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Publication: e-Journal of Nondestructive Testing (NDT) ISSN 1435-4934 (NDT.net Journal)
Tool Correction as a Fully Digital Workflow add-on Modul from Volume Graphics GmbHVolume Graphics GmbH38, Heidelberg, Germany
With the Volume Graphics product family – consisting of VGSTUDIO MAX, VGSTUDIO, VGMETROLOGY, VGinLINE, and myVGL – all kinds of analyses and visualizations can be carried out directly on data from industrial computed tomography (CT).
The update to version 3.1.2 opens up a new field of application: The Manufacturing Geometry Correction Module gives users the power to correct the tooling, eliminate geometry deviations, and prevent part failure. Volume Graphics, a provider of leading analysis and visualization software for industrial computed tomography (CT) data, offers the feature as an add-on module for its software solutions VGSTUDIO MAX and VGMETROLOGY.
CT-based Geometry Correction
The Manufacturing Geometry Correction Module merges tool design, production, inspection of first samples, and tool correction into one seamless, fully digital workflow. It helps users to lower the number of iterations – keeping quality up and time to market short.
The Manufacturing Geometry Correction Module corrects the geometry of the tool, mold, or the part itself, based on deviations of the scanned produced part from the target model. The calculated corrections can be used to change milling paths for injection molds, stamping tools, optimize the geometry of 3D printed parts, or reduce iterations on other tools. This eliminates geometry deviations that could later lead to part failure.
The software works on voxel, .stl, and CAD data. A color-coded visualization shows at a glance where and how the manufactured part deviates from the nominal part, including curvatures and undercuts.
There's More to 3.1.2
As with every new version of VGSTUDIO MAX, VGSTUDIO, VGMETROLOGY, VGinLINE, and myVGL, this update also brings with it various helpful improvements, and especially more flexibility for reporting as well as new tutorials.
Availability of the New Version
VGSTUDIO MAX 3.1.2, VGSTUDIO 3.1.2, VGMETROLOGY 3.1.2, and VGinLINE 3.1.2 are available now. Volume Graphics is happy to provide quotes upon request.
Volume Graphics offers free evaluation versions of VGSTUDIO MAX 3.1.2, VGSTUDIO 3.1.2, and VGMETROLOGY 3.1.2 for temporary use, click HERE
myVGL 3.1.2 is available free of charge and can be requested on the Volume Graphics website, click HERE
The Manufacturing Geometry Correction Module can determine a correction of the tool from the deviations of the manufactured part from the nominal CAD geometry.
How the Manufacturing Geometry Correction Module corrects, e.g., an injection mold in six steps
Manufacturing Geometry Correction with dialog box
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