3-D Inspection Software for Intuitive Contact, Non-Contact Measurement

April 28, 2015
AMETEK Creaform introduced a powerful and intuitive 3-D inspection software — VXinspect — that includes all the tools for first article inspection (FAI) and quality control inspection.

VXinspect, developed by Creaform supports, first article inspection and quality control

AMETEK Creaform introduced a powerful and intuitive 3-D inspection software — VXinspect — that includes all the tools for first article inspection (FAI) and quality control. VXinspect provides simple integration for contact (probing) and non-contact (scanning) measurement in numerous manufacturing applications.

The dimensional inspection software is designed to be used in combination with Creaform’s HandyPROBE, MetraSCAN 3D and HandySCAN 3D portable measurement devices. Applications include metalcasting operations, machining, manufacturing processes, quality control, and numerous fabricating and assembly processes.

The software features all the functions required to set up a high-efficiency measurement sequence to inspect multiple parts. According to the developer, the intuitive interface ensures “efficient inspection workflow with no compromise in measurement quality or Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) requirements.”

VXinspect supports rapid part-to-CAD inspections for pre-production adjustments and production part approval to control critical part dimensions. It is fully integrated in VXelements, Creaform’s 3D software platform and application suites.

Creaform also released two products to enhance performance and reliability of its dimensional inspection solutions on the shop floor.
•  The Shop-Floor Workstation is a dedicated work and secure storage unit offering increased mobility with on-the-go access to 3D scanning, probing and photogrammetry systems.
•  The C-Track Shop-Floor Stand that promotes mobility of the C-Track dual-camera sensors around the part to be inspected.

Creaform develops and manufactures 3-D portable measurement solutions and engineering services. It is a unit of AMETEK Ultra Precision Technologies, a division of AMETEK Inc.

Visit www.creaform3D.com

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