More and more, the value of making in-process measurements to ensure first-time quality is becoming evident as the practitioners of these rapid verification techniques are reducing time on the production line and adding profits to the bottom line.
A recent addition to this measurement capability is Delta Sigma’s ability to provide an instantaneous Augmented Reality (AR) view of the data from almost any metrology software. For some years now, people have collected data with a CMM, laser tracker, scanner arm, laser radar, ultrasonic scanner, X-ray, or other device and then viewed the data on their computer screen. When the results are all in tolerance, all is well, but when remedial action must be taken, the difficulty in determining the exact location of the trouble spot on the assembly while looking at a computer screen can sometimes be problematic.
With an AR view, the measurement information is superimposed directly on the part (physical reality is augmented with virtual reality). The person responsible for effecting the corrective action can see precisely where to work and what is to be done. Sub-surface measurements from devices like an ultrasonic scanner or X-ray are presented in a way that makes surface penetrations much more reliably positioned.
The system can also be used for part presence, placement, and orientation as well as FOD detection.
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