Universal Metrology Automation (UMA) is an accepted solution with immediate benefits over tradition inspection methods. Reverse engineering and inspection are vital to producing a high quality product and tremendous opportunities exist to mitigate sources of error in traditional inspection processes, maintain superior repeatability, reduce cycle time, and gain manufacturing process insight. Robots and motion control systems (including CMMs) have been around for some time, but only recently its become possible and acceptable to integrate them with 3D scanners for automated inspection. Customized in-line inspection solutions typically require more than six months to implement, but with UMA the aerospace, automotive, consumer products, and medical device industries have realized they can deploy a flexible solution within weeks. This presentation specifically discusses the sources of error in any inspection process, the quality assurance workflow used, and the challenges these workflows present. With respect to all manufacturing methods UMA makes sense wherever you see production volumes of more than 20 parts. Metrology automation is a simple four step process to teach and execute with many manufacturers implementing a new inspection process in minutes. We will discuss the numerous benefits to manufacturing brought forward by Universal Metrology Automation.
- Understand the sources of error in dimensional inspection and where automation mitigates the risks presented by these sources of error
- Learn about Universal Metrology Automation case studies that span across nearly all manufacturing industries
- Possess the knowledge needed to configure the Universal Metrology Automation solution that perfectly fits your unique process or application needs