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FAI - First Article Inspection – Freeform Parts - Automotive

What the Industry Needs

The inspection of the first manufactured parts is essential in the development of any manufacturing process. The prototypes are typically produced in small quantities and must be inspected against a blueprint or by comparison to a CAD file to ensure that the parts are accurately produced or to correctly identify the causes of impending defects. Freeform parts are the most challenging to inspect since they cannot be efficiently and accurately measured using traditional measuring methods; a 3D scanning solution must then be used.

What the Industry Needs
What the Industry Needs
What the Industry Needs

Advantages of the HandySCAN 3D Solution

First article inspection in the automotive industry calls for the acquisition of dimensions on parts of various shapes and complexity, potentially performed in any kind of environment. Due to its impressive portability, the HandySCAN 3D can perform the acquisition directly in the metrology lab but also on the customer's site, on a production floor or at a supplier's location.

Since the quality inspector wants to evaluate the physical part using its digital model, the acquisition must be accurate and the 3D model must include all the information needed for a complete inspection. This high resolution 3d scanner will provide complete and accurate mesh models.

The HandySCAN 3D solution helps save a considerable amount of time compared to traditional measurement methods. Dimensions that are necessary for the inspection process are quickly measured and are made readily available so that the inspector can perform the work.

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Inspection for Machining Better Castings and Forgings

Producing parts involves machining raw castings and forgings. Specifically, the surfaces with important mechanical functions require machining. To optimize machining and ensure better quality, these critical areas must have enough material; otherwise, mechanical contacts might be defective, and tolerances might not be met.

How can Automotive Part Manufacturers Improve Productivity, Perform More Inspections Faster and with More Information

In the automotive industry, parts that comprise a complete car body are made by sheet metal stamping. These parts, which are all manufactured separately and punched in several stages, are welded together to form the final assembly. How can manufacturers make sure that automotive parts that are produced separately will fit together to form the final car body?

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