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InspecVision Planar: A High Speed Integrated 2D and 3D Measurement System

Exact Metrology, a comprehensive 3D metrology service provider and hardware sales company, represents Planar from InspecVison. This 2D inspection machine allows manufacturers to simply and quickly verify product quality by performing 2D inspection, CAD comparisons and reverse engineering in seconds.

Planar 2D front view

Planar is ideal for shop floor use, requires minimal operator input and increases production throughput across a wide range of applications. These include flat and folded/formed sheet metal components, gaskets and seals, laminations, O-rings, paper acetate and electronic drawings and other opaque and semi-transparent flat materials.

A standard feature on every Planar system is 2D reverse engineering.  Existing parts can be reverse engineered quickly, creating dxf or dwg CAD files. The software allows the user to edit and clean the data such as standardization of hole sizes and clean edges and eliminates the need for hand measurement and CAD programming. Physical parts or even paper, acetate or electronic image files can be reverse engineered to create CAD files. Furthermore, reverse engineering processes can also be carried out in 3D using optional 3D modules. For full 3D capability, users simply add Opti-Scan 3D, while the SurfScan module extends Planar to 2.5D.

Opti-Scan 3D is a non-contact white light scanning system that uses a high speed, high resolution camera and an LED DLP projector to scan the surfaces of an object. Patterns of light are beamed from the projector onto the part, recorded by the camera and used to create a 3D point cloud of the scanned surface. The Opti-Scan 3D outputs the ultra-high resolution points into a number of different file types which can be used in virtually any 3D inspection or reverse engineering software package.

SurfScan integrates seamlessly with the Planar 2D automatic inspection software to allow accurate inspection of both the part’s 2D shape and its 2.5D features with a single click. The SurfScan is a high resolution projector which mounts onto the existing Planar vertical column. The projector shines structured light on the part which is then imaged by the Planar’s camera to create a 3D scan of the upper surface of the part. The point clouds created by the system can then be loaded into free and readily available 3D inspection software for comparison against a 3D solid CAD model. Point clouds are also compatible with Geomagic Control, Control X, Polyworks, etc.

InspecVision Planar offers fully automated one click inspection with machine sizes ranging from 500m to 3000mm. The machine is scratch resistant, features no moving parts, has simple calibration and minimal maintenance, requires minimal training and offers rapid return on investment.

Exact Metrology is ISO, AS9100 Certified as well as FFL and ITAR Registered.

Exact Metrology, with facilities in Cincinnati, Ohio, Moline, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, plus affiliated offices throughout the country, 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 information, please contact:

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

EXACT METROLOGY, INC. 
Steve Young
11575 Goldcoast Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45249
Local: 513.831.6620
Toll Free: 866.722.2600
www.exactmetrology.comstevey@exactmetrology.com

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Exact Metrology Offers Raytech Measuring Tables

Exact Metrology, a comprehensive 3D metrology service provider and hardware sales company, sells Raytech Measuring Systems. These are shop-floor dimensional measuring machines like the single axis and the three axis table for industrial manufacturers. The company offers machines for measuring parts for cutting, bending, punching, waterjet cutting, laser cutting, drilling and tapping. Custom machines are also available.

The single axis table is ideal for checking flat sheets with straight edges and square corners.  It features reduced setup time for production machines, reduced scrap rates and reduced backlog of parts for inspection. In addition, it integrates with SPC software for quality tracking and reporting, reduces operator-to-operator variation, offers long-term durability and simple operation.  Squareness gage allows users to check sheets for perpendicularity of the edges or check edge camber, while diagonal blocks allow the user to check corner to corner squareness on sheets. All single axis tables come standard with interchangeable probe tips. Heidenhain readouts and scales used on the single axis tables are designed for use on machine tools and are well suited for use on shop floor gage. The edge lift gage allows users to edge waves in sheets.

