3D scanning is widely accepted in manufacturing and traditionally quality organizations use laser scanners and structured light cameras to capture dense, high-precision data for analysis. Within a product’s life-cycle, reverse engineering and inspection are vital to producing a quality functional part. There are tremendous opportunities to mitigate many of the sources of error in traditional inspection processes, maintain superior repeatability, reduce cycle time, and gain manufacturing process insight. These opportunities are achieved mainly through automation.
While robots and motion control systems (including CMMs) have been around for some time, only recently has it become possible or acceptable to integrate them with 3D scanners for automated inspection. Customized in-line inspection solutions can typically require months to implement, and the aerospace, automotive, consumer products, and medical device industries have realized they need solution that is standardized and easy to deploy.
This presentation will specifically discuss the sources of error in any inspection process, the quality assurance workflow used, and the challenges these workflows present. With respect to the additive manufacturing Universal Metrology Automation (UMA) makes sense wherever you see production volumes of more than 20 parts since. We look at the four steps needed to teach the solution what to do and see how we can typically implement for a new product line in minutes. The numerous benefits UMA brings to manufacturing for the aerospace, automotive, consumer products, and medical device industries are only accentuated by additive and hybrid manufacturing processes.
- Understand the sources of error in dimensional inspection and where automation mitigates the risks presented by these sources of error.
- Learn about Universal Metrology Automation case studies that span across nearly all manufacturing industries
- Possess the knowledge needed to configure the Universal Metrology Automation solution that perfectly fits your unique process or application needs.