MATERIALS

Titanium

Pros

Light weight; good finish for laser scanning; accurate.

Cons

Expensive. Titanium may not be the most cost effective solution if extreme durability is not a concern.

Aluminum

Pros

Ideal surface for laser scanning; light weight; inexpensive accurate.

Cons

Not very durable; easily scratched.

Ceramic – Aluminum oxide

Pros

Hard durable surface; accurate; white color.

Cons

Hard to clean; surface is semi transparent which can lead to inaccurate measurements; very expensive.

Hard Stainless Steel

Pros

Hard durable surface; highly accurate.

Cons

Semi reflective surface; expensive; heavy.

Tungsten Carbide

Pros

Most durable surface of all materials; high accuracy.

Cons

Semi Reflective surface; very expensive; very heavy.