Renishaw, a world-leading engineering technologies company, will demonstrate its developing range of smartphone apps for machine tool probes and tool setters at MACH 2018, Birmingham, (9th – 13th April, stand H19-430)
Automatic detection, traceability and quality control of products are becoming increasingly important tasks across all stages of production. These trends are aided by inexpensive cameras and high-performance computers, which enable the use of image processing technology in more areas than ever before. Image processing has several advantages over visual inspection by humans, especially for quality control purposes. Optical inspection based on image processing can be carried out in a highly repeatable and deterministic manner. Measurements of parts down to the micrometer range, which are almost impossible to perform for humans, can be implemented easily.
When it comes to high-precision measurement in a three-shift operation, slow processes and laborious conventional measuring technology can strain patience, effectiveness and efficiency. With a quantum leap in measuring technology, the traditional Swabian company Stihl has now significantly accelerated the quality testing of crankshafts and connecting rods at their main factory in Waiblingen, Germany. They use the Leitz PMM-C 3D coordinate measuring machine (CMM) and highly parameterised software which enables operator self-checking, even with complex measurements.
Global engineering technologies company Renishaw has supplied commercial and consumer engineering conglomerate Honeywell with a high-precision compact touch probe and PC-based inspection software. The technology allows Honeywell to take measurements prior to the machining of its impellers to detect any misalignment in the axial displacement before the part is machined.
SHINING 3D, one of the leading companies in 3D digitizing and 3D printing industry, announced a joint partnership with PointShape, the well-known engineering and software developing company. This new partnership provides users with both world-leading 3D scanning technologies and cutting-edge industrial 3D software, empowering and streamlining a competitive solution for the users’ application in terms of inspection, measurement process, custom modification, reverse engineering and many others.
Creaform, one of the industry leader companies providing portable 3D measurement solutions and engineering services, announced a new, limited time only promotional offer for its white-light professional-grade 3D scanners, the Go!SCAN 3D™, for under 20K USD*. The special offer also includes the scan-to-CAD software, VXmodel™.