Scantech plays an increasingly important role in the field of mold manufacturing due to its advanced 3D measurement technologies. 3D scanners carry a big weight in mold repair, 3D inspection and design thanks to their high accuracy, fast speed and high portability.
1. Mold Repair
Mass production of molds usually causes abrasions and deviations. Manufacturers can use 3D scanning to measure the molds regularly, and compare the 3D model against original CAD. With the help of 3D scanners, manufacturers can examine abrasion positions and obtain deviation values quickly. 3D scanning streamlines the process of mold repair and easily reduces errors during mold production.
2. Mold 3D Inspection
Quality assessment of mold contains FAI (First Article Inspection) and quality control. 3D scanner can assist the mold manufacturers to perform the rapid quality assessment in the molding stage. Scantech 3D software ScanViewer provides accurate data support for deviation correction by comparing 3D model with original CAD.
3. Mold Design
The CAD model of mold can be quickly generated by 3D scanning to facilitate secondary development and mold optimization. 3D scanning helps avoid inevitable mold modification, shorten delivery time, and greatly improve the efficiency of mold design.
4. Mold Database Construction
The 3D data of mold can be reserved in database by 3D scanning. The mold database effectively manages the product’s data, process data, drawings and documents, and also enables the 3D data to be shared and searched conveniently.