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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.
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.
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.
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