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Thermo Cap

posted Mar 27, 2013, 7:13 PM by Jay Gross   [ updated Jan 1, 2016, 9:04 PM by Benjamin Gross ]
This small die cast part shows the accuracy we can do the scanning and modeling. It turns out the horizontal tube was pulled when it was cast (or bent afterwards) and goes down a few degrees. There was also some local distortion around the gating. These areas were trued up (straightened) in our SolidWorks model. Not counting these areas, we were able to get all surfaces of the model to within +/- .005 inches.   
The original part, about 2.25 inches long.

This is the scanned part. The brown areas indicate we were not able to scan to the bottom of the hole or inside the horizontal tube. Complete coverage is not critical when building out a complete model.

    The filtered and simplified Low Resolution points (left) and profiles are used as a guide for manual creation of SolidWorks model.

Here are a few views of the SolidWorks model. This can optionally be created by client who has CAD expertise.