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Color maps are an excellent way to visually identify sink, warp, twist and other undesirable characteristics as you evaluate your parts or tools.
This is especially useful for organic and complex shapes where traditional CMM inspection may lack coverage and point density.
For product and process development, deviation analysis using 3D scanning is very cost-effective. Without requiring full first articles on every dimension, you can quickly check the profile of your part against nominal CAD or a golden part and verify that it is within an acceptable range.
Flexible Delivery. Powerful ReportsThe output of every Deviation Analysis project includes a interactive 3D report, and a powerful viewer app called IMView. The deviation between the base and scan data can be represented in any way that is useful to you - Pass/Fail, color scales with custom range, etc. This viewer/report deliverable provides the ability for you to further interrogate the data and create custom reports in the future. Specific dimensional call outs can be taken from this report and published as a FAI data spreadsheet. This hybrid deliverable is called a CAV Plus.
Considerations before starting a 3D Scanning project:
- Have a good idea of how this analysis will be used.
- Existing CAD OR a "golden part" to compare to.
- Basic images of the part. These will enable us to quote scanning requirements based on material, size and complexity.
- Your reporting requirements. Know potential for specific callouts, deviation scale, threshold, tolerances, etc.
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