When parts are more intricate or bulkier than flat sheets, then the three axis table is recommended. It is suitable for checking laser and waterjet cut parts, sheet metal parts with many features and parts that are bent and formed.  The three axis table includes flexible metrology software, sealed Heidenhain encoders, low-maintenance linear bearings and a versatile Renishaw touch probe. Furthermore, it has the ability to integrate with SPC software for quality tracking and reporting and reduces operator error. As with the single axis table, it offers long-term durability and simple operation.  Features include a Renishaw indexing probe for flexible probing and reduced operator-to-operator inconsistency. It also includes a standard readout system with a simple yet durable color touch screen, serial output for SPC, multiple points of error correction and multiple point feature measurements. The PC-based system allows for the full capability plus additional reporting capabilities, as well as greater program storage capacity.


Exact Metrology is ISO9001, AS9100 Certified as well as FFL and ITAR Registered.

Exact Metrology, with facilities in Cincinnati, Ohio, Moline, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, plus affiliated offices throughout the country, 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:

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

EXACT METROLOGY, INC. 
Steve Young
11575 Goldcoast Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45249
Local: 513.831.6620
Toll Free: 866.722.2600
www.exactmetrology.com
stevey@exactmetrology.com

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Leica Absolute Tracker AT960 Offers Speed, Accuracy and Portability

Exact Metrology, a comprehensive 3D metrology service provider and hardware sales company, now offers high-performance laser tracker technology in a portable and easy-to-use form factor thanks to the Leica Absolute Tracker AT960.

Leica Absolute Interferometer (AIFM) in action
Leica Absolute Interferometer (AIFM) in action

This is a robust, all-in-one laser tracker that fits in a single flight case. Offering high-speed dynamic measurement as standard, it is a complete solution for six degrees of freedom (6DoF) probing, scanning and automated inspection as well as reflector measurement.  The AT960 laser tracker can be transported easily, unpacked quickly and powered up in minutes to deliver high-performance measurement almost anywhere. Featuring wireless communication and a battery operation option, the integrated-technology design of the AT960 reduces setup time drastically. The Leica Absolute Interferometer (AIFM) enables accurate high-speed measurement of a moving target, while the innovative PowerLock function ensures an interrupted beam is instantly re-established without user intervention, reducing operator workload and training requirements. Intuitive touch-screen controls minimize the potential for user error, thus saving time, effort and money. Check and compensation architecture means basic adjustments can be made in the field, while robust design guarantees on-specification operations with minimal calibration and servicing.

Combined with the Real-Time Feature Pack and Leica T-Mac, the AT960 becomes a laser tracker that meets the deterministic measurement data-delivery requirements of high-end automated installations. Built on industry-proven EtherCAT protocol, it enables the delivery of 6DoF measurement data with accurate timestamps at an output rate of up to 1000 Hertz. Known as 7DoF measurement data, this enables real-time machine control within even highly-dynamic robotic setups.

With a measurement volume of up to 160 meters in diameter, the AT960 is compatible with Leica T-Probe, Leica T-Mac, Leica T-Scan 5 and Leica Absolute Scanner technology. This flexibility allows AT960 to cater to a wide variety of applications — from quality lab to in-line; from the factory to the field –ensuring users have the right tool for any measurement challenge.


Exact Metrology is ISO9001, AS9100 Certified as well as FFL and ITAR Registered.

Exact Metrology, with facilities in Cincinnati, Ohio, Moline, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, plus affiliated offices throughout the country, 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:

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

EXACT METROLOGY, INC. 
Steve Young
11575 Goldcoast Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45249
Local: 513.831.6620
Toll Free: 866.722.2600
www.exactmetrology.com
stevey@exactmetrology.com

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Exact Metrology Introduces PolyScan XL

Exact Metrology, a comprehensive 3D metrology service provider and hardware sales company, proudly represents PolyScan XL. Part of the Polyrix PolyScan™ Surround 3D Scanner family, these scanners are motionless by design during the inspection. Their unique calibration avoids the need for data alignment or sticker targets, and multiple baselines increase accuracy when measuring points.

