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modelmaker h120 product imageModelMaker H120

Ultra-fast high-definition 3D scanning

The cutting-edge ModelMaker H120 firmly pushes the ever-exacting boundaries of handheld laser scanning. Incorporating blue laser technology, ultra-fast frame rate, specially developed Nikon optics and the ability to measure the most challenging parts this represents the next generation of portable laser scanning. The H120 makes no compromises in addressing the market needs by efficiently delivering the most detailed and accurate data in a fraction of the time of competing technologies – no matter the size or the material.


Key benefits

  • Extremely low noise data thanks to Nikon lens and blue laser technology
  • Scanner accuracy of 7 microns
  • Able to measure the most precise details on parts of any size
  • Measures at over 450 stripes every second on all materials
  • Full Field-of-View indicator for precise scanning
  • Real-time optimization of the laser for every single measured point
  • Designed for use under all shop floor or field conditions


Benefits & features

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The ModelMaker H120 guarantees fast data collection over a large area with no compromise on small details – offering great flexibility in a single solution even when cycle time is critical, no matter the type of parts measured.

By combining a frame rate of 450 Hz, a stripe width up to 120 mm and non-interpolated point spacing of 35 μm, users benefit from high productivity and detailed measurements optimised within a single sensor.

The MCAx S arm further enhances the user experience by adding the ability to scan truly cable free, through high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity and battery power with absolutely no reduction in speed, quality or data coverage.

The superior accuracy of the ModelMaker H120 sensor ensures it stands far apart from similarly perceived technology, further pushing the traditionally accepted boundaries of handheld laser scanners.


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Patented Enhanced Sensor Performance (ESP4) provides automatic real-time adjustment of the laser intensity for every single point in the same image frame.

  • Ensures full data regardless of the laser line spanning materials of completely different optical properties.
  • Measure high contrast reflectivity changes, highly absorptive coatings, near-mirrored finishes and near-transparent materials.
  • No reduction in data rate, even when scanning wirelessly.

Intelligent reflection control further refines measurements of very shiny or polished materials by filtering out unwanted reflections.

This technology, refined over many years and proven in all Nikon laser scanners, gives the benefits of per point laser optimisation found in flying-spot scanners but packaged in a sensor with no moving parts that could suffer from acceleration effects that is not limited by large point spacing and slow frame rate due to galvanometer speed.

ESP4 does not rely on combining scan data points derived from several full frame images taken at different exposures and at slightly different positions. Making it more accurate than competing HDR techniques, which themselves often require reduced frame rates to operate.


Low noise data and very fine details

Expertly crafted bespoke in-house lens design enables the smallest structural resolution and lowest noise measurements in handheld scanning.

The specially developed Nikon optics and hand-assembled low-speckle blue laser source technology provide incredible details such as surface texture, very sharp edges and even dust, scratches and abrasions.

Nikon does not use interpolation techniques to increase data rates. Every point is an optically measured point.

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The incredible dynamic range, pin sharp optics of the ModelMaker H120 and the flexibility of movement and accuracy of the MCAx S arm combine to provide measurements of parts other solutions cannot deliver.

Geometric feature measurements are more exact than ever due the clarity of data on thin-walled parts such as sheet metal, giving much more statistical information for truly repeatable feature fitting or trim edge extraction than can be achieved using tactile CMM technology.

This allows precise form inspection, reaching a level of detail far beyond traditional position, size and orientation.








h120 door inner espStart measuring immediately

System set-up requires no special network settings, boots-up within seconds and eliminates warm-up thanks to scanner thermal compensation. Paired with the structural rigidity, thermal stability and absolute encoder technology of the MCAx S arms, users can switch on and start confidently collecting accurate data straightaway.




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Innovative and valuable functionality such as contrasting full field of view projector, excellent tactile probe clearance, compact size and ability to measure almost any part without changing settings gives the user all the assurance and feedback needed to concentrate purely on the measurement task.





ModelMaker H120 & MCAx S
ModelMaker H120 & MCAx S

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Case studies
3D laser scanning helps research institute to verify accuracy of additively manufactured parts
3D laser scanning helps research institute to verify accuracy of additively manufactured parts

The Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique, one of Switzerland’s top, globally recognised research and development institutes, was able to measure surface shape to a reasonable accuracy by using Nikon Metrology’s ModelMaker H120 non-contact laser scanner mounted on a 7-axis MCAx articulated arm.


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ModelMaker H120 & MCAx S
ModelMaker H120 & MCAx S

en fr

Case studies

3D laser scanning helps research institute to verify accuracy of additively manufactured parts
3D laser scanning helps research institute to verify accuracy of additively manufactured parts