Shortening your lead-time to validate tooling can be accomplished by precision laser scanning your cavity inserts before going into the press.

Comparing a scan of your tooling inserts to the CAD design is both faster and less expensive than validating with press time.

A typical scan and comparative analysis can be accomplished in less than 48 hours. The cost of the analysis for two average size insert blocks is usually less than $500.

Precision laser scanning is used to accurately capture the geometry of the cavity inserts. The point cloud data captured from the scan is overlaid on the tool’s 3D model. This comparative analysis identifies and quantifies any deviations inthe cavity insert’s geometry before your tool needs to go to the press.

Computer-aided verification (also referred to as deviation analysis, comparative analysis, color-mapping, or scan-to-part) is a process by which point clouds—which typically have millions of points—are compared to surface models. A color map is created, providing a quick and effective way to verify the accuracy of a modeled geometry.
Our engineers have extensive precision tooling knowledge and experience. Scan results are accurate to less than 1 micron in certain applications.

View more 3D Scanning articles at the QC Engineering Article Archive.

Al Luce
Al Luce
Al is The QC Group’s Sales Engineer bringing decades of manufacturing and engineering experience to support customers’ toughest quality challenges. With hands-on knowledge in an array of industries, he is the man to bring clarity to all your engineering needs. His particular passion revolves around process control and validation - critical factors in developing high-quality products.

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