The PolyScan XL6 is designed to measure parts up to 1600 mm, combining 12 cameras and 12 projectors to provide 210 effective scanning units. It is ideal for medium-to-large aerospace castings, or automotive sheet metal components. Complete inspection of parts is achieved in only 6 minutes. Surround design and simplicity of automation means it can be easily integrated into a production line, while being 100% safe for operators.

Polyscan XL scanning a car door

PolyScan XL8, the larger version of XL, is designed to measure parts up to 2000mm. It combines 16 cameras and 16 projectors to provide 376 effective scanning units.

Surround Scanning is made possible by the huge amount of R&D that Polyrix placed on software development since 2005. The PolyScan Control Center (PCC) manages data acquisition from all scanning units, thus generating 3D models. Furthermore, PolyScan operation is made easier by the simple interface of the Automation Manager, or by 3rd party plug-ins (e.g. Polyworks Inspector™ Plug-in).

All PolyScan scanners are simple, fast and safe. There is no need to program inspection trajectory, unlike CMM and robotic scanning solutions. Data is quickly captured from every angle. With PolyScan, there is no risk of collision with an operator. No costly enclosure and safety systems are needed. Furthermore, the scanners offer high-inspection throughput, generating higher returns on investment. Process control is fast to obtain, since scanning is easier. Users also benefit from a quick check of their part in a matter of minutes.


Exact Metrology is ISO9001, AS9100 Certified as well as FFL and ITAR Registered.

Exact Metrology, with facilities in Cincinnati, Ohio, Moline, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, plus affiliated offices throughout the country, 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:

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

EXACT METROLOGY, INC. 
Steve Young
11575 Goldcoast Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45249
Local: 513.831.6620
Toll Free: 866.722.2600
www.exactmetrology.com
stevey@exactmetrology.com

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Exact Metrology Helps Vintage Car Owner

Exact Metrology, a comprehensive 3D metrology service provider and hardware sales company, recently scanned a unique car model. Exact personnel from the Brookfield, Wisconsin office used reverse engineering to help its owner design the car’s windshield.

Scanning of Speedster Coupe
Scanning of Speedster Coupe

Robert Smith is the owner of a one-off design car — a 1933 Speedster Coupe.  The car needed a special sized windshield which is no longer produced by any glass manufacturers. Smith contacted Curved Glass Creations, in Pompano Beach, Florida, to find out if they could supply him with the windshield. While the company wasn’t able to help, they did reach out to Exact Metrology with this special request.

Joe van der Sanden from Exact Metrology completed the scan at the client’s location using a Hexagon Absolute Arm 8525 with an RS6 scanner. The Hexagon Absolute Arm 7-axis delivers tactile probing and laser scanning in a uniquely ergonomic package. It is ideal for high-end portable measurement applications. The articulating arm offers ease of movement and ease of measurement.  The Hexagon RS6 laser scanner is designed for high-speed and accuracy scanning.  It scans up to 1.2 million points/sec with a scan rate of 300 Hz. The RS6 also has a wider laser stripe of 150 mm at mid-range and a visual guide that provides real time feedback for stand-off distance.  Built using SHINE technology (Systematic High-Intelligence Noise Elimination), it allows users to easily scan 99% of parts without touching the scanner exposure. With the Hexagon Absolute Arm 7-axis, the scanner can be removed if necessary and replaced without need for calibration.  Furthermore, with the arm mounted scanner, it is easier to measure due to less preparation, less set up, less settings and scans with full frame, with full line width, all the time.

Exact Metrology scan data
Exact Metrology scan data

Once the scan was completed, the file format was agreed to and delivered to Curved Glass Creations.  They were able to make the custom windshield. Robert Smith commented that he had a unique experience reaching out to the 3D image industry to ensure the accuracy of the glass created for his Alloway Speedstar. He was pleased that the scan was completed on-site and that Exact Metrology explained the process well to both him and the glass manufacturer. Smith concluded,” I never suspected my car built at “Speedy’s Rod and Kustom’s” would require such high technology! I can’t thank Exact Metrology enough for their involvement and making it look easy.”      


