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New automated multi-surface and material scanning technology developed


AICON announces the launch of a new enclosed material scanning system for automated scanning processes.

The new PartInspect M system enables fully automated high-precision scanning of different materials and surfaces, irrespective of the environmental conditions.

Featuring its own measuring chamber, the new 3D scanner allows faster digitisation by capturing the measuring objects inside an enclosed housing. This capability enables the PartInspect M to be used at any user-defined location, be it during production, in the laboratory or directly at the designer’s workplace.

Key capabilities of the PartInspect M 3D material scanning system include integrated turn-tilt unit providing fully automated digitisation without any user intervention; white light scanner digitising even complex surfaces completely and precisely to detail; delivering high precision 3D data regardless of material (plastic, metal, composite) or surface property; and contact-free scanning process capturing even fragile or deformable objects quickly and at the required level of accuracy.

Depending on the individual measuring requirements, the delivery scope of the PartInspect M comprises of a Breuckmann stereoSCAN or a configuration of the smartSCAN product series. The measuring fields ranging from 75 to 350 mm are suitable for test objects measuring a maximum of 300 x 400 mm and weighing up to 15kg, achieving a feature accuracy of up to 0.008mm.

PartInspect M 3D scanning systems find application in the inspection of small batch series, random sample checks, reverse engineering or component measurements. Thanks to a patented technology, the enclosed scanning system is particularly well suited for the inspection of edges, such as the leading and trailing edges of turbine blades. Irrespective of the surface characteristics of the measuring object, even radii in the tenth of a millimetre range are measured at true to detail accuracy.

Designed for user-friendly operation, the scanning system is supported by an easy, workshop fit user interface. The scan data can be automatically compared with the CAD draft, providing comprehensive evaluations for each captured component part.

The PartInspect M system is being premiered at the EuroMold 2014 in Frankfurt/Main (Germany) in Hall 8, Booth C90.

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