Measurements to verify the quality of production

We now have a Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM). The Zeiss machine takes the production a step further towards higher production quality.

CMM

The Zeiss Contura measuring machine is equipped with a set of sensors, an RDS rotary head, and a LineScan scanning head for measuring shape surfaces. The output that we can offer not only consists of a measurement protocol, but also a cloud-point scan, and we can also offer you the processing of this data in cooperation with our parent company – SolidVision:

  • polygonisation (STL creation)
  • reverse engineering
  • processing of measured data protocols

The Zeiss Contura measuring machine (10/12/6) has the following features

  • error measuring length E0 – from 1.5 + L/350 μm
  • maximum measuring range that is, however, dependent on the sensor used is:
  • 1,000 mm on the X axis
  • 1,200 mm on the Y axis
  • 600 mm on the Z axis
  • maximum load 1,150 kg

This machine can also be used in the form of custom measurements, so do not hesitate to contact us.

What should you know

  • the measuring parts must not exceed the above-stated dimensions and weight
  • the parts must be clean and degreased
  • it is a very accurate measurement, which could be negatively affected by these properties. For example, the sudden leakage of liquid can destroy the machine’s travels, etc.
  • it should be assumed that it is a touch measurement, so it is not a method suitable for low stiffness parts such as rubber, soft foam, or some plastics
  • also, you should know that some parts may be deformed due to their own gravity forces during possible reverse and front side measurements
  • you should supply the CAD model along with the measured part, most preferably in the *.IGS format
  • for the best possible estimation of the time for the preparation of the measurement and the measurement itself, please send a CAD model with the drawing showing the required dimensions and characteristics for the measurement
  • on this machine, the size and lead of the threading cannot be measured, only the pitch and the position of these holes. The size and lead can be verified using standard threading gauges
  • similarly, parts with openings that are too small, grooves, etc. cannot be measured. Parts that are complex in shape and have walls for so-called ‘corner’ measurements cannot be measured for technical reasons, since the probe cannot get into such places and the scanner optics would not be able to ‘see’ into it

For all of these possible limitations, it is convenient to discuss the issues directly with us.