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Exact Metrology Now Represents GOM CT in U.S.

Leader in 3D and CT scanning for industrial, commercial concerns now representing premier German builder of CT scanner 

Exact Metrology Representing GOMEffective immediately, Exact Metrology is proud to announce that they’ve become a distributor of the GOM CT scanner in the U.S. The announcement was made by company co-presidents Steve Young and Dean Solberg. GOM is an established global company and leader in structured light scanning technologies. The company develops, produces and distributes software, machines and systems for industrial and automated 3D coordinate measuring technology, 3D computed tomography, as well as 3D testing based on the latest research results and innovative technologies.

The computed tomography scanner GOM CT provides 3D data of internal and external component geometries in exceptionally high resolution. The GOM CT produces the finest details visible throughout the component, simplifying initial sampling, tool correction and inspection tasks during production. It captures complex components including the “inner workings” in a single scanning process, so that the user receives a complete image of the test specimen for form and position analysis or nominal/actual comparisons. The system shows its greatest strengths when digitizing smaller plastic and light metal parts.

High-contrast X-ray detector and 5-axis kinematics

Exact Metrology Representing GOMTo achieve a very high level of detail during component digitization, the components of the GOM CT were perfectly matched to each other: A high-contrast 3k X-ray detector generates a very fine pixel grid (3008 x 2512 pixels) and thus lays the foundation for high-precision detection of the measured components. 5-axis kinematics with integrated centering table makes it easier for the user to position the component optimally in the measuring volume, so that the measurement is always performed with the best possible resolution. An additional plus: Within the measuring volume (diameter: 240 mm, height: 400 mm) several objects can be measured simultaneously in one scan, further reducing processing times. Thanks to the proven GOM technology the GOM CT ensures high precision and repeatable measurement results.

Data acquisition and evaluation in one software package

As with all GOM metrology systems, the control of the device, data acquisition and evaluation are combined in a single software package. This means that no further software is required; the chain from recording the raw data to creating the measurement report is greatly simplified.

Exact Metrology will house a GOM CT scanner at their Brookfield, Wisconsin location. Once there, it will be used for customer demonstrations and educational purposes, as well as contract scanning.


For more information, please see:

https://www.exactmetrology.com/metrology-equipment/gom-ct-scanner

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

Exact Metrology, Inc. 

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

GOM GmbH

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 on this development or to arrange a demonstration of the equipment, please contact:

EXACT METROLOGY, INC.
Steve Young
20515 Industry Avenue
Brookfield, WI 53045
Phone: 614-264-8587
Local: 866-722-2600
www.exactmetrology.com
stevey@exactmetrology.com

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Exact Metrology Introduces New Artec LEO 3D Scanner

With its ability to scan both expansive areas and fine details, Artec LEO can scan a variety of objects, from small mechanical parts to the human body, cars, boats or crime scenes.

Scanning mummyEffective immediately, Exact Metrology is proud to announce the availability of its Artec LEO 3D scanner, the first scanner to offer onboard automatic processing with an integrated touch panel viewer. This frees users from being tied to a computer for data capture.

The scanner has a 3D reconstruction rate of 80 frames per second, making it the fastest professional scanner on the market. With its large field of view, Artec LEO can scan and process large objects and scenes quickly and accurately.

It features data acquisition up to 4 million points/second, with a working range of .35-1.2 m. The 3D resolution on this scanner is up to .5 mm and 3D point accuracy up to .1mm. State-of-the-art technologies including the NVIDIA® JetsonTM platform, which is the scanner’s internal computer, featuring Quad-core ARM® Cortex® -A57 MPCore CPU and NVIDIA MaxwellTM 1 TFLOPS GPU with 256 NVIDIA® CUDA® Cores; a built-in 9 DoF inertial system- accelerometer, gyro and compass. This allows the scanner to understand its position and environment; and a two-in-one optical system designed to spec for the most exact texture to geometry mapping.

LEO has the ability to scan in sunlight, as well as capture dark and shiny objects. As will all Artec scanners, LEO uses advanced hybrid technology and texture tracking. Therefore, you can point at your object and shoot. There is no need to stick targets and remove them. The texture resolution is 2.3 mp.

