Verisurf Software, Inc. announces adaptive scanning using Renishaw equipped CNC CMMs, including the Equator™ flexible gauging system. Components are scanned to capture profiles of undefined shapes. Verisurf software processes the captured data to create an accurate digital twin for engineering, machining, or additive manufacturing.
Verisurf operates Renishaw equipped CNC CMMs through the Verisurf Device Interface (VDI) to find and scan undefined shapes, including prismatic geometry and complex free-formed profiles. Unlike passive scanning, which relies on a defined scan path, adaptive scanning continuously adjusts the scan path based on probe deflection. This allows the probe to explore and digitize the component automatically. Renishaw initially developed and marketed the adaptive scanning technology as part of its Cyclone stand-alone scanning machine.
“We are excited to offer a solution to the many users of Renishaw equipped CMMs that enable them to extend their capabilities and offerings. Verisurf operates the machine, collects the measurement data, and delivers an end-to-end, scan-to-CAD reverse engineering and inspection solution,” said Nick Merrell, Executive Vice President of Verisurf Software, Inc.
Using the popular Verisurf CMM Programming & Inspection suite, the collected measurement data is processed into an intelligent CAD model using an easy Measure and Model workflow. The application is ideal for capturing missing features and surface data or reverse engineering complete components for engineering, machining, or additive manufacturing.
Verisurf is the only measurement, reverse engineering, and inspection software built on a full-featured 3D CAD/CAM platform with intelligent Model-Based Definition
(MBD). This ensures data integrity and lets users perform metrology workflows in a seamless CAD environment while maintaining model-based digital continuity. Verisurf software is compatible with all CAD file formats, and the Verisurf Device Interface (VDI) communicates with and operates all programmable and portable CMMs for universal compatibility. The software’s modular design enables users quickly shift from reverse engineering to inspection to tool building, efficiently capturing and processing measurement data for practical metrology applications with repeatable process control, across the manufacturing enterprise.