The Smart Inspection Station™ (SiS™)
is completely configurable for accurate, comprehensive, fast and
automated dimensional inspection of precision manufactured parts. Ask
an L3I engineer to address your needs and design a solution for your
Most aerospace and turbine engine
manufacturers have yet to catch onto the successes now enjoyed by other
precision manufacturers, and are still wasting too much time and money
on obsolete 20th-century inspection methods and equipment.
Whichever manufacturers are
the quickest to adopt modern 21st-century quality inspection methods
will gain enormous advantage and likely come to dominate their market,
as we have seen in other industries.
Level 3 Inspection is issuing a series of educational emails intended to
address a few of the cherished myths and assumptions that have kept the
aerospace industry in the comfortable past — till now.
"We've always used CMM's! They're the best inspection tool on the market!"
CMM’s are all too common
among aerospace and turbine engine companies and in their supply chain
... but CMM's are no longer the best option.
CMM's Mislead You!
A CMM's accuracy depends on at least
three factors — repeatable fixturing properly used, diligent operator
experience, and reliable sequence programming — any of which can
introduce or compound errors. Moreover, CMM's generally collect far too
few measurement points to provide discernible surface profiles and are
not generally easy to confidently interpret. Instead of fully
visualized surface profiles, CMM’s produce tabulated data from a
relatively small number of test points, from which it’s impossible to
reliably discern meaningful shapes and patterns.
3D surface digitization through White Light Scanning (WLS), when
correctly implemented, overcomes all of these problems. When followed by
Computer Aided Inspection (CAI), it offers a wide spectrum of tangible
advantages to any manufacturing process, including visualization of
entire part geometry for greater understanding, with accuracy,
comprehensiveness, automation, and speed.
White Light Scanning (WLS) is now Fast and Automated!
Traditionally, white light scanners have
required years of experience in order to yield useful data. Many
precision manufacturers have spent substantial capital on WLS equipment
that does not provide the results, understanding and confidence they
sought to gain. Expertise in this new field provides tremendous
With the SiS™, the CAI industry leaders at L3I have brought their
decades of application experience to bear on this problem. For the
first time, WLS and CAI reports containing thorough, accurate and useful
3D digitized surface plots can be generated in just minutes by an
in-house shop-floor technician with minimal training. The inspection
process variables have been systemized and automated, for speed and
The SiS™ is now available to be custom-configured to meet the
needs of forward-thinking aerospace and turbine engine manufacturers and
of their supply chain. Call us today to learn how to get your SiS
solution on its way.
Learn more today.
Call 561.775.7911 today to schedule a discussion about application parameters and configuration criteria with an L3I engineer.