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3DViewStation Provides Fast Deviation Analysis Between CAD and Scan Data

The KISTERS 3DViewStation has introduced a new feature that improves quality assurance, especially for manufacturing company customers, where high accuracy of the end product is most crucial. Faulty components or incorrectly installed components lead to immense costs. Today, produced parts are 3D scanned to identify sources of error and prevent the associated economic damage at an early stage. For the further process, there is a very efficient method for visualizing and monitoring this data in the context of digital quality assurance.

The 3DViewStation now compares a 3D scan with the original CAD data set with the usual strong performance. According to Jim Eardly, U.S. Sales Director for KISTERS, a point cloud previously acquired by a 3D laser scanner must be correctly positioned on top of the original file. “What used to be a challenge is a breeze now,” he said. “Using a special algorithm, the 3DViewStation iteratively finds the best possible alignment. Quickly and automatically at the push of a button, despite huge amounts of data.”

A target/actual comparison shows the problems visually, which pure data sets can only convey with difficulty, Eardly explained. “Some application examples for the comparison include proof of correct initial sampling, analysis of shrinkage and warpage behavior, or as an aid for tool correction of injection molds, die casting molds and casting molds,” he said.

The rich features of KISTERS 3DViewStation are already well received by over 2,000 companies and bring competitive advantages not only in quotation costing or manufacturing, but also in quality assurance.

With the analysis results of the KISTERS3DViewStation, costs can be reduced, workflows simplified and product and process quality increased. Delays in production and part release as well as quality costs are significantly reduced and the return on investment is realized after a very short time.

According to Eardly, KISTERS 3DViewStation is continuously enhanced in response to customer needs and requirements. It is available as Desktop, VR-Edition and HTML5 WebViewer product versions plus the online collaboration tool VisShare. All product flavors are intended to be used together with a PLM, ERP or other management system product configuration or service and spare part applications, providing all necessary APIs. For cloud, portal and web solutions, there is an HTML5-based WebViewer solution available, which does not require client installation. All file formats can be used in combination with the intelligent navigation and hyperlinking features to address the needs of complex integration scenarios.

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