Skip to main content
                     
As-Built As-Built - Revit As-Built - AutoCAD VirtuSurv - VirtuSurv 2018 As-Built - Modeler VirtuSurv - VirtuSurv 2019          
BuildIT BuildIT - Projector BuildIT - Construction BuildIT - Metrology              
CAM2 CAM2 - SmartInspect CAM2 - 2018 CAM2 - Measure 10 CAM2 - Measure Q CAM2 - Measure X CAM2 - Measure 3/4 CAM2 - AnthroCAM CAM2 - 2019    
Cobalt 3D Imager 3D Imager - Cobalt                  
Computers Computers - All Computers                  
FARO Aras 360 & CAD Zone FARO CAD Zone - Fire & Insurance FARO CAD Zone - Crime & Crash FARO CAD Zone - CZ Point Cloud FARO CAD Zone - First Look Pro FARO 360 - Reality FARO 360 - HD FARO 360 - Blitz FARO 360 - Genius    
FARO Zone present4D - present4D                  
FARO Zone 2D FARO Zone 2D - 2018 FARO Zone 2D - 2019                
FARO Zone 3D FARO Zone 3D - 2018 FARO Zone 3D - 2019                
FARO Zone 3D Advanced FARO Zone 3D Advanced - 2018 FARO Zone 3D Advanced - 2019                
FaroArm/ScanArm FaroArm/ScanArm - Quantum S FaroArm/ScanArm - Quantum M FaroArm/ScanArm - Quantum E FaroArm/ScanArm - Edge FaroArm/ScanArm - Fusion FaroArm/ScanArm - Prime FaroArm/ScanArm - Platinum FaroArm/ScanArm - Legacy Quantum FaroArm/ScanArm - Titanium FaroArm/ScanArm - Advantage
FaroArm/ScanArm FaroArm/ScanArm - Digital Template                  
Gage Gage - Bluetooth Gage - Plus Gage - Standard Gage - Power            
Hand Held Scanner 2D Hand Held Scanner - ScanPlan 3D Hand Held Scanner - Freestyle3D 3D Hand Held Scanner - Freestyle3D X 3D Hand Held Scanner - Freestyle3D Objects            
Language Quality HT MT AT NT INT - Internal          
Languages Language - English Language - Japanese Language - German Language - Chinese Language - Spanish Language - Italian Language - Portuguese Language - French    
Laser Projector RayTracer - RayTracer Laser Projector - Tracer M Laser Projector - Tracer SI              
Laser Radar Imaging Laser Radar - VectorRI                  
Laser Scanner 3D Laser Scanner - Focus S 3D Laser Scanner - Focus M 3D Laser Scanner - Focus3D 3D Laser Scanner - Focus3D X 3D Laser Scanner - Focus3D X HDR 3D Laser Scanner - Focus3D S 3D Laser Scanner - Photon      
Laser Tracker Laser Tracker - Vantage Laser Tracker - ION Laser Tracker - Vantage S Laser Tracker - Si Laser Tracker - X Laser Tracker - Xi Laser Tracker - Vantage E Laser Tracker - Vantage S6 Laser Tracker - Vantage E6  
Legacy Software Legacy Software - CAM2 Gage Legacy Software - Gage Software Legacy Software - Insight              
Open Tech Dental Open Technologies Scanner - NeWay Open Technologies Scanner - Click Open Technologies Scanner - Deluxe Open Technologies Scanner - Smart Open Technologies Scanner - Easy Open Technologies Software - 1Click Open Technologies Software - Optical RevEng Dental Open Technologies Software - ScanWay    
Photonics Scan Head - Digi-Cube Scan Head - Xtreme Scan Head - 3D-Contour Scan Head - 3D-Ultralight Scan Head - 3D-XB Controller - LEC Series Controller - Maestro 3000 Nutfield - Nutfield Hardware Nutfield - Nutfield Software Scan Head - Blink Focuser
Photonics WinLase - Pro WinLase - LAN WinLase - 6              
PointSense PointSense - Basic PointSense - Pro PointSense - Building PointSense - Plant PointSense - Heritage PointSense - Revit CAD Plugin - TachyCAD Building CAD Plugin - TachyCAD Archeology CAD Plugin - TachyCAD Interior CAD Plugin - PhoToPlan Basic
PointSense CAD Plugin - PhoToPlan CAD Plugin - PhoToPlan Pro CAD Plugin - PhoToPlan Ultimate CAD Plugin - DisToPlan CAD Plugin - MonuMap CAD Plugin - hylasFM CAD Plugin - VirtuSurv      
RevEng RevEng - RevEng                  
Scan in a Box Scan in a Box - M Scan in a Box - S                
ScanArm ScanArm - Design ScanArm 2.0 ScanArm - Design ScanArm ScanArm - Forensic ScanArm ScanArm - Design ScanArm 2.5C            
SCENE SCENE - Capture and Process SCENE - WebShare Server and 2Go SCENE - WebShare Cloud SCENE - WebShare 2Go App SCENE - 2018 SCENE - 7.x SCENE - 6.x SCENE - 5.x SCENE - 4.x SCENE - LT
SCENE SCENE - 2019 SCENE - 2go App                
Serial FaroArm Serial FaroArm - Silver Serial FaroArm - Gold Serial FaroArm - Bronze              
Structured Light Scanners Cobalt Design - M Cobalt Design - S Cobalt Design - Dual              
Visual Inspect Visual Inspect - App Visual Inspect - CAD Translator                

3D Laser Scanner

Photon

FARO® Knowledge Base

Environmental and Surface Considerations for the Laser Scanner LS

As the FARO Laser Scanner LS is an optical meassurement tool that takes reflectorless meassurements, the scan quality is depending on the environmental circumstances.


There are some easy to remember guidelines to provide good scanning results:

1) Black surfaces could be an issue
-> Can not be solved. If very dark surfaces have to be scanned you could try to apply dust spray (like the so-called develloper spray for fissure detection in metals) to create some relfectance.
-> As the LS works with infra-red laser light it is not necessarily the case that "black" to the human eye is equivalent to "black" for the scanner. As the behavior of certain surfaces in the infra-red spectrum is hard to predict, it is worth trying it.

2) Shiny surfaces could be an issue
-> According to our experiences, this affects normally not too many objects. If it occurs and you have more than one scan, you can reach good results in Geomagic because it tries to use the best points if the same surfaces have been captured from different positions.
(hint: a very good surface for scanning cars is the corrosion protection paint - matte and bright).
-> Also shiny surfaces might be prepared with dust spray (like the so-called develloper spray for fissure detection in metals).

3) Bright sunshine could be an issue
-> In most cases when you are scanning out doors, you are not interested in the sky. This means you can put an umbrella or anything that covers the scanner from the sun on top of the scanner. The most simple solution could be to mount one of the little pieces of foam (from the transport case) above the mirror.
-> If ever possible, try to have the object you want to scan not in the same direction from the scanner as the sun (this means, the sun should be "behind" the scanner). This helps at least a little bit to reduce the sun´s influence.

4) Movement - Scanner and target objects must both be stationary.

 

 

Keywords: Faro Laser Scanner LS, environment, conditions, condition, recommended, tips, ls, laser scanner, ls tips