Automated quality control for the production line


Creaform, a world leader in automated and portable 3D metrology solutions, is focusing on automated quality control at this year’s Hannover Messe, taking place from 1-5 April 2019, which is becoming increasingly important within the manufacturing industry and Industry 4.0. Creaform will be exhibiting in Hall 17, booth E58.

More than ever before, it is now necessary to be able to carry out dimensional control within the production cycle, with automated measuring technology solutions next to or on the production line. The industry of tomorrow is moving towards automated quality control. In Industry 4.0, where the entire manufacturing process is connected, integrated and automated, 3D scanning is better suited than probing to the inspection of parts as they are manufactured. Indeed, 3D scanners can capture a lot of data quickly, which is essential to the 4.0 manufacturing process.

Creaform’s MetraSCAN 3D-R provides a robotic measurement solution that seamlessly integrates with production automation processes. A robot-mounted 3D scanner performs fast, high-precision automatic inspection on complex surfaces. The automated measuring system is available as a turnkey or customised solution and can be installed next to the production line.

With its portable 3D scanners, HandySCAN 3D and MetraSCAN 3D, Creaform makes the scanning of complex geometries and quality control easily accessible to everyone. The 3D scanners can be used directly where a part must be measured. Even in varying work environments, such as in a production environment, they deliver fast, reliable and accurate results. Now that the range of accuracy granted by 3D scanning exceeds the threshold required for quality control and the development of 3D scanning helps to respond to industry challenges, all of the benefits of this technology, such as its speed, ease of use and portability, can be applied to improve the quality of products and the work of quality control professionals.