The integration of 3D scanning and additive manufacturing has opened new possibilities in metrology. Analyzing the technical intricacies of 3D laser scanning hardware and software reveals their pivotal role in shaping engineering's future.
Quality sat down with Michael Raphael, CEO & President, Direct Dimensions Inc., to learn more about the varied applications for advanced 3D scanning. He will be speaking at The Quality Show South coming up this May in Nashville. His session is called Advanced 3D Scanning Systems for Part Modeling and Inspection
In an upside surprise, December 2023 orders of manufacturing technology totaled $491 million, up nearly 22% from November 2023, and nearly 12% above December 2022, according to the U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Report published by AMT.
Experts advise that calibration schedules should be both flexible and systematic. Alongside calibration and inspection, simple practices such as regular cleaning and proper storage are crucial for maintaining the accuracy and longevity of measurement tools, ensuring consistently high standards of precision and quality in manufacturing processes.