Unlike Conventional metrology where we measure each and every dimension like diameter, length, width, depth, thickness, ovality etc. 3D scanning captures the component in its true form and accurate dimension. Also, 3D scanning software’s enable us to measure those dimensions directly from the scanned data and compare its original dimensions from CAD or a drafting data.
With the intervention of 3D scanning Inspection software’s like Geomagic Control X, GOM Inspect, VX Inspect etc., a full GD&T analysis, Intelligent feature extraction and inspection of location, cylindricity, parallelism and much more is possible with the Scanned data.
Modern 3D scanning Software’s capable of automating inspection of similar parts, where any completed evaluation can be easily applied to two or more parts. The software automatically stores each individual inspection step of one product, then adapts and applies it to the other products. All evaluation steps can be operated without scripting, previous planning or user intervention, Providing operator-independent, reliable data, in a timely fashion.
3D Scanning enables on demand inspection of parts anywhere in the manufacturing process chain. Digitising parts beforehand and inspecting the virtual digital copies when needed provides a high level of detailed knowledge by streamlining metrology operations and embedding them into an integrated digital manufacturing processes like 3D Printing and digital twins. 3D scanning also reduces product development time, since once the digital model of a prototype is available, product verification, engineering analyses and other functions can take place concurrently.