The giant leap forward in the capabilities of 3D measurement technologies that has occurred since 2000 has fueled a major growth of the use of 3D measurement by manufacturing organizations. As a result, new data management complexities have emerged, as the amount of 3D measurement data has grown exponentially. A data management system solves these issues by storing your valuable 3D measurement data on a central server, opening multi-platform access to data enterprise-wide, and offering modern digital communication tools, thereby effectively interconnecting the producers and consumers of 3D measurement data.
Digital connectivity is a driving feature of our lives. While invaluable in our personal lives, it also has the potential to transform manufacturing processes. In many cases, this has already taken root. But in one area – 3D measurement activities – it has so far not been used to the fullest.
The major innovations in 3D measurement hardware and software of the past 20 years have fueled the extensive growth of these technologies in manufacturing. In the product engineering phase, these technologies have reduced the number of prototypes and iterations needed to deliver functional manufacturing tools. In the pre-production phase, they help fine tune the product and accelerate the assembly process.