Ball bars are available in a vast array of sizes and materials.
We supply artifacts which comply with the VDI/VDE 2634 standard.
These products are usually tailored to specific measurement envelope , volumes (as needed or required).
Ball Bar with 50MM Satin Finish Ceramic Balls.
BALL BARS FOR MID-RANGE SCANNING
Ball bars relating to “mid range “ scanning , 2 Meters – 150 Meters.
The current approach is to use “Integration Spheres”, to asses the point to point distance performance of a laser scanner. Two approaches exist:
1) Measure an artifact from 2 sides . Side A measured by a reference instrument (IE) Laser tracker. And side B the instrument under test (laser scanner).
2) Use a scale bar, measure SMR locations. Then replace the smr’s with a sphere and attach the integration sphere.
Bal-tec and Scanning Spheres are a division of Micro Surface Engineering, Inc.