This is an important topic. For over 6 years I've been utilizing laser
scanning to help very models quickly. Recent advancements in scanning
technology and software makes this even more applicable to Rapid Prototyping
My experience has been with Laser Design's product and Imageware software.
This process works well and has been time tested. Hope this helps!!
Rapid Design Technologies
At 11:34 AM 10/20/97 -0500, you wrote:
>-- [ From: Al Hastbacka * EMC.Ver #2.5.3 ] --
>With the ability of many RP systems to rapidly produce models or
>patterns, there is a need to quickly verify that the models/patterns
>produced were correctly produced. For some models/patterns, this can be
>very simple. For others (e.g., a pattern with intricate internal
>passages), the post build inspection process can take more time than is
>required to build the pattern.
>An alternative means of verifying the model/pattern would be to perform
>an automatic in process verification. This might add very little time
>to build the model/pattern, but would allow certification that the
>model/pattern conforms to the input 3D CAD file.
>My question is, if an inprocess verification could be accomplished with
>very little ( < 10%)additional time to build the model, is this a
>feature that the RP users would want.?
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