Helium Polish

The Helium Polish diamond scanner is a modern device for cutting factories, laboratories and dealers. When a diamond is scanned with Helium an accurate 3D-model is constructed for the angle of inclination and the azimuth. This 3D model allows accurate visualization and realistic images to be produced that can show small distortions of symmetry and to use the output with various systems of appraisal. The program creates user-defined reports including that you can make with whichever selection you choose from the information in the detailed Helium report.

Existing scanners measure facet angles using a silhouette approach. But a facet has more than just an inclination, to properly describe it, we also need to know its orientation - what we call its azimuth. The Helium 3D-model also includes such elements as additional facets.

What is new?

October 23, 2015 - Helium Polish 5.6.79.1 is released.

  • New cutting type HEART to differ from Pear.
  • Improvement of TRIANGLE determination. We still are working under correct width/length and table width/length calculation - this will be added in next version.
  • New parameter ALN is added to reports.
  • Wrong determination of some samples as Pear instead of Oval is fixed.
  • Some other improvements of determination of facets type for RBC.
  • Problem with missing values for Cushion in Grouping pictures is fixed.
  • Problem with visible and invisible edges color is fixed.
  • Change in calculation of ideal position for pictures Pavilion/crown painting and deviation of pavilion/crown main facets azimuths angles from their ideal positions for the round brilliant.
  • Bug with wrong detection of semi-polished Heart is fixed.
  • Culet determination is changed to fix problem where extra-facet was determined as culet.
  • Bug with export of DMC from Helium Polish is fixed.
Main features

There are two core distinctions between the Helium scanner and other scanner models:

1. Нelium scanner determines with high accuracy both the inclination of a facet and its azimuth. 

2. Нelium 3D model reveals major and minor symmetry features.

Photo of the diamond Helium model with the photo Photo of the diamond Helium model with the photo
Photo of the diamond Helium model with the photo Photo of the diamond Helium model with the photo

 

Open 3D model* of the scanned diamond with major and minor symmetry features.

3D model of round brilliant created by Helium polish is enough to estimate optic and minor symmetry quality. You can export 3D model to DiamCalc software and explore it. DiamCalc allows creating photoreal image of Helium Polish 3D model.

The system scanns different distortions, for example girdles with a conical shape, and calculating parameters more correct than manual measurements.

Very detailed reports display most of physical features of the polished diamond, including "Minimum Inscribed Circle - MIC", Error in radial roundness, Kozibe, Fish eye angle, Spread, Out of shape, Inclination + Azimuth angle of all the halves, Crown and Pavilion painting type and many other.

View all parameters and illustrations obtained by Helium Polish in the report:

MS Word Full report for polished brilliant (0,37 ct)
PDF

Helium Polish creates model of diamonds with any cutting by DLL and ASCII files.

Specification

 

HP 4.4
Digital
HP 8.5
Digital
HP 17
Digital
HP 23
Digital
HP 34
Digital
HP 47
Digital

Field of view

3.3 x
4.4mm
6.6 x
8.7mm
13.2 x 17.4mm 17.7 x
23.6mm
26.4 x
34.8mm
35 x
47mm

Polish size

1.0 - 4.3mm

2.3 - 8.5mm

4.5 – 17mm

5.0 – 23mm

9.0 – 34mm

10 – 47mm

3D-model accuracy

3.2 microns

6.5
microns

13
microns

15
microns

26
microns

30
microns

Projected RBC range

0.004 to 0.30ct

0.05 to 2.00ct

0.35 to 18.00ct

0.50 to 45.00ct

3.00 to 140.00ct

5.00 to 450ct

Projected Marquise Range

-

0.09 to 0.60ct

0.60 to 4.5ct

0.90 to 11ct

5.00 to
35ct

9.00 to 110ct

Diamond types

Any Cuts

ReCut option

Available

Print reports

Available, very detailed + user-defined

Mfg. Warranty

24 months

Service Warranty

12 months

Hardware
  HP 4.4
Digital
HP 8.5
Digital
HP 17
Digital
HP 23
Digital
HP 34
Digital
HP 47
Digital
Lens 2x 1 : 1 1 : 2 1 : 4
CCD camera 2/3"
1360x1024
2/3"
1360x1024
ССD 2/3"
1360x1024
ССD 1"
1600x1200
ССD 2/3"
1360x1024
ССD 1"
1600x1200
Weight 13 kg 19 kg 25 kg 25 kg
Dimensions
L x W x H
53cm x 16cm
x 21cm
70cm x 16cm x 21cm 90cm x 16cm x 21cm 90cm x 16cm x 21cm
Operating Systems Windows 7 - 32bit
Power consumption 220V 50Hz 300W
Computer requirements View PDF
Helium Polish reports

Illustrated report for cushion

Helium Polish software allows creating and customizing reports for round brilliant, marquise, oval, pear, princess, step cuts, cushion, radiants and any cuts for polished and semipolished diamonds. More examples of reports:

Helium Polish Illustrated reports (one page reports)

Processing time for diamonds
Method (precision) Quantity of contours Time of scan mode, sec Time of build mode, sec* Total time, sec
Quick 100 5 3 8
Optimum 200 10 4 14
Accuracy 400 20 6 26
Hi accuracy 800 40 10 50

*Time of work is measured by the diamonds: symmetrical RBC 0.55 ct or asymmetrical RBC 0.37 ct. Time of build mode depends on quantity of dust on the stone surface and mass and cutting form of stones, it can change from time to time within the limits of 5 sec. Time is measured on Helium Polish system HP 8.5 and computer AMD Dual Core 2.4GHz, 2Gb RAM or Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 2.13Ghz, 4Gb RAM.