With adaptive measurement templates, enormous time savings are possible when inspecting parts distorted during manufacturing.
At Control (May 3–6, 2022, Stuttgart, Germany), the world's leading trade fair for quality assurance, Volume Graphics will show the latest versions of its software suite for analyzing and visualizing industrial computed tomography (CT) data: version 2022.1 of VGSTUDIO MAX, VGSTUDIO, VGMETROLOGY, and VGinLINE.
In hall 5 at booth 5201, visitors can experience a live demonstration of how they can benefit from 25 years of experience in CT-based quality assurance, for example, through the new adaptive measurement templates.
No matter what the manufacturing method or material used to create parts, Volume Graphics provides critical tools for CT-based quality assurance: geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, tool correction, wall thickness analysis, nominal/actual comparison, porosity and inclusion analysis, virtual machining, and stress simulation.
Brand new in version 2022.1 is a game-changing feature for measurements on distorted parts. The new adaptive measurement templates follow the shape of even strongly deformed, distorted parts. Users can save tremendous time when inspecting injection-molded parts and 3D-printed parts, which are often not only out of tolerance but warped in such a way that a measurement plan created on the nominal CAD object cannot be applied to the scanned part. With adaptive measurement templates, a measurement plan created using the nominal CAD data or imported via PMI can be easily applied to even strongly deformed parts. The measurement points are placed at the optimal positions on the actual part and perfectly follow the distorted shape.
Also new are the Chebyshev Fit Option for Point, Line, and Torus Geometry Elements; and Detection of Maximum Material Accumulation (of particular importance for both cast and 3D-printed parts). A full list of new features can be found on the Volume Graphics website.
About Volume Graphics and Hexagon
Volume Graphics GmbH has been developing software for non-destructive testing based on industrial computed tomography (CT) for 25 years. Customers around the world, e.g., from the automotive, aerospace, and electronics industries, use Volume Graphics software for quality assurance in product development and production. In addition to its headquarters in Heidelberg, the company has branches in the USA, Japan, Singapore, and China. Learn more at www.volumegraphics.com and follow us @volume_graphics.
Since 2020, Volume Graphics has been part of Hexagon. Hexagon is a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, and quality across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, safety, and mobility applications. Our technologies are shaping urban and production ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous – ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.