High Precision, Non-Contact Metrology of Automotive Components
The automotive industry is continually under pressure to maximise productivity, reduce production times and improve vehicle performance and reliability. We know that our customers face the challenge of balancing all of these factors whilst ensuring the highest levels of quality, and at the same time embracing new processes such as additive engineering. Delays in the production environment are not an option, so it’s vital that the reliability of components in guaranteed.
Our non-contact metrology technology and equipment is fast, accurate and data-rich. It is designed to help maximise productivity for the industry as components can be validated ahead of production, ultimately reducing concept-to-road time by avoiding costly production delays and ensuring that vehicle performance and reliability is the best it can be.
"The ultra-precision of the RedLux optical CMM, combined with its ability to measure and capture complex surface geometries offers the possibility to investigate the effects of functional surfaces such as those found in automotive gearbox and transmission systems,” says Christian Maul, CEO and founder of RedLux Ltd. “This is helping RedLux customers to produce longer life components, reduce spare part stock and lower cost of service”
In one example, the three-dimensional surface profile of a cylindrical component is scanned using the OmniLux system, allowing assessment of the form, radius and surface finish all from one measurement. This fast and accurate measurement takes just a few minutes and has the added advantage of having a large number of evenly spaced data points over the region of interest. This is ideal for post-processing to reveal complex machining structures on the surface that would be hidden to partial inspection with conventional machines or visual inspection.
Our fast, accurate, data rich non-contact component measurements take care of the quality control of components and keep the automotive industry at the forefront of manufacturing excellence.