Nikon MCAx Portable Arm

Handheld scanner for 3D inspection & reverse engineering.

The MCAx Manual Coordinate measuring Arm is a precise, reliable and easy-to-use portable 7-axis measuring arm.

It is the perfect partner for the ModelMaker handheld laser scanners and Focus Handheld scanning and inspection software. This total solution’s accuracy, capability and portability make it feel perfectly at home in the metrology lab, on the shop floor and in-the-field.

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Nikon MCAx Portable Arm

The arm can be equipped with a wide range of probing systems aside from laser scanning, such as a large choice of probes for a variety of tasks including touch-trigger measurements and continuous scanning. Its flexibility makes this measurement arm the perfect solution for the widest range of measurement tasks. The MCAx range of 7-axis articulated arms is available in six different sizes and in three accuracy levels giving users the ability to specify the best system for their needs.

Key Benefits

  • High accuracy and fast data throughput saves time and money
  • Optimized for hard-to-scan surfaces
  • Designed for use under all shop floor or field conditions
  • Extreme temperature stability and zero warm-up time
  • Quick and easy plug-and-play setup
  • Enhanced ergonomics mean stress-free usage
  • Short learning curve
  • Automatic probe recognition
  • Seamless transition between scanning and touch-probing
  • On-board calibration storage
  • Scanner compatible with all major brands of point cloud software
  • No external controller


  • Fast & accurate multi-sensor 3D inspection
  • Part-to-CAD inspection: First article inspection against CAD model
  • Inspection of geometric features
  • Gap-and-flush inspection
  • Reverse engineering: from concept studio clay to class A surfaces
  • Digitizing for additive manufacturing

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