Until now, 3D scanning has been limited to seven degrees of freedom. This describes the freedom of motion of an articulating measurement arm, like the FARO® Design ScanArm, that attaches to the scanner or probe.
With FARO’s latest revolution to the ScanArm, the 8-Axis, 3D scanning now has eight degrees of freedom.
The 8-Axis is a separate, yet integrated rotational axis that provides a natural extension of the ScanArm capability, attaching to the ScanArm via cable results in a seamless high-accuracy part rotation axis.
Dive into the details of how the 8-Axis works in this whitepaper from Engineering.com.