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Exact Metrology Scanning in Peru

Exact Metrology Scans Monoliths in Peru

Exact Metrology Scanning in PeruBetween August 5 and August 19, Jason Kleinhenz, the marketing manager of Exact Metrology, visited Peru. His mission was to assist archeologist and teacher, Daniel Fernandez-Davila and a group of 12 others to collect scan data of ancient artifacts.

Daniel Fernandez-Davila has made this trip for 21 years, accompanied by his students and residents from Wayland, Massachusetts.  Besides Kleinhenz, the team included Antonia Hieronymous, Rachel Lorenc and Nick Ciorogan.  Daniel and Antonia started a non-profit called Loose Change. Based in Wayland, Massachusetts, Loose Change organizes an annual week-long event to gather donations from the community. As the name implies, residents donate their spare change to the organization. All of the funds are used to buy books and educational materials for Peruvian schoolchildren. In addition to providing school supplies, the non-profit also builds/renovates schools. In addition, Fernandez-Davila made it his mission to scan a South American monolith and several artifacts, so that the information could be used in archeological research and also in presentations for museums. Lorenc participated on behalf of her mentor, Dr. Lisa DeLeonardris at Johns Hopkins. Dr. DeLeonardris said that “The purpose of this trip was first and foremost to document the artifacts (shaman vessels and monolith) with hopes of better presenting and/or publishing iconographic analysis.” Ciorogan, a professional photographer and videographer, completed filming for the movie “My Teacher.” With a release date of 2020, the movie focuses on Fernandez-Davila’s work in the Peruvian jungle.

Close-up of the scanned monolith

Artec 3D, a world-renowned developer and manufacturer of professional 3D scanners and software, provided a Space Spider and Exact Metrology brought an Eva scanner. The Space Spider is a high-resolution 3D scanner based on blue light technology. It is ideal for capturing small objects or intricate details of large industrial objects in high resolution and with great accuracy. Also supplied by Artec 3D, Eva is used for making a quick, textured and accurate 3D model of medium sized objects. It scans quickly, capturing precise measurements in high resolution. Not only does it capture almost any type of object (including black and shiny surfaces), but it is used in numerous industries including quality control, heritage preservation, forensics, automotive, medical, aerospace and prosthetics.

The data was processed in Artec Studio 14 and 10 by Exact Metrology personnel, namely Chris Lafferty, Greg Hoeting and Jason Kleinhenz. Then, the information was given to Chris Catlett at 3D Systems. The company supplies the best range of 3D printers, materials and application expertise. 3D Systems was used to turn 3D data into PDFs, CAD files and short movies. To complete this task, Exact Metrology employed Geomagic, their leading 3D software for digital reconstruction of the ruins.

Through this project, Exact Metrology showed that they can scan anything, anywhere for educational and research purposes, as well as build partnerships with the local community. The right side of the scanned monolith was dated between 400 BC and 200 AD, while the left side was estimated to date between 700 and 14700 AD. The artifacts are estimated to be between 500 BC and 100 AD. Exact Metrology plans to turn the data into solids by possibly 3D printing a few, turn the solids/meshes into user-friendly interactive tools or turn them into short videos. Furthermore, the company is preparing to present two scientific papers with Johns Hopkins at the 60th Annual Andean Studies Meeting in Berkeley, California in 2020. The videos will be supplied to museums in Peru.

Residents in Peru where Exact Metrology visited

To sum up the experience, Kleinhenz said, “The true value from this project came from the struggle, relationships built and the communities engaged. We’re excited to partner with great people and organizations to further the archeological research and philanthropic work. The community growing from this endeavor is really passionate and driven to deliver results – from my perspective, I’m grateful that I get to be a part of that movement, show Exact Metrology’s capabilities and partner with great people.”


