Targets or adapters are placed at all object features relevant to the inspection. There are adapters for boreholes, edges etc. as well as special adapters for measuring reference points. In addition, trim lines, punch holes etc. can be measured without any additional targeting. Then, the targeted part is photographed with a high resolution digital camera from different directions.
These photographic images are processed either simultaneously with data collection (online processing) or after data collection (offline processing) with AICON’s powerful software. The software automatically calculates the 3D coordinates of all targeted points. The calculation is based on the principle of spatial image triangulation (photogrammetry) and is fully automated. Pre-calibration of the camera is not necessary because the software employs an integrated simultaneous calibration procedure.
In addition to 3D coordinates, DPA provides statistical analysis of the results with specific accuracy information about each coordinate. This allows for instant evaluation of the quality of the measurement.
AICON 3D Systems GmbH is one of the world’s leading providers of optical 3D metrology. The company, founded in 1990, develops and supplies portable coordinate measuring machines for universal applications as well as specialized optical measuring technology for vehicle testing and tube manufacturing. Since the acquisition of Breuckmann GmbH in August 2012, the portfolio also includes optical 3D measuring systems for contact-free surface measurement of objects. AICON's reference list boasts renowned global automotive manufacturers and suppliers, companies from the aerospace industry, and the areas of shipbuilding, renewable energies and mechanical engineering.
Efficient and high-precision production monitoring, quality assurance and control as well as reliable reverse engineering are absolutely essential to be competitive in a global market. In the field of measuring technology and beyond, optical and portable non-contact 3D measuring systems become more and more important. With the product lines MoveInspect Technology, breuckmann Scanner and TubeInspect, AICON offers solutions for various inspection and digitization tasks.
MoveInspect Technology brings together a wide range of optical measuring technologies in a high performance modular system concept. Due to the modular design, components such as sensors, probes and computers can be combined with the suitable software for each measuring task. MoveInspect Technology is coordinate measuring technology for an abundance of applications, whether static or dynamic, whether probing, tracking or targeting.
The Breuckmann scanners ensure a highly precise optical capturing of complex 3D structures. The patented miniature projection technique allows efficient and cost-effective measuring and testing for various technical applications, e.g. surface inspection of metal components or deformation analysis of gears.
The optical measuring system TubeInspect offers an efficient quality assurance in tube and wire manufacturing. TubeInspect is specially designed for the measurement of formed tubes and wires, both in reverse engineering and in serial production. It works as programmable optical gauge and calculates setup and correctional data for bending machines within just a few seconds.
With their products for automated test and process control, AICON opens new worldwide market fields and obtains outstanding growth.
For more information on AICON, see www.aicon3d.com