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January 30, 2018

IIA (Q-PLUS Labs) Case Study: GQ Moto Inc., 3D Scanning Takes Entrepreneurial Ideas from Designs to Finished Products

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.
November 30, 2017
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Qualifying Quality Inspection: Key Factors in Selecting a Dimensional Service Provider

In manufacturing industries where the difference in a decimal point may determine whether a 21st century elite battleship sinks or floats, quality is as integral as the bolts that bind that vessel together. Finding a dimensional inspection lab that can not only proficiently provide a variety of services, but also do so reliably and consistently can prove to be a daunting task if you are not equipped with the right criteria.
October 31, 2017

How Does It Measure Up: CMMs vs. Structured Light 3D Scanners

With their repeatable accuracy and programmability, coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) have universally been known as the ultimate dimensional measurement and inspection equipment by using contact probing to deliver single point by point sparse measurement data. However, 3D scanning is widely accepted as an effective, accurate, and fast way to collect and analyze measurement data.
October 17, 2017

3D Scanning for Reverse Engineering. Why Does it Matter?

To state the obvious, 3D Scanning has turned the manufacturing industry on its head. Rapid product development has all but left traditional ways in the dust.
June 30, 2017

The Importance of Part Sorting & Inspection Services

We all know the old adage, “time is money.” For OEMs especially, both time and money are essential factors when it comes to the entire production process, from design down to inspection.