NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I., March 23, 2016 — Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence has announced the Leica Absolute Scanner LAS-20-8, a portable laser scanner for large-volume inspection applications such as automotive sheet metal, aerospace mold tools and large industrial castings, among others. The handheld 3D scanner allows shop floor operators to easily and quickly capture complex point-cloud data. The device works in tandem with the Leica Absolute Tracker AT960, offering enhanced performance for manual freeform surface inspections on intricate workpieces, even those with dark or shiny metallic materials. Auto-adjust laser intensity for different surface types dramatically minimizes training requirements. The LAS-20-8 is optimized for portable metrology applications requiring effective measurement volumes up to 196.85 ft.