RE: little bit off topic (about inspection)

From: Ed Lambourne (
Date: Fri Mar 03 2000 - 15:25:15 EET


If you take a look at Delcam's web site you will find information on surface
inspection in the pages describing our PowerINSPECT product
( ).
Surface inspection is the main focus of PowerINSPECT.
The download page include a video of surface inspection with PowerINSPECT.

Hope this is of some use to you.

Ed LAMBOURNE Delcam plc
Technical Director Small Heath Business Park, Birmingham, B10 0HJ, UK
Tel:+44(0)121-766-5544 Fax: +44(0)121-766-5511 Mobile: +44 (0)7775 642817

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf
> Of Steve Pitt
> Sent: 03 March 2000 11:23
> To:
> Subject: little bit off topic (about inspection)
> Hello List,
> I am Ph. D. student and my research topic is about inspection
> planning.
> I have a question about inspection.
> For inspection of freeform surface, what should be inspected?
> There exist a lot of inspection features such as plane, cylinder, etc.
> In that case, sampling several points is enough.
> But I think that freeform surfaces are different from the features.
> Just is it enough to see the difference between point data
> and the original
> surface?
> Or the surface which is reconstructed from point data must be
> compared with
> the original one?
> Which way is a CMM used for inspecting freeform surface?
> I respect the answer from anyone who has expriences for
> freeform surface
> inspection.
> Tnank you in advance.
> Steve Pitt
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