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Holomapper

Source: Coherix Corporation, an X-Rite Co.

Holomapper
Holomapper is an advanced process analysis instrument that measures parts completely and accurately -- all the shape and tolerance information about the part: form, figure, and function...
Holomapper is an advanced process analysis instrument that measures parts completely and accurately -- all the shape and tolerance information about the part: form, figure, and function. Successful applications today include automotive wheel hubs, brake rotors, wheel clamping surfaces and transmission components.

Using patented holographic imaging techniques, Holomapper generates high-resolution, 3D images of a measured surface. It's a fast, precise way for process and quality engineers to measure and view critical surfaces.

TIGHTER TOLERANCES DEMAND BETTER EQUIPMENT
Today's precision manufacturing requires tighter and tighter tolerances. Manufacturers, held responsible for meeting strict quality standards, need metrology tools that confirm measurements with the highest accuracy and repeatability. In addition, they need to be able to quickly compare dimensional data and digitally communicate the results to customers, suppliers, vendors and more.

Given the demands of such initiatives as Six Sigma quality, traditional process analysis equipment may be inadequate or incomplete. Contact metrology devices aren't precise enough to pinpoint the source of a problem; they can't measure localized distortions, and conventional optical techniques suffer from low image resolution or shadowing. In the end, quality and process engineers are left with incomplete information -- a limited view of the machining process.

Holomapper® from Coherix is a better solution. Its multi-wavelength laser system gives you a complete view -- a wealth of dimensionally accurate information that shows exactly where the trouble lies.

HOW HOLOMAPPER WORKS
Holomapper uses a tunable-wavelength laser to gather data about the part in its field of view. It floods the part surface with laser light, which bounces back into a scientific-grade digital camera. Holomapper's processing software then uses patented algorithms to convert the captured data into an exceptionally accurate 3D height map of the part surface.

Holomapper measures more than one million data points over a surface area of up to 12" x 12". The process is fast and user friendly. Setup takes about five minutes, and measurement takes three minutes or less.