by Luigi Galantucci, Erald Piperi, Fulvio Lavecchia and Adi Zhavo
This paper is focused on the development, implementation and testing of a semi-automated low cost motorized active 3D slit laser scanning system. The scanner is based on the software platform of the DAVID LaserScanner Vision Systems GmbH’s. The authors implemented motorized movements on a CNC milling machine, controlling the systems by the Mach3 CNC software. The authors have combined and personalized different software, mainly low cost or open-source: a specific program was written and compiled for processing; establishing communication between the scanning software (David-Laserscan) and control software/hardware of the milling machine (Mach3) throw two double virtual communication ports.