3D Measurement for Inspection & Analysis
The 3D measurement data from our scanners and PCMMs offers a comprehensive definition of a physical object that is used for measurement, inspection, comparison and reporting. When a part is defined by millions of points, you can see subtle deviations, slight variations and fine details, which gives you the confidence that a part (or mold) meets your specifications. To deliver the best of both worlds, we combine 3D scanning with our contact, touch-probe measurement tools to deliver precise dimensions on geometric shapes.
Once we gathered all of the measurements, we use sophisticated software programs to generate 3D color maps, first article inspection reports, statistical process reports and 3D models for computer simulation and analysis programs.
Product and tool inspections
- First article inspections
- First-off inspections (sampling)
- In-process inspections
- Die tryouts
- Tool and die duplication
- Statistical sampling
Performance simulation and analysis
- Meshes for finite element analysis (FEA)
- Meshes for computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
- Models for kinematic analysis
Problem diagnosis and troubleshooting
- Root cause analysis
- Process variance
- Tool rework
For inspection and analysis applications, the output is usually a simple mesh (STL file). This is then used to generate 3D color maps or inspection reports that compare as-is parts to their nominal design. For other options, please see our outputs and deliverables page, or count on us to recommend the best option.
After you tell us your requirements, we will suggest the best technologies and a suitable file format to meet your project’s goals. But leave the details to us. For now, focus on what you need to do and contact us to discuss the next step.