American Machinist

Real-time inspection only a scan away.(Technology Trends)

SHOPS GAIN A NEW APPROACH TO measuring thanks to a new portable Laser Scanning. Inspection (LSI) system from Romer CimCore, Farmington Hills, Mich. Reportedly the first of its kind, the system combines a 3000i portable coordinate-measuring machine (6/7 axis), a laser scanner, and full-featured geometric and surface-inspection software that includes point-cloud functions. This combination of features lets end users perform real-time geometric and surface inspection to CAD files with a laser scanner or hard probe, generate point clouds for reverse engineering, and output files to CAD applications in a variety of formats.

Romer CimCore expects the main application of this system to involve the inspection of large sheetmetal components, such as automotive bodywork. …

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