used)
  • Successfully scan and register objects that have insufficient geometrical features

Details:

  • Targets exist in many variations: professional targets with a drift nest mount (highly accurate), magnetic, adhesive, etc. It is even possible to print out targets on a home/office laser printer
  • Depending on the target type, they can be used on a stand, magnetized or glued to the surface, or attached to a tripod
  • Available in different sizes for different scanning distances

Note: At least 5 targets should be visible per scan / per each scanning angle. The same five targets must be visible in the next scan, in order to be used as matching reference points for successful registration and alignment.

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Additional information:

Please note that all third-party accessories listed in this article are for reference only.
The list is no way exhaustive and other accessories may also be compatible with the Artec Ray.

Disclaimer:
By purchasing any third-party accessories and using them with the Ray, you agree to do so at your own risk. Artec does not assume responsibility for any accessories that it does not manufacture, nor can Artec be held liable if any damage were to occur to the scanner as a result of being used with a third-party accessory.

 

Our team is here to help! If you have any questions or issues, please do not hesitate to contact us by emailing support@artec3d.com or by clicking the "Submit a request" button at the bottom right of the screen. We will always be happy to assist you and will get back to you as soon as we can.