Capturing the surface image of cylindrical lock cores

The cylindrical cores of the burglared locks bear the traces of burglars tools. The system Surfscan is designed to capture and store the images of the surface. The images are captured in known scale so the direct comparison of cores damaged by similar or identical tools is possible. The known scale further allows to measure distances or size of scratches.

Captured surface (actual size was 3347x1200 pixels)

The cylindrical core is fixed to the system and further capturing and data processing is fully automatic. The system can be easily modified for capturing of the bullets (ballistics) or other objects.

SurfScan measurement machine Exported VRML model of lock

In addition to the surface image, software can export the textured VRML model of measured object, allowing studying the object in 3D using common internet browser.