Precision components for aerospace, automotive, and other applications must be inspected throughout production for damage, and throughout their life span for wear, corrosion and defects.
Inspectors face challenges in determining the severity of defects and the depth of desired features such as laser marking or dot peening. Visual comparison techniques are quick and inexpensive but are subjective and not repeatable. More accurate metrology systems are typically too expensive, slow and susceptible to environmental factors for use on the shop floor.
The 4D InSpec Surface Gauge is the first handheld, precision instrument for non-contact measurement of surface features and defects, with micrometer-level resolution. The gauge measures defects from 0.1 to 100 mils deep, even in difficult-to-access areas such as under flanges, in bores and on curved surfaces. Measurements take just seconds, with instant results and reporting.
In this webinar we will discuss the Polarized Structured Light (PSL) technology behind the 4D InSpec Surface Gauge. We will demonstrate how the 4D InSpec can be used to measure surface features on large components and in difficult to access areas, as well as to make repeatable QA/QC measurements on production parts.
The webinar will take place Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM EST (18:00 GMT).
Arizona Commerce Authority Booth B2.135/3.
Soliton Booth, Number B2.415.
4D Technology invites you to join us for a webinar discussing improved methods and technologies for high resolution, shop-floor surface defect measurement. The webinar will take place on Tuesday, July 18, 12:00pm EST (16:00 GMT).
Accurate measurement of surface defects is essential to the long life and performance of precision components for aerospace, automotive, and other applications.
The challenge facing inspectors is how to quantify pits, scratches, bumps, etc., with sufficient resolution, coverage and speed to satisfy customer requirements—particularly on complex surfaces or on large components.
In this webinar we will discuss the challenges involved in making accurate surface defect measurements. Kevin Harding, President of Optical Metrology Solutions, (recently retired as GE Research Principal Scientist), will discuss the strengths and shortcomings of common measurement techniques, ranging from a “calibrated fingernail” to high-end 3D surface profilers.
Dr. Erik Novak of 4D Technology Corporation will present the 4D InSpec Surface Gauge, the first handheld, precision instrument for non-contact, 3D measurement of surface features and defects. Developed in conjunction with major aerospace and precision machining companies, the handheld 4D InSpec measures defects from 0.1 to 100 mils deep, even in difficult part locations, with measurement times of a few seconds and instant results and reporting.
Examples from new-make and repair/rework facilities will be presented in which the new gauge has been used to dramatically reduce measurement cycle time, decrease the rate of rework due to false-positive measurements, and improve the traceability and reliability of measurement results.
The webinar will take place Tuesday, July 18, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (16:00 GMT). A recording of the webinar will be made available to all registrants shortly after the event.
Dr. Erik Novak will present, "Handheld NonContact 3D Inspection of Precision Components Improves Yields", Tuesday, December 5.