ModelMaker 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.


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Product overview

ModelMaker H120 is a class-leading handheld 3D laser scanner, delivering extremely detailed and precise high-speed measurement results on almost any material or part

nikon-metrology-modelmaker-h120High detail and low noise scan data reveals greater quality insight nikon-metrology-modelmaker-h120High productivity scanning with no reduction in accuracy or resolution nikon-metrology-modelmaker-h120Measures parts with contrasting reflectivity and mixed materials

Benefits & features


nikon-metrology-h120-uncompromising-performanceUncompromising performance

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 optimized 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.

nikon-metrology-h120-measure-the-most-challenging-materialsMeasure the most challenging materials

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

nikon-metrology-h120-low-noise-data-and-very-fine-detailsLow 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.


Increased feature measurement precision

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 to 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.


nikon-metrology-h120-start-measuring-immediatelyStart 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.



nikon-metrology-h120-enhanced-user-experienceEnhanced user experience

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
Points per stripe Up to 2000 (non-interpolated)
Frame rate Up to 450 Hz
Point resolution Up to 35 μm
Stripe width Up to 120 mm
Measurement depth Up to 100 mm
Accuracy (1 sigma) 7 μm
Measuring laser Blue, Class 2
Full FoV indicator laser Red, Class 2
Temperature compensation Yes (no warm up)
Laser power adjustment ESP4 real-time per point



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