3D Quality Inspection Reaches New Realms

– Pierre Aubrey, CEO, ShapeGrabberPierre Aubrey ShapeGrabber

While economic downturns take hard tolls on businesses and individuals alike, history shows that our economies grow stronger as we emerge from recessions. The automotive sector provides a current example, now “hiring again, growing faster than airplane-makers, shipbuilders, health-care providers and the federal government,” according to recent reports.

Talent & Knowledge Migration

Another by-product of right-sizing in traditional sectors is that manufacturing expertise migrates into new realms. As former auto and aerospace industry workers transition their skills into other manufacturing environments, they take valuable knowledge, standards and best practices with them. At ShapeGrabber, we are witnessing this as we see our 3D laser scanners being adopted in markets where they have not been as widely used – such as dental and consumer-products manufacturing, and even in the insurance industry.

Nearly any manufacturer – no matter how large or small the organization or its parts are – can benefit from 3D scanning in its quality process. The key driver is the need to quickly and accurately measure parts of complex shape. Fast and thorough, a ShapeGrabber 3D scanner helps OEMs to enhance their operations on a number of levels:

  • Improve product quality
  • Reduce product returns
  • Improve customer satisfaction
  • Speed-up quality inspection processes

Improved Performance in Traditional Sectors

Also seeking improved efficiencies, traditional sectors continue to use ShapeGrabber 3D scanners in rising numbers. Automotive, aerospace and medical device manufacturers are all improving production speed and quality performance with 3D quality inspection using our 3D laser scanning systems.

There has never been a better time than right now to investigate how 3D laser scanning for quality inspection can help you meet your operational goals. No matter what industry you manufacture parts for, whether the parts you make are the size of an earring or a beer fridge, we invite you to learn more about ShapeGrabber products and to request a complimentary part scan.