Press Release Summary:
- Transfers the measured values and image of the CT-scanned component into the Q-DAS qs-STAT statistics software package
- Enables dimensions to be clearly linked to the corresponding detail in the report
- Offers visual support for users to identify critical processes quickly, as well as weak points and deviations
Original Press Release:
Volume Graphics Creates Seamless Workflow from CT Scan to Full Statistical Analysis
Integration of well-established statistical evaluation Q-DAS qs-STAT with CT scan data analysis provides the basis for a deep assessment and continuous improvement of industrial production processes
November 18, 2020—Charlotte, NORTH CAROLINA—Volume Graphics is now extending data export from its non-destructive testing and analysis software based on industrial computed tomography (CT) to the statistics software Q-DAS qs-STAT. This close cooperation between Volume Graphics and Q-DAS, which are now united under the roof of Hexagon, a leading global provider of sensor, software and autonomous solutions, takes automation to the next level: statistical evaluations can now be fully integrated into a CT scan data analysis workflow.
Many users want to statistically analyze the quality data of their scanned components. This is often a basic requirement for automated applications. Q-DAS solutions, such as the Q-DAS qs-STAT package, are considered to be the de facto standard for statistical analysis. Volume Graphics had already implemented an option for data export to the Q-DAS software in the earlier Release 3.3 of VGSTUDIO MAX. But now, as an integral part of Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, Volume Graphics and Q-DAS are working on making the data exchange between computed tomography and statistics even tighter.
A first result of this collaboration is the option to also export 3D representations of components or measured features to Q-DAS software. This option was recently introduced with version 3.4.3 of VGSTUDIO MAX, VGMETROLOGY and VGinLINE. In practice, the user simply marks the relevant box in the export mask. The software then adds the corresponding part image to the data to be exported. Users can make their reports, which they define and access with Q-DAS qs-STAT, even more transparent. They can immediately see which measurement series belongs to which detail (see image).
"Currently, it is possible to export 3D component representations from our coordinate measuring module using measurement data," says Johannes Knopp, Product Manager Automation & Inline at Volume Graphics. "But progress does not stop there. Our development department is already working on including additional results from the array of gray-value-based material analyses, such as defect analyses, in the export functions. The aim is to realize a seamless, fully automated workflow for all CT quality data."
About Volume Graphics and Hexagon
Volume Graphics GmbH has been developing software for non-destructive testing based on industrial computed tomography (CT) for over 20 years. Customers around the world, e.g., from the automotive, aerospace, and electronics industries, use Volume Graphics software for quality assurance in product development and production. In addition to its headquarters in Heidelberg, the company has branches in the USA, Japan, Singapore, and China. Further information can be found at: www.volumegraphics.com Since 2020, Volume Graphics has been part of Hexagon.
Hexagon is a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions. They are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, and quality across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, safety, and mobility applications. Their technologies are shaping urban and production ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous – ensuring a scalable, sustainable future. Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 20,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 3.9bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB.