3D laser scanning is the most effective, efficient, and accurate way to acquire 3D measurements of physical objects. This tool is a precise visual aid to assess variations in manufactured parts and the surrounding environment, helping to prevent tolerance and design errors from reaching the manufacturing floor. We integrate this tool into our APQP process for tooling validation, PPAP sample validation, and Finite Element Analysis (FEA).
With this technology, SMG can rapidly respond to quality concerns, verify dimensional variations of parts, and determine root causes and corrective actions. This tool is also used for mapping existing parts as an efficient and accurate method to assist with new product development, product analysis, and aftermarket parts.
As shown below, 3D laser scanning has an important role in every part of the product lifecycle: