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Accelerator Pedal Flatness Analysis

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Analysing part flatness with 3D scanning

Part quality is at the centre of the manufacturing process. The quality inspection process usually involves testing, checking, or measuring one or more product characteristics and comparing them against a standard (such as a CAD model, drawing or jig) to determine if the product is compliant or not. The quality of produced goods directly impacts how people perceive brands, businesses and/or services.

Often, manual inspection processes have shortcomings. Maybe they’re not as reliable, accurate, or fast as required, but that’s precisely where 3D scanning picks up the slack. 

A project where we were able to incorporate these benefits came about in the form of an injection moulded accelerator pedal and a check of the moulding’s flatness. A warped part may cause issues within the automation with parts potentially getting snagged and causing jams within the conveyor system. 

We quickly scanned 10 sample parts and generated the meshes which were to serve as the basis of our analysis.

Taking the scan data into GOM inspect, our inspection software, we were able to reveal and report on the exact part deformities causing the assembly problems and identify any trends across the parts.

The generated heat map graphically shows trends and areas where improvements may be necessary and upon this heat map, we’re able to call-out specific areas to further enhance our reporting ability.

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