Product Development

Optical Scanning in Process of Product Development


Although use of alternative 3D Optical Scanning and other Advanced Engineering methods is possible at every stage of Product Development cycle, emergence of more correct products, keeping the product costs under control or decreasing the product costs, the fact that the product process is monitorable and improvable in a process continuing from concept design to production may be provided by using such processes productively.

Concept Design

In order to attain concept design, it is possible to benefit from sketch studies as well as physical objects. For this purpose, render outputs obtained from scanning data are used.

Industrial Design

Regarding both obtaining a new design setting off a product with its engineering optimization provided and used and designing a new product from scratch, 3D Optical Scanning is used in various forms. For instance, it is possible to access CAD data from clay or mud model at a scale of 1:1 or smaller scale with 3D Optical Scanning and Modeling. This data obtained may be used for development of the design. Similarly, setting off an existing product a new product may be designed.

Örnek olarak; 1: 1 yada daha küçük ölçekte kil ya da çamur modelden 3D Optical Scanning ve Modeling ile CAD dataya ulaşmak mümkündür. Elde edilen bu veri tasarımın geliştirilmesi için kullanılabilir. Benzer şekilde mevcut bir üründen yola çıkılarak yeni bir ürün tasarlanabilir.

Prototype

In order to scale the physical objects, 3D Optical Scanning may be used in combination with the prototyping technology. Being the output of optical scanning, STL format is also used as the common extension of swift prototyping machines.

Engineering

Optical Scanning process provides reference data for CAD software used for Reverse Engineering method to be able to be used. CAD data obtained as a result of Reverse Engineering study is used for realizing CFD, CAE, FEA and other engineering analyses.

Production

The moulds and models used in shaping sheet iron and production of casting attain mostly their final form by being modified manually. STL data obtained with Optical Scanning may be used in direct CNC process. Besides, Optical Scanning is used for the purpose of formation of CAD models of elements such as fixture, apparatus, etc.

Quality Control

Development of Optical Scanning systems has been concurrent with the development of evaluation software used together with these systems. By using industrial purpose scanning systems and evaluation software, 3D control of components such as mould, product, fixture, etc. may be carried out in a swift and delicate way.

In brief:

- Without any dimension limitation, all measurements of any object may be transferred to a digital ambient in a safe and swift manner.

- Time and cost saving is obtained in product design process.

- 100% compliance is ensured at physical prototype or production stage in terms of mounted parts.

- It is ensured that one accesses the engineering data of parts or relevant components produced and already used.

- It is allowed for parts manufactured with conventional production methods to be manufactured as integrated with modern production methods.

- Quality Control