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(Inspection Tools and Instruments)
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In developing the Spray Metal Deposition process, the Ford Research Laboratory needed to make 3D measurements of complex tool shapes used at three distinct milestones in the process...... (View Full Article)
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Manufacturers who use a 3D scanner in their quality inspection processes sometimes need to inspect the inside of a part. In such situations, 3D scanners are an excellenct choice when used along side... (View Full Article)
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Quality inspection using an automated industrial 3D scanner can help medical device OEMs find cost savings and improve quality control.... (View Full Article)
(Quality Assurance, Test and Compliance Software)
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3D scanners are designed to function in noisy, dusty manufacturing environments and in ambient lighting. They are also designed for use by technicians and operators rather than engineers or... (View Full Article)
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For many OEMs and ODMs, model based design is becoming a favoured method to flow requirements to their manufacturing suppliers. This article explains the benefits 3D scanning brings to this process.... (View Full Article)
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Optical coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) offer high single-point accuracy but do not allow for very rapid measurement. If you are looking for a very fast coordinate measurement, an automated 3D... (View Full Article)
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3D laser scanners are invaluable tools for part comparisons, such as comparing a manufactured part to its intended design (CAD model) to analyze deviations or comparing a new part to an older known... (View Full Article)
(Quality Assurance, Test and Compliance Software)
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To properly develop their innovations, manufacturers need to model and accurately represent the prototype's shape in their 3D modeling software. Learn how 3D laser scanning is particularly effective... (View Full Article)
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For an organization with closed-loop quality management practices in place, an automated 3D scanner is a natural fit in the quality process. Specifically, 3D scanning can be integrated into the... (View Full Article)
(Inspection Tools and Instruments)
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Injection-mold tryouts provide mold makers with an important means of testing and documenting the quality of their products for customers. An automated 3D scanner is a valuable addition to the tryout... (View Full Article)
(Inspection Tools and Instruments)
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Performing a thorough First Article Inspection (FAI) on new production parts is the norm across most industries, but the methods and tools used for FAI vary greatly. Read this article to learn why... (View Full Article)
(Inspection Tools and Instruments)
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You can use a 3D scanner to compare a part to itself. Doing so allows you to see how a part has changed over time due to factors such as cooling effects, part wear, environmental conditions, and more.... (View Full Article)
(Inspection Tools and Instruments)
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One of the many benefits of a 3D laser scanner is that it is suitable in most quality control environments. In particular, a 3D scanner can enhance 100% inspection, statistical process control (SPC),... (View Full Article)
(Inspection Tools and Instruments)
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Optical light-based inspection can be tricky if the part being inspected is transparent or reflective. In this article we explain why the challenge exists and how it is easily overcome for 3D scanning... (View Full Article)
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There is a common misconception that, in order to inspect a part using a 3D scanner, reverse engineering is required. But this is not the case...... (View Full Article)
(Inspection Tools and Instruments)
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An industrial 3D scanner can perform a complete inspection of a metal stamping. Unlike traditional methods that rely on the capture of a few pre-programmed points, a non-contact 3D scanner captures... (View Full Article)
(Engineering and Scientific Software)
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3D laser scanning offers a fast and accurate way to create a complete digital 3D model of even the most complex part to aid in modeling and replication.... (View Full Article)
(Quality Assurance, Test and Compliance Software)
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If you already own a traditional Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM), you may have heard that you can retrofit it to convert it into a 3D scanner. This article explains the downsides to this approach.... (View Full Article)
(Inspection Tools and Instruments)
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Complex parts with compound curves and multiple features can be time-consuming to properly measure and inspect using traditional methods such as touch-probing, calipers, or gauges. Learn how an... (View Full Article)
(Inspection Tools and Instruments)
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Newer, automated 3D scanning technologies can today replace costly, cumbersome inspection gauges. An automated 3D laser scanner enables multiple inspection projects (virtual gauges) to be set up in... (View Full Article)

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