Industrial Metrology: 3D Scanning Solutions

Precision and accuracy play an eminent role within any production process like light metal castings, plastics injection molding, additive manufacturing, and final assembly. 3D metrology tasks range from prototype inspection to full process control and final acceptance checks. Total confidence in the safety and reliability of parts and assets you produce requires highly precise measurements throughout the manufacturing process. 

Measuring the inaccessible

State of the art coordinate measurement machines (CMM) are able to measure surfaces at high accuracy. However, internal surfaces that are out of reach for the probes and laser light or hidden areas cannot be controlled.

Waygate Technologies' advanced high precision CT-scanner systems provide a high-resolution insight not only on internal defects but also capture any internal surfaces with just a single scan, allowing non-destructive detection of any geometry deviations.

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injection nozzle CT measurement

How accurate is accurate?

The measurement accuracy of a CT system is defined by knowing and compensating the systems' uncertainties. To reference, the VDI 2630 standard is the recognized guideline for CT based metrology, providing a standardized procedure to determine the accuracy of a system. Hence, a CT system with a statement about its measurement accuracy and uncertainties referring to the VDI 2630 guideline can easily be compared with other CT systems according to its basic metrology specification. The feasibility of a CT system for a given application, of course, depends on all its components.

Due to our long experience, going back to the early beginnings of industrial CT, Waygate Technologies guarantees excellent image and volume data quality, which is the foundation of any following precise measurements. By combining proprietary core components such as detectors, tubes, or patented scatter|correct or high-flux|target technologies with newly developed advanced correction methods like true|position, the very competitive metrology performance of SD= (3.8 + L/100 mm) µm according to VDI 2630 can be achieved.

Key Metrology Applications

Research & Development, Metrology Labs

Measurement technicians in R&D and quality labs require incredibly accurate measurements for:

  • Prototyping
  • First article inspection
  • Reverse engineering
  • New construction simulations
  • New materials with its inner structure and behavior
Production

Measurement accuracy and reliability are critical during many steps in the production process, including:

  • Quality control
  • Production ramp-up
  • Tool correction
  • Dimensional control such as wall thickness analyses
  • Process optimization
  • Post Process control
  • Final assembly control

Metrology 2.0: A new era in reliable precision measurement

Outstanding precision. Everywhere
Achieve the VDI specification (3.8 + L/100 mm) µm at every position in your phoenix v|tome|x m system, not just at both VDI 2630 positions.
Reduce operating costs
Equipped with the right tools to complete automated calibrations and system validation tests, anytime, without the need to call a technician.
3x faster system calibration
With Waygates' patented ruby|plate phantom, less scans for fast and easy calibration are mandatory.
Increase throughput
Proprietary technology, such as scatter|correct, enables to scan scattering materials with the same artifact free precision like fan beam CT, but with many times faster cone beam CT
Upgrade for precision
Metrology 2.0 is optionally available for the phoenix v|tome|x m microCT scanner - also as an upgrade package for already installed systems.

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