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Automated quality control solution from Creaform .

Automated , portable 3D measurement solutions

Creaform , a worldwide specialist in portable and automated metrology solutions , exhibited at Hannover Messe ( Hall 6 , booth G30 ) recently . Its latest 3D measurement technologies were presented at the show .
“ The future of quality control in smart factories begins with new approaches to quality control , including the use of portable or automated dimensional inspection systems directly on the production line . Many manufacturers are turning to online and offline metrology solutions , including 3D scanners , to automate their inspections and quality control ,” it explained .
“ With a 3D optical measurement solution , manufacturers have a fast , portable , accurate and versatile instrument for measuring , testing and validating parts and components during iterative product development processes , as well as during quality control and maintenance . Additionally , a colour palette can be used
Creaform product family . to quickly identify discrepancies between a part and its CAD file . The software displays the results in a clear and intuitive way , which facilitates the analysis . 3D scanning displays an overview of the inspected part and measures surface profiles , not just individual points ,” it added .
Creaform ’ s portable 3D scanners Go ! SCAN 3D , HandySCAN 3D and MetraSCAN 3D and its 3D measurement software , VXelements , help manufacturers to perform precise measurements directly in the production environment . Solutions such as Creaform ’ s MetraSCAN 3D-R , robot-mounted , optical 3D scanner and CUBE-R , a customisable , turnkey , automated 3D scanning CMM , enable manufacturers to perform quality control fully automated .
Automated 3D measurement solutions are used for a wide variety of different applications , including in-process inspections of parts and tools ; online and offline ISPs ; inspections of supplier parts before they go into production and the digitisation of quality control records for archiving , traceability and updating old plans .
With headquarters and manufacturing operations in Lévis , Québec , Creaform operates innovation centres in Lévis , Grenoble ( France ) and Texas , with direct sales operations in Canada ; USA ; Mexico ; Brazil ; France ; Germany ; Italy ; Spain ; China ; Japan ; Korea ; Thailand and Singapore . Creaform is part of Ultra Precision Technologies , a division of AMETEK Inc . n
www . creaform3d . com

Welding comfort

Swiss manufacturer Optrel joins welding helmet safety , performance and comfort with precisely engineered design .
“ For field of view and eye protection , our Panoramaxx series helmets offer allday comfort , with fully adjustable IsoFit ® headgear ,” it explained .
Optrel has introduced the Position Locker and new headgear features designed to take the Panoramaxx series of welding helmets and IsoFit ® to “ a new level in practicality and comfort ”, it told ISMR .
The Position Locker is a small , two-piece component which , said Optrel , plays a key role in enhanced helmet function and comfort .
“ With the Position Locker , any unintentional dropping of the visor is a thing of the past . Lock the visor closed for welding work or open it . The Position Locker keeps the helmet visor fixed upright ,” explained Optrel .
“ IsoFit ® headgear adjusts in width , length and height to fit the wearer ’ s head for individual comfort , even in extreme working positions . To optimise the headgear for wearability and durability , the IsoFit ® is now fitted with a front sweatband . Its wide comfort pads are improved for long-lasting and hard-wearing weight distribution , enhancing all-day comfort ,” it continued . The Position Locker and new IsoFit ® headgear features are now standard on all Panoramaxx series welding helmets .
In 1986 , Optrel was a pioneer in automatically darkening welding helmets . Today , it is a leading global supplier of face and head protection products , breathing protection solutions and active sunglasses . The original start-up has long since become a global player . The Optrel group includes highly specialised companies . n
. optrel . com
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