The 3D Inspection Report keeps you up to date on 3D scanning news and products from ShapeGrabber.

3D Quality Inspection Reaches New Realms

- Pierre Aubrey, ShapeGrabber

Manufacturers in nearly all industries can benefit by using a 3D scanner in their quality process. The key driver is the need to quickly and accurately measure parts of complex shape. In this article, ShapeGrabber's Pierre Aubrey reviews how our 3D laser scanners are being adopted in interesting new markets.

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Application Corner

Need for Speed: Tips For Faster Scanning

- David O'Connor, Manager of Technical Services, ShapeGrabber

Already capturing tens of thousands of data points per second and still want to go faster? Data acquisition using a ShapeGrabber system is already lightning fast compared to traditional tools like CMMs and hand tools. However, if you are scanning hundreds of parts a day, seconds–per-part start to add up. This article covers four areas you can tweak and tune if you are looking to increase throughput with your ShapeGrabber scanner.

In this article, ShapeGrabber's David O'Connor provides four tips that you can implement immediately to increase scanning speed using a ShapeGrabber system.

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Partner News

InnovMetric Introduces PolyWorks V12

InnovMetric has released version 12 of its PolyWorks® software. Version 12 offers a number of enhancements to this high-density point cloud processing software. Here's how ShapeGrabber customers may be impacted:

New self-learning, parametric, traceable and updatable inspection projects
Now, inspection projects are instantly automated without the need for additional programming or macros. You simply need to define the desired measurements and comparisons. New data sets will also be checked automatically, simplifying inspection for the operator and ensuring repeatability.

Integrated DirectReplay™ measurement technology
ShapeGrabber customers who produce parts in a multiplicity of sizes and configurations can benefit from this enhancement. It enables re-use of the same inspection program with different measurement requirements - without having to rebuild the entire operation sequence or edit the sequence in an operation history tree.

More Information
ShapeGrabber distributes and supports PolyWorks software, which we have certified to work effectively with our 3D laser scanning systems.

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Industry Outlook

A compelling reason to increase automation in quality assurance: “the [quality engineering] sector could be facing a retirement time bomb.”  
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Kodak: a manufacturing case study in how getting ahead of technological change can be the difference between success and failure. 
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SME Announces RAPID 2012 Conference and Exposition Lineup
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US Industrual Company Manufacturers Expect Moderate Growth in 2012
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Survey: Canadian Manufacturers Confident about 2012
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Winter 2012

Feature Story: 3D Scanning Reaches New Realms
Application Corner: Tips for Increasing 3D Scan Speed
Partner News: Innovmetric Introduces Polyworks v12

On-Demand Webinar

CAM Logic, a ShapeGrabber reseller, hosted ShapeGrabber’s David O’Connor for a webinar focused on how to save time and money using ShapeGrabber products.
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Visit us at NPE: The International Plastics Showcase

April 1-5, 2012
Orlando, Florida - Booth 3091

Visit us at RAPID 2012 Conference & Exposition

May 22-24, 2012
Atlanta, Georgia - Booth 319

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