CMSC Partners with SPAR for 2014

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Measurement &  Imaging Conference

April 14-17, 2014
The Broadmoor
Colorado Springs,
Colorado, USA

www.SPARPointGroup.com/International

SPAR International 3D Measurement & Imaging Conference brings together professionals from diverse markets to discover the latest advances and technologies in 3D data capture, processing and delivery to drive efficiency, improve workflows, reduce project timelines, save money, improve safety and mitigate risk. In addition to robust conference programming, the events feature an exhibition full of hardware and software solutions, mobile mapping vehicles, live demonstrations, roundtable discussions and  multiple networking events. Members of the CMSC are entitled to a 10% discount off the regular registration fee. Enter code 108640
when prompted for “promo code” during the registration process. Click here to register.

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Coordinate Metrology Society Announces the 2014 Call for Papers

The Coordinate Metrology Society is proud to announce the official Call for Papers for the 2014 Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference (CMSC). This is a special year for our organization as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of our annual conference in North Charleston, SC from July 21-25. We encourage our community members and metrology professionals in manufacturing, scientific research, and academia to submit abstracts for technical papers and presentations by the deadline of March 14, 2014. Guidelines for presentations and technical papers can be downloaded at 2014 CMSC Guidelines. For more information, check out our Call for Papers web page and discover the many benefits of presenting a paper at the CMSC:

The organization seeks papers that explore the successful deployment of 3D coordinate measurement systems, industry best practices, scientific research and developments, and initiatives associated with portable metrology and related applications. The CMS Executive Committee peer-reviews each abstract for presentation at CMSC 2014. Notification of acceptance will occur on April 4, 2014. The CMS Executive Committee considers all technical papers presented at the CMSC, and selects the top papers for publication in the prestigious Journal of the CMSC. Last year, twenty-six expert presentations were delivered by worldwide industry leaders covering technology, theory, and practice to advance the field of 3D metrology.

For more details visit http://www.cmsc.org/callforpapers. Send your inquiries about presenting a technical paper at CMSC 2014 to presentations@cmsc.org.

Coordinate Metrology Society Launches Level-One Certification Program for Portable 3D Metrology

First Examinations to be held at 2013 Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference 

San Diego, CA  – The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS), the eminent membership association for measurement professionals, today announced the launch of the industry’s first Level-One Certification for Portable 3D Metrology. The first examinations will be held at the 29th  annual Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference (CMSC), July 22 – 26, 2013, at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina. Applicants for the Level-One Certification must submit an application, meet eligibility requirements, sign the CMS code of ethics, and pass a peer review. Qualifying candidates will be notified and scheduled for an examination seat at CMSC 2013. The cost for a CMS member to take the Certification exam is $400, non-member pricing is also available. Certification program guidelines and application forms are available on the CMS website at https://www.cmsc.org/cms-certification.

The CMS Certification credential aids in quantifying an employee’s knowledge of metrology, which is essential to ISO certified manufacturers and companies with Quality Management Systems. The Certification exam is currently comprised of two assessments. The Level-One examination is a proctored, online assessment consisting of about 200 multiple choice questions covering foundational theory and practice common to most portable 3D Metrology devices. The Level-Two exam on a portable CMM (coordinate measuring machine) is being piloted at the 2013 CMSC. This is a practical performance assessment. The candidate must use a metrology instrument to collect a series of measurements on an artifact, then analyze specific features of that artifact.

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Innovations in measuring data processing!

MoveInspect Software Version 6 is launched

Braunschweig/Germany, 19 April 2013 – Just in time for the Control show in Stuttgart/Germany, AICON 3D Systems launches the MoveInspect software version 6 with numerous new functions.

One innovation is the Mini-App which gives the operator a constant feedback on the status of the MoveInspect system. While working in the inspection software (e. g. PolyWorks), the Mini-App is constantly in the foreground and reports the status of cameras, MI.Probe and measurement process.

Furthermore, the operator can easily calibrate the cameras by one click on the calibration menu.

Additionally, the new software version includes an online-interface on basis of TCP/IP. This interface provides 3D/6D-coordinates for further processing and visualization – either via individual customer’s software or by the visualization program LabView (National Instruments), provided by AICON. Additionally, the software now allows the measurement of surface points by tracking through the different measuring sequences.

For all users of MoveInspect DPS, the AICON system for dummy positioning, there is an additional new function: the parallel activation of two active probes. Moreover, the reliability of active probe measurement has been increased.

Holders of appropriate licenses and a valid software maintenance contract will automatically receive all new features with the next software update.

 

About AICON:

AICON 3D Systems is one of the world’s leading providers of optical camera-based 3D measuring systems. The company, founded in 1990, develops and distributes systems for the business areas of inspection and testing including car safety and tube inspection. Since the acquisition of Breuckmann GmbH in August 2012, the product range also includes scanners for 3D measurement of complex geometries. AICON’s reference list boasts renowned automotive manufacturers and suppliers, companies from the aerospace industry, and the areas of shipbuilding and renewable energies. Its latest products for automated test and process control open new worldwide market fields and obtain outstanding growth. For more information please visit www.aicon3d.com | www.breuckmann.com.

 

 

Contact AICON Sales:

AICON 3D Systems GmbH

Malte Allertseder

Biberweg 30 C

D – 38114 Braunschweig

Tel.: +49 (0)531 58 000 903

Fax: +49 (0)531 58 000 60

E-Mail: malte.allertseder@aicon.de

AICON Press Contact:

AICON 3D Systems GmbH

Regina Marszalkowski-Wulf

Biberweg 30 C

D – 38114 Braunschweig

Tel.: +49 (0)531 58 000 564

Fax: +49 (0)531 58 000 60

E-Mail: regina.wulf@aicon.de

 

Made in Braunschweig: The patented AICON measuring adapters

Braunschweig/Germany, 19 April 2013 – At first sight, they look like simple dice – but in fact, they are highly precise measuring equipment: AICON’s measuring adapters for the measurement of geometric features such as holes, edges, corners or surface points. And AICON has had this product development patented. AICON Patent is now clearly readable on every adapter!

The patented adapters are applied for 3D coordinate measurements with a hand-held digital camera, as for example the AICON measurement system DPA. In such a measurement, several photos of the object are taken from different directions. These photos are automatically analyzed. As a result, the user gets processable 3D data, accurate to the micrometer. Typical fields of application are inspection, deformation measurement, referencing of 3D scanners, and component alignment. The measurement adapters are used to signalize the required measuring points.

Users of the DPA system appreciate AICON’s measuring adapters for their high precision and user-independence. They can be measured from all directions, without manual alignment as with other manufacturers. Furthermore, they include many different interfaces to the measured geometries and a fully automatic identification. The adapters are quickly usable and very robust. The measurement is highly reliable even in production environment with dust and vibrations.

Every user should profit from these advantages; therefore, the patented adapters can also be used in combination with other manufacturers’ photogrammetry systems.

About AICON:

AICON 3D Systems is one of the world’s leading providers of optical camera-based 3D measuring systems. The company, founded in 1990, develops and distributes systems for the business areas of inspection and testing including car safety and tube inspection. Since the acquisition of Breuckmann GmbH in August 2012, the product range also includes scanners for 3D measurement of complex geometries. AICON’s reference list boasts renowned automotive manufacturers and suppliers, companies from the aerospace industry, and the areas of shipbuilding and renewable energies. Its latest products for automated test and process control open new worldwide market fields and obtain outstanding growth. For more information please visit www.aicon3d.com | www.breuckmann.com.

CMSC Members receive discount for SPAR International Conference

Please join CMSC at the 10th annual SPAR International Conference on End-to-End 3D taking place April 15-18, 2013 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

If you’ve attended a previous edition of SPAR International, you know it’s a key annual event where all major 3D innovators convene to discuss the state of the industry, learn best practices, share ideas across diverse business segments, and compare and qualify solutions from the foremost 3D imaging hardware manufacturers and software developers.

If you’ve never been to a SPAR conference, be prepared for a deep-dive into the latest advances in 3D capture, processing and delivery to drive efficiency, boost productivity, increase safety and mitigate project risk.