Exact Metrology is ISO9001, AS9100 Certified as well as FFL and ITAR Registered.

Exact Metrology, with facilities in Cincinnati, Ohio, Moline, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, plus affiliated offices throughout the country, 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 information, please contact:

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

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Scanned Honda engine with Artec Leo

AI-Powered, HD Mode for 3D Scanners

Exact Metrology, a comprehensive 3D metrology service provider and hardware sales company, has increased the capability of their Artec 3D handheld scanners with the new HD mode. This Artificial Intelligence-powered scanning technology provides ultra-sharp, clean and detail-rich scans for Artec Leo and Artec Eva.

Powered by Artec 3D‘s AI neural engine, users can obtain sharp 3D scans with a resolution of up to 0.2 mm. Trained on hundreds of thousands of carefully selected samples, the engine’s neural network detects familiar patterns, surface details and shapes.   This allows the 3D scanner to reconstruct a higher number of polygons per frame, resulting in 3D data that’s both denser and higher quality. Now, the desired HD density can be selected from a standard 1X density up to 36X for Eva  (~3 mln polygons per frame) and 64X for Leo (~5 mln polygons per frame).  HD mode makes it possible to capture smaller, thinner elements with the 3D scanner while also considerably reducing noise. With these Artec scanners, fine edges can be captured in high definition, faithful to their original shape. It’s easy to capture hard-to-reach areas as the scans are reconstructed with every detail, giving users complete surface geometry.

Handheld Eva and Leo scanners can easily scan dark or shiny surfaces in high resolution and capture the full range of their geometries, without additional steps. Using the Artec AI engine, little to no noise in the raw scan data results in cleaner processed data and also saves time when producing the final 3D model. Once difficult to capture, now short hair, even separate strands, are fully within reach when scanning with HD mode.  Furthermore, these scanners can capture a broad range of objects flawlessly and in high detail: from smaller, intricate parts such as thin pipes or valve handles, to larger objects with multiple high-detail sections, including car engines and skeletons. A perfect fit for reverse engineering and quality control due to clean, comprehensive data, scans can be easily fitted with primitive shapes and exported to the most popular CAD solutions for development.  

Exact Metrology is ISO, AS9100 Certified as well as FFL and ITAR Registered.

Exact Metrology, with facilities in Cincinnati, Ohio, Moline, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, plus affiliated offices throughout the country, 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 information, please contact:

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

EXACT METROLOGY, INC. 
Steve Young
11575 Goldcoast Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45249
Local: 513.831.6620
Toll Free: 866.722.2600
www.exactmetrology.com
stevey@exactmetrology.com

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Exact Metrology Celebrates Opening of New Location

Exact Metrology, a comprehensive 3D metrology service provider and hardware sales company, recently celebrated the opening of their newest location in Moline, Illinois with a ribbon cutting ceremony. On September 29, 2020, members of the Quad Cities Chamber joined Exact Metrology for the ceremony to officially welcome the company at their new location.

The Quad Cities Chamber is a diverse group of influential business leaders in Western Illinois and Eastern Iowa that work to advance local businesses through advocacy, business connections, financial assistance, business intelligence, promotions, regional marketing, placemaking and leadership development.

New Exact Metrology Location
Quad Cities Chamber members and Exact Metrology personnel

Present at the event were Larry Makoben, Jan Mohr, Tushar Patel, Brian Williams, Scott Naumann, Amanda Hess, Ron Crouch, Mark Carlson and Terri Smith. Also present was the mayor of Moline, Stephanie Acri. The team at Exact Metrology included co-president Dean Solberg, general manager Joe Wright and applications engineers Patrick Wigans and Kris Bowers. Besides attending the ribbon cutting ceremony, the guests received a tour of the facility and witnessed product demonstrations.