This handheld scanner is equipped with a 4” LCD screen to capture images of the data. The 3D light source is provided by state-of-the-art VCSEL (Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser) technology. With no need to connect to a computer or to plug in to a main power source, users can hold the scanner and walk around freely, scanning without worrying about wires or additional equipment. Artec LEO’s battery pack allows users to scan for 3.5 to 4 hours. Supplementary battery modules permit unlimited 3D scanning on expeditions or in remote areas. There are 2 cameras on this scanner. One is a range camera for 3D geometry and another is a color camera. The color camera captures color texture data. Besides built-in battery and wireless connectivity, Artec LEO can stream to a second device and upload the data.

  • Exact Metrology scanning crime scene
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  • Exact Metrology scanning human body
  • Exact Metrology scanning car

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.

 

For information, 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

 

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 Scans Bobblehead for Museum

Finished Exact Metrology "Bobby Boy" Statue from ScanExact Metrology was hired by the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to scan their “Classic Bobble Boy” bobblehead. The bobblehead was scanned with the Hexagon Romer absolute arm. The portable measuring arm allows users to measure on the machine or the shop floor. The Hexagon Romer features no honing procedures, simplicity of operation and reliable 3D measurements.  Articulated arms can be equipped with probes of different lengths and scan heads that measure even difficult-to-reach points either optically or by touch.

The entire process of scanning and data processing was done in a couple of hours. The captured data was used to create a six foot statue replica. At present, the statue is being painted and will be displayed in front of the museum.

 

 

"Bobby Boy" Computer Scan from Exact Metrology"Bobby Boy" Scanning Process at Exact Metrology


For more information, please contact:

Dean Solberg
Exact Metrology, Inc.
20515 Industry Avenue
Brookfield WI, 53045
262.533.0800
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 and 2D drawings. The company also provides turnkey metrology solutions, including equipment sales and lease/rental arrangements.  

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Exact Metrology Preserves History with Scanned Replica of Statue

Scanning the statueExact Metrology worked with the Reading Historical Society museum in Cincinnati, Ohio to scan a replica of a World War I statue.

The original statue was created in 1919 and it sits atop a monument for those who bravely served during World War I. This monument was the first World War I monument in Reading and one of the first in the U.S. A few years ago, a replica was created and placed in the Reading Historical Society museum in Cincinnati, Ohio. Wanting to keep this piece of history alive, the Reading Historical Society contacted Exact Metrology to scan the statue.

Exact used their Artec 3D scanner for the task. The Artec 3D scanner is a portable 3D camera that captures video, each single frame of which is a 3D image. Walking around the object captures it with camera from various angles and the accompanying software combines the scanned frames in a single mesh. All Artec scanners have measuring speed up to 1.5 million points per second, while also providing high resolution (up to 0.2 mm) and high accuracy (up to 0.02 mm).

Scanning of the statue took two hours and two days to process the data. The data was then transferred to the University of Cincinnati, where a number of statues were 3D printed in small form. These statues will be sold at a fundraiser.


For more information, please contact:

Steve Young
Exact Metrology, Inc.
11575 Goldcost Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45249
Phone: 855-469-4464
Local: 513-831-6620
www.exactmetrology.com
stevey@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 and 2D drawings.   The company also provides turnkey metrology solutions, including equipment sales and lease/rental arrangements.  

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Exact Metrology Exhibits at SHOT Show

Exact Metrology will exhibit at next year’s SHOT show, held in Las Vegas, Nevada. This annual trade show is geared towards the shooting, hunting and firearms industries. SHOT is the biggest show of its kind. Besides serving the shooting and hunting industry, it also serves commercial buyers and sellers of military, law enforcement and tactical products.

Given the industries mentioned, Exact Metrology is looking to speak to companies that manufacture firearms, hunting and outdoor trade equipment. The job titles that are most relevant to the company are manufacturing engineers, research and development and quality personnel.

Exact Metrology can provide scanning equipment for all of the markets that pertain to SHOT. However, the most common piece of equipment used is CT or computed tomography scanning in the firearms sector. This process captures 3D images at specific intervals by rotating the object 360 degrees. Thus, 3D views of the inside of a gun, for example, can be obtained without cutting or destroying it.

