Automated 3D Scanning and Inspection Systems and Their Applications in Metrology Laboratories

A subsidiary of CyberOptics and a leading provider of ultra-precise 3D scanning systems and services, Laser Design Inc., has announced that Proto Labs, the world’s fastest digital manufacturing source for low-volume production parts and custom prototypes offering unprecedented speed-to-market value for Engineers and Designers, has adopted the CyberGage360 3D Scanning and Inspection system.

At Proto Labs, we strive to challenge the traditional rules of manufacturing in order to deliver custom manufactured components at unprecedented speeds.

Dylan Lundberg, Senior Manufacturing Engineer of Protoworks, Proto Labs’ R&D lab

Lundberg added, “Everything we do revolves around reducing our customers’ time to market and we do that by digitizing the entire manufacturing process. From our front-end services to our proprietary processes on the manufacturing floor, you will find three consistent objectives: it is fast, it is easy, and it maintains the digital thread. The CyberGage360 comfortably satisfies all three of these needs. It is the synergistic solution we were looking for to be at the focal point of our lab and future metrology offerings.”

“3D scanning of complex parts now simply involves opening a door, putting your part in, and pressing a button. The result is a highly-precise 3D scan with a full 3D inspection report in just a few minutes,” said C. Martin Schuster, President and CEO of Laser Design. “We are delighted that Proto Labs, an on-demand manufacturing powerhouse helping shape Industry 4.0, has adopted the CyberGage360 systems in their state-of-the-art metrology lab.”

We are very excited to add digital inspection reports to our service offerings. The addition of CyberGage360 scanning and inspection systems is a natural extension of our technology-enabled manufacturing approach as we aim to provide product developers and engineers with a total solution to streamline path to market.

Vicki Holt, President and CEO, Proto Labs


CyberGage360 largely facilitates Quality Assurance by allowing anyone to be an inspector of in-process and incoming/outgoing parts in the metrology lab or on the manufacturing floor, reducing customers’ cost of quality and speeding products to market. It is possible for anyone to check critical features or to check parts for any deviation from CAD with little training alone. Designed for use in general purpose metrology, the CyberGage360 has a range of potential applications for aerospace, automotive, medical, consumer electronics and other verticals, where high speed throughput and high accuracy are paramount.

The automated CyberGage360, integrated with CyberOptics’ proprietary 3D MRS (Multi-Reflection Suppression) technology, delivers significantly greater scanning speeds and accuracy to the industrial parts inspection and reverse engineering markets.

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by CyberOptics Corporation.

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