Exact Metrology, with facilities in Cincinnati and Milwaukee and affiliated offices throughout the Midwest, is a comprehensive metrology services provider, offering customers 3D scanning, reverse engineering, quality inspection, product development and 2D drawings. The company also provides turnkey metrology solutions, including equipment sales and lease/rental arrangements.
Artec 3D is an international company, headquartered in Luxembourg, with subsidiaries in the United States (Santa Clara, California) and Russia (Moscow). Artec develops and produces innovative 3D solutions and products. Artec has a team of professional experts in the collection and processing of 3D surfaces as well as biometric facial recognition. Artec’s products and services can be used in many industries, such as in engineering, medicine, media and design, entertainment, fashion, historic preservation, security technology and more.

For more information, please contact:

Steve Young
Exact Metrology, Inc.
11575 Goldcoast Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45249
Phone: 614-264-8587
Local: 513-831-6620
www.exactmetrology.com
stevey@exactmetrology.com

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Artec Eva Showing Its Capabilities

Exact Metrology Attends CHS Career Expo

Artec Eva Scanning Part in 3DThe Canton Area Chamber of Commerce, U of I Extension, Spoon River College and SIU School of Medicine recently hosted the Canton Career Expo at Canton High School. This was the largest career event at Canton High School with participation from 45 area employers. During each rotation, presenters gave an overview of their profession, answered questions and led students in a hands-on activity. Approximately 160 seniors attended the morning session, with 162 juniors participating in the afternoon. They were divided into six groups and rotated among six “cluster areas.” These areas included agriculture, food & natural resources; arts, communications and information systems; engineering, manufacturing and technology; health and life sciences; human services; business, management and administration. Students were able to see the list of employers in each cluster and chose two from each cluster.

Exact Metrology attended this career expo to grow their relationship with schools and businesses in the area, recruit potential employees and educate students on Exact Metrology’s technology offerings. The latter was achieved using Artec 3D, a world-renowned developer and manufacturer of professional 3D scanners and software. The Artec Eva is a handheld scanner ideal for quick, textured and accurate scans. Artec Eva doesn’t require markers or calibration and the scanner captures 16 frames per second.  These frames are automatically aligned in real time, making scanning easy and fast.

Artec Eva Showing Its CapabilitiesDana Green, the inside sales person at Exact Metrology said, “We are focusing on giving back to the local communities by partnering with more schools.  These students will be tomorrow’s workforce and we want to make sure they know who we are and what we do.”

Exact Metrology is an ISO 9001:2008, AS9100, FFL and ITAR Certified Company.


Exact Metrology, with facilities in Cincinnati and Milwaukee and affiliated offices throughout the Midwest, is a comprehensive metrology services provider, offering customers 3D scanning, reverse engineering, quality inspection, product development CT scanning and services and 2D drawings. The company also provides turnkey metrology solutions, including equipment sales and lease/rental arrangements.

Artec 3D is an international company, headquartered in Luxembourg, with subsidiaries in the United States (Santa Clara, California) and Russia (Moscow). Artec develops and produces innovative 3D solutions and products. Artec has a team of professional experts in the collection and processing of 3D surfaces as well as biometric facial recognition. Artec’s products and services can be used in many industries, such as in engineering, medicine, media and design, entertainment, fashion, historic preservation, security technology and more.

For more information, please contact:

Steve Young
Exact Metrology, Inc.
11575 Goldcoast Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45249
Phone: 614-264-8587
Local: 513-831-6620
www.exactmetrology.com
stevey@exactmetrology.com

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Exact Metrology Offers $100 Challenge to Prove that the GOM CT Scanner Is the Most Accurate Industrial CT Scanner on the Market

Example of scan from GOM scannerExact Metrology, a leading provider of 3D and CT scanning equipment and metrology services, now offers the GOM CT scanner — the most accurate industrial CT scanner currently on the market. The GOM CT scanner offers the highest accuracy and highest resolution of any 225kV system available today and Exact Metrology devised the “GOM CT Challenge” to prove this.
“If a company is considering the purchase of a CT scanner, they can call us and validate the suitability, then send us a part.  We’ll scan it and send them the images.  If they don’t believe the output is superior to other scanners in the 225kV range, we’ll send them $100…no strings attached,” said Steve Young, co-president of Exact Metrology.

