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Metrology within the Plastic & Injection Mold Industry

Utilizing: ATOS 3D ScannersTRITOP PhotogrammetrySoftware, and/or Automation

In plastic and injection molding processes, 3D metrology supports and speeds up all phases in thermoplastic and injection molding: from prototype & tool construction to first article inspection reports through to assembly analysis and load testing. Full-field surface measurements guarantee faster sampling inspection and targeted tool correction, thereby reducing production lead times.  Capture 3D metrology solutions are utilized in various processes to optimize plastic and injection mold manufacturing.

Some examples include:


 

Design

3D Scanner for Rapid Prototyping

Concept / Prototype Digital Definition 

Quickly capture the engineering and design intent in an accurate 3D point cloud. High resolution “clean” scan data accelerates downstream processing.

3D Scanner for Reverse Engineering

Physical to Digital Model Re-creation  

Rapidly scan and generate an accurate 3D digital definition to support CAD model creation. Capture various design iterations and archive “as manufactured” condition.

3D Scanner for Digitizing Organic and Complex Shapes

Digitizing Organic, Complex, and Intricate Shapes  

ATOS software automatically merges multiple scans to deliver crisp data on small and intricate features. Scan without costly fixturing set-ups.

3D Scanner for Small Part Measurements

Small Parts and Components Scan 

ATOS can be configured to various sized measuring volumes. User-defined point spacing ensures the accurate scan capture of very small features.

3D Scanner for Large Part Digitizing

Extra Large Parts Scan 

From fingerprint grooves to a full size aircraft. Rapidly measure a vast array of part sizes while maintaining a high level of data accuracy. 

 

Tool Building

 3D Scanner for Reducing Tool Tryout

Reduce Tool Tryout

Customers have reduced their tooling cycle by 50% or more with ATOS by making smarter corrective action decisions based on instant 3D deviation color maps. Minimize the analysis time and the number of iterations.

 ATOS 3D Scanner Direct Mill from Scan Data

Direct Milling from Scan Data

Save time and money by directly milling from ATOS point cloud data to accurately create tool cutter paths while meeting increased production requirements without CAD modeling.

 3D Scanner for Electrode Verfication

Electrode Verification and Wear Analysis

Scan and inspect electrodes to verify injection mold processes. Immediately receive full color plot inspection reports to analyze the wear after the over burn process.

 3D Scanner for Mold Predicition

Fitting Mold Halves and Gages / Virtual Wall Thickness

Analyze the assembly build process, validate fit, alignment, closure, and material thickness.

 3D Scanner for Assembly Analysis

Assembly Analysis - Clearance, Flush and Gap

Calculate the clearance, flush and gap distances to improve tool/mold design. Improve product manufacturing by making it more predictable.

 

Analysis

 3D Scanner with Parametric Inspection Parametric Inspection 

All elements are traceable and the relationships between them are known. This automates inspection processes and enables simple changes of element properties (especially beneficial for reoccurring measurement tasks).

 3D Scanner with First Article Inspection

First Article Inspection 

Automatically compare a part’s scan data to the CAD model. Instantly see where the problematic areas exist.  Customers experience at least a 50% time reduction vs. traditional CMM methods.

 3D Scanner with Trend and SPC Functionality

Trend Analysis 

Monitor manufacturing processes in order to depict trends.  Applicable to parts, assemblies, fixtures, tooling, etc...

 3D Scanner for Digital Assembly Analysis

Digital Assembly Analysis 

Accurately compare scanned components and assemblies vs. CAD.  Interrogate mating components to solve assembly, form, fit and finish issues.

 Inspect Warpage with a 3D Scanner

Measure Warpage, Sink Marks, Draft Angles, and Undercuts 

ATOS provides precision scan data to help calculate warpage, sink marks, draft angles, and undercuts.  Improve mold flow prediction.

 3D Scanner with 2D Inspection

2D Inspection 

Quickly analyze “as manufactured” part scan data to 2D drawings for inspection analysis to view position of sections, needle plots, deviation points, and tolerance bands.

 3D Scanner with Inspection to CAD

3D Inspection With CAD 

Compare “as manufactured” part scan data to CAD model for accurate inspection analysis that is clear and easy to understand.

 3D Scanner with Inspection without CAD

3D Inspection Without CAD 

Fast analysis of components, tools, and cavities to ensure injection mold parameters.  Compare entire components from different nests of multi-cavity tools and extract geometry features.

 3D Scanner with GD&T Functionality

GD&T Analysis 

Verify and assure form, accuracy of fit and function through Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) features in ATOS software.  Fast selection of data, visualization of tolerances, and easy to interpret results.

 3D Scanner with Touch Probe Capability

Touch Probe Inspection Add-on 

Enhance non-contact ATOS 3D scanning by adding on a Touch Probe kit to measure hidden features, discreet points, and deep cavities.  Probes and adapters are fully customizable.

 

Production

 3D Scanner for Root Cause Analysis

Root Cause Analysis 

Find solutions to issues by inspecting parts and tooling in each stage of the manufacturing process.  Accurate and easy to interrupt color maps support informed corrective action plan.

 Inspect Part and Tool Wear

Part and Tool Wear Trends 

Identify and document part and tool wear trends. Robust color map deliverable highlights potential problematic areas (out of tolerance conditions, part shrinkage, warpage, and tool/mold wear).  Damaged tools/molds can be duplicated quickly.

 Simple Low Cost Fixtures for 3D Scanning

Simplified Low Cost Fixturing 

Save time and money by eliminating high precision expensive fixturing.  Part position in fixture is not critical providing a simple set-up.  Shape and position of part are automatically transformed into a pre-defined coordinate position. 

 Certify Check Fixtures with Photogrammetry

Certifying Check Fixtures 

Certify your checking fixtures with ATOS or TRITOP on the floor between shifts with a very quick and reliable process. 

 Deformation Analysis with Photogrammetry and 3D Scanning

Deformation Analysis 

Measure parts before and after testing to analyze 3D deformation. With high accuracy and repeatability, TRITOP digital photogrammetry measures part/assembly deformation of surfaces and component warpage caused by mechanical and thermal loads. 

 

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