Dean, Joe, Patrick and Kris scanned a sample part using the Hexagon Absolute Arm 8525 and the Leica Absolute Tracker AT960. The Hexagon Absolute Arm 7-axis delivers tactile probing and laser scanning in a uniquely ergonomic package. It is ideal for high-end portable measurement applications. The articulating arm offers ease of movement and ease of measurement. The Leica Absolute Tracker AT960 is a robust, all-in-one laser tracker that fits in a single flight case and offers high-speed dynamic measurement as standard. Besides offering six degrees of freedom (6DoF), the tracker offers probing, scanning, automated inspection and reflector measurement. The AT960 laser tracker can be easily transported, unpacked quickly and powered up in minutes to deliver high-performance measurement almost anywhere. Dynamic features and flexible functionality give users absolute speed, accuracy and portability.

Speaking about this event, Dean Solberg said, “We were pleased to have members of Quad Cities Chamber visit us at our new location and we’re happy to be part of the local business community. Our hope is to develop a strong collaboration within this community.”


Exact Metrology is ISO, AS9100 Certified as well as FFL and ITAR Registered.

Exact Metrology, with facilities in Cincinnati, Ohio, Moline, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, plus affiliated offices throughout the country, 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 information, please contact:

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

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Exact Metrology Performs Bulk Plastic Cap Inspection

Exact Metrology, a comprehensive 3D metrology service provider and hardware sales company, performed a recent inspection on molded caps to showcase the power and capability of multi-part inspections at its Brookfield, Wisconsin office.  

scan during multi-part inspections

Computed tomography (CT) scanning is an x-ray methodology yielding 3D results by placing an object on a rotational stage between an x-ray tube and an x-ray detector, rotating the object 360 degrees and capturing images at specific intervals. Furthermore, CT scanners can easily scan multiple parts at the same time.  To render the 3D x-ray model of the object or part, the series of images is reconstructed. CT visualization software can slice in any direction to produce optimal views and images required for the analysis of internal configuration and instant CAD comparison. This software can segment multiple scanned parts, creating individual files for each component. These can be analyzed independently, and all statistics can be evaluated.

The GOM CT scanner used by Exact enables the inspection of complex parts based on volume. It 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.

This scanner features a 225 kV X-ray source and a high-contrast 3k X-ray detector that generates a very fine pixel grid (3008 x 2512 pixels), laying the foundation for high-precision detection of the measured components. 5-axis kinematics with an integrated centering table make 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. Additional features include temperature balancing for metrology applications, an I/O port and photogrammetric calibration. 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 CT ensures high precision and repeatable measurement results. As with all GOM metrology systems, the control of the device, data acquisition and evaluation are combined in a single software package. This means no additional software is required; the chain from recording the raw data to creating the measurement report is greatly simplified.

Using both the scanner and the software, 30 individual inspection reports were generated on these injection molded caps. Statistical results compared all measurements. Sean Plastine, an Exact Metrology Application Engineer and Greg Groth, Division Manager, were involved in this process. They believe it is significant for the company because it reduces the amount of time needed to get results for customers, thus eliminating the need for measuring 30 parts individually with conventional methods such as CMM, laser or structured light.


Exact Metrology is ISO9001, AS9100 Certified as well as FFL and ITAR Registered.

Exact Metrology, with facilities in Cincinnati, Ohio, Moline, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, plus affiliated offices throughout the country, 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.  

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.

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

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Exact Metrology Offers RS6 Laser Scanner

Exact Metrology, a comprehensive metrology service provider, recently released the Hexagon RS6 laser scanner, designed for high-speed and accuracy scanning. It scans up to 1.2 million points/sec with a scan rate of 300 Hz. The RS6 also has a wider laser stripe of 150 mm at mid-range and a visual guide that provides real time feedback for stand-off distance. 

Built using SHINE technology (Systematic High-Intelligence Noise Elimination), the RS6 laser scanner always delivers full scanning performance, even on the most challenging surfaces. Whether it’s a glossy black plastic automotive body part or a molded carbon-fiber component, this scanner scans without any reduction in quality or productivity. Furthermore, SHINE allows users to scan 99% of parts without touching the scanner exposure. With repeatable mounting (using the Absolute Arm 7 Axis), the scanner can be removed if necessary and replaced without need for calibration. The Hexagon RS6 laser scanner is certified ISO 10360 8on all 7 axis RA8 Absolute Arms.

