Exact Metrology hosts event to spotlight 3D scanning, latest improvements

Demonstrations at the Exact Metrology Technology Fair will include the Leica Absolute Scanner. (Courtesy: Exact Metrology)

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company, a 3D metrology service provider and hardware sales company, will hold a Technology Fair in Moline, Illinois, and Brookfield, Wisconsin.

Both events give visitors the opportunity to witness 3D scanning demonstrations, discuss industry improvements and much more.

Brookfield’s Technology Fair is June 15, 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. CST.  The Moline Technology Fair will take place June 23 at the same time.

Topics covered will include methods of data capture, the latest advancements in articulated arm technology, new developments in Polyworks2022® and Design X™ 2022, as well as reverse engineering. Attendees will also have the opportunity to chat with representatives from Exact Metrology’s parent company, In-Place Machining Company, and its sister division, OASIS Alignment Services.

The Absolute Arm from Hexagon Metrology, which will be displayed at both fairs, has an IP54 protection rating. This is a market first for portable measuring arms and it comes with an environment-related improvement that sees the system’s maximum operating temperature increased to 45°C.  There are also improvements to the functionality of the Absolute Arm wrist display, now upgraded to a touchscreen, and the RDS software that drives it. With the CP-W Wireless Pack, also IP54 rated, every Absolute Arm boasts full-speed performance all of the time, even when high-speed scanning over a wireless connection.

Polyworks2022® digital platform now facilitates multipiece inspection when CAD data isn’t available and introduces a universal data hub. Digital connectivity is improved with the deployment of global metadata management strategies and the programming of alerts that automatically detect failing dimensions. The collaboration between probing operators and measurement hardware has reached a higher level with mixed reality display technology that enhances the operators’ perception of 3D metrology. Lastly, the software released an API to query data from its data management solution and inject it into third-party software applications

Geomagic® Design X™ combines robust 3D scan processing with complete CAD design functionality.  New and enhanced features are Selective Surfacing, separate meshes, updated files I/O, etc. Selective Surfacing features simplify the hybrid modeling process, providing easy workflows for traditionally difficult parts. Separate meshes is a new function that easily separates a multibody mesh object into independent entities for improved handling of additive files and assemblies. File import capabilities have been updated, providing the latest connectivity to scanning devices and updated LiveTransfer to CAD compatibility.

A breakout session will be hosted by Tec-Ease. Based in Fredonia, New York, the company provides products and training for the manufacturing industry in the areas of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerencing (GD&T), Print Reading and Tolerance Stack-Ups.  Their session will cover the foundations of GD&T, why it’s important, and use of envelopes in GD&T. There will also be a breakout session from Innovmetric to discuss updates in Polyworks2022® and one from 3D Systems, concerning updates for Geomagic® Design X™.

Free admission and refreshments/lunch are included for both.

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