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Quality control is especially important in the automotive industry as people’s lives are put at risk when vehicles are not manufactured correctly. Not meeting quality standards can threaten an automaker’s reputation, ultimately damaging the brand and the business. Consequently, implementing a good inspection system in the manufacturing process is essential.
Inspection for automotive assembly applications has its own set of challenges. Automotive assembly lines typically have hundreds of inspection points. These inspection points include in-process monitoring, individual subassembly monitoring, and critical inspection of many points on the assembled bodies in white. Many inspection points must be monitored to ensure that components fit properly and connecting features are aligned correctly during the installation process. During final assembly, vehicles need to be inspected for proper geometry. Having a proper inspection solution in place provides confidence that consistent product quality levels are met during in-process and at final product assembly.
LMI Technologies acquires German company GFMesstechnik GmbH, a leading structured light supplier in 3D metrology
- Acquisition of 100 percent of the shares
- Expansion into new markets – life sciences, coordinate measuring machines (CMM) and surface metrology
- Strong presence in Germany
- Additional access to a world-wide reseller network
- Integration of its precision calibration and measurement know-how
This past May, LMI participated in the Control 2014 trade fair in Stuttgart, Germany. It was great to connect with so many interesting people and learn about their successes and challenges when implementing quality assurance programs into their own facilities. We were thrilled to feature our latest structured-light products and demonstrated how we can help improve the quality control process.
Working in the machine vision industry for 28 years, I am still amazed by how vast the world of 3D scanning really is and the untapped potential this technology has to offer. With technical advancements in 3D scanning and the adoption of consumer-based 3D scanners on the rise, the industry continues to evolve.
Vancouver, Canada, November 12, 2013 – LMI Technologies (LMI), a leading developer of 3D scanning, measurement, and data visualization technologies, announces the official release of the new Gocator snapshot sensor product line. The Gocator 3100 series is the latest addition to the Gocator all-in-one 3D smart sensors. It simplifies automated non-contact inspection using blue LED projection and stereo scanning technology. The Gocator 3100 series is an industrial scanning solution that delivers 3D point cloud acquisition, measurement, and control decision capabilities in a single package. The first model available in this product line is the Gocator 3110, the industry’s first all-in-one 3D smart snapshot sensor.
This compact scanner delivers advanced 3D scanning at a fraction of the price of comparable systems in the market
Vancouver, Canada, September 25, 2013 – LMI Technologies (LMI), a leading developer of 3D scanning, measurement, and data visualization technologies, announces the official release of the HDI 120 3D Scanner at TCT Show + Personalize today. The HDI 120 is the smallest advanced 3D scanning system using blue LED projection technology. The scanner delivers high resolution, accurate 3D scanning results at a fraction of the price of comparable systems. LMI is demonstrating the scanner for the first time at TCT Show + Personalize in booth G20 at the NEC in Birmingham, UK.
LMI Technologies will be exhibiting at TCT Show + Personalize on September 25-26 in Birmingham, UK. This is UK's leading show in Additive Manufacturing, 3D printing and product development technology. The exhibition showcases technologies and software for 3D scanning, digitizing and inspection for design and manufacturing. Our team will be at the show to demonstrate the latest developments in 3D scanning technology at booth G20 with the HDI 3D Scanners. Also, we have some exciting news to announce at the show so hope to see you there!
What makes this event unique is that the conference and exhibition are free to all visitors. For more information on the event and to register, please visit TCT Show website.
Last week, our team exhibited at Siggraph 2013. It was nice to interact with everyone at the show and to demonstrate our 3D scanning technologies there. The event brought thousands of computer graphics and interactive technology professionals internationally to the Anaheim Convention Center in California.
Scan Yourself in 3D
We want to thank attendees who came by our booth. We scanned over 500 people at the exhibition using a body scanning station that was powered by KScan3D using four Kinect sensors. The scanning process only takes a few seconds. If you are interested in learning more about the body scanning setup, please visit: Creating A Multi-Sensor Setup For Full Body Scanning.
The system's new hardware design improves 3D scanning performance.
Vancouver, Canada, July 23, 2013 – LMI Technologies (LMI), a leading developer of 3D scanning, measurement, and data visualization technologies, announces the official release of the next generation of the HDI Advance 3D scanning system at Siggraph 2013. This is the first HDI product launch since the acquisition of 3D3 Solutions earlier this year. LMI is demonstrating the new HDI Advance for the first time at the Siggraph Exhibition from July 23-25 in booth 819.