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Top 5 reasons to attend:

  1. Top-notch education.  Expect to learn best practices on 3D laser scanning, Lidar, 3D-4D GIS, mobile surveying, photogrammetry, underwater measurement, point cloud processing, automated feature extraction, integrating technologies, clash detection, BIM, standardizing data formats, intelligent 3D models, augmented reality and more. See the full program here. 
  2. 80+ expert presenters. Check out the lineup of SPAR International presenters, among the most knowledgeable and respected 3D authorities on the planet.
  3. Networking opportunities. Make valuable connections at SPAR International during roundtable discussions, social events and in the exhibit hall.
  4. Exhibits. Compare and qualify solutions from the foremost 3D imaging hardware manufacturers and software developers. Exhibitors include Autodesk, Bentley, Esri, FARO, Leica Geosystems, MDL, Optech, RIEGL, Surphaser, Topcon, Trimble, Z+F. See the full list here. Be sure to visit the CMSC booth!
  5. Discounted admission.  If you are a CMSC member, you can take 10% off the regular admission price. Email marketing@cmsc.org to become a CMSC member and receive your discount code today! 

Coordinate Metrology Society Announces Call for Papers for their 2013 Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference (CMSC) in San Diego, CA

The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) today announced their call for papers is now open for the 29th annual Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference (CMSC) to be held July 22 – 26, 2013 in San Diego, CA. The CMS is the eminent membership association for measurement professionals around the globe. The organization cordially invites its community members and metrology professionals in manufacturing, science research, and academia to submit abstracts for technical papers and presentations. The CMS accepts submissions covering the successful deployment of 3D coordinate measurement systems, industry best practices, and scientific research and developments. The Coordinate Metrology Society convenes each year at the CMSC, a unique event designed for users of portable, high-precision measurement technology utilized to inspect manufactured and assembled components on the factory floor.

The CMS Executive Committee peer-reviews and considers each abstract for presentation at CMSC 2013. The deadline for abstracts is March 15, 2013. Notification of acceptance will occur on April 1, 2013. For more information about presenting a technical paper at CMSC 2013, contact Michael Raphael, Technical Presentations Coordinator at presentations@cmsc.org. Guidelines for presentations and technical papers can be downloaded at 2013 CMSC Guidelines. The CMS Executive Committee appraises all technical papers presented at the CMSC, and selects the conference’s best papers for publication in The Journal of the CMSC.

At CMSC 2012, 26 expert presentations were delivered by industry leaders from The Boeing Company, GKN Aerospace, NIST, Lockheed Martin, Hitachi Engineering & Services, ISRO Satellite Centre, Clemson University, Argonne National Laboratory, Schneider-Electric, Dassault Systemes, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, U.S. Navy Reverse Engineering Laboratory, National Research Council of Canada, Leibniz University Hannover, and other companies and educational institutions covering technology, theory, and practice to advance the field of 3D metrology.

A Plug-in for the Nikon Laser Radar Device Is Now Available in PolyWorks® V12.1

QUEBEC, QC, CANADA, November 28, 2012 — InnovMetric Software Inc. announced today that it has developed a free plug-in for the Nikon Metrology Laser Radar MV224 and MV330/350 devices. Operated with PolyWorks|Inspector™, this plug-in is fully integrated into version 12.1 of PolyWorks.

The Nikon Laser Radar is a solution of choice for large-volume inspection as it provides automated, non-contact, and targetless 3D measurement. With this new plug-in, the capabilities of the Laser Radar device can now be extended to PolyWorks. What’s more, since the development of the plug-in is based on Nikon’s software development kit (SDK), it offers the specialized measurement techniques that Nikon has developed over the years.

The seamless integration of this plug-in enables operators to drive the Laser Radar with PolyWorks|Inspector. InnovMetric also developed innovative measurement techniques based on the nominal definition where the operator simply selects the features with nominal components and comparison points, and with a single click, all measurements are automatically performed.

“As part of our efforts to continually release innovative technologies, we work closely with our customers to develop solutions that simplify their processes,” said Louis-Jérôme Doyon, director of sales, Americas at InnovMetric. “With this in mind, we delivered the most user-friendly plug-in on the market that streamlines the Nikon Laser Radar measurement process.”

About InnovMetric Software

Founded in 1994, in Québec, QC, Canada, with subsidiaries and distributors worldwide, InnovMetric Software Inc. develops and commercializes PolyWorks, a universal 3D metrology software platform that offers the flexibility of combining high-density point cloud digitizers and tactile probing devices within the same measurement task, ensuring optimal accuracy and speed under all circumstances. The world’s largest industrial manufacturing organizations that use PolyWorks every day trust it for its flexibility, its robustness, and top-of-the-class technical support.