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3D Scanner Provides Accurate Die Dimensions and Eliminates Production Errors

GK Forge Grelowski was founded in 1983 and is engaged in the production of drop forgings and free forging. The company has more than 30 years of experience in the production of forgings for the automotive, construction, gas and engineering and agricultural industries. They offer a full range of die and upset forgings made to order and offer rapid turnaround times. Recently they have invested in the EviXscan3D Quadro+ scanner  with the eviXscan3D Suite software and Geomagic Control X software for quality control and dimensioning of the die forgings.

This has provided many advantages to perform ongoing die measurements. Scanning is the initial production step and is the main determinant of the correctness of die dimensions.

Die dimensions are very difficult to measure, so taking measurements manually was not sufficient and generated many errors in further production and complaints from customers.  Now the eviXscan3D Quadro + scanner gives very accurate die dimensions and eliminates production errors.

The advantages are not just limited to ongoing dimensional inspection of dies but also for the maintenance of the forge, for the repair of machine parts using reverse engineering, it is also used in R&D. By using the eviXscan3D scanner even the most problematic machine parts can be scanned regardless of the size of the machine or the weight of the broken part.

CAD Documentation

The ongoing creation of CAD documentation in Geomagic Control X has made it possible to create a database of archived die measurements, which are used for analysis of possible errors, customer complaints and product research and development. The R&D department carried out a cost-effectiveness analysis of the eviXscan3D scanner. The study showed that by introducing the Quadro+ scanner into production, in addition to a significant reduction in the time required for die sizing, production errors and customer complaints were reduced to virtually zero.

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