October 7, 2019

How to Choose a Dimensional Inspection Lab for your Medical Device Parts

A medical device can be any instrument, apparatus, machine, implant, in vitro reagent, or other similar article, that is intended for use in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of disease or other medical conditions. These include simple devices like scalpels, larger devices like wheelchairs, implantable devices like cardiac pacemakers and prosthetic joints, and life-supporting devices like respirators.
February 11, 2019

iPads Shipping Bent and Making Thin Things Flat

The 2018 iPad Pro began shipping in late 2018 and many who received theirs noticed a visible bend in what they expected to be a flat device. According to Apple, the bend is due to the cooling process performed on the iPad Pro’s metal and plastic components during manufacturing.
January 8, 2019

Should You Purchase 3D Scanning Equipment or Outsource Services

If you plan to use 3D scanning technology on a fairly regular basis, you likely will need to decide whether to outsource services to a qualified 3D scanning provider or to purchase your own 3D scanning equipment. Like any major financial decision, weighing the pros and cons of each option is a good first step.
May 4, 2018

4 Key Benefits of Using 3D Scanning for Dimensional Measurement and Reverse Engineering

The manufacturing industry is experiencing a surge in productivity which is leading to an ever increasing need to verify that the parts being produced meet the specified requirements. When timelines are critical and tolerances are growing ever tighter, it is imperative that the quality process involved in reinforcing the part’s requirements consistently adds value to manufacturing.
February 28, 2018

IIA (Q-PLUS Lab) Case Study: California State University, Fullerton Baja SAE Team’s Measurements for New Car Build

Often times, necessity is the mother of invention. Many products are conceived out of necessity, while there are products that occur from what may seem like serendipity. With the prevalence and popularity of 3D printing among a variety of users, from elementary students to precision machine shops, the ability to develop products is becoming a more appealing and accessible process.