• Medical Applications

    The Touch X allows surgical interns to perform accurate virtual surgeries and learn the feel of a correct procedure before entering the clinical environment. Its compact design and accurate feel provide a true-to-life experience and field of movement.

  • Research and Development Applications

    Touch X is an integral piece in many university- and research center-based haptic applications. Touch X provides the ideal balance of affordability, flexibility, and precision that’s important to budget-conscious research projects in fields like medical rehabilitation, biomedicine, and robotics.

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Touch X Features

Technical Specifications

Device Specifications


Touch X





Force Feedback Workspace
~ 17 W x 13.7 H x 6.5 D in > 431 W x 348 H x 165 D mm ~ 14 W x 9 H x 7.1 D in > 355 W x 228 H x 180 D mm
Footprint (physical area the base of the device occupies on a surface)
~ 6 5/8 W x 8 D in ~ 168 W x 203 D mm ~ 6 5/8 W x 7 1/4 D in ~ 168 W x 184 D mm
Weight (device only)
3 lbs 15 oz ~1.42 kg 7 lbs 3 oz ~3.257 kg
Range of Motion
Hand movement pivoting at wrist Hand movement pivoting at wrist
Nominal Position Resolution
> 450 dpi ~0.055 mm > 1100 dpi ~0.023 mm
Backdrive Friction
< 1 oz < 0.26 N < 0.23 oz < 0.06 N
Maximum Exertable Force (at nominal orthogonal arms position)
.75 lbf 3.3 N 1.8 lbf 7.9 N
Continuous Exertable Force (24 hrs)
> 0.2 lbf > .88 N > 0.4 lbf > 1.75 N
X axis > 7.3 lbs./in
Y axis > 13.4 lbs./in
Z axis > 5.9 lbs./in
X axis > 1.26 N/ mm
Y axis > 2.31 N/mm
Z axis > 1.02 N/mm
X axis > 10.8 lbs./in
Y axis > 13.6 lbs./in
Z axis > 8.6 lbs./in
X axis > 1.86 N/ mm
Y axis > 2.35 N/mm
Z axis > 1.48 N/mm
Inertia (apparent mass at tip)
~ 0.101 lbm ~ 45 g ~ 0.077 lbm ~ 35 g
Force Feedback
X, Y, Z X, Y, Z
Position Sensing
X, Y, Z (digital encoders) X, Y, Z (digital encoders)
Stylus gimbal
Pitch, roll, yaw (± 5% linearity potentiometers) Pitch, roll, yaw (Magnetic absolute position sensor, 14-bit precision.)
USB 2.0 / 3.0 port or USB Hub that supports USB 2.0/ 3.0.
1 KHz refresh rate
USB 2.0 / 3.0 port or USB Hub that supports USB 2.0/ 3.0.
Up to 4 KHz refresh rate
OpenHaptics® SDK, Unreal®, Unity® compatibility
Yes Yes

NOTE: Only use the power supply provided by 3D Systems. Product specifications are subject to change without notice. 

  • System Requirements
    Operating System 64-bit Windows 10 and 11
    Processor Intel i5 / i7, 5th Generation or greater CPU, Minimum 2.5 GHz frequency
    RAM 4 GB
    Graphics Card Minimum 256 MB VRAM (Install the latest drivers)
    Disk Space 512 MB
    Display Resolution 1280 x 800 (Minimum)
    Interface USB 2.0 / 3.0 port or USB Hub that supports USB 2.0/ 3.0.
    *Use only USB A to B cable provided by 3D Systems.
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