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Quality Control

Enhancing Dimensional Quality Control with Contactless 3D Scanning

MetraSCAN 3DTo ensure the dimensional quality of a part that is printed with our print services, ADDere utilizes a Creaform MetraSCAN 3D optical coordinate measuring machine (CMM). A CMM is the most effective and efficient way to achieve quality assurance by using non-contact 3D scanning technology to ensure dimensional quality control (QC) and print repeatability. It can also help identify and correct any errors, improve efficiency and reduce material waste.

The MetraSCAN 3D is the ideal metrology solution for quality control, quality assurance and part inspection, generating highly accurate dimensional data with any type of component—regardless of part size, material, finish or complexity.

ADDere uses a 3D optical CMM to ensure the following for our customers’ parts:

  • First article inspection – Verify that the first sample of a part matches the design specifications and meets the quality requirements
  • Dimensional quality inspection – Measures the dimensions of a part and compares them with the nominal values and tolerances
  • Defect detection – Identify and locate any defects or deviations in a part, such as cracks, dents, scratches or warping
  • Surface analysis – Evaluates the surface quality of a part, such as roughness, texture, definition and variance

If you have any questions about ADDere’s quality control process, please contact us and speak with one of our additive experts.

About the MetraSCAN 3D

The MetraSCAN 3D optical CMM scanner is specifically designed for manufacturing and metrology professionals who do not want to compromise on quality or efficiency. The CMM scanner is engineered to perform highly accurate and repeatable metrology-grade measurements and 3D geometrical surface inspections.

ADDere Print Services

Large components operate on their own economies from the high-volume parts made on laser-wire machines. Buying a large-scale additive manufacturing system without testing its abilities can feel like a gamble, especially when there are specialized requirements for the parts to be printed. Sometimes the number of components needed isn’t enough to rationalize the purchase of hardware needed to print the smaller runs. Many times it’s both.

In either case, ADDere understands the situation and provides metal printing as a service to manufacture these components on our machines. Whether to prove our system’s metal additive manufacturing abilities or to run parts without having to invest in 3D printing systems and training, ADDere can print your projects. Learn More…

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