Target Spheres for FARO Focus 3D

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Re: Target Spheres for FARO Focus 3D

Post by cpw006 » Fri Apr 17, 2015 8:44 pm

I have machined some aluminum bases threaded to fit onto standard survey poles or magnet bases, 5/8 thread I believe. I attach some 6" acrylic globes with adhesive and paint them flat white. I have been using them for a while with no issues. The best part is when someone breaks them it is only 6 dollars to replace the acrylic globe. We have done a test on them and they all matched better than .02 feet. They work great with our FARO and Cyclone scanners.
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Re: Target Spheres for FARO Focus 3D

Post by AlanRoberts » Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:05 am

just read through this thread, very interesting, since the other side of my business in 3d modelling, 3d printing (high quality resin) moulding and casting, never thought to produce my own. I mainly cast in polyurethane resin, which when dye is added is very opaque, very sandable, to a high quality matt finish. My thoughts are to have a thin white outer coat with a thick inner black coat, done in 2 halves, with a press fit. will definitely give it a go anyway, :)

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Re: Target Spheres for FARO Focus 3D

Post by jacob.feindt » Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:58 pm

I bought two sets of Koppa 200mm spheres with survey bases. Work great.

I hate to admit it, but I've already dropped them twice on the pavement and had one get blow by the wind of a train going by. No problem.

Found some $35 aluminum tripods on amazon for places where I can't magnetically attach them.

Did field testing and found 200mm spheres are recognized up to about 180ft at 1/2 resolution and 270ft and full resolution. Past that it's luck of the draw if the scan line hit the sphere.

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Re: Target Spheres for FARO Focus 3D

Post by rgane » Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:40 pm

Thank you for sharing.

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Re: Target Spheres for FARO Focus 3D

Post by stiebert » Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:49 pm

max72 wrote:Hi Eric,
I was simply playing with x-mas balls, and I decided to create a kind of range table for my targets.
Not sure if there will be a true advantage, I must test them in a real life test.
Anyway I usually try to have long range target if possible. For instance I often use your big checkerboards target (wind permitting).
This is probably my personal approach, but I like to have some reference points visible from as many scans as possible, and as far away from each other as possible.
Massimo
Max... do you have any information on these big checkerboard targets? We do huge warehouse and this is intriguing. How big of target are we talking and what kind of distance?
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Re: Target Spheres for FARO Focus 3D

Post by Marketing - LSE » Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:29 pm

Hi Tyler,

The size of the large checkerboard target is 45cm x 42cm and it is suited for scanning at a distance at up to 45m. Get more information here: http://shop.laserscanning-europe.com/La ... ard-target

We tested small and large checkerboards at different distances and with different scanner settings. Get the results here: http://www.laserscanning-europe.com/en/ ... on-targets

Please don't hesitate to contact the team if you have questions.

info@laserscanning-europe.com

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Re: Target Spheres for FARO Focus 3D

Post by tactix » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:31 am

I am looking to replace a single 140mm sphere. Is there anybody on the forum who would be interested in selling me one? I borrowed a Faro Focus 3D from a colleague and one of the spheres we were using was picked up by a passerby while on a shoot... :(
Failing that, can anybody suggest a reasonably priced re-seller?

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Re: Target Spheres for FARO Focus 3D

Post by tadol » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:18 pm

I'm sorry for responding a little late - I cannot help you with 140mm targets, but I have 144 mm travel targets, and my "standard" size is 150mm. I may be able to sell you a complete set of 150mm for a price which might solve your problem - And I do sell single targets, and also support my customers with parts when they need them -

Good luck!!
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