New scan system for 3D printing and laser cutting

© SCANLABScanlab is debuting the intelliSCAN III 20 scan system at Photonics West in San Francisco, USA. With a 20-mm aperture, this new system delivers all advantages of the intelliSCAN product family: a wide range of options and efficient digital-servo algorithms, as well as application-specific and customer-specific tunings. The scan head’s electronics provide comprehensive diagnostic and communication functionality.

And the intelliSCAN III 20’s high-performance dynAXIS 3 galvanometer scanners ensure drastically reduced long-term drift and temperature drift. A particularly illustrative application is high-precision 3D printing of moulds, where the laser must repeatedly rescan even the tiniest of structures, sometimes hours at a time. And a low-drift scan system is likewise crucial for laser cutting with large image fields and high power densities, as well as in industrial applications requiring multiple shifts and 24/7 operation.

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