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HandySCAN 3D|BLACK Series is the fastest portable metrology-grade 3D laser scanner on the market, offering the highest measurement rate and accuracy available. It’s ideal for product development and quality control.


0.025 mm (0.0009 in)

0.012 mm (0.0005 in) with Limited Edition


0.025 mm


The HandySCAN 3D™ line-up is the reference in portable metrology‑grade 3D scanner. Optimized to meet the needs of design, manufacturing and metrology professionals, the BLACK Series provides the most effective and reliable way to acquire accurate 3D measurements of physical objects anywhere.

This fast and versatile patented handheld 3D scanner is easy-to-use and generates highly accurate and repeatable results—even in difficult environments and with complex surfaces.


MaxSHOT 3D: Optical coordinate measuring system

Metrology-grade portable 3D scanners HandySCAN 3D|MAX Series is the 3D scanner for measuring large part sizes—up to 15 m (50 ft)—quickly and easily, providing metrology-grade results in mere minutes. It’s also engineered to capture fine details on smaller areas with remarka...

Accuracy(1)0.035 mm0.025 mm
(0.0014 in)(0.0009 in)
0.012 mm (0.0005 in) with Limited Edition (5)
Volumetric accuracy(2) (based on part size)0.020 mm + 0.060 mm/m0.020 mm + 0.040 mm/m (0.0008 in + 0.0005 in/ft)
(0.0008 in + 0.0007 in/ft)0.012 mm + 0.020mm/m (0.0005 in + 0.0002 in/ft)
with Limited Edition (5)
Volumetric accuracy with MaxSHOT Next™ | Elite(3)0.020 mm + 0.015 mm/m
(0.0008 in + 0.00018 in/ft)
Measurement resolution0.025 mm
(0.0009 in)
Mesh resolution0.100 mm
(0.0039 in)
Measurement rate800,000 measurements/s1,300,000 measurements/s
Light source7 blue laser crosses11 blue laser crosses
(+ 1 extra line)
Laser class2M
Scanning area310 x 350 mm
(12.2 x 13.8 in)
Stand-off distance300 mm
(11.8 in)
Depth of field250 mm
(9.8 in)
Part size range (recommended)0.05–4 m
(0.15–13 ft)
Output formats.dae, .fbx, .ma, .obj, .ply, .stl, .txt, .wrl, .x3d, .x3dz, .zpr, .3mf
Compatible software43D Systems (Geomagic® Solutions), InnovMetric Software (PolyWorks), Metrologic Group (Metrolog X4), New River Kinematics (Spatial Analyzer), Verisurf, Dassault Systèmes (CATIA V5, SOLIDWORKS), PTC (Creo), Siemens (NX, Solid Edge), Autodesk (Inventor, PowerINSPECT)
Weight0.94 kg
(2.1 lb)
Dimensions (LxWxH)79 x 142 x 288 mm
(3.1 x 5.6 x 11.3 in)
Connection standard1 X USB 3.0
Operating temperature range5-40 °C
(41-104 °F)
Operating humidity range (non-condensing)10-90%
CertificationsEC Compliance (Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive, Low Voltage Directive), compatible with rechargeable batteries (when applicable), IP50, WEEE
PatentsCA 2,600,926, CN 200680014069.3, US 7,912,673, CA 2,656,163, EP (FR, UK, DE) 1,877,726, AU 2006222458, US 8,032,327, JP 4,871,352, US 8,140,295, EP (FR, UK, DE) 2,278,271, EP (FR, UK, DE) 2,230,482, IN 266,573, US 7,487,063, CA 2,529,044, EP (FR, UK, DE) 3,102,908, US 15/114,563, CN 201580007340X
(1) HandySCAN BLACK and HandySCAN BLACK Ι Elite (ISO 17025 accredited): Based on VDI/VDE 2634 part 3 standard. Probing error performance is assessed with diameter measurements on traceable sphere artefacts (ISO 17025 accredited).
(2) HandySCAN BLACK and HandySCAN BLACK Ι Elite (ISO 17025 accredited): Based on VDI/VDE 2634 part 3 standard. Sphere-spacing error is assessed with traceable length artefacts by measuring these at different locations and orientations within the working volume. Results are obtained using integrated photogrammetry with volumetric accuracy optimization. 
(3) The volumetric accuracy of the system when using a MaxSHOT 3D cannot be superior to the default accuracy of the chosen system and model.
(4) Also compatible with all major metrology, CAD, and computer graphic software through mesh and point cloud import.
(5) Limited Edition is able to deliver improved accuracy through optimized manufacturing and calibration processes.