After having been widely accepted in the automotive industry as a critical technology to accelerate product engineering, high-density non-contact 3D digitizer sales are quickly expanding in new industrial market segments and applications. With the multiplicity of measurement principles and 3D digitizing hardware manufacturers, it is often not an easy task for manufacturing organizations to evaluate which hardware technology will best meet their 3D metrology needs. InnovMetric Software is pleased to offer a new Hardware review section on its corporate Web site to guide end-users in their selection of a 3D digitizing technology. Prepared with the collaboration of the 3D Imaging and Modeling Metrology Group of the National Research Council of Canada, the new section:
• Surveys the mostly used high-density non-contact digitizing technologies, including their principles, characteristics, and key advantages and disadvantages
• Highlights the difference between the digitizing technology itself and the mechanical, optical, or algorithmic 3D monitoring method used to move the 3D digitizer around a part to fully capture its geometry (also called External Frame of Reference or EFR)
• Presents graphs illustrating the performance of 3D digitizing technologies and EFR methods in terms of accuracy, volume, flexibility, dynamic range, resolution, and portability
• Provides useful advice when benchmarking hardware
For more information, visit www.innovmetric.com
About InnovMetric Software Inc.
Founded in 1994, in Québec City, Canada, with subsidiaries and distributors worldwide, InnovMetric Software Inc. develops and commercializes PolyWorks ®, a universal 3D metrology software platform that offers the flexibility of combining high-density point cloud digitizers and tactile probing devices within the same measurement task, ensuring optimal accuracy and speed under all circumstances. The world’s largest industrial manufacturing organizations that use PolyWorks every day trust it for its flexibility, its robustness, and top-of-the-class technical support.