Press Release Summary:
Combining Metronor DUO portable CMM and Breuckmann stereoSCAN white-light-scanning system, naviSCAN System can scan areas up to one square meter per shot. Benefits include hidden points that are not accessible through scanner to be measured with touch probe, monitors vibrations, and checks accuracy between scans in real-time. Available with heavy-duty transport cases, portable system is designed for inspection tasks on large components under shop floor conditions and reverse engineering.
Original Press Release:
Probing and Scanning without Limits: The New naviSCAN System
Oslo (Norway) - May 19, 2008 - The combination of a Metronor DUO portable CMM and a Breuckmann stereoSCAN white-light-scanning system offers previously unknown flexibility and accuracy to users of portable measurement equipment. Probing and scanning has never been so easy and allows sophisticated measurement and inspection tasks on the shop floor.
While the Metronor DUO system sets up a large working volume the stereoSCAN precisely and quickly scan areas up to one square meter per shot. Stitching several shots together works seamless and without any user interaction through the navigation target mounted to the back of the scanner. This navigation target allows complete freedom for any view alignment or positioning of the scanner. During the scan sequence the system even monitors and notices any movement of scanner or part, and thereby assures precise measurement and scans.
The naviSCAN system is the ideal solution for inspection and reverse engineering tasks on large components even under demanding industrial conditions. See the difference in quality, speed and robustness!
o Probing and scanning works seamlessly in the same coordinate system
o Large components
o No need to apply (and remove) targets or stickers
o Quick and straightforward workflow
o Easy to use and hence quick to learn
o Hidden points, that are not accessible through the scanner, can be measured with a touch probe
o Ideal combination for applications that require discrete point probing for hidden or difficult to access areas that is fully integrated with high density scan data
o System is completely portable, with heavy-duty transport cases
o Can be used in hostile shop floor environments
o System monitors vibrations and checks accuracy between scans in real time
o Inspection tasks on large components under shop floor conditions
o Reverse engineering
o Scanning models for Rapid Prototyping
o Any application that requires a medium to very large volume Portable CMM and high quality, high density scan data
Reference Customer: Wyman Gordon in Worcester, MA, USA is a major supplier of forgings to both military and commercial aerospace manufacturers. They are using the system for first-article as well as reverse engineering /shape verification of old tooling. There are several challenges to obtain highly accurate data in a hostile forging shop: this includes large components (up to 27 ft, 9 m long) and hot dies.
Metronor is a privately held ISO9001: 2000 certified high technology company headquartered outside Oslo, Norway. Metronor has developed a range of high accuracy, large volume portable electro-optical coordinate measuring systems that have provided excellent return of investment for our customers as well as facilitating a highly efficient dimensional management of their manufacturing processes.
Metronor's Industrial Systems Business Unit - produces and markets a range of portable coordinate measuring machines for large volumes systems that combine an ever-improving range of functionalities with high accuracy at an affordable price.
The AIMS Business Unit markets the AIMS software solutions developed jointly by The Boeing Company and Metronor. The software enables seamless sharing of CAD geometry, dimensioning and tolerance specifications, inspection plans and measurement results back and forth between dissimilar hardware and software platforms.
Metronor's Military Systems Business Unit develops and markets custom boresighting applications. The product line includes equipment kits for both 3- and 6 degrees of freedom boresighting of various systems on multiple airborne and ground based weapon system platforms. The product line also includes "Drill-Off" kits for production line establishment of aircraft coordinate reference system.
More information about all Metronor Business units can be found at www.metronor.com