The automotive industry depends on consistency and predictability. From the color of the paint to the stiffness of the brake, car manufacturers devote significant amounts of time and money into making sure their products look immaculate and feel safe to drive.
Since the introduction of 3D scanning technology, there has always been a need to process it in some capacity. There has also been a need to provide formats to bridge multiple platforms, getting data to travel through the lifecycle of the process.
In a classic Dilbert cartoon, the “client” proudly claims to Dogbert the consultant that “every three months, an existing customer acquires another product.” Dogbert replies, “what if you don’t count warranty replacements?”
With more people than ever beginning to read what’s actually printed on calibration reports these days, what was supposed to bring clarity to measurements seems to be providing more discussions and arguments.
This year has been an adventure into the unknown. By the end of March, many of us were enclosed in makeshift offices at home, while others were looking at production lines that were only partially staffed.
Machine vision systems consist of a number of component parts and all of these must be optimized for the best possible performance. Choosing the right cables and connectors to link cameras to a vision system or PC is one important part of this and is driven by the particular application.
Choosing the right interface for your machine vision application is a key decision in your camera selection process. The following sections provide an overview of the different types of cables and connectors available for machine vision applications along with associated pros and cons.
Integrating robots into a manufacturing line challenges process control engineers to rethink part flow and learn how both robot and 3D sensors can work together to achieve faster, more efficient production.
Mitutoyo America Corporation announces the release of the new M2 2D Processor as part of a new package with the PH-3515 Profile Projector. The M2 2D processor updates the PH-3515 Profile Projector with a new touch screen tablet and easier 2D processing for measuring dimensions.
Manufacturers in the automotive industry are striving to make the most of the current trend towards electric vehicles and low fuel consumption by building lighter-weight vehicles and favoring aluminum over iron.
LUCID Vision Labs Inc. announced the series production of its new Helios™ Flex 3D Time-of-Flight module. Helios Flex is a robust, pre-calibrated Time-of-Flight MIPI module which can easily be integrated into embedded platforms for industrial and robotics applications.
Netilion Health visualizes the diagnostic data provided by an instrument and receives instructions to address the issue. This improves the ability to respond in cases where maintenance or service is required.
Exact Metrology announces the availability of the Artec LEO 3D scanner, produced by Artec 3D. Artec LEO is the first scanner to offer onboard automatic processing with an integrated touch panel viewer and frees users from being tied to a computer for data capture.
WENZEL Group announces its close technological and commercial partnership with Metrologic Group. Metrologic Group software solutions are available in a version adapted to WENZEL CMM and Portable Measuring Arms with a focus on universality, performance and point cloud inspection.
Check out the October 2020 edition of Quality: Understanding laser trackers, Industry 4.0, All-in-one QMS solutions for practical data management, how Edge AI improves the visual inspection process, and much more!