First Article Inspections (FAI) are used to ensure that parts off of new or modified tooling or processes conform to the part design requirements. This even includes changing the location of manufacture! Yes – this can make a difference sometimes (usually due to different equipment, the same equipment setup slightly differently, environmental conditions, different manufacturing […]
About Rob Glassburn
I am a registered Professional Engineer and Vice President of Operations at 3D Engineering Solutions in Cincinnati, Ohio. I’ve spent my whole career in the engineering world and attained certifications in Tolerance Stacks and GD&T, and Six Sigma Green Belt (DFSS and DMAIC). I hold the following degrees: BSME, MSME and MBA
Before joining 3D Engineering Solutions, I worked for Texas Instruments and 3M. Currently at 3D Engineering, a lot of the projects I’m working on involve industrial CT scanning, 3D laser scanning, structured light scanning, reverse engineering, CAD modeling and long range laser scanning.
Entries by Rob Glassburn
Your Molds and Dies are critical to your business. They were meticulously created and iteratively tuned until the parts they produce are within specification. At that point, they were put into production and no documentation of the final tuned geometry was captured. This is actually the standard operating procedure for most of the world. The […]
Many measurement and reverse engineering requirements require more than simple caliper or micrometer measurements. Whether you are conducting a First Article Inspection (FAI), troubleshooting a manufacturing issue or reverse engineering a legacy part for improvements, one or multiple of the modern data collection methods may work – but what is best and what are you […]
Contact measurement devices constitute the majority of what is traditionally used for dimensional metrology. These consist of devices that must be in physical contact with the object to be measured. Below is a listing of general types of contact measurement devices. This covers the vast majority of what is used today and is a good […]
Non-contact or touchless dimensional measurement devices are the modern new comer to an array of contact devices that have been traditionally used. Contact devices are discussed in this link on Common Contact Measurement Devices. All of the non-contact devices generate a point cloud or voxel data set as their most raw form of data. The […]
Industrial CT scanning continues to gain popularity for use in measurements. The real question to be asked is: Is the data extracted from CT scans accurate? Since its inception, CT scanning has been used to visualize internal structures from people to industrial items. It is unparalleled in its ability to see those things that are […]
With the advent of new ways of creating medical implants that promote bone ingrowth, an updated method of evaluating their effectiveness should be employed. 3D Printed Additive manufacturing and other creative manufacturing techniques have been developed to create porous structures that promote bone ingrowth. Traditionally, the effectiveness of these structures is tested by taking 2D […]
The medical industry uses 3D Engineering Solutions industrial CT scanning services for many different applications. Some of them involve implants, devices that are used for patient care, and even for court cases related to medical items.
3D Engineering Solutions recently acquired the new FARO Focus S 350 long range scanner to compliment its growing customer demand for increased accuracy in long range scanning services. This new ‘best in class’ long range laser scanner offers outstanding features over the existing field of competitive equipment.
What is additive manufacturing? Additive manufacturing is the process of taking a powder generally of a metal, for example for aerospace, and using lasers to center the powder together and build a part up layer by layer.