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

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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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Presentation to ASNT, January 27, 2015

The American Society For Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) is the leading technical society for nondestructive testing professionals. I am honored to have accepted an invitation to present to the Central Ohio section later this month.

The topic of the presentation is, “Precise Non-Destructive Inspection of Complex Parts and Assemblies with Inaccessible Internal Cavities“.

Date: January 27, 2015
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Cost: Free (food and light refreshments will be served)
If you plan to attend, please contact Jing Ma, Central Ohio Section Secretary, to make a reservation or for more information. All reservations are final on January 25.

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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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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United States Department of State Grants 3D Engineering Solutions ITAR Registration

3D Engineering Solutions received International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) registration from the United States Department of State, enabling the company to provide its engineering services to the government and other companies working with government equipment and data.
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