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How Amazone reaps the benefits with Creaform’s MetraSCAN 3D

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🔖 Topics: Metrology

🏢 Organizations: Amazone, Creaform


As product designs evolved, challenges arose in acquiring highly accurate 3D measurements, especially with large assemblies and large parts, due to the arm’s small radius of action. “The accuracy decreased with the necessary leapfrogging when using the measuring arm,” says Stefan Albrecht. “Slow measurement speeds limited our capabilities—and even ramped up the workload for the team.”

The search for a solution led Amazone to Creaform’s MetraSCAN 3D. “The MetraSCAN 3D fulfilled all of our criteria,” says Stefan Albrecht. “We really appreciate its flexibility and robustness—not to mention how fast it allows us to record and analyze 3D measurements. It has no problems with different types of surfaces, whether painted, cut, blasted or fired. It also handles very well.”

Amazone’s QC team often uses the MetraSCAN 3D at a large measuring station in the production area. “The various parts are fed in from production and then scanned with the MetraSCAN 3D. These parts are then compared with the model using the 3D measurement software,” Stefan Albrecht continues to explain. The parts that Amazone experts scan include rear swing arms and welded assemblies (middle frames, side frames, drawbars, rollers, and roller frames).

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