3D Scanning In The Automotive Industry

3D Scanning In The Automotive Industry


my name is Peter Keller I’m working with younger motors Europe Technical Centre and my job here at the Technical Center is in the perceived quality area the field of application is for scanning interior parts mainly we are looking at seats front seat but also rear seat our tech is the first 3d scanner there I’m using actually our tech is the solution for getting digital information so it’s a new process for us and therefore yeah everything is brought in most important to us is that the scanner is very easy to use it’s a handheld portable device and we can actually use it at different locations we actually use only the our tech software at the moment and then we transfer it to our colleagues that have other software force 3d which is however outside our usage the difficulties in the beginning were to use the right scanner for the rod for the product that we look at for example we started off with a very small scanner the S scanner and we just had to realize that for a product such as the seed even for the details it would be too fine and therefore too difficult to handle we are now using two different scanners the M scanner and the else can know the else can are we trying to do the large surfaces and also give the contour first of all a kind of frame and then we try to blend in the details where we have for example switches or buttons or levers on the side of the seat for example mostly two different cases where we have the seat inside the car or we have proceed outside the car if we have time then we take the seed out of the car because for accessibility we are starting with Yale scanner to scan the receipt from four or five different angles and we piece these different parts together and finally when we have a rough frame shall we say of the overall seed we then take the AM scanner and scan for details such as the levers and the switches on the side and we then integrate that into the mainframe and then we merge the well maybe six seven or eight scans that we have during development phase because we are giving it sometimes a different shape and we want to compare the different shapes for example if your seat is not comfortable enough you give it a different contour maybe different foam and therefore the dimensions and the contour of the cross-section will change and we can then compare the previous stage to the improved stage we think that the process is therefore more reliable and what is also very important is to give it the objective opinion really so we have measures instead of only subjective evaluation so this is actually very good for making a case for a certain come to office for a seat for example


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