Level 3 Inspection’s SmartCompare 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 middle step products, such as tools and dies. The ability to quickly compare the product die to the nominal CAD model as well as the ability to compare multiple dies and multiple scans of the same die over time, gives Level 3 Inspection’s customers an big advantage in regard to quality and time to market.
In a product life cycle the largest investment is always the tooling. Until now the actual geometry of the wax or core die has been largely unknown. Level 3 Inspection can use White Light Scanning (WLS) with computer-aided-inspection (CAI) to compare the die to the CAD model, other dies and scans of the same die taken over a period of time, to trend wear. This technology gives our customers a new and profound insight into the size shape and geometric conformance of their dies that they have never had before. By inspecting and perfecting the actual die Level 3 can help their customers quantify shrink rates, identify problem areas in the die and bring better castings to market, faster than ever before.
Comparing: Airfoil cavity to CAD model
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