April 23-26, 2018 | Fort Worth Convention Center | Fort Worth, TX | Exhibits April 24-26

Adaptive Manufacturing with Universal Metrology Automation

Business & Economic Considerations I, II, Power Up

Intermediate May 9, 2017 11:15 am - 11:40 am

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Paul M. Oberle, Director, 3D Infotech

3D metrology is widely accepted in manufacturing. Quality organizations use various coordinate measurement machines, laser scanners, and camera-based systems to capture, high-quality data for analysis. Within a product’s lifecycle, reverse engineering and inspection are vital to producing a quality functional part.

When inspecting a large number of parts, there are tremendous opportunities to maintain superior repeatability, reduce inspection cycle time, and gain manufacturing process insight. These opportunities are achieved mainly through automated inspection and statistical process control.

Having worked with a variety of robot and 3D scanner manufacturers to develop customized in-line inspection solutions, the aerospace, automotive and consumer products industries realize they need a rapidly deploy-able, hardware indifferent, configurable solution. A solution which can evaluate part imperfections and automatically generate and implement final machining or re-work to mitigate scrap and encourage a more safe work environment.

This presentation will discuss common challenges in both Subtractive and Additive manufacturing as well as how quality assurance is applied in-line rather than as a cost center. Learn about when Adaptive Manufacturing makes sense and outline several applications where significant savings and performance has been realized.

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Paul M. Oberle

3D Infotech

Paul Oberle has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri. He is based in Irv