Photo of the GOM scannerFor more details and an entry form, please use this link: https://www.exactmetrology.com/challenge

If you have any questions regarding the GOM CT Challenge, please call Steve Young from Exact Metrology at 513-815-4491.

For more information on the GOM CT scanner, please see:
https://www.exactmetrology.com/metrology-equipment/gom-ct-scanner


Exact Metrology is an ISO 9001:2008, AS9100, FFL and ITAR Certified Company.
Exact Metrology, with facilities in Cincinnati and Milwaukee and affiliated offices throughout the Midwest, is a comprehensive metrology services provider, offering customers 3D scanning, reverse engineering, quality inspection, product development CT scanning and services and 2D drawings.   The company also provides turnkey metrology solutions, including equipment sales and lease/rental arrangements.

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GOM develops, produces and distributes software, machines and systems for 3D coordinate measuring technology, 3D computed tomography and 3D testing based on latest research results and innovative technologies. With more than 60 sites globally and more than 1,000 metrology specialists, GOM guarantees professional advice as well as support and service. More than 14,000 system installations improve the product quality and manufacturing processes in the automotive, aerospace and consumer goods industries.

For more information, please contact:
EXACT METROLOGY, INC.
Steve Young
11575 Goldcoast Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45249
Telephone:
Local: 513.831.6620
Toll Free: 855.727.9226
www.exactmetrology.com
stevey@exactmetrology.com


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Steve Young
Exact Metrology, Inc.
11575 Goldcoast Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45249
Phone: 614-264-8587
Local: 513-831-6620
www.exactmetrology.com
stevey@exactmetrology.com

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Exact Metrology Holds Open House in Brookfield, Wisconsin

3D scanners from Exact Metrology engineering specialistsProduct demonstrations and technical presentations on 3D printing & CT scanning engage a large audience

On June 23, 2016, Exact Metrology held an open house at their Brookfield, Wisconsin location, showcasing its newest products in 3D printing and CT scanning equipment. The event was attended by a large number of people from several Midwestern states and a diverse range of business sectors, including manufacturing companies, civil engineering firms, municipalities, local artists and art museums.

Hosted by Dean Solberg, Exact Metrology co-president, the day included product demonstrations featuring the newest technology in 3D & CT scanners from Exact Metrology engineering specialists. Ten stations were set up throughout the facility, each demonstrating equipment from the top names in the industry and most of the equipment was available for hands-on use by the attendees. Products included the Romer measurement and scanning arm, Hexagon Q Flash, Leica tracker, Surphasers, ATOS II Blue Light Scanner, Artec Space Spider and Exact Metrology’s newest acquisition, the ProCon Compact CT scanner. Several attendees brought their own parts and had them scanned onsite, then 3D printed.

Running simultaneously throughout the day were several breakout sessions on: 3D systems (Geomagic Design X/Geomagic for Solidwork) presented by Mike Tsang; 3D Software Innovmetric (Polyworks) by Julien Thibodeau Gagne; and 3D printing by Mastergraphics demonstrated by Kevin Carr.

ProCon CT scannerAn especially impressive product demonstration included scanning a single grain of salt with the ProCon CT scanner. The scan picked up details as minute as the ridges in the salt grain, illustrating the scanner’s ability to capture the most precise details inside and out. CT scanning currently used by Exact technicians to examine injection molded parts, castings and forgings, evaluating porosity, grain structure, filament distribution etc. Data can be instantly compared to CAD files in the point cloud for assessment.

­­­­These high-definition CT imaging devices were, until recently, only available for use in the medical field. They now serve a wide range of product applications, including but not limited to, industrial, manufacturing & construction, power generation/nuclear, medical, aerospace and the arts, the latter already seeing applications in the detection of forgeries and sculpture structural integrity, as examples.

