Precision Metal castings are used extensively in the aerospace industry, particularly as jet engine components. They can be manufactured to very complex shapes that optimize performance and weight, while exhibiting great strength and resistance to extreme heat. Their complex shapes, however, make metal castings some of the most difficult to measure for conformance to designed dimensional specifications.
Benefits to Aerospace Manufacturers
ShapeGrabber® 3D laser scanners are ideal for the complete inspection of complex-shaped aerospace parts:
• Allow rigorous quality control measures to be applied to precision metal castings.
• Capture millions of data points in a few minutes which represent the true surface geometry.
• Scans can be easily compared directly to CAD models.
• Scan data provides accurate and timely feedback on prototypes, allowing faster and better part design and process optimization.
On-line production no longer needs to rely on a few sample points collected with a slow CMM. With ShapeGrabber, it is possible to inspect the whole part and still make rapid pass/fail decisions with confidence.
ShapeGrabber for Metal Castings
ShapeGrabber systems are particularly valuable for use with metal castings because:
• They accurately measure complex shapes with compound curves.
• Scans containing millions of data points can be completed within minutes, so the complete part can be verified in production.
• The visual nature of the results makes it possible to more quickly troubleshoot the source of a problem and get back to production.
• Parts do not have to be placed in an expensive fixture to be scanned, leading to significant savings in capital costs.
• Scan results are documented in automatically generated reports and can be provided to customers as part of the quality assurance process.
• ShapeGrabber systems include a variety of automated, portable, large and small 3D scanning options to accommodate different needs. Turn the page to learn more
about the Ai310 system and accompanying inspection software.
SmartScope CNC 670
Staging. SmartScope CNC 670 is a moving bridge machine where the instrument head moves in the X-axis across a granite bridge while the bridge moves in parallel tracks in the Y-axis. The granite bridge provides excellent metrological stability across the entire X-axis, while dual Yaxis scales assure high accuracy and repeatability. The bridge is mounted on a substantial granite base for stability.
The DC motor-driven drives provide XY travel of 200 mm/sec (or faster). The measured part remains stationary, while XYZ sensor translations are performed rapidly and accurately.SmartScope CNC 670 is an innovative multi-purpose measurement system with a large XYZ measuring range. Its generous measurement travel makes it suitable for measuring circuit boards and other large parts such as flat panel displays (FPDs), and masks or fixtured arrays of smaller parts/assemblies, while its mechanical design provides for a small system footprint.
Optics. This CNC system has large-magnification-range, precision zoom optics. The patented 12:1 AccuCentric zoom lens rovides a large measurement range and calibrates itself automatically after every magnification change, for consistent accuracy throughout its range and over its entire lifetime.
Illumination. All-LED illumination, including green back light, white coaxial TTL surface light, and OGP patented programmable SmartRing light, address most lighting needs with ease.
Metrology Software. Measure-X metrology software provides extensive functions and logical controls. Optional MeasureMind 3D MultiSensor software provides full 3D capability with full sensor and rotary integration. SmartScope CNC 670 is easily programmed for fully automatic operation.
Multisensor Capability. In addition to excellent video measurement performance, CNC 670, with an optional laser and/or touch probe, provides the advantages of comprehensive multisensor measurements.
SmartScope CNC 300
Features include:SmartScope® Flash 300 is one of the most versatile benchtop systems OGP offers. With an expansive Z-axis of 250 mm (10 in.) to accommodate large parts, it combines state-of-the-art video and autofocus to deliver high productivity. Add optional through-the-lens (TTL) laser, touch probe or micro-probe to co
nfigure a highly capable multisensor system.
- Unique “elevating bridge” design – entire unit fits in area as small as 0.6 cubic meters
- Axial straightness and perpendicularity are built in to meet stringent volumetric specifications
- High-quality auto calibrating AccuCentric 12:1 zoom lens provides excellent optical performance over its entire range.
- Comes standard with TTL coaxial illuminator and patented LED SmartRing light
SmartScope Flash CNC 200
SmartScope Flash 200 has patented innovations that let you do more, and do it faster. The computer controlled LED array backlight tracks X-axis motion of the optics with no moving parts. SmartRing light is standard for the ultimate flexibility in surface illumination.SmartScope Flash™ 200 – the smallest member of the Flash family of systems – is a full-featured automatic measurement system. Innovative design features of “elevating bridge” and an embedded computer mean the system takes up little space on a benchtop while providing an ample 8″x8″x6″ measuring range and extensive measurement capabilities.
Do even more! Every SmartScope Flash 200 is multisensor capable.
SmartScope Flash 200 is a great video measuring machine. Add touch probe, laser and micro-probes and it’s a full-fledged multisensor measurement system. SmartScope Flash 200 – a compact, automatic measurement value.
Want to know more about the SmartScope Flash 200? Contact your local representative today.
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QVI SprintMVP series
QVI SprintMVP is a benchtop, automatic, non-contact measurement system with full CNC control for value-conscious customers.
Built on a solid granite base and column, QVI SprintMVP provides the kind of performance that has made SmartScopes popular around the world.
Motorized translation stages with precision scales make measurements fast and accurate.Measure-X metrology software allows any operator to achieve repeatable measurements on the most complex parts.
Measure-X is feature-packed dimensional metrology software with an extensive array of measurement tools that emphasize ease of use including intelligent edge detection, user friendly icons and a point and click interface.
- High quality 6.5 to 1 zoom lens
- Solid, stable, reliable granite structure
- Measure-X metrology software
- 0.5 µm scales in XYZ axes
- High resolution color camera
- Convenient joystick control of all axes
|Choose the model that is right for you:||X travel||Y travel||Z travel|
|SmartScope MVP 200||200 mm||150 mm||150 mm|
|SmartScope MVP 250||300 mm||150 mm||150 mm|
|SmartScope MVP 300||300 mm||300 mm||150 mm|
SmartScope ZIP LITE 300
SmartScope ZIP Lite 300 is equipped with MeasureMind 3D MultiSensor metrology software, providing full 3D measurement capability and advanced measurement algorithms. Measure-X is optional, in lieu of MeasureMind 3D.SmartScope ZIP Lite 300 is similar to the benchtop SmartScope ZIP Lite 250, but with expanded XYZ measurement volume of 300x300x150 mm. It, too, features joystick controlled precision mechanical bearing motorized stages and 0.5 µm linear scales mounted to a granite base and column, providing metrological stability and measurement precision. Its patented AccuCentric 7:1 motorized zoom lens auto-calibrates itself with every magnification change, over the life of the measurement system. The zoom lens keeps images in focus and on-axis throughout its zoom range, and a variety of optional lens attachments and adapter tubes expand the magnification range, for additional value and versatility. LED coaxial and profile illumination combine with the patented white-LED SmartRing programmable ring light to provide lighting for varying measurement conditions. SmartScope ZIP Lite 300 also provides multisensor touch probe or DRS™ laser support.
Every SmartScope ZIP Lite 300 is multisensor capable.
Add multisensor flexibility at any time with touch probe or laser options.
SmartScope ZIP 250
SmartScope ZIP 250 sets a high standard in benchtop metrology. This durable system features fast stage speed for maximum throughput and short cycle times, without sacrificing accuracy. A heavy duty cast base with Y-axis center drive assures metrological stability.
Like all ZIP systems, SmartScope ZIP 250 is equipped with MeasureMind 3D MultiSensor metrology software and 5:1 AccuCentric zoom optics. It is ideal for a wide variety of manufacturing industries and locations.
Every SmartScope ZIP 250 is multisensor capable.
Just add laser, touch probe, or micro-probing sensors and you’ll measure your most complicated parts in a single setup.