for 3D metrology of bores and other hard-to-reach spaces

BoreInspect is a modular, non-contact optical measurement system that provides micron-precision 3D measurements of bore interiors. Its rotational scanner probe easily enters hard-to-reach spaces to acquire their complete inside geometry at high speed. The BoreInspect:

  • Can measure every dimensional detail of inside diameter (ID),  including undercuts, chamfers, threads, rifling, O-ring grooves, splines, lands, and edge breaks
  • Enables fully configurable automated digital inspection
  • Produces 3D point cloud data for calculating GD&T parameters
  • Can measure dimensional or surface defects such as porosities, cracks, and scratches
  • Can measure roughness as well as thickness of semi-transparent coatings

BoreInspect in action

Valve body bores – automated 3D metrology (automotive)

Video content: RS2, a non-contact rotational scanner and a key component of the BoreInspect system, acquires the 3D inner diameters (IDs) of several bores in a valve body as part of a fully automated digital inspection.

Benefits: 3D interactive modeling of valve bores, measurements of distance, absolute position, cylindricity, surface/dimensional defects, roughness, geometric tolerances of internal features, dimensional deviations, and more

Airfoil 3D inspection (aerospace)

Video content: Microcam-3D airfoil scanner delivers micron-precision 3D optical measurements of hard-to-reach places.

Benefits: fully automated inspection of component complete geometry, airfoil trailing and leading edge, 3D modeling, micron-precision defect detection, dimensional deviations, geometric tolerances, measurement of distances.

Turbine blade – high-speed 3D metrology (aerospace)

Video content: RS2, a non-contact rotational scanner and a key component of the BoreInspect system, enters the complex geometrical structures of turbine blades to completely acquire their dimensional geometry down to the micron.

Benefits: fully configurable automated scanning sequences, detection of surface or dimensional defects, characterization of EDM slots and airholes (control of fan-out angle, etc.),tolerance analysis, dimensional deviations, geometric tolerances, datum alignment capability, and more.

Bore ID chatter measurement (automotive)

Video content: Demo of a non-contact chatter gauge built by an integrator using Novacam RS2 rotational scanner, Novacam Chatter Analysis Software, and a robotic arm. This temporary automated gauge was used to measure the chatter in 16,000 turbo shafts over 4 weeks while the client was troubleshooting a faulty manufacture line.

Inspection achievements: bore ID measurement and chatter analysis fully automated, 45 second inspection cycle time, 65% of parts salvaged from a faulty manufacture line, downtime of a major automotive production line avoided.

Cylinder measurement

Video content: Novacam BoreInspect measures a cylinder bore in a non-contact manner, providing micron-precision 3D measurements of the interior.

System benefits: Fully automated cylinder ID inspection & 3D measurements of GD&T parameters, chatter, roughness, and defects with the same probe.  Configuration with 18mm diameter rotational probe is ideal for 5 to 15 cm (2″ to 6″) diameter bores such as engine cylinders, actuator cylinders, etc.

Note: If a tube/cylinder you need to inspect also needs to be characterized on the outside, this can be achieved either by mounting the BoreInspect rotational scanner on a gantry or by using Novacam’s TubeInspect system, which measures both the ID and OD of tubes mounted on a motorized spinning fixture.

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