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article image Perceptron laser scanners can be used for real time CAD to part comparisons, or rapid reverse engineering.

CAMPLEX Australia will present a ‘world first’ at Austech 2004 -- Perceptron’s real time laser inspection and reverse engineering solution.

Camplex was recently appointed as a Perceptron reseller for Australia and New Zealand.

"What this means is an opportunity for customers to obtain all of their technology from a single source, and receive all of their support from a single source,” Camplex managing director Fred Carlstrom said.

“In the past it was often difficult to get to the root of a problem when the hardware supplier didn't work with the software supplier. With this agreement Camplex has solved this problem."

Perceptron is a leading provider of hardware and software for three-dimensional scanning data acquisition. When integrated with an articulating portable arm coordinate measuring machine (PCMM), Perceptron's technology becomes the engine of a completely portable tool for 3D scanning.

The potential applications for Perceptron's 3D scanning technology are limitless. 3D scanning can be used for any situation in which an object's actual three-dimensional shape geometry is unknown, needs to be verified, or needs to be visualised.

Although the specific applications are limited only by the imagination, there are some generalised applications in which 3D scanning is very beneficial.

With Perceptron's ability to capture point clouds accurately, and quickly, combined with Delcam's PowerINSPECT software, users are given the first real time capability to do point cloud comparative measurement.

This capability is unique to Perceptron and gives users the ability to instantly compare CAD to Component.

Perceptron's reverse engineering capability is also complemented by Delcam's RE specific software - CopyCAD and PowerSHAPE.

This combination of hardware and software tools allows users to generate point clouds and immediately begin CAD surface creation and CAD modeling.

Extending this capability to include Delcam's PowerMILL even allows users to go directly from a point cloud scan to cutter paths.

This technology will be on show during Austech. Stand A42.

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