Re: Scanners

From: Paul-Henri Tinguely (
Date: Wed Jul 07 1999 - 10:30:09 EEST

Hello Jim, rp people,

The Athos is from GOM in germany and you may find interesting infos at or send a mail to Dirk Bergmann
<> . I hope the links are correct!

Best regards
Paul-Henri Tinguely
Altair Consulting

Jim Burt a écrit :

> Hello, rp folks.
> I am in the process of finding a scanning/digitizing system for reverse
> engineering, art to part work and, primarily, first article inspection. I
> have looked at Digibotics, Hyperscan, and Kreon. I have also considered CGI,
> but don't really want to destroy parts in case I only have one, etc. etc.
> I may be getting ahead of technology here and may be looking for something
> that does not yet exist. All of the systems I have looked at generate a
> point cloud from which actual dimensions cannot be garnered except by
> overlaying geometry, which may/may not be accurate. How do you argue with a
> vendor about his dimensions if you manipulated the geometry? Again, I may be
> making too much of this and so am seeking advice.
> Another concern I have is the time required to both scan the parts and
> process the information in a second program such as Imageware. This could
> become a big bottle neck when FAI'ing a large product with 30-50 parts.
> I have heard of a product called Athos but have not been able to find
> anything about on the web or elsewhere. Do any of you folks have knowledge
> about this company or any other advice you could pass on?
> Thanks,
> Jim
> James R. Burt
> Manager, Product Design Services
> InFocus Systems
> 27700B SW Parkway Ave.
> Wilsonville, Oregon 97070
> VOX (503) 685-8543
> FAX (503) 685-8544
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