More, better, faster is probably the mantra of every manufacturer, especially as it applies to quality inspection. Level 3 Inspection has found a solution to the more-faster-better inspection dilemma. The company has implemented a SmartFAI™ process that combines 3D Scanning with Computer-Aided-Inspection (CAI).
The combination gives Level 3 the ability to perform more comprehensive inspections on parts in a shorter amount of time. The First Article Inspection SmartFAI™ process involves verifying every feature on the part by comparing it to a customer-supplied part print and 3D CAD model. First-article inspections are done prior to full production release and often while a part is in development.
The Level 3 approach replaces traditional plate inspection or a CMM system with 3D Scans, which can capture and calculate precise 3D, coordinates for millions of points in seconds.
Precision manufactured devices are some of the most challenging parts to inspect using traditional methods; until now. Level 3 Inspection can use 3D Scanning with Computer-Aided-Inspection (CAI) to compare the device to the CAD model, other devices and the product die or mould as applicable. This technology gives our customers a new and profound insight into the size shape and geometric conformance of their devices that they have never had before. By inspecting the entire surface of these devices Level 3 Inspection can help their customers significantly reduce errors, control quality and dimensional consistency.
Level 3 Inspection’s SmartCompare™ and SmartFAI™ process gives their customers the ability to identify problems with a particular area of the part and focus efforts to improve problem areas without spending time and resources on areas that are known to be conforming. This is especially helpful when dealing with critical components. The ability to quickly compare the product to the nominal CAD model as well as the ability to compare the products from multiple lots gives Level 3 Inspection’s customers an advantage in regard to quality control and time to market.
Contact us today to start getting superior inspection results in shorter time with easier understanding leading to higher confidence.