Lake Mary, FL– (June 18, 2010) Coordinate Measuring Machines have long been considered the standard for complex, three-dimensional measurements. However, their massive size and weight have kept them locked in the QC lab. Laser trackers, on the other hand, have been measuring large parts in a manufacturing environment for many years. Their high-accuracy over great distances has made them very useful for long-range measurement tasks. Conversely, line of sight issues have limited their functionality on smaller parts.
Creaform has addressed this gap in technology with their new HandyProbe system. A hand-held probing tool is used in conjunction with the C-Track optical tracking system. The C-Track constantly monitors the position and orientation of the hand-held probe as well as targets placed on the part, enabling the measurement of parts up to 3 meters in length from a single position. The positioning of reference targets on the part also enables the C-Track to be repositioned multiple times throughout the measurement session with no degradation in accuracy.
According to Dan Perreault, President of Neometrix: “We see the HandyProbe as the next generation of portable CMM’s, providing solutions for a wide range of measuring applications for a very reasonable investment.”
NeoMetrix Technologies, Inc. (www.3dscanningservices.net) is a leading provider of solutions for rapid product development throughout the southeastern United States, focusing on 3D laser scanning, reverse engineering and rapid prototyping.
In addition to representing Objet, NeoMetrix is also a top reseller for Konica-Minolta Sensing America, and Rapidform Software.
NeoMetrix also offers engineering consulting and technical services that focus on assisting clients with improving product quality and reducing design cycles.