Innovative CNC metrology services allow hands-on quality control

Innovative CNC metrology services allow hands-on quality control

Polymerdics acquired a new OGP’s Smartscope CNC 500 measurement machine. This machine will work along with OPG MVP-300 unit to increase the capacity and improve high-precision metrology. This will boost our efficiency and secure the quality of our production processes. Read on to learn more about CNC 500 and its unsurpassed benefits.

“The automated, multi-sensor system is the latest in a series of metrology investments at Polymermedics’ Cornwall headquarters”

Latest metrology investment

Today’s remarkably accurate metrology services have been a great advantage for ineffable numbers of organizations. The automated, multi-sensor system is the latest in a series of metrology investments at Polymermedics’ Cornwall headquarters,  increasing capacity and precision to accommodate new medical, dental and micromoulding projects, while retaining ISO9001 and ISO13485 quality processes. For instance, the smaller size and tighter permissible variation, the higher demand for measuring accuracy and precision in control applications.

Introduction to CNC 500

Polymermedics chose OGP UK for its innovative machinery that allows to measure the parts fast, precisely and with the ease, ensuring that examination processes are as efficient as it gets. Our world-leading metrology services partner combines numerous sensors to match a multitude of measurement tasks. After investing in the latest OGP’s Smartscope CNC 500 measurement machine and improving optical metrology techniques, Polymermedics, as a specialist in medial injection moulding is able to increase an inline measurement of customer’s components.

“CNC 500 is extremely swift when it comes to scanning several parts at once. Not only does it improve the efficiency, but also minimizes time on producing larger capacity”

Maximizing efficiency and minimizing time

At Polymermedics, we always go hand-in-hand with innovations in the optical metrology market. With our in-house micromoulding techniques, we can guarantee the high quality of our production. Smartscope CNC 500 will work alongside Polymermedics’ existing OPG MVP-300 unit. This will surge capacity of our productions and, at the same time, add new abilities to speedily laser-scan surface profiles. An innovative improvement on the manufacturing side will secure high-precision metrology. CNC 500 is extremely swift when it comes to scanning several parts at once. Not only does it improve the efficiency, but also minimizes time on producing larger capacity. That means that we are able to do more inline measurements, follow minute by minute tendencies in the dimensions of the parts, and, not the least, be proactive about securing quality on our clients’ behalf.  

Upgrading laser metrology

CNC 500 is a machinery that bring laser metrology to a new level. It combines white light, laser and Renishaw TP-20 tracking probe measurement. This allows to collect precise readings and rapid data collection about the surfaces. It is perfect for Polymermedics, since we produce a high volume of parts that demands high accuracy tolerances.

Improved analysis

OPG UK, a metrology services partner, not only ensures that we have a perfect machinery, but also that it is easy to use and to exploit. As an example, it is very useful to export the data collected in a number of easily readable formats – including 3D CAD geometry – making it easy for Polymermedics to spot tendencies in inline testing over time. This helps to analyze how clients’ moulding tools are performing as production volumes increase.

“Due to laser and probe sensors, CNC 500 works thoroughly even at 2µm accuracy level”

Enhanced precision metrology

With a growing micromoulding order book, our clients particularly benefit from the boosted precision metrology. Due to laser and probe sensors, CNC 500 works thoroughly even at 2µm accuracy level, while the LED ring light surrounding the optical edge imaging gives extremely repeatable results to within just 2.5 µm.

An innovation for a large-scale impact

Finally, the large bed size gives Polymermedics factual elasticity: we can now measure parts up to 500 mm. Moreover, the option to accurately scan multiple smaller parts at once is perfect for the growing micromoulding business. We are sure that CNC 500 lasers will prove priceless when verifying the surface quality of microparts and having three kinds of sensor in one unit will prove crucial as the company continues to grow.

CNC 500 is a great investment to our production. Metrology services require high precision and secured quality. Together with our current technology, CNC 500 is enhancing efficiency, minimizing the time spent, and enlarging production capacities exponentially.

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