PublisherThe University of Arizona.
DescriptionGroup project with Colton Lloyd, William Sweetser, and Ryan Alexander
AbstractThe purpose of this project was to create an automated system to quickly scan in 3D printed parts and compare them to their ideal model in SolidWorks to identify defects in real time. Raytheon is constantly creating new parts and needs a way to quickly ensure the quality of their parts before further processing. The user initiates the model comparison process by uploading a 3D model of the ideal part into SolidWorks, then placing their 3D-printed part onto the rotary table. The structure sensor generates a 3D scan of the part as it rotates in Skanect. After processing in GeoMagic, the scanned model is sent to SolidWorks for comparison with the model of the ideal part. SolidWorks’ comparison feature highlights major volumetric and dimensional differences between the two parts and reports discrepancies back to the user.