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3-D Scanning in Construction

Posted on: October 25th, 2018 by Steven No Comments

The use of 3-D scanning in the construction industry has revolutionised the way projects are being designed, planned and implemented. Their advanced capabilities are enabling construction projects to run more effectively whilst also saving companies time and money. (more…)

3D Scanning’s role in the 3D Printing Boom

Posted on: July 3rd, 2018 by Steven No Comments

3D scanning and 3D printing have never been more accessible. Lo-fi methods have brought the technologies to the masses with mobile apps and self-replicating 3D printers, bringing the costs down dramatically.

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Perfecting Packaging: 3D Scanners in the Food Industry

Posted on: May 3rd, 2018 by Steven No Comments

For any food manufacturer, finding the right packaging is equally as important as finding the tastiest recipe. (more…)

How 3D Scanning Bolsters the Safety of Driverless Cars

Posted on: March 15th, 2018 by Steven No Comments

A fundamental problem with self-driving cars lies in how the cars sense their surroundings and adapt their driving accordingly – Scanning can be used to resolve this. (more…)

Solving Crimes With 3D Scanning

Posted on: February 15th, 2018 by Steven No Comments

One of the many benefits surrounding the use of laser scanners is the ability to create detailed models of inspection areas; this is especially vital when trying to detail the layout of a crime scene. (more…)

Metrology Industry Trends for 2018

Posted on: January 23rd, 2018 by Steven No Comments

With the number of applications for metrology continually growing, the use of 3D scanners has increased for a number of industries, helping to streamline manufacturing and engineering processes. (more…)

The Future of 3D Scanning: The Effects on Industrial Quality Control

Posted on: December 9th, 2017 by Steven No Comments

With customers continuing to demand high-quality products, the 3D scanning industry is adapting manufacturing processes to improve efficiency and accuracy. (more…)

Reducing Sports Injuries With Metrology

Posted on: November 5th, 2017 by Steven No Comments

American football is quickly becoming one of the most popular sports around the world, with 2017’s SuperBowl game alone attracting over 172 million viewers. (more…)

Metrology Scanners Help Reveal The Secrets Of The Past

Posted on: July 14th, 2017 by Steven No Comments

Many industries, such as the automotive and construction sectors, have been taking advantage of the precise measurement capabilities offered from metrology equipment and 3D scanners. (more…)

Using 3D Scanning in the Automotive Industry

Posted on: March 6th, 2017 by Steven No Comments

The automotive industry has grown massively over the past 50 years, with more of us behind the wheel than ever, car manufacturers are diversifying their range to suit our every requirement. Some automotive companies have even expanded into other vehicle types such as lorries, motorbikes and buses. As more models are added, the manufacturing process has to adapt, gone are the days when one factory fabricated one model of car.  Today, flexible production of multiple models allows car manufacturers to meet the growing demands of the public.

3D scanning is revolutionising the automotive industry; metrology equipment is helping to digitalise the production line to allow production all around the globe. Metrology experts have recently used scanners during production to create three-dimensional live images of operation facilities. These images can then be compared to visualise the different production processes for each model of vehicle. This method updates and refines production plans, a vast improvement over previous methods which used polystyrene models to identify changes and obstacles. Another benefit of using 3D scanners is the ability to measure hard to reach areas, such as the tunnels used to dry the paintwork for the vehicles.

Improvements in the manufacturing process allows construction to be replicated in factories all around the world, allowing factories to produce more than one model in-house. The use of 3D scanners not only allowes precise measurement but also contributes to the movement towards full automated processes. 3D scanning and metrology technology continues to revolutionise industries, with many expecting 3D scanners to soon be incorporated into mobile robots who will constantly scan their environment throughout the assembly line.

Manchester Metrology is a market leader in the inspection of engineered components.  It offers metrology support throughout the UK and worldwide, in the measurement of engineered components for both indoor and outdoor 3D measurements. Manchester Metrology offers laser scanner equipment hire; they stock a wide range of calibrated measurement equipment for hire including Faro arms, laser trackers, laser scanners, Faro Focus X330 and the Einscan Pro.

In addition to equipment hire, Manchester Metrology also has a vast range of probes, mounting options and accessories for your metrology equipment and offers both onsite and offsite training on a variety of the latest software such as CAM2, Measure 10, Polyworks, Geomagic, Aberlink, Declam and PowerInspect.

For more information please visit www.manchester-metrology.co.uk