Far from the comfort of metrology labs where qualified inspectors operate digital CMM with their heavy, stable granite table, portable measurement is still facing several major challenges. In production environments, the permanent vibrations generated by production equipment like machining centers, presses, carriage equipment or cranes), the requirement for rigid equipment setups, the changes in temperature and humidity levels, and the operators’ varying experience and skills levels are all daily obstacles faced by users of portable measurement solutions.
詳細を読む (Quality Magazine, How To Supplement, p. 6HT)
With the ever increasing need to develop manufacturing processes and reduce costs, the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers are constantly on the lookout for innovative ways to improve vehicle quality. In particular, manufacturers strive for more flexible measuring solutions, enabling vehicles to be measured in ways that have never been possible before so engineers can understand more about the design and assembly of vehicles.
詳細を読む (Quality Manufacturing Today, April 2013 )
By its own admission, the Creaform team believes that nothing is impossible. The Canadian company with a worldwide presence has redefined the way metrology is performed,introducing cutting-edge portable 3D measurement and analysis tools that help its clients do their jobs faster, easier, and with a higher level of accuracy. How is that possible? Through passion-fueled creativity, according to Creaform.
詳細を読む (Manufacturing Today, Spring of 2013. Pages 80-81.)
On November 4, 2010, one of Qantas Airbus A380s, heading for Sydney, Australia, suffered engine failure over Batam Island shortly after take-off from Changi Airport in Singapore. In spite of the exploded and still burning engine, captain Richard Champion de Crespigny was able to land the plane safely back in Singapore, with 440 passengers and 29 crew members still shaken and scared, but all safe and sound.
詳細を読む (Quality Manufacturing Today, March 2013)
Scanning in 3D has just been domesticated. The Go!SCAN 3D is a 3D scanner that weighs 1.1kg and works like a digital camera. Made by Canadian company Creaform, it can quickly scan objects from 30cm to three metres in size, in chunks of 38cm x 38cm, and to an accuracy of 0.1mm, using two cameras and a projector.
詳細を読む (Wired Magazine, by James Vincent, February of 2013)
PG&E is testing a new piece of equipment that looks at pipe corrosion. It could be a giant leap forward for keeping an eye on gas lines and catching problems before they turn into disasters. It's the same laser technology used in reverse engineering, gaming, and in medicine to map the human body. It can be used on virtually any object. PG&E is using it on its pipes.
詳細を読む (ABC Web Portal, January 22, 2013, by Heather Ishimaru)
Creating a custom breast prosthesis that feels and looks more natural can be accomplished.
詳細を読む (Medical Design Briefs Magazine, December 2012, p. 34)
Optical 3D Measuring devices' shop-floor accuracy, decreased sensitivity to environment and higher measurement pase make them strong contenders to traditional quality control devices.
詳細を読む (Quality Magazine, July of 2011 (p. 20-21))