The trend in automotive BIW is to move away from dedicated CMM inspection to in-line robot inspection because of speed and cost (and where CMM accuracy exceeds production requirements).
In aerospace applications there is a trend to integrate in-line inspection as part of assembly processes to build accuracy within robotic processes, combined with Adaptive Robot Control this becomes a complete Metrology Assisted Production Cell.
In both cases Nikon has a solution built on core technologies
The heart of the system is the MMDx laser scanner:
- In 50mm, 100mm, and 200mm line widths
- ESP3 (Enhanced Sensor Performance) for no data loss on shiny surfaces from sheet metal, or resin on composites through to Rohocell foam.
- Advanced Reflection Filters – for no reflective noise or data spray
- Fast high quality point clouds, in the orientation and areas where you “need” data – greatly reducing data archiving and analysis time
Categories: Optical CMM Automation