Exact Metrology offers a complete line of portable scanning and measurement technologies as well as contract measurement for 3D laser scanning services, reverse engineering services, non-contact inspection, metrology services and 3D digitizing. The company’s newest equipment includes a GE CT Scanner at its Cincinnati location, the first in America being used for industrial metrology rather than medical testing. Exact sells and rents metrology equipment solutions, in addition to providing testing as a service and application software training.

  • 3D laser scanning services
  • Exact Metrology offers a complete line of portable scanning

For more information on this event, please contact:

Dean Solberg
Exact Metrology, Inc.
20515 Industry Avenue
Brookfield, WI 53045
Phone: 262-533-0800
Local: 866-722-2600
www.exactmetrology.com
deans@exactmetrology.com

Exact Metrology is an ISO 9001:2008 Certified Company.

Exact Metrology, with facilities in Cincinnati and Milwaukee and affiliated offices throughout the Midwest, is a comprehensive metrology services provider, offering customers 3D and CT scanning, reverse engineering, quality inspection, product development and 2D drawings.   The company also provides turnkey metrology solutions, including equipment sales and lease/rental arrangements.  

 

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Exact Metrology Uses CT Scanning to Validate E-Lock Wiring Bobbin Postion

Customer needed post-assembly validation of fine wire configuration 

Scans of wire bobbin, showing precise path taken by 0.008” diameter wires inside; scan completed after final assembly of the unit, an inspection process not possible without CT scanning capability

Scans of wire bobbin, showing precise path taken by 0.008” diameter wires inside; scan completed after final assembly of the unit, an inspection process not possible without CT scanning capability

Exact Metrology, working at the company’s Brookfield, Wisconsin location, has successfully used its ProCon industrial CT scanning technology to validate the position of a wire configuration in the bobbin of an electronic lock assembly for one of its customers.

As techician Sean Plastine explains, “A customer came to us to verify the position of a 0.008” diameter wire inside its electronic lock assembly. The position of the wire could not previously be verified while the components of the lock were being assembled. Inspection of the wire bobbin after assembly was also impossible.”

By using its CT scanning technology on the completed lock assembly, Exact technicians were able to determine the wire’s precise position without the need for disassembly or other compromise on the finished article. Any deviation of the wire’s nominal position could be noted, allowing for subsequent changes in the assembly protocol, as needed.

The CT scan clearly shows the path that the wire pair follows inside the lock assembly.

Need to verify the location of a 0.008” dia copper wire in this approximate location

Need to verify the location of a 0.008” dia copper wire in this approximate location

Plastine adds, “We are very excited by the possibilities of this technology, as it’s opening new doors for our contract services at many existing and many more new customers.”

Exact Metrology is an ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 Certified Company.

For more information on this application or to arrange a demonstration, please contact:

EXACT METROLOGY, INC.
Dean Solberg, President
20515 Industry Avenue
Brookfield, WI 53045
Phone: 262-533-0800
Local: 866-722-2600
www.exactmetrology.com
deans@exactmetrology.com

Exact Metrology, with facilities in Cincinnati and Milwaukee and affiliated offices throughout the Midwest, is a comprehensive metrology services provider, offering customers 3D and CT scanning, reverse engineering, quality inspection, product development assistance and 2D drawings. The company also provides turnkey metrology solutions, including equipment sales and lease/rental arrangements.

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Exact Metrology Holds Tech Expo with 3Dvision Technologies on 3D Scanning & 3D Printing

Product demonstrations and technical presentations from principals impress large crowd at dual open house

On March 17, 2016, Exact Metrology held a tech event in Cincinnati, Ohio with partner company, 3DVision Technologies at both of their offices. Held on St. Patrick’s Day, the event was cleverly titled “Lunch, Learn & Luck,” and had a “March Madness” theme with basketball games playing on multiple widescreen televisions. The event was attended by over 100 people from local area industries, including automotive, aerospace and consumer goods.

