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“If you look at an example like an engine block, there’s nothing,
aside from the casting, on an engine block that would be conducive
to that type of laser or optical measurement,” Detmers says. “What’s
important is that cylinder bore. You can only ‘see’ the surface, you
can’t see 50 mm down from the front face, and what you can’t see,
you can’t measure.
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“Once you machine something, you’re starting to get out of
that realm of optical scanning technology and more into tactile
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more difficult to bring to bear on deeply recessed
features or oblique surfaces. The degree of surface
reflectivity can also create problems.
However the increased data point density of laser
scanning is crucial when inspecting a free form
surface, says Peter Detmers, president of Mitutoyo
Canada. He uses the example of a car body.
“If you want to make sure the front doors are
flush with the rear ones, or the truck is flush to
the fenders, you don’t have big issues with those
surfaces. Gathering points data around locations
where those gaps would be is highly important in
order to verify those values. You want high speed
and the high data point collection, but relatively low
accuracy is required.”
For higher degrees of accuracy, Detmers says
contact measurement or a traditional CMM will still
be the preferable option.
A key advantage of Creaform's HandyScan is ease of use, says
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