2D, 3D measurement system

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MS geometry inserts; Vibration control mill holders.

August 30, 2021

The InspecVison Planar 2D inspection machine allows manufacturers to verify product quality by quickly performing 2D inspection and CAD comparisons with minimal operator input.

The unit offers fully automated one-click inspection with 500mm to 3,000mm machine sizes. The machine is scratch resistant, features no moving parts, has simple calibration, and requires minimal maintenance and training.

Physical parts, paper, acetate, or electronic image files can be reverse engineered to create .dxf or .dwg CAD files. The software edits data adding standardized hole sizes and clean edges, eliminating hand measurement and CAD programming.

Reverse engineering in 3D uses optional Opti-Scan 3D non-contact white-light scanning. A light-emitting diode (LED) digital light processing (DLP) projector scans object surfaces, while the camera records the light patterns to create a high-resolution, 3D point cloud which can be used in 3D inspection or reverse engineering software.

SurfScan, a high-resolution projector that mounts onto the Planar vertical column, shines structured light on the part which the camera records to create a 3D scan of a part’s upper surface. The point clouds created can then be loaded into 3D inspection software for comparison against a 3D solid CAD model. SurfScan integrates with Planar 2D software to inspect the part’s 2D shape and 2.5D features with a single click.

Exact Metrology

MS geometry inserts

Expanding the Top Drill Modular X (TDMX) portfolio, three MS geometry inserts broaden the platform’s applications to include inclined entry and exit, stacked plates, and cross-hole drilling in stainless steel, super alloys, steel, and cast-iron.

The drill’s X-shaped pocket and tapered seat provide stability in challenging applications while making it easy to change the insert without disassembling the body from the holder. These key design features reduce unstable cutting conditions experienced with other drills, while enabling higher penetration rates and reducing overall machine setup times and costs.

All three inserts can be reground to extend tool life. TDMX is available in imperial and metric sizes in 1.5xD, 3xD, 5xD, 8xD, and 12xD, and diameter ranges of 16mm to 40mm.


Vibration control mill holders

An expanded lineup of Smart Damper- equipped, arbor-style face mill holders supports face mills with diameters of 3", 4", 80mm, or 100mm with an arbor pilot diameter of 1" or 27mm.

The Model SDF57 assembly has an outside diameter of 2.83" and allows users of 3" face mills to access up to 19.68" of reach using standard components.

Smart Damper enables quiet, vibration-free milling, even in long-projection assemblies. Its integral design shortens the distance from the damping mechanism to the cutting edge, producing higher damping effects to the tool assembly and minimizing vibration for better surface finishes and improved metal removal rates.

The Smart Damper face mill holder is available for BBT50, BCV50, and HSK-A100 shank styles.

BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc.