Short Description

The 3D scanner CultArm3D consists of a camera or optionally a structured light scanner, mounted on a lightweight, compliant robotic arm. The geometry and texture of the objects placed on a turntable are digitized automatically. CultArm3D can be used both independently and in combination with the CultArc3D scanner (Fraunhofer IGD). In combination, CultArm3D captures remaining holes, occlusions or geometrically complex surface areas in higher detail.



CultArm3D digitizes objects fitting a cylindrical volume with a maximum height and diameter of 60 cm.



  • Lightweight, compliant robotic arm
  • Autonomous “next-best-view” scan planning
  • Photogrammetry or structured light
  • Color calibrated
  • Combination with fully automated digitization pipeline (Fraunhofer IGD) possible


Technical PropertiesType

Texture and geometry



1 color camera 50 MP (optionally 1 structured light scanner)

1 ring daylight source

4 soft boxes for diffuse lighting


Measurement Volume

60 cm x 60 cm x 60 cm [length x width x height]



Up to 200 µm (photogrammetry) or up to 50 µm (structured light)


CultArm3D in the lab at Fraunhofer IGD © Fraunhofer IGD

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