- March 15, 2012
- Case Study
The CT scanner captures all surfaces, both external and internal, of complex free-form parts and assemblies without harming the object.
March 15, 2012 - Laser Design announced that Schneider Electric installed a Zeiss METROTOM CT scanning system in its Cedar Rapids, Iowa, facility. The CT scanner captures all surfaces, both external and internal, of complex free-form parts and assemblies without harming the object. Adding such an advanced non-destructive scanning system to Schneider’s arsenal of 3D imaging capabilities will improve the robustness of their products, including single parts, assemblies, and molds. CT scanning allows Schneider engineers to look inside complex assemblies to insure their fit and function, while reducing their time to market. A repeat customer for Laser Design’s high-precision scanning systems, Schneider Electric continues to improve the quality of their products through the thorough inspection made possible by CT scanning. “Schneider Electric understands the importance of analysis in their fabrication and qualification processes,” explained C. Martin Schuster, President and CEO of Laser Design. “Our ultra-precise CT scanning system from Zeiss provides the Schneider plant with assurance of their parts’ and assemblies’ geometry, including internal features. All dimensions of parts are accessible and measurement accuracies are unparalleled.” The ZEISS METROTOM CT-based coordinate measuring machine has a wide performance range. The internal and external geometry of parts made of plastic, ceramics or composite materials, as well as magnesium, aluminum and steel, can be measured and efficiently evaluated. A very long service life is enabled by the open X-ray tube technology. Ideal magnification can be selected for each application. The CT system can also be equipped with a higher resolution detector to make very fine part structures visible, and the enlarged detailed view can be measured with extremely high accuracy. Schneider Electric also employs over a dozen other Laser Design high-accuracy Surveyor ZS and DS systems and portable FS-series scanning systems in its manufacturing facilities worldwide, from the U.S. to China, India, Mexico, and Europe. Laser Design can supply precision 3D measurement systems for every application, large and small, along with expert scanning services. About Laser Design Inc. / GKS Services Corp. Laser Design, Inc. and GKS Services Corp. have been leading suppliers of ultra-precise 3D laser scanning systems, along with 3D laser scanning, dimensional inspection, CT scanning, and long-range scanning services for three decades. We help customers successfully complete their most complex inspection, analysis, and reverse engineering projects quickly, giving them a competitive advantage. GKS also offers equipment rental and expertise for customers with the occasional 3D scanning project.Learn More
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