Checking RP Masters against STL data

From: RP Solutions (
Date: Thu Mar 07 2002 - 13:22:13 EET

Hi List,

Does anyone have experience of using Faro arms or similar to check/inspect RP models that they would like to share?

Here are some questions that I have:

What kind of software are you using to collect and display the point data? How does it display the measurement results?

Is there any software that can check points on the RP model against the STL file? what options are available?

The Microscribe is low cost but not very accurate, is measurement data from this system of any real use to RP customers?

How long does it take an operator to make a simple inpection of a part?

Are there any other devices/technologies that could be used to inspect RP parts quickly?

RP service bureaus rarely have time to perform full CMM type inspection of parts, how much or little inspection is required?


Oliver Cole


RP Solutions
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