Measuring Large Volume Parts with the O-Inspect 863 – Patterns in Calypso

Large Volume Parts with the O-Inspect-Patterns in Calypso_Main

With the addition of our latest CMM, the Zeiss O-Inspect 863, we are now able to measure large volumes of parts with the high measurement accuracy that the system’s white light focal sensor, camera and scanning probe have to offer.
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Augmenting Structured Light System Data Sets with Alignments to Portable CMM Data Sets

Augmenting Structured Light

We often have to capture data for parts that have thin edges such as on turbine blades, airfoils, propeller cores, and many other items. This proposes an interesting problem, it is very common for these items to have tolerances that require them to be scanned using our structured light systems but wrapping data around these thin or “sharp” edges to bridge data from both sides of the part is very difficult.
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Seeing your part through a different lens – Utilizing the Zeiss O-Inspect 863 for optical inspections down to a hairs width

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In the past year 3D Engineering Solutions acquired a Zeiss O-Inspect 863. The unit is a state of the art optical / tactile inspection system that adds to our scope of accreditation, for ISO 17025, a capability to measure parts on a scale that we were unable to accomplish prior to having this equipment.
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Effect of Tertiary Datum on Position Tolerance

Geometric Tolerancing

When doing a dimensional inspection of a machine part, the print often has callouts for position that use three datum, most often datums A, B and C. This ABC datum structure is the datum reference frame to which geometric dimensions and tolerances of the part are defined.
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Continued CT Services Expansion

Continued-CT-Services-Expansion

3D Engineering Solutions (3DES), North Americas’ most Advanced & Proven Center of Excellence For Metrology & Engineering Services is pleased to announce their ongoing strategic partnership with Nikon Metrology, Inc (NMI) of Brighton, Michigan. 3DES recently purchased two additional advanced industrial computed tomography (CT) systems from NMI. These systems use X-rays to penetrate components and assemblies to retrieve all surface and internal details.
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Basics of Metrology : Measurement Uncertainty and Accuracy of Equipment

If you’ve ever contracted 3D Engineering Solutions to perform a part inspection for you then you’ve more than likely received a certified inspection report. There are a lot of items on this report, but aside from the results you are looking for, one of the more important items will be the stated measurement uncertainty for the equipment we used.

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A First in Industrial CT Scanning Services

We have been talking about our new industrial CT scanning services over the last few months, and now have great news to share. 3D Engineering Solutions is the first company in the world to receive an ISO 17025 certification for industrial CT scanning services. This means that internal and external elements of an assembly can be scanned and analyzed with intense precision, like no one else can.

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What to Consider When Using Industrial CT Scanning

With 3D Engineering Solutions adding two new industrial CT scanning systems from Nikon Metrology, and the upcoming opening of an industrial CT scanning Center of Excellence (the first of its kind in the United States), I thought it would be a good idea to record my answer an important question about the technology:

When should I consider using industrial CT scanning vs. other scanning technologies for collecting 3D metrology and point cloud data?

Do you have any other questions or comments about industrial CT scanning or its uses? Please let me know. Feel free to contact me or call our offices at (513) 771-7710.

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Partnership with Nikon Metrology Brings Industrial CT Scanning to 3D Engineering Solutions

We have been fortunate enough to form a partnership with Nikon Metrology and use their latest CT scanning technology.  These scanning machines use X-rays to penetrate an entire assembly at one time, eliminating the need line of sight restrictions you would have with laser, probe, vision or structured light scanning systems.  Its non-destructive testing capabilities allow us to scan entire systems without disassembling critical components.  We will break down the paradigm that precision industrial scanning is expensive and time-consuming.  Our services will provide ISO 17025 certification quality combined with excellent turnaround for our services and 24/7 customer support.

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Industrial CT Scanning: the Future of Data Capture Modeling

3D Engineering Solutions has expertise in multiple types of industrial modeling and metrology techniques, including laser scanning, contact and non-contact dimensional inspections, and light scanning. These methods allow us to create highly accurate records of the structure of the subject. But our newest technology has us the most excited.

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