Co-Hosted by Steve Young, Exact Metrology co-founder and President, and Todd Majeski, President of 3DVision Technologies, the day included presentations and product demonstrations of the newest products transforming the manufacturing industry in 3D printing and 3D scanning. The informative event provided insight and hands-on experience, while displaying the newest technology that is reshaping the traditional manufacturing process.

The day began at 3D Vision Technologies office, (a provider of engineering solutions & 3D printing for manufacturing companies), with a presentation by Todd Majeski. Majeski discussed the company’s long-term partnership with Exact Metrology, and how both companies work together to improve processes, increase quality, and get their customer’s products to market faster through 3D scanning and reverse engineering. After several presentations and a question-and-answer session, attendees were welcomed into a showcase of 3D printer demonstrations and product displays of printed samples from miniature to lifesize versions, including a skateboard, helmet, and an automotive front grill.

The second part of the tech event was held at Exact Metrology’s office, conveniently located just a short walk away. Participants walked together and, after a St. Patrick’s Day themed lunch, began the afternoon session with a presentation by Steve Young. Young discussed the newest technology in CT (Computed Tomography) scanning systems, which allows users to not only scan the outside of a part, but to actually see inside of it without taking it apart, or damaging the item. Until recently, this technology was used primarily in the medical field but is creating much excitement within a variety of industrial markets now, as it enables manufacturers to check for defects, internal contact points after assembly, porosity and dimensional accuracy, comparing actual scans to point cloud data, CAD files etc. According to Young, this type of 3D scanning has been a “huge success” for his company, which he co-founded with Dean Solberg, who runs the company’s facility in the Milwaukee area.

Products displayed at the event included the P40 Leica Scanner, a long-range scanner, which, according to presenter Jacob Wallace, Processing Engineer at Exact, can be set up and ready to scan in 30 seconds. The scanner has a 150-meter range and will show everything in the surrounding area. Wallace recently scanned an entire office to make an accurate 3D model, complete with windows, doors, ceiling and wall thickness. Other uses of these long-range scanners include collecting topography of roadways (without stopping traffic) and large buildings of 500,000 square ft. or more, to collect information inside and outside of the building, all within a reasonable timeframe.

Inside a Playstation control, possible with the GE vtomex CT ScannerJosh Schradin, QA Manager, demonstrated the GE Vtomex M CT Scanner with a full rendering of a videogame controller he had previously scanned. Attendees were able to see internal components, including the smallest features on the circuit board. He explained how the scan could also be used to find defects or to process for reverse engineering.

Other products displayed and discussed at the expo were the Romer Absolute 77, an Articulated Arm with a Laser Line Scanner, the Atos Triple Scan, the Artec EVA Handheld Portable Scanner and the NDI ScanTrak Large Volume Laser Scanner.

Exact Metrology ended the afternoon with a St. Patrick’s Day raffle, with two lucky attendees winning a 48” high-def television and a MakerBot 3D printer.

Exact Metrology offers a complete line of portable scanning and measurement technologies as well as contract measurement for 3D laser scanning services, reverse engineering services, non-contact inspection, metrology services, 3D digitizing and training.

 

 

For more information on this new equipment, please contact:

EXACT METROLOGY, INC.
11575 Goldcoast Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio 45249
Phone: 513-831-6620
Toll Free: 866-722-2600
www.exactmetrology.com
stevey@exactmetrology.com
Steve Young, President

Exact Metrology is an ISO 9001:2008 Certified Company.

Exact Metrology, with facilities in Cincinnati and Milwaukee and affiliated offices throughout the Midwest, is a comprehensive metrology services provider, offering customers 3D scanning, reverse engineering, quality inspection, product development and 2D drawings. The company also provides turnkey metrology solutions, including equipment sales and lease/rental arrangements.

