Digital Laser Scanning Head Achieves High Accuracy
Faro introduces the Digi-Cube, a digital laser scanning head designed to achieve a high performance-to-price ratio for users. Digi-Cube is a high-precision, high-scan-rate, digital servo-controlled scanning head that can be integrated into a variety of laser scanning products to optimize productivity and output quality. It is specifically designed to enable good outcomes for exacting applications such as high-accuracy laser marking, scribing and engraving, laser 3D printing, photovoltaic production, and welding.
Measuring workpiece dimensions is relatively simple for machine operators but measuring workpiece geometry which involves more complex comparisons of part shape to an ideal shape--is now also practical on the shop floor. The gaging equipment for doing this is coming down in price while becoming easier to use.
The irregularity of a machined surface is the result of the machining process, including the choice of tool; feed and speed of the tool; machine geometry; and environmental conditions. This irregularity consists of high and low spots machined into a surface by the tool bit or a grinding wheel.
Lockheed Martin’s precision machining of composite skin sections for the F-35 provides part of the reason why this plane saves money for U.S. taxpayers. That machining makes the plane compelling in ways that have led other countries to take up some of the cost. Here is a look at a high-value, highly engineered machining process for the Joint Strike Fighter aircraft.