When compared to other scanners, the RS6 has 3x faster frame rate, 30% wider laser stripe and excellent scanning performance on difficult surfaces with SHINE. With the arm mounted scanner, it is easier to measure due to less preparation, less set up, less settings and scans with full frame, with full line width, all the time.


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

Exact Metrology, with facilities in Cincinnati, OH, Moline, IL and Milwaukee, WI and affiliated offices throughout the country, 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. 

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 CT Scanner, the first in America being used for 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 information, please contact:

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

EXACT METROLOGY, INC. 
Steve Young
11575 Goldcoast Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45249
Local: 513.831.6620
Toll Free: 866.722.2600
www.exactmetrology.com
stevey@exactmetrology.com

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1. Liberty of Poetry scanned by Artec Eva. Kent State team. From left to right: Nate Mucha, Robert Clements, David Hassler, Joshua Talbott, JR Campbell, Tammy Honesty, Steve Sawicki, Tetta Askeland and Alex Barnhart.

Exact Metrology Scanned “Liberty of Poetry”

Liberty of Poetry scanned by Artec Eva - 3d scan
Liberty of Poetry scanned by Artec Eva

From October 11, 2019 to April 26, 2020, the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration in New York exhibited “Sisters in Liberty: From Florence, Italy to New York, New York.” The exhibit was a collaboration between Kent State University in Kent, Ohio and the Opera di Santa Croce, a nonprofit organization in charge of the Franciscan Cathedral Santa Croce. Through art and multimedia presentations, the exhibit looked to start an international conversation about the meaning of liberty and how the concept had evolved.

The exhibit featured an 80% to scale replica of Pio Fedi’s “Liberty of Poetry,” housed at the church. It is said to have served as the basis for the Statue of Liberty. “Liberty of Poetry” honors Giovanni Battista Niccolini, a poet who inspired and supported the Resorgimento the Italian struggle for self-determination.

With permission from the Vatican, Kent neuroscientist Robert Clements and Josh Talbott, both of whom have a background in 3D imaging, traveled to Florence to scan the statue over a three-day period using technology provided by Exact Metrology.

Different angle scan with Artec Eva - 3d scan
Different angle scan with Artec Eva.

Kent State University rented the Artec Eva scanner and Artec Studio software. Chris Lafferty at Exact Metrology provided the university with equipment, training and support. The Artec Eva, provided by Artec 3D, 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. Artec Studio makes it easy to obtain accurate 3D models. It features an advanced smart mode that guides users through post-processing, automatically selecting the most effective settings for the data and producing a high precision 3D model. It offers best in class texture and geometry tracking, thus eliminating the need for targets on objects. Whether using Autopilot or manual mode, the software never compromises on precision. Furthermore, powerful algorithms process data in seconds and Artec Studio features a full range of advanced settings. Users can scan and process data on a tablet.

After scanning the statue, Clements and Talbott returned to Kent State to process 30 to 40 gigabytes of data and create a blueprint for a 3D printer.

Freshmade3D, a Youngstown-based start-up company, printed the replica in three sections, so the statues could be transported easily to New York. The statue was painted by a team of students at Kent State and combines sand and resin to replicate the original.

Commenting on this project, Chris Lafferty said, “This was a great experience for us as we got to see the finished product and how Exact Metrology contributed to this. We look forward to more collaborations like this in the future.”


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

Exact Metrology, with facilities in Cincinnati, OH, Moline, IL and Milwaukee, WI and affiliated offices throughout the country, 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. 

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 CT Scanner, the first in America being used for 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 information, please contact:

Steve Young
Exact Metrology, Inc.
11575 Goldcoast Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45249
Local: 513-831-6620
Toll free: 855-476-1431
www.exactmetrology.com
stevey@exactmetrology.com

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