3D Laser Beam Steering for OEMs and Systems Integrators

Our galvanometer-based scan heads deliver high speed, accuracy and repeatability. With our 3D-XB, infinitely adjust field sizes between 300 mm and 1 m for greatest flexibility. The 3D-Contour performs fast marking on flat and contoured surfaces.

Repeatable High-Quality Beam

Our 3-axis scan heads provide consistent beam quality throughout depth of field and depth of focus. Using FARO’s BLINK high-speed focus technology, the 3D-Contour provides an impressive 180 mm Focus Depth @ 96 µm spot size over a 425-mm field! (Nd-YAG)

Proprietary Position Detection

FARO 3-axis scan heads deliver large field sizes without the use of large scanning lenses, XY tables, or gantries. Advanced optical position detector technology offers superior bandwidth, accuracy, and flexibility in 3-axis technology.

Easy Integration

Designed to provide superior high-speed performance for demanding laser applications, these modules offer various wavelengths and integrates with the standard XY2-100 digital interface. FARO’s 3-axis scan heads are ideal for high-volume factory laser processing and easily integrate into workstations and assembly lines.

+ Depth of Focus

Repeatable High-Quality Beam

Our 3-axis scan heads provide consistent beam quality throughout depth of field and depth of focus. Using FARO’s BLINK high-speed focus technology, the 3D-Contour provides an impressive 180 mm Focus Depth @ 96 µm spot size over a 425-mm field! (Nd-YAG)

+ Accurate

Proprietary Position Detection

FARO 3-axis scan heads deliver large field sizes without the use of large scanning lenses, XY tables, or gantries. Advanced optical position detector technology offers superior bandwidth, accuracy, and flexibility in 3-axis technology.

+ Flexible

Easy Integration

Designed to provide superior high-speed performance for demanding laser applications, these modules offer various wavelengths and integrates with the standard XY2-100 digital interface. FARO’s 3-axis scan heads are ideal for high-volume factory laser processing and easily integrate into workstations and assembly lines.

Complete Laser Systems Solutions

3D-Contour

With BLINK High-Speed Focuser

The 3D-Contour Scan Head is designed to offer 3-axis capabilities in a compact package for small to medium field sizes. It incorporates advanced galvanometer technology to offer superior bandwidth and accuracy for marking on highly contoured surfaces.

Designed with FARO’s patented BLINK High-Speed Focuser, the 3D-Contour dynamically maps a focal correction onto the laser beam as a function of its XY position, allowing high-speed processing of large planar samples with very small spot sizes.

  • Field of View (FOV) exceeds traditional f-theta while providing greater Depth of Field (DOF)
  • Very high dynamics – continuous operation up to @ 50G peak sine
  • 500 Hz servo bandwidth 13 mm clear aperture and 13 mm stroke

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3D-Contour Scan Head

3D-XB

Large Field/Small Spot for high-power 3D applications

The 3D-XB uses a dynamic focusing system rather than an f-theta lens to produce a flat field. It enables large scan field with a relatively small spot. An integrated focusing knob allows for nearly limitless field and spot size combinations.

  • Large field capability eliminates stitching
  • Infinite adjustable field sizes starting from 300 mm enables greater processing flexibility
  • Wavelengths from 266nm to 10.6 microns
  • Larger optical components for finer beam quality

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3D-XB 3D Scan Heads

3D-Ultralight

CG optimized marker with 3D capability

No other scan head packs as much capability into a small box! The 3D-Ultralight provides the same features as the 3D-XB plus significant mass reduction. Center of gravity optimization makes it ideal for robotic arm applications. It is designed with air-cooled optics for high power and uses a dynamic focusing system to produce a flat field. Spot sizes as small as 260 µm or scan fields as large as 400 m x 400 m are achievable.

  • Aperture: 45 mm
  • Wavelengths: CO2, 10.6 µm
  • Supports multiple poses
  • Lightweight – 9.7 kg
  • Air-cooled optics

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3D-Ultralight
+ 3D-Contour

3D-Contour

With BLINK High-Speed Focuser

The 3D-Contour Scan Head is designed to offer 3-axis capabilities in a compact package for small to medium field sizes. It incorporates advanced galvanometer technology to offer superior bandwidth and accuracy for marking on highly contoured surfaces.

Designed with FARO’s patented BLINK High-Speed Focuser, the 3D-Contour dynamically maps a focal correction onto the laser beam as a function of its XY position, allowing high-speed processing of large planar samples with very small spot sizes.

  • Field of View (FOV) exceeds traditional f-theta while providing greater Depth of Field (DOF)
  • Very high dynamics – continuous operation up to @ 50G peak sine
  • 500 Hz servo bandwidth 13 mm clear aperture and 13 mm stroke

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3D-Contour Scan Head
+ 3D-XB

3D-XB

Large Field/Small Spot for high-power 3D applications

The 3D-XB uses a dynamic focusing system rather than an f-theta lens to produce a flat field. It enables large scan field with a relatively small spot. An integrated focusing knob allows for nearly limitless field and spot size combinations.

  • Large field capability eliminates stitching
  • Infinite adjustable field sizes starting from 300 mm enables greater processing flexibility
  • Wavelengths from 266nm to 10.6 microns
  • Larger optical components for finer beam quality

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3D-XB 3D Scan Heads
+ 3D-Ultralight

3D-Ultralight

CG optimized marker with 3D capability

No other scan head packs as much capability into a small box! The 3D-Ultralight provides the same features as the 3D-XB plus significant mass reduction. Center of gravity optimization makes it ideal for robotic arm applications. It is designed with air-cooled optics for high power and uses a dynamic focusing system to produce a flat field. Spot sizes as small as 260 µm or scan fields as large as 400 m x 400 m are achievable.

  • Aperture: 45 mm
  • Wavelengths: CO2, 10.6 µm
  • Supports multiple poses
  • Lightweight – 9.7 kg
  • Air-cooled optics

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3D-Ultralight

Applications

Marking/Mark on the Fly

For fast, accurate beam steering in XY and XYZ applications, FARO’s scan heads are custom tuned and configured for the desired wavelength and spot size. Standard industry interface means plug-and-play simplified integration.

Marking/Mark on the Fly

Additive Manufacturing

High-speed galvanometer-based scan heads create precision layering for advanced applications in additive manufacturing (3D printing).

Additive Manufacturing

Micro Welding

FARO’s WinLase software offers advanced power ramping node editing for micro welding applications. WinLase has robust feature set including full 2D and 3D abilities for contoured marking and enhanced marking algorithms for optimized marking quality.

Micro Welding

Micromachining

Laser micromachining covers many methods including cutting, drilling, ablation, scribing, texturing as well as advanced laser machining. FARO’s custom-configured galvo-based scan heads provide stable, consistent beam steering for accurate application.

Micromachining