The firearms market includes suppliers that make scopes, silencers and other gun accessories. Exact Metrology can provide these suppliers with 3D CAD models that allow users to compare the model to the actual part and detect problems. This in turn, permits high quality and accurate reverse engineering of guns.

Exact Metrology will be at booth S1630 at the SHOT Show between January 22 and January 25, 2019 at the Sands Expo Center.


For more information, 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

 

Steve Young
Exact Metrology, Inc.
11575 Goldcost Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45249
Phone: 614-264-8587
Local: 513-831-6620
www.exactmetrology.com
stevey@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 and 2D drawings. The company also provides turnkey metrology solutions, including equipment sales and lease/rental arrangements. 

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Exact Metrology Exhibits at Power-Gen

Exact Metrology will exhibit at this year’s Power-Gen International held in Orlando, Florida. Celebrating 30 years, Power-Gen focuses on all forms of power generation and brings together key suppliers and service providers with influential decision makers in the international power generation sector.

At this show, Exact Metrology’s objective is to connect with companies that produce parts or assemble them. These can be part manufacturers such as: pumps, housing turbines, etc. Likewise, they can be the facilities that assemble these complex parts. Exact’s target personnel includes manufacturing engineers, quality control, quality assurance, design engineers and project managers.

Exact Metrology offers the technology that users need in the power generation market. Some of the typical equipment used includes laser trackers, LIDAR scanners (Leica scan station, Surphaser), white light scanners and blue light scanners. Additional featured equipment are Romer arms and CT scanners.

The power generation market has many applications. Some of these are part qualification, part inspection, reverse engineering, part fit-up and facility scanning. Others include facility modeling, BIM modeling, color map inspections, as-built modeling and design intent modeling.

Exact Metrology will be at booth 4211 at Power-Gen between December 4 and December 6, 2018.


For more information, 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

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Steve Young
Exact Metrology, Inc.
11575 Goldcost Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45249
Phone: 614-264-8587
Local: 513-831-6620
www.exactmetrology.com
stevey@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 and 2D drawings. The company also provides turnkey metrology solutions, including equipment sales and lease/rental arrangements. 

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Exact Metrology Hosts Dual Open Houses Demonstrating Newest Products and Equipment in Metrology

Product demonstrations and technical presentations on 3D & CT scanning engage a large audience in both Wisconsin and Ohio

  • PolyWorks' Kurt Lammers presents to a packed room.
  • Scanning an airplane wing using the Leica AT960.
  • A scan of a dinosaur figure using the ATOS scanner.
  • Crowds gathered at Cincinnati's open house.
  • Scanning a motorcycle piece with the ROMER Absolute Arm.
  • A detailed scan of an iPhone using the Artec Spider.

Exact Metrology, a comprehensive metrology services provider, held dual open houses at their Brookfield, Wisconsin location on June 21 and their Cincinnati, Ohio location on June 26, along with partner company PolyWorks — a leading provider of universal 3D metrology software. Both companies showcased their newest products in software and hardware for 3D 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.

Hosted by co-presidents, Dean Solberg, (Brookfield, Wisconsin) and Steve Young, (Cincinnati, Ohio), the day included product demonstrations featuring the newest technology in 3D & CT scanning equipment, including the Romer SEI, Leica 402, SEI and Design X, CT, Leica P40, Surphaser, SEI and PC-DMIS, Revit Church Model, Atos/Breuckmann, Leica AT960 with the XL scanner and the Artec Ray (Brookfield). Multiple stations were set up throughout each facility, and much of the equipment was available for hands-on use by the attendees. Several attendees brought their own parts which were scanned onsite, then 3D printed.

Running simultaneously throughout the day were several breakout sessions on 3D printing by Jay Murray, Envisiontec (Brookfield, Wisconsin) and metrology hardware and software by Kurt Lammers, PolyWorks (Cincinnati, Ohio). In between sessions, attendees were treated to full buffet lunch, including a pig roast.

