Cincinnati-based laser measurement specialist Exact Metrology Inc. continues to update its scanners. It also opened a new service facility in Moline, Ill.
One recent technology update involves software from Santa Clara, Calif.-based Artec Studio, according to Exact Metrology owner Steve Young.
The latest version of the software, Artec Studio 15, has a new scan-to-CAD (computer aided design) function for quality control and basic reverse engineering operations, which saves time and effort.
Artec 3D's high-definition update to its Studio 15 software enables scans with a resolution of up to 0.2 millimeters using its Leo and Eva model scanners, Young said in an email.
"The software update showcases scan data in HD, allowing for higher resolution," he said. "For example, with the higher resolution, we are able to scan finer lines and more intricate geometry. This allows for higher-quality 3D data" for customers.
Founded in 2000, Exact Metrology has customers in the power generation, medical and aerospace markets as well as manufacturers of bottles and packaging for consumer goods, housings for consumer electronics and body panels for automobiles.
The privately held company offers contract measurement, 3D and computed tomography scanning services, metrology equipment, reverse engineering, quality inspection, product development, and hardware and software rentals.
Exact Metrology operated out its Ohio base and a facility in Milwaukee, Wis., until last fall when the company also opened a service site in western Illinois.
During a tour for local officials, Exact Metrology employees scanned a sample part using the Hexagon Absolute Arm 8525 and the Leica Absolute Tracker AT960, which offers probing, scanning, automated inspection and reflector measurement.
"Our goal is to provide metrology solutions to validate parts and expedite to market," Young said. "This in turn helps reduce waste."