Novacam Unveils 100 kHz Version of Its Non-Contact 3D Metrology Systems for Automated Industrial Inspection

Published on August 22, 2018

Microcam-4D now scans at 100 kHzPress release: Novacam Technologies, leading innovator of non-contact 3D measurement solutions, and developer and supplier of 3D metrology systems for industrial and scientific applications across high-precision sectors, today announced an increase in the maximum scanning speed of its Microcam-4D systems from 30,000 to 100,000 3D points per second.

The company is revolutionizing the 3D metrology market with its robust and versatile fiber-based systems that measure even hard-to-reach surfaces such as interiors of tubes and bores and that can acquire high-aspect-ratio features such as steps, undercuts, grooves, splines, or threads. Novacam systems are based on low-coherence interferometry (LCI) and are capable of measuring dimensions as well as roughness, defects, and/or thickness with micron precision.

“The boost in acquisition speed responds to increasing demand for faster and denser surface scans, such as for measurement of dimensions, roughness, and defects on all kinds of surfaces – automotive valves and couplings, threaded orthopedic implants, jet engine turbine blisks, electronic industry CMP pads, precision-machined cutting tools, barrels, and so on,“ said Vuk Bartulovic, President of Novacam.

“These are not photos our systems are capturing and interpreting – rather they are very dense point clouds of 3D measurements that provide precise and timely surface-mapping information to manufacturers. Unlike CMMs”, continued Vuk Bartulovic, “Novacam systems with their small-diameter fiber-based probes are easily integrated in automated inspection stations right on high-volume production lines. They enable 100% inspection of manufactured components.”

The 100 kHz speed applies to all Novacam non-contact 3D metrology systems, including TubeInspect, BoreInspect, SurfaceInspect, and EdgeInspect. The 100 kHz systems are available immediately and have started being installed at client sites this month. The BoreInspect and Surface Inspect will be on demonstration at  Novacam’s booth at the IMTS 2018 next month.

About Novacam Technologies

Novacam Technologies, a private company established in 1997, is a leading innovator of non-contact 3D measurement solutions, and a developer and supplier of 3D measurement systems for industrial measurement and scientific applications across high-precision sectors, including aerospace, automotive, power, defense, nuclear, medical instruments, electronics, glass, and biomedical, among others. Novacam products are used internationally in online high-throughput manufacturing processes. They are valued for their high precision, speed, versatility of installation, and ability to measure hard-to-reach surfaces and to operate in hostile environments (radioactive, very hot, or cryogenic).

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