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Exact Metrology Now AS9100 Certified at Cincinnati Location

Leader in 3D and CT scanning for industrial, commercial concerns achieves key aerospace supplier metric  

BV_Certification_AS 9100On January 28, 2016, Exact Metrology achieved certification as an AS91900 supplier, for its Cincinnati facility. Exact is a leading supplier of 3D and industrial-grade CT scanning equipment and services to myriad industries and commercial concerns. Co-President Steve Young, who heads up the Cincinnati operation for the company, made the announcement today.   “In achieving this prestigious certification, our team has great pride of accomplishment, as the AS9100 audit and certification process is extremely rigorous and required an in-depth knowledge by every associate at Exact of job performance scope, expectations, issue resolution protocols and our overall process operation.”

As the certification notes, Exact has its recognition for “…sales and supply of 3D non-contact and contact measuring equipment for inspection and reverse engineering to the commercial, aerospace, medical, automotive and industrial manufacturing industries.”

Exact-Metrology---Final-certExpanding on the audit process, Co-President Dean Solberg notes, “Every one of our associates realized something very special during the audit. Namely, because it was necessary that they understood the process and purpose of their work plus the issue resolution scenarios required, they appreciated their roles as interconnected team members at Exact. That’s very exciting to witness and has already raised their level of involvement in day-to-day operations.”   He further observed that the audit required a new level of goal orientation, self-evaluation and awareness of improvement possibilities across the entire facility, including operations, accounting, sales, service and especially management.

The AS9100 is a vital certification for the work this facility performs in the aerospace sector.

Exact is a prime supplier of equipment as well as the services that utilize various portable and stationary 3D scanning devices, plus one of the first industrial-grade CT scanners, a unit that can examine the internal geometric and material composition of various substrates on molded, cast and forged products, as well as food ingredients and packaging for seal integrity and safety.

Exact Metrology is also an ISO 9001:2008 Certified Company.

For more information on this development or to arrange a demonstration, please contact:

EXACT METROLOGY, INC.
11575 Goldcoast Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio 45249
Phone:  513-831-6620
Toll Free:  866-722-2600
www.exactmetrology.com
stevey@exactmetrology.com
Steve Young, President

Exact Metrology, with facilities in Cincinnati and Milwaukee and affiliated offices throughout the Midwest, is a comprehensive metrology services provider, offering customers 3D scanning, reverse engineering, quality inspection, product development and 2D drawings.   The company also provides turnkey metrology solutions, including equipment sales and lease/rental arrangements.

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Exact Metrology Named Exclusive U.S. Distributor For Procon Industrial X-Ray Machines

Procon X-RAY GmBH, a leader in custom-designed industrial CT scanners, will be available in USA through Exact Metrology

November 30, 2015 – Exact Metrology announced today the signing of an agreement with ProCon X-Ray for exclusive rights to distribute the company’s product line throughout the USA.

ProCon, located in Germany, has been developing x-ray systems for non-destructive testing since 2004. The company is a state-of-the-art manufacturer of x-ray and CT (computed tomography) systems designed specifically for industrial applications.

ProCon offers several standard models, ranging from portable units and desktop models to full-size, stand-alone systems. Each of the company’s standard units can be customized to meet customer specific job requirements. The systems are all offered with high-resolution focus x-ray technology.

ProCon works directly with customers to determine the scope of requirements, then develops and designs a unit to meet the individual application needs. Units can be designed with multiple x-ray sources and multiple detector set-ups. This process results in customers obtaining exactly the type of metrology equipment required, without any unnecessary features. Turnaround time in production of the equipment is thereby reduced to a minimum. ProCon systems are also user-friendly and easy to use in operation, according to Exact VP Steve Young.

Exact Metrology offers a complete line of portable scanning and measurement technologies, as well as contract measurement for 2 and 3D laser scanning services, reverse engineering services, non-contact inspection, metrology services, 3D digitizing and training, plus its recently announced CT scanning services, usable by all types of manufacturing, packaging and product integrity concerns.