Attendees were heard discussing their excitement, and when attendee Mark Weigand, Raymond Corporation, was asked what the most interesting thing he saw was, his response was “I can’t narrow it down to one thing. The products are incredible. I saw some really neat things I had no idea existed.” Another attendee, Craig Pettinger, Senior SQUI Engineer, Cummins, said that “All of the workshops were especially helpful to not only answer questions, but letting people get a little experience with the types of equipment they are planning to purchase.” He was especially interested in the technology advancements in 3D printing and how to integrate it with reverse engineering.

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.

For a 3-minute video demonstration of the Exact Metrology open houses, please see the video below:


For more information on this event, please contact:

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

Steve Young, Co-president
Exact Metrology, Inc.
11575 Goldcoast Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45249
Telephone:
Local: 513.831.6620
Toll Free: 855.463.7116
www.exactmetrology.com
stevey@exactmetrology.com

Exact Metrology is an ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 Certified Company and ITAR Compliant and FFL Licensed

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 Receives Two New Firearms Certifications

Leading Metrology Provider Now Certified in FFL and ITAR

Top View of Exact Metrology Scan

Exact Metrology, a comprehensive metrology services provider, announced that they recently received two new certifications; the FFL (Federal Firearms License) and ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Registration). Both the FFL and ITAR certifications are required by the Federal Government for any manufacturer or dealer to deal with firearms.

These certifications allow customers to now send Exact Metrology handguns and other types of firearms to be 3D scanned and reverse engineered. Exact uses a high-quality, high-resolution blue light 3D scanner which picks up a high level of detail and accuracy. The scans are typically used for aftermarket accessories, such as holsters, sites, grips and other products that can be added on when the equipment data is not available.

Scan of FirearmExact Metrology is a comprehensive metrology services provider, offering customers 3D and CT scanning, reverse engineering, quality inspection, product development and 2D drawings.

Exact Metrology offers a complete line of portable scanning and measurement technologies, as well as contract measurement services for 3D laser scanning, reverse engineering, non-contact inspection, metrology, 3D printers and 3D digitizing. Exact sells and rents metrology equipment solutions, in addition to providing testing as a service and application software training.


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

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.  

For more information, 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

 

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Exact Metrology Introduces Artec Ray Laser Scanner

 

Exact’s new scanner provides fast and accurate data for applications such as: reverse engineering, inspection, construction (BIM), product design, forensics, and heritage presentation.

exact metrology artecExact Metrology is proud to announce the immediate availability of its new Artec Ray laser scanner. Ideal for scanning large objects like wind turbines, ship propellers, airplanes, and buildings, the Artec Ray offers ultra-high precision and speed. With the ability to scan up to 110 meters away, this scanner offers submillimeter distance accuracy and best in class angular accuracy. In addition, data capture is cleaner than with any other 3D scanner of this type and keeps noise levels at an absolute minimum. As a result, post-processing time is greatly reduced.

exact metrology artecScanning with Artec Ray is easy. Users need only place it on a tripod in front of the object they wish to scan and press the button. Portable and compact, the laser scanner can be set up easily indoors or outdoors. There’s no need to worry about finding a power source, since the internal battery lasts up to 4 hours.

Additionally, Artec Ray is equipped with software solutions. Once scanned, the scan is processed directly into the powerful Artec Studio, then seamlessly exported to Geomagic Design X.

To obtain maximum benefits, Artec Ray can be paired with Eva or Spider handheld Artec scanners to scan hard-to-reach areas such as the interiors of cars or add intricate detail to a large-scale 3D model.

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For more product information, please contact:

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

 

EXACT METROLOGY, INC.
Dean Solberg
20515 Industry Avenue
Brookfield, WI 53045
Telephone: 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 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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Scanning vs. CMM…a Short Comparison of Technologies

Long-established technology of Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM) is today being challenged in myriad markets by fast-emerging, highly advanced science of blue light scanning

For over 50 years, the benchmark for accuracy in measuring solid objects, whether machined, molded, die cast, welded or forged, was the coordinate measuring machine.  Using a solid granite base table typically, along with a vertical, horizontal, gantry or bridge-mounted arm and touch probe, measurements would be taken and compared in blocks to an engineering file, first as 2D drawings and today as CAD files hosted in the cloud.

CMM

Typical CMM probes a part’s external dimensions at a limited number of touch points

During the last two decades, however, a “new kid in town” has arrived on the scene, with power, size, point capability and price value that are rapidly leaving the CMM technology in the dust.

