Laser Scanners

Replacing Tactile Probing with Laser Scanners

This technical assessment explains how the new inspection methods for diagnostic measurement of sheet metal components and body-in-white assemblies at this Turkish automotive manufacturer involves cross scanners being used on coordinate measuring machines.
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Laser Scanners: Articles

Strong Growth for AICON Breuckmann

The German manufacturer of high precision white light scanners used in industrial measurement and inspection applications has achieved 28 percent of growth in 2012 and 32 percent in 2013, compared to the respective previous year.

ShapeGrabber Joins the Quality Vision International Family

International leaders in metrology and inspection join forces to deliver added value

Xiris Expands Sales Presence

Aaron Peterson will assist Xiris with business development.

Starrett-Bytewise Welcomes New Sales Director

Profile360 is an in-line, real-time, non-contact measurement system for continuously monitoring key profile dimensions in complex shapes such as rubber, ceramic, plastic, and wood-plastic composite extrusions, roll-formed metal profiles, and profiled wire.(Click on photo to enlarge it)
Justin Anderson's successful tenure at Werth Inc. saw sales growth in excess of $1 million dollars for his region as well as decreased cost per lead and improved efficiency in the sales and marketing process.

How Things Are Measured Today

A former hurdle with laser scanning was difficulty scanning highly reflective surfaces. This would necessitate spraying the object with a matte spray coating to eliminate obtaining reflective data and other extraneous noise. Modern laser scanners feature automatic real-time adjustment of sensor settings for each individual point along the laser stripe, effectively handling highly reflective surfaces or those with varying colors.(Click on photo to enlarge it)
Laser Scanning Innovation: Alex Lucas of Nikon Metrology explores how retrofitting CMMs or articulated arms with new laser scanners is one affordable option among many that shops are considering.

 

Laser Scanners: Products

Parts, Cameras, Scan!

No preparation or complicated setup is required to operate the Go!SCAN 20 from Creaform. The scanner, which is ideal for delivering maximum resolution on smaller objects with intricate details, is up-and-running in less than two minutes.
Unprecedented speed, accuracy and ease-of use, combined with the fastest paths ever from art to part, make it tough for progressive shops to ignore an investment in 3D scanning. 

ERW Pipe Ovality Measurement

The Profile360TM In-Line Profile Measurement System from Starrett-Bytewise in final inspection produces an automated dimensional inspection report – an audit trail of the “as produced” quality for each pipe. The in-line measurement data can be used to fine-tune tooling set-ups during a diameter change. During production this system alarms whenever any parameter approaches the allowable limit so that an operator can intervene before a quality fault occurs.
The Profile360 In-Line Profile Measurement System from Starrett-Bytewise automatically measures pipe diameter and ovality for ERW pipe from 6 in up to 24 in OD at two locations: in-line before cutting, and in final inspection.

Sheet Metal Gap Measuring: Precision Replaces Approximation

Thanks to its unique swiveling capability, the CALIPRI device can be mounted alongside body gaps to analyze even the fold edges of sheet-metal body parts that form gaps – a huge technological advance compared to other methods that record gaps from only a few perspectives and calculate the missing data by mathematical approximation methods. They cannot analyze fold edges at all. 
The swiveling CALIPRI profile measurement device from NextSense revolutionizes gap and fold edge analysis to increase multifunctional profile measurement process security and reduce costs.
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