Quality control and inspection will always involve a combination of tools. Variations in part size, surface finish, shape complexity and feature-characteristics force you to use a collection of different tools to make the necessary measurements. While air gauges, micrometers and calipers are accurate on some features or parts, others call for CMMs and/or non-contact 3D scanning. There is no such thing as a single, magic measurement technology that addresses all QC inspection situations.
Given the reality of this multi-tool approach to quality inspection, the greatest advantage an organization can posses is the ability to gather, align and report information from the various sensors and measurement devices in use. It is with this advantage in mind that Metronic Systems LLC has entered into a working relationship with Origin International Inc.
Origin’s CheckMate software provides collection and alignment of data from a variety of sensors and measurement devices. Through the new partnership with Metronic Systems, Origin’s CheckMate Point Cloud Metrology (PCM) software will automatically align a Metronic point cloud to the corresponding CAD model with unparalleled precision. CheckMate PCM will then perform an array of advanced analyses including: color deviation maps, GD&T, targeted cross sectional studies, and many others.
CheckMate also produces comprehensive quality reporting in standardized formats such as PPAP for automotive applications, and AS9102 for first article inspection in aerospace.
Metronic selected Origin as a partner because of their history of providing industry-leading functionality for coordinate measurement equipment of all types. Metronic management believes CheckMate offers the most comprehensive, fully integrated suite of metrology software on the market today.
The bottom line in any manufacturing business is the cost of quality inspection must be commensurate with the part being produced. Integrating the existing tools in your lab with CheckMate software and accelerating inspection throughput with Metronic’s G2 Laser Scanner will drive down cost, keep your process under control, and maximize production efficiency.