3D laser scanning, plus the latest trend of industrial CT scanning, which is based on the same technology used for medical MRI, permit an array of points to be read, both external and now internal, on a wide variety of substrates and manufacturing techniques.  3D scans are made on many types of metals, composite, thermoplastic, elastomeric, wood, fiber and fabric materials, while CT scanning permits internal exploration of a thick aluminum casting, injection molded plastic or rubber part, even prepared foods, packaging, archaeological finds and fine art. The old joke is, with CT scanning, we would have known about Venus de Milo’s arm problems, long before they occurred. CT scanning can produce results for porosity, dimensional, failure analysis, volume and fiber orientation, all while leaving the part undamaged.

3D laser scan can capture millions of points, instantly comparing them to a CAD file or cloud-resident data

In contrast to conventional tactile CMM techniques, laser and especially CT scanning captures all surface points simultaneously, on even the most complex, convoluted surface areas.  As an example, where a typical touch probe might capture 300 points of reference for comparison to a CAD overlay, the laser or CT will capture millions of points.  Typical systems today can offer measurement accuracies to 4+L/100µm referring to the VDI 2630 metrology guideline.

A customer recently came to us with the following scenario.  An engineer at his company was boasting of having produced the “perfect part,” based on CMM deviation points.  Our contact had used our scanning services in the past.  We performed a quick blue light 3D scan on the object and quickly determined the part was out of spec on several faces, as certain critical points had been missed in the CMM protocol.  Our millions of scan data points were fit to the deviation map and the problem was tracked backed to the production source and rectified.  Today, this company is a regular customer.

CT scan enables the internal examination of a die cast, molded or other solid part, even food and packaging, to detect issues of porosity or void analysis without destruction of the object, as well as seal integrity

The above example does not indicate CMM technology has outlived its usefulness, by any means.  We continue to use it in our operations for certain measurements in many applications.

One important point to note is that the same software that manipulates the data from the CMM can be used with 3D scanners and CT equipment alike.  As there are substantial cost savings to be realized in the purchase of a 3D scanning device or the new generation of table top CT scanners, depending on the parts being examined, the transition from CMM to 3D or CT is more feasible today, economically.  The driving factors for a company, when evaluating the service vs. purchase issue are two.

The easier factor is raw cost, where a 3D scanner is typically half the cost of a CMM for measuring comparable part sizes. The other is more complex, namely the talent of the personnel doing the work. Experienced technicians have the ability to scan and process large data sets on a wide variety of substrates, geometries and part sizes effectively.  Coupled with the part volumes being processed and other factors, it is often more practical and profitable for a company to use a scanning service on an as-needed basis.

3D printing allows quick sampling of modified designs, as well as finished prototypes, producing parts directly from the scanned data

An additional point to note in evaluating CMM vs. scanning is the time involved. To derive those 300 touch points referenced above might take four hours, while the 2.5 million points derived from a 3D scan would take 30 minutes. Since Polyworks software can be used on a CMM or 3D laser scanner, the time and money savings quickly accumulate. Plus, in this manner, companies can develop something of a “universal metrology” scenario at their companies by augmenting the existing CMM technologies with 3D and even CT scanning capabilities, making their QC department more powerful from the outset. One practical note: We can train QC, R&D and production department personnel usually in three days or less to expand their capability from CMM to include 3D and CT scanning.

In terms of the data created, the 3D scanning produces color maps, inspections, first article inspections or other outputs. What you do with the data after completing the scanning is endless.

On the topic of substrates, it should be noted that CT scanning today offers the ability to evaluate a wide variety of dual thickness and dual density materials, with disparate examples ranging from an automotive firewall that might have differing thermoplastics or rubber and TPE materials co-molded to a candy bar with chocolate and nuts.

NOTE:  The author welcomes all contact and questions regarding this article. In full disclosure, Exact Metrology performs 3D laser and CT scanning, plus sells, rents or leases the equipment to perform such scanning procedures.   


For more information on this article, please contact the author:

Matthew Martin
Exact Metrology, Inc.
www.exactmetrology.com
11575 Goldcoast Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45249
513-831-6620
matthewm@exactmetrology.com

 

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

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

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