Join us June 17th or 18th in Wixom, Michigan at the Wenzel America Headquarters
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The world of Quality, Inspection, and Metrology is a broad one, with different meanings to almost everyone you talk to.
Calipers, air gages, laser mics and CMMs all fall under this description, each with their own strengths and weaknesses for any given task. When you add in the popular term 3D Scanning, it can be daunting to try and quantify how these different tools can be used to solve a particular measurement problem. Which is a bit ironic, since the whole point of a measurement tool is to quantify a particular thing and take the guesswork out of it.
On June 17th from 7am – 3pm and again on June 18th from 10am – 7pm we are hosting a unique Open House designed to put an end to this mystery of metrology and measurement.
We’ll perform demonstrations of all our measuring equipment products and technologies in a groundbreaking event that will fully quantify the advantages and disadvantages of different measurement systems for certain applications.
Sure – Product Demos – that’s what everyone does at their open houses, right? What makes the Wenzel America Open House so unique… and did you say groundbreaking?
Yes, a Unique and Groundbreaking Open House
At this event we will pull back the curtain and take you inside the technologies by measuring the exact same part on each of our metrology systems. You’ll get an impossible side-by-side comparison of completely different machines and technologies showing actual measurement results. You will get to see the differences between tactile probing, 5-axis scanning, and non-contact measurement systems and the results each produces on the same part.
You’ll get to see in a single demonstration, how a laser scanner may be ideal for one set of part features, but not for others.
You’ll see the differences not only in the measurements, but also cycle time, so you can see the true impact these tools can have on your processes.
The metrology technology you’ll see you includes:
• Touch-Trigger CMM
• Tactile-Scanning CMM
• 5-Axis Scanning CMM
• White Light Inspection
• Laser Scanning
• High Speed Scanning
• CT Inspection
But each of those technologies is so different how can you have one part that lends itself to being compared by all those different measurement machines and systems?
No one makes a part like that… Do they?
Technically, no, but we found someone who can, Fisher Unitech. Along with their nearly 20 years providing IT solutions to manufacturing, they’ve partnered with a leader in the 3D Printing market, Stratasys for the last 15 years. They are uniquely qualified to help us design our part.
We combined our knowledge of metrology applications and their experience with Solidworks CAD software, and Stratasys 3D Printers to design and manufacture this one-of-a-kind hybrid part. As a team we were able to conceive of a part that represents many of the challenges faced in manufacturing today – including how 3D printed parts can best be measured.
Which brings us to another unique aspect of our Open House – Any part that is going to be this challenging to measure, must be equally challenging to manufacture – unless you use 3D Printing. So, armed with a Stratasys 3D Printer and their decade and half of experience, we were able to easily make the part and quickly iterate the design to meet our needs.
Whether designing, manufacturing or inspecting, finding the right tools for your job can be a tough task. Our goal at this Open House is to give you the data and the insight you need to understand all the metrology technologies and measuring tools available, so you can make the best choice to support your products and processes. Manufacturing and Inspection and Quality are moving so fast, if you blink you might miss it. Our goal is to make sure you don’t.