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Creating Images with Noise-Free Results When Using the Cobalt 3D Imager

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For the best noise-free results when imaging parts, follow these guidelines.

  • Ensure the Cobalt is securely mounted to a sturdy, vibration-free base, floor, granite table, or robot. Vibration or movement while imaging affects the accuracy and noise levels within the image. 
  • Compensate your Cobalt at a stable temperature, ideally in the same environment where you use the Cobalt to image parts.
  • Cover the background with a dark, preferably black, cloth or paint so that only the part you are imaging is picked up by the Cobalt.
  • Ensure there is no sunlight, direct or indirect, in the environment where you use the Cobalt to image parts.
  • For the highest precision, use Stereo Scanning Mode instead of Enhanced Stereo Mode.
  • Use an exposure that is just under the saturated red, as it appears in the Exposure Color Mapping feature. See the Cobalt User Manuals for details.