For more information on this agreement, please contact:

 

Steve Young, VP
Exact Metrology, Inc.
11575 Goldcoast Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45249
Local 513.831.6620
Toll Free 866.722.2600
www.exactmetrology.com
stevey@exactmetrology.com

Exact Metrology is an ISO 9001:2008 Certified Company.

Exact Metrology, with facilities in Cincinnati and Milwaukee and affiliated offices throughout the Midwest, is a comprehensive metrology services provider, offering customers 3D scanning, reverse engineering, quality inspection, product development and 2D drawings. The company also provides turnkey metrology solutions, including equipment sales and lease/rental arrangements.

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Exact Metrology Does 3D Scans Of South Lion At Chicago Art Institute

Scans to be used by Met-L-Flo to make miniature 3D printed models for FABTECH

_24A9222On September 16, 2015, for approximately three hours, Exact Metrology technicians performed a 3D scan of the huge South Lion that guards the entrance to the world-famous Chicago Art Institute. The subsequent STL file is being used by Chicago-based Met-L-Flo to generate 300 3D printed miniature lions, to be displayed and provided to visitors at the upcoming FABTECH show in Chicago, November 9-12.

_24A9064Using their Surphaser and ARTEC scanners, Exact technicians built a 3D image, which was displayed on a huge monitor for passersby to see. As part of this event, which was sponsored by FABTECH show management, FMA president and CEO Ed Youdell introduced Exact president Dean Solberg and Met-L-Flo president Carl Dekker, who both detailed the work their companies were doing to complete this unique and interesting project.

The South Lion, named Attitude of Defiance, was _24A9213originally sculpted by Edward Kemeys for the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago and stood on the steps of the Fine Arts Palace, which is today the Chicago Museum of Science & Industry.   Later that year, the lion and his “brother”, named On The Prowl, were recast in bronze and moved to the steps of the new Art Institute, where they’ve guarded the entrance to this day.

As Dean Solberg remarked, “We’re creating a file with millions of 3D data points that would allow the program to accurately recreate the lion at almost any size, whether on a conventional CNC machine tool or in the new 3D printing method being used by Carl (Dekker) and his team at Met-L-Flo. Dekker noted that 3D printing of one of the seven additive manufacturing techniques his company currently employs to make not only prototypes but also functional short run production parts.

_24A9309Local media and trade press were on hand at the event, which garnered TV coverage that evening in Chicago.

Exact Metrology will be exhibiting its various metrology equipment and services, including robotic articulation and its new CT scanning technology that allows precision examination of internal structures, during FABTECH.

Exact Metrology is an ISO 9001:2008 Certified Company.

Exact Metrology, with facilities in Cincinnati and Milwaukee and affiliated offices throughout the Midwest, is a comprehensive metrology services provider, offering customers 3D and CT scanning, reverse engineering, quality inspection, product development and 2D drawings.   The company also provides turnkey metrology solutions, including equipment sales and lease/rental arrangements.  

Click the link to view a video of the press conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0qPVAI5z8Y

For more information on this event or to arrange a demonstration, please contact:

EXACT METROLOGY, INC.
Dean Solberg
20515 Industry Avenue
Brookfield, WI 53045
Phone: 262-533-0800
Local: 866-722-2600
www.exactmetrology.com
deans@exactmetrology.com

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Exact Metrology, with facilities in Cincinnati and Milwaukee and affiliated offices throughout the Midwest, is a comprehensive metrology services provider, offering customers 3D scanning, reverse engineering, quality inspection, product development and 2D drawings. The company also provides turnkey metrology solutions, including equipment sales and lease/rental arrangements. 

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Exact Metrology Partners With FABTECH 2015 and the Art Institute of Chicago for 3D Scanning and Printing of Historic Lions

Event will feature speakers from Exact Metrology, FABTECH and Met-L-Flo to discuss the art of manufacturing and other innovative technology showcased at FABTECH 2015

WHAT: FABTECH 2015, North America’s largest collaboration of technology, equipment and knowledge in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industry, will bring 3D scanning technology to the steps of the Art Institute of Chicago on Sept. 16. Exact Metrology, a 3D scanning solutions company, will use its Surphaser technology – known for its high accuracy and scan data quality – to 3D scan the museum’s south lion by Edward L. Kemeys (1843-1907). The guardian lions have flanked the Art Institute’s iconic Michigan Avenue entrance for more than 100 years and have become a symbol of the museum and of the city.

Attendees will have the opportunity to witness Exact Metrology’s scanning technology firsthand and hear from industry leaders as they discuss the process and benefits of 3D scanning and printing. Additionally, speakers will provide a look at what other advanced manufacturing technology will be showcased at FABTECH 2015, taking place at Chicago’s McCormick Place, Nov. 9-12.

After the scan data is captured, Met-L-Flo will use it to print approximately 300 small-scale replicas of the lion, which will be on display and used as giveaways at FABTECH.

Following the brief press conference, representatives from FABTECH, the Art Institute, Exact Metrology and Met-L-Flo, Inc., will be available for interviews.

WHO: Dean Solberg, vice president, Exact Metrology

Ed Youdell, president and CEO (FMA), FABTECH

Carl Dekker, president, Met-L-Flo, Inc.

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 16

9 a.m. – Press to arrive; photo opportunities

9:20 a.m. – Press conference

WHERE: The Art Institute of Chicago

111 South Michigan Ave.

Chicago, Il 60603-6110

Note: Press conference to take place on steps near the south lion, located in front of the Art Institute.

About Exact Metrology

Exact Metrology is an ISO 9001: 2008 certified company that offers contract measurement & scanning services, metrology equipment solutions, and hardware & software rentals. Its goal is to provide customers with a specifically tailored solution to their measuring needs. To accomplish this, it offers more options, more products and more experience.

About FABTECH

FABTECH is North America’s largest collaboration of technology, equipment and knowledge in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industry. The event provides a powerfully aligned hands-on, face-to-face business growth experience, attracting more than 1,500 exhibitors and 40,000 attendees. The event is made possible by its five co-sponsors, all of whom representing the varied and diverse makeup of the manufacturing industry. They include SME, the American Welding Society (AWS), the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA), the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), and the Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI). Read more about FABTECH’s co-sponsors here.

About the Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago collects, preserves and interprets works of art of the highest quality, representing the world’s diverse artistic traditions, for the inspiration and education of the public and in accordance with our profession’s highest ethical standards and practices.

 

About Met-L-Flo Inc.

Met-L-Flo, Inc., is a contract manufacturer specializing in 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing services since 1991. It strives to partner with clients to implement innovative solutions for their product development and low volume production needs. Advanced applications of its technologies enable it to boost clients’ competitiveness and enhance product success. Its commitment to Quality is solidified in the company’s ITAR, ISO 9000 and AS 9100 Rev C Certifications.

As a leader in the industry, it prides itself on creating innovative, unconventional solutions that utilize both tool and tool-less applications. Products may be produced in metal, plastic, silicone, or wax including fiber reinforcement

For more information on the event, please contact:

EXACT METROLOGY, INC.
11575 Goldcoast Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio 45249
Phone:  513-831-6620
Toll Free:  866-722-2600
www.exactmetrology.com
stevey@exactmetrology.com
Steve Young, President
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Exact Metrology, with facilities in Cincinnati and Milwaukee and affiliated offices throughout the Midwest, is a comprehensive metrology services provider, offering customers 3D scanning, reverse engineering, quality inspection, product development and 2D drawings.   The company also provides turnkey metrology solutions, including equipment sales and